The music played with a calming frequency The speakers gently seeped the sound of ambient keyboards and light percussion Creating a seductive soundtrack to our midnight drive through curtains of blackness The windows were cold to the touch, reflecting the icy conditions in our immediate extremity Salt stains and fingerprints littered the glass And streets with melted snow cascaded down it's length
The music pulsed louder, yet gentle, like the far away squeal of a pot of boiling water The skylight was glowing faintly with a vague hints of an impending dawn The car raced along a painfully straight stretch of road And she hadn't so much as turned the steering wheel two degrees in the past twenty minutes Nor hardly spoken
As we were, so perfect, so happy I'll remember, only our smiles because that's all they've seen Long since dried, when we are found, are the tears in which we had drowned As we were, so perfect, so happy
Why are you doing this' she spoke without expecting a response Her voice penetrated the still air of our speechless drive, so silent my heart had jumped I'm not doing anything, I said, but I didn't even believe that myself This is what's best, for me, for you, for us, or maybe just for me,? I thought As a tear formed in the pit of her eye The music poured through the speakers And we were losing ourselves in the cadence She looked down momentarily and closed her eyes For a bit longer than a standard blink Then she was crying Then she was shouting Then I was shouting, now pouring confessions, having no answers, or solutions And we barely could even hear the questions
As we were, so perfect, so happy They'll remember, only our smiles because that's all they've seen Long since dried, when we are found, are the tears in which we had drowned As we were, so perfect, so happy
Don't put me underground, I was meant for a life somewhere else Please Lord give me the way out before both of us haunt you We'll steal tonight (we'll steal tonight)
As we were, so perfect, so happy Don't remember, only your smiles because that's all they've seen Long since dried, when we are found, are the tears in which we had drowned As we were, so perfect, so happy
Our cracking voices became part of the music The car pressed on faster through he night As our voices lowered The cadence again overtook the air Up ahead there was a curve approaching She made no indications of slowing
Writer/s: BRANDON BARNES, CHRISTOPHER CHASSE, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Nick from Iowa CityI think this song gains an interesting depth when taken in light of the lyrics in The Good Left Undone later in the same album. It seems that perhaps both songs are referring to the same relationship; one which the narrator cherishes, but knows is destructive to his partner, so he ends it. May or may not be related, but I found it intriguing.
Brad from Edmonton, AbThis song is about me and the mind readers present in all media, the fight the couple are having is between me and them.
Jordan from Exeter, United KingdomAnother interpretation of this song is that the car is a metaphor for the narrator's relationship with said girl. The relationship is travelling straight, which is fine for the narrator, but his girl wants more. However, at the first curve, the relationship crashes off the road.
Mirror from Melbourne, AustraliaThis seems like a song about a boy and a girl who did horrible things and loved each other and decided to end their lives together. I think that the boy was thinking about what would happen after they died.
I love the song, music, lyrics, meaning and the way Tim talks like he is telling a story, narrating it, and only sings for the chorus.
Definitely one of Rise Against's best and most original songs.
Wolfgang from Hawthorne, Cathe narrator is telling it as a story, , the conflict presented was hinted at, but never fully explained, it is left unresolved and the woman driving decides she does not want to live life the way it would leave itself, because she realizes life could never go back as it was, so she presses on and does not stop, the narrator cries out to God for help but it is left to the listener to decide wheter or not he answered
Sam from Two Rivers, WiI think that the road is his life and the girl is his conscience you know the thing that tells you what to do. And maybe he wants to kill himself or something i dont know thats my observation
Riley from Saskatoon, Skhey did u guys notice that when he says, "hearts you will steal tonight" it sounds like there is a woman singing along with him
Rich =] from Dunstable, United Kingdomi do believe they crashed because of the reasons already stated. I would just like to comment on how amazing the song is and how the first verse paints a beautiful picture that you can see so clearly in your head.
The Bert from Berlin, --I think that they crashed, too, because the text says "...thats all they've seen" wich sounds like noone does see them anymore. Another passage is "Long since dried, when we are found, are the tears in which we had drowned." If they get found they eighter got lost or died, and as they drowned i'd say that they are dead now.
Alex from Covina, Cai believe they crashed, because in the end as he says the last line, you can hear what is seemed to be a news helicopter and a man talking about an accident.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."