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Dashboard Confessional lyrics

Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar [2003]

Tracks13
 01  Hands Down
 02  Rapid Hope Loss
 03  As Lovers Go
 04  Carry This Picture
 05  Bend and Not Break
 06  Ghost of a Good Thing
 07  Am I Missing
 08  Morning Calls
 09  Carve Your Heart Out Yourself
 10  So Beautiful
 11  Hey Girl
 12  If You Can't Leave It Be, Might as Well Make It Bleed
 13  Several Ways to Die Trying
all Dashboard Confessional lyrics



Hands Down
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Breathe in for luck,
Breathe in so deep,
This air is blessed you share with me,
This night is wild so calm and dull,
These hearts they race from self control,
Your legs are smooth as they graze mine,
We're doing fine we're doing nothing at all.

My hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me.
So won't you kill me,
So I die happy.
My heart is yours to fill or burst,
To break or bury,
Or wear as jewelery,
which ever you prefer.
The words are hushed lets not get busted,
just lay entwined here undiscovered.
Safe in here from all the stupid questions..
"Hey did you get some?" "Man, that is so dumb."
Stay quiet, stay near, stay close they can't hear,
So we can get some.

My hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me.
So won't you kill me,
So I die happy.
My heart is yours to fill or burst,
To break or bury,
Or wear as jewelery,
which ever you prefer.
Hands down this is the best day I can ever remember,
I'll always remember the sound of the stereo,
the dim of the soft lights,
the scent of your hair that you twirled in your fingers,
and the time on the clock when we realized it's so late
and the walk that we shared together.
The streets were wet and the gate was locked,
so I jumped it and let you in,
and you stood at the door with your hands on my waist,
and you kissed me like you meant it
and I know that you meant it,
that you meant it, that you meant it,
and I knew, that you meant it, that you meant it.back to top
Rapid Hope Loss
You called me to say you wanted out.
Well, I can't say I blame you now.
Sometimes you've got to fold
before you're found out.
Well thanks for waiting this long
to show yourself.

Cause now that I can see you,
I don't think you're worth a second glance.

So much for all the promises you made,
they served you well.
Now you're gone and they're wasted on me.

So much for all your endearing sence of charm,
it served you well.
Now i's worn and it's wasted on me.

I guess that all you've got
is all you're gannaback to top
As Lovers Go
She said "I've gotta be honest,
you're wasting your time if you're fishing 'round here."
And I said "You must be mistaken,
I'm not fooling...this feeling is real."
She said, "You've gotta be crazy,
what do you take me for...some kind of easy mark?"
You've got wits...you've got looks, you've got passion,
but I swear that you've got me all wrong.

all wrong
all wrong
but you got me...

I'll be true, I'll be useful
I'll be cavalier...I'll be yours my dear
and I'll belong to you
if you'll just let me through
This is easy as lovers go,
so don't complicate it by hesitating
and this is wonderful as loving goes,
this is taylor made "what's the sense in waiting?"
and I said

"I've gotta be honest..."

"I've been waiting for you all my life..."

For so long I thought I was asylum bound,
but just seeing you makes me think twice.
And being with you here makes me sane,
I fear I'll go crazy if you leave my side.
You've got wits...you've got looks, you've got passion
but are you brave enough to leave with me tonight?

tonight
tonight
you've got me...

I'll be true, I'll be useful
I'll be cavalier...I'll be yours my dear
and I'll belong to you
if you'll just let me through
This is easy as lovers go,
so don't complicate it by hesitating
and this is wonderful as loving goes,
this is taylor made "what's the sense in waiting?"

This is easy as lovers go,
so don't complicate it by hesitating
and this is wonderful as loving goes,
this is taylor made "what's the sense in waiting?"

This is easy as lovers go,
so don't complicate it by hesitating
and this is wonderful as loving goes,
this is taylor made "what's the sense in waiting?"back to top
Carry This Picture
Carry this picture for luck. Kept in a locket,
tucked in your collar, close to your chest.
Make it a secret, show to the closet friends.

And meet me at quarter to seven,
the sun will still shine then, at this time of year.
We'll head to the inlet. And we'll share a bottle there.

And color the coast with your smile
it's the most genuine thing I've ever seen.
I was so lost, but now, I belive.

And follow me south of the big docks, where they tether the boats,
the rich men revere as so important, they hire our fathers to steer.

And down to the edge of the water,
where we'll spill our guts,
and we'll name our fears. I'll give you this picture.
Keep it and don't be scared.

And color the coast with your smile
it's the most genuine thing I've ever seen.
I was so lost, but now, I belive in the coast,
your smile is the most genuine thing I've ever seen.
I was so lost, but now, I believe.back to top
Bend and Not Break
I catalog these steps now, decisive and intentioned,
precise and patterned specifically to yours.

I'm talented at breathing, especially exhaling,
so that my chest will rise and fall with yours.

I'm careful not to wake you, fearing conversation.
It's better just to hold you and keep you pacified.

I'm talented with reason, I cover all the angles.
I can fail before I ever try.

Try to understand, there is an old mistake that fools will make.
And I'm the king of them, pushingeverything that's good away.
So won't you hold me now? I will not bend, I will not break.
Won't you hold me now? For you I rise for you I fall.

I am fairlt agile. I can bend and not break.
Or I can break and take it with a smile.

I am so resilient. I recovered quickly.
I'll convince you soon that I am fine.back to top
Ghost of a Good Thing
I guess it's luck, but it's not the same hard luck
you've been trying to tame.

Maybe it's love but it's like you said...
Love is like a role that we play.

But you're chasing a ghost of a good thing.

Haunting yourself,
as the real thing is getting away from you again,
while you're chasing ghosts.

Just bend the pieces 'til they fit,
like they were made for it.
But they wern't made for this.
No they wern't made for this.back to top
Am I Missing
Sharp disaster in a fresh new coma
Was it worth it when it was over?
Proving yourself right, you'd make the biggest noise

Well, I'd lock my hands behind my head
I'd cover my heart and hit the deck
I'd brace myself for the impact if I were you


Chorus:
(It's a long wait)
Is there anything?
(For an answer)
Worth looking for?
(Is there any news?)
Worth loving for?
(Is there any word?)
Worth lying for?
(Was there trama?)
Is there anything?
(Or a struggle?)
Worth waiting for?
(Am I missing?)
Worth living for?
(Or was the body found?)
Worth dying for?

I'm home (x4)

Sharp disaster in a fresh new coma
Was it worth it when it was over?
Proving yourself right, you'd make the biggest noise

Well, I'd lock my hands behind my head
I'd cover my heart and hit the deck
I'd brace myself for the impact if I were you

(Repeat Chorus)

I'm home (x5)

(Repeat Chorus)

I'm home (x4)back to top
Morning Calls
Morning calls for pain relief
a line above the step beneath
The worst that you could do
And the best that you could hope for,
is hardly the best.

Tepid waters chase the pills
with turpintine and chamomile,
and don't get cheap on the wine.
You need to be up all of the time

Shield your eyes, conceal your lies

Dont blink everyones watching
They'll think that you're up to something
They need for you to be everything
that they cannot be themselvesback to top
Carve Your Heart Out Yourself
Carve your heart out yourself
Hoplessness is your cell
Since you've drawn out these lines
Are you protected from trying times

Man it takes a silly girl to lie about the dreams she has
Lord it takes a lonely one to wish that she had never dreamt at all

Oh look now
There you go with hope again
Oh you're so sure
I'll be leaving in the end

Dig your ditch deep enough
To keep you clear of the sun
You've been burned more than once
You don't think much of trust

Man it takes a silly girl to lie about the dreams she has
Lord it takes a lonely one to wish she had never dreamt at all

Oh Look now, there you go with hope again
But I'll be sure your secrects safe with me
Oh you're so sure
I'll be leaving in the end
Treatin me like I'm already gone

but I'm not
I will stay
where you are
always

I will stay
I will stay
I will stay
I will stay
I will stay
I will stay (oh look now, there you go)
I will stay (oh look now, there you go)
I will stay
I will stay (oh look now, there you go)back to top
So Beautiful
- Dashboard Confessional




I heard that you were home again, but you don't look like your back to me
With your focuses changing your gaze is transfixed on a point that I can't often see
You've got your new ties, i've got my old knots, you've got your inside lines
But your never happy with what you've got

Careful now,
you're so beautiful
when you've convinced yourself
that no one else is quite as beautiful

I heard that you were living well, but you don't look like your living to me
though the sparkle is gone, the smile is in place so that everyone watching can see
You've got them all convinced, but I know it so well
that you can list your friends, but you can't count on them

Hold it now
you've got everyone convinced that your alright
when no one else is quite as vulnerable

as soon as you got it you want something else
it's not the sale that you love, its the sell
it's not the price that's going to cost you
it's just the weight that's going to bring you
down, down, down, down

it's going to bring you down, down, down, down, down

hold it now
you've got everyone convinced that your alright
when no one else is quite as vulnerable

careful now
your so beautiful, when you've convinced yourself
no one else is quite as beautiful

as soon as you got it you want something else
it's not the sale that you love, its the sell
it's not the price that's going to cost you
it's just the weight that's going to bring you
down, down, down, down

it's going to bring you down, down, down, down, down

as soon as you got it you want something else
it's not the sale that you love, its the sell

it's not the price that's going to cost you
it's just the weight that's going to bring you
downback to top
Hey Girl
Hey girl, you've got a smart way about you
That makes me
Wish that I was smart enough for you

Hey girl, you've got a fine laugh
And I think that I
Could get used to that
But you're already used to laughing at
Me

So what if your friends think I'm crazy?
Well, I wasn't trying to impress those girls anyway
They're all theory, no action
And where I'm from
We live like it's the latest attraction

Hey girl, you've got a short fuse
And I've got designs on lighting you up
And setting you off
And watching you burn for me

The world lives for the weekend
Well, I'll watch as my weeks bleed right into them
Without a line
To divide
What is their's
And what is
Mine

So what if your friends think I'm crazy?
Well, I wasn't trying to impress those girls anyway
They're all theory, no action
And where I'm from
We live like it's the latest attraction

Go on, go on
Your cruel intentions won't
Solve your problems
Everyone's gotta get
Bottom
Bottomed out in the long run
And those are the times you need love (x3)back to top
If You Can't Leave It Be, Might as Well Make It Bleed
What you've found sure upsets you
Never saw it coming did you?
Its easy to be suprised with both your eyes sewn closed
Handled with great percision, another thoughtless execution
You're the subject of this exhibition
A willing cadaver, a willing cadaver.
Scalpel, sutured.
Made whole again.

These cuts are leaving creases
Trace the scars, fit the peices
Tell your story, you don't need to say a word.
Call off the calvary, can't save a wretch like me.
Clean this with kerosene.
If you can't leave it be might as well make it bleed.
Scalpel, sutured.
Made whole again.

Your wires are frayed, can't fire right
You look better when out of sight
You were not made to stand and fight
There's something better wrong with you

Your wires are frayed, can't fire right
You look better when out of sight
You were not made to fire right
There's something better wrong with you

Your pulse is anemic, you're tired of the fire
You're bruising too easy and falling behind
And no one is waiting for you.
And no one is waiting for you.
And no one is waiting for you.

Call off your quarantine, can't save the rest from me
Clean this with kerosene.
If you can't leave it be might as well make it bleed.
Scapel, Sutured.
Made whole again.

Your wires are frayed, can't fire right
You look better when out of sight
You were not made to stand and fight
There's something better wrong with you
[x2]back to top
Several Ways to Die Trying
- Dashboard Confessional




Pacific Sun, you should have warned us, it gets so cold here.
And the night can freeze, before you set it on fire.

And our flares go unnoticed.
Dimminished, faded just as soon as they are fired.

We are, we are, intrigued. We are, we are, invisible.

Oh, how we've shouted, how we've screamed, take notice, take interest, take me with you.

But all our fears fall on deaf ears.

Tonight, they're burning the roads they built to lead us to the light.
And blinding our hearts with their shining lies,
while closing our caskets cold and tight. But I'm dying to live.

Pacific sun, you should have warned us, these heights are dizzying,
and the climb can kill you long before the fall.

And our trails go unmarked and unmapped and covered
just as soon as they are crossed.

We are, we are, intriguing. We are, we are, desirable.

Oh how we've shouted, how we've screamed,
take notice, take interest, take me with you.

But all our fears fall on deaf ears.

Tonight, they're burning the roads they built to lead us to the light.
And blinding our hearts with their shining lies,
while closing our caskets cold and tight. But I'm dying to live.back to top
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