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Dashboard Confessional lyrics

Album: MTV Unplugged [2002]

Tracks15
 01  Swiss Army Romance
 02  The Best Deceptions
 03  Remember to Breathe
 04  The Good Fight
 05  The Sharp Hint of New Tears
 06  So Impossible
 07  The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
 08  Turpentine Chaser
 09  Living in Your Letters
 10  For You to Notice
 11  The Brilliant Dance
 12  Screaming Infidelities
 13  Saints and Sailors
 14  Again I Go Unnoticed
 15  Hands Down
all Dashboard Confessional lyrics



Swiss Army Romance
Sleep with all the lights on,
You're not so happy.
You're not secure.
And you're dying to look cute in your blue jeans
But you're plastic just like everyone, just like everyone.
And that face you paint is pressed impressing
Most of us as permanent.
And I'd like to see you undone.

And college night,
Will draw the crowds,
Dorms unload and you're heading out.
Here is your moment to shine.
Making up a history,
It's nothing from the life you lead,
But man will they buy all your lines.

Sleep with all the sheets off
Bearing your mattress,
Bare in your soul.
And your dying to look smooth with your tattoos
But you're searching just like everyone, could be anyone.
And those friends you have are the best impressing
Most of us as permanent,
But I'd like to see you undone.

Youth's the most unfaithful mistress,
Still we forge ahead to miss her,
Rushing our moment to shine.
Making up a history,
It's nothing from the life you lead,
But man will they buy all your lines.

We're not 21, but the sooner we are the sooner the fun will begin.
So get out your fake eyelashes and fake I.D.'s
And real disasters ensue.
It's cool to take these chances.
It's cool to fake romances,
And grow up fast,
And grow up fast,
And grow up fast,
And grow up fast.back to top
The Best Deceptions
I heard about your trip.
I heard about your souvenirs.
I heard about the cool breeze, in the cool nights,
and the cool guys that you spent them with.
Well I guess I should have heard of them from you.
I guess I should have heard of them from you.

Don't you see, don't you see,
that the charade is over?
And all the "Best Deceptions" and "Clever Cover Story" awards go to you.
So kiss me hard
'cause this will be the last time that I let you.
You will be back someday
and this awkward kiss that tells of other people's lips will be of service
to keeping you away.

I heard about your regrets.
I heard that you were feeling sorry.
I heard from someone that you wish you could set things right between us.
Well I guess I should have heard of them from you.
I guess I should have heard of them from you.

I'm waiting for blood to flow to my fingers,
I'll be all right when my hands get warm.
Ignoring the phone, I'd rather say nothing.
I'd rather you'd never heard my voice.
too late to be gracious
and you do not warrant long good-byes.
You're calling too late.back to top
Remember to Breathe
Dashboard Confessional - Remember To Breath




She fixes her lips they Always look perfect never a smudged line
never too much I try on my blue shirt she told me she liked it she
wonders where I went she knows knows just what she'll wear she always
wears blue So sneakers or flip flops ? I'm starting to panic !
remember she asked you remember to breathe and everything will be
ok
Alright ?back to top
The Good Fight
Consider the odds,
consider the obvious.
The martyr is meaningless,
the campaign has died.
In the planning stages and the fallen faces
are the singular proof that it was ever alive.

This purchased rebellion has been outdated,
denounced and rescinded and left to die championless.
I begged you not to go.
I begged you, I pleaded.
Claimed you as my only hope
and watched the floor as you retreated.

Hope has sprung a perfect dive
a perfect day, a perfect lie.
A slowly crafted monologue conceding your defeat.

Does it comfort you to know you fought the good fight?
Basking in your victory,
hollow and alone
to boast your bitter bragging rights to anyone who'll listen.
While you're left with nothing tangible to gain

kyle666@dazedandconfused.comback to top
The Sharp Hint of New Tears
Dashboard Confessional - Sharp Hint Of New Tears

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On the way home,
this car hears my confessions
I think tonight I'll take the long way

In this weather
The wind outside is biting
It has left me feeling tired & exposed
You've been asking me to bleed
It seems these kinds of questions
they come too easy to you now
Your lack of shame comes naturally
I should not be suprised
I should have seen it sooner

Expect me to apologize
for things that you've done wrong
While you're inciting others
You're owning up to nothing
and I wish that I was gone
cuz you're not going anywhere

In this damp air
it's fighting my defroster
My sighs they ring victorious
and fog this tinted glass
It's clouded
And so is my head
The hint of these new tears are sharp
I try to choke them back
but It's useless
I am useless against them
They're beating me with ease

On the way home
this car hears my confessions
I think tonight I'll take the long way

Expect me to apologize
for things that you've done wrong
While you're inciting others
You're owning up to nothing
and I wish that I was gone
cuz you're not going anywhere

On the way home
this car hears my confessions
I think tonight I'll take the long wayback to top
So Impossible
So she says "everyone's going to the party,
Won’t you come if I come,
With a friend for your friend.
I'd be so pleased to see you,
Out of the classroom
Wearing a smile that I’ll bring you.
I was hoping to learn a few things, like.
Do you, do you like dishing the dirt,
On the whole class, and talking the big smack,
And playing the fool, wearing all of
The latest fashions or
Bucking the new trends
Wearing your old threads.
Or if you like coffee in the evening.
These are a few things,
That I'd like to know,
That I'd like to know.

So I say... "I've been scheduled to work,
But I'll call in,
And if my friend isn't busy,
He’d be happy to join me.
And maybe my friend, and your friend,
Will hit it off
Or maybe, we could…

I'm dying to know!
Do you, do you
Like dreaming of things so impossible,
Or only the Practical,
Or ever the wild?
Waiting through all your bad, bad Days,
Just to end them with,
Someone you care about.
And do you like making out,
And long drives, and brown eyes
And guys that just don't quite, fit in,
Yeah do you love me?back to top
The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
Buried deep as you can dig inside yourself
And covered with a perfect shell
Such a charming, beautiful exterior
Laced with brilliant smiles and shining eyes
Perfect posture, but you're barely scraping by
But you're barely scraping by

This is one time, this is one time
That you can't fake it hard enough to please everyone
Or anyone at all...or anyone at all
And the grave that you refuse to leave
The refuge that you've built to flee
The places that you've come to fear the most
It's the place that you have come to fear the most

Buried deep as you can dig inside yourself
And hidden in the public eye
Such a stellar monument to loneliness
Laced with brilliant smiles and shining eyes
Perfect make-up, but you're barely scraping by
But you're barely scraping by...

Well this is one time, well this is one time
That you can't fake it hard enough to please everyone
Or anyone at all...or anyone at all
And the grave that you refuse to leave
The refuge that you've built to flee
The places that you've come to fear the most
It's the place that you have come to fear the most

And you can't fake it hard enough to please everyone
Or anyone at all..or anyone at all
And the grave that you refuse to leave
The refuge that you've built to flee
The places that you've come to fear the most
It's the place that you've come to fear the most
It's the place that you have come to fear the mostback to top
Turpentine Chaser
This paint has been tasting of lead
and their chips will fall as they may,
but it's not just my finish that is peeling,
and it is not alone fleeing these walls.
Well sooner of later this cold
it's gonna break
and our hands will be warm again,
but all I want is not to need you now.
And sooner or later this cold
it's gonna break
and our words will be heard again,
but all I want are vows of silence now.
This turpentine chaser's got kick
and the rag that it's soaked in is rich.
The fumes aide the pace of my cleaning
and as soon as I'm done I am gone.
The frightening facts
we've been facing our backs
for so long now
are begging for eyes
to bear witness to lies
and indifference.
Now we're saying aloud
the things we've declared in our silence.
The new coats of paint will not reaquaint
broken hearts to broken homes.back to top
Living in Your Letters
I'm always assuming the worst
But you're going on none the less
And there's nothing to cushion your heart led fall.
Letters from further away keep pulling me close to home
And there's something to cushion my callous sighs.
And I know that you hope for longer good-byes
Embracing for forever and falling in your eyes.

Pouring over photographs
I'm living in your letters
Breathe deeply from this envelope it smells like you and I can't be without that scent
It's filling me with all you mean to me
To me.

Continually failing these trials
But you stand by me nonetheless
And you won't let me sink though I'm beggin you
I'm beggin you.
Phone calls from further away and messages on my machine
But I don't ever tell you this distance seems terrible.
There is no need to test my heart, with useless space
These roads go on forever, there'll always be a place
For you
In my heart.

So I'll hit the pavement it's gotta be better than waiting
And pushing you far away cause I'm scared
So I'll take my chances and head on my way up there
Cause turning to you is like falling in love when you're ten.back to top
For You to Notice

I'm starting to fashion an idea in my head
where I would impress you
with every single word I said.
Would come out insightful, or brave, or smooth, or charming
and you'd want to call me..
And I would be there every time
you'd need me
I'd be there every time...


But for now I'll look so longingly
waiting...
For you to want me, for you need me, for you to notice me

(Repeat Verse 1)
I'm starting to fashion an idea in my head
where I would impress you
with every single word I said.
Would come out insightful, or brave, or smooth, or charming
and you'd want to call me..
And I would be there every time
you'd need me
I'd be there every time...

(Repeat Chorus)back to top
The Brilliant Dance
So this is odd,
the painful realization that has all gone wrong.
And nobody cares at all,
and nobody cares at all.

So you buried all your lover's clothes
and burned the letters lover wrote,
but it doesn't make it any better.
Does it make it any better?
And the plaster dented from your fist
in the hall where you had your first kiss
reminds you that the memories will fade.

So this is strange,
our sidestepping has come to be a brilliant dance
where nobody leads at all,
where nobody leads at all.

And the picture frames are facing down
and the ringing from this empty sound
is deafening and keeping you from sleep.
And breathing is a foreign task
and thinking's just too much to ask
and you're measuring your minutes by a clock that's blinking eights.

This is incredible.
Starving, insatiable,
yes, this is love for the first time.
Well you'd like to think that you were invincible.
Yeah, well weren't we all once before we felt loss for the first time?
Well this is the last time.

kyle666@dazedandconfused.comback to top
Screaming Infidelities
I'm missing your bed
I never sleep
Avoiding the spots where we'd have to speak,
And this bottle of beast
Is taking me home

[1.]
I'm cuddling close
To blankets and sheets
But you're not alone, and you're not discreet
Make sure I know who's taking you home.

I'm reading your note over again
There's not a word that I comprehend,
Except when you signed it
"I will love you always and forever."

[2.]
Well As for now I'm gonna hear the saddest songs
And sit alone and wonder
How you're making out
But as for me, I wish that I was anywhere with anyone
Making out.

I'm missing your laugh
How did it break?
And when did your eyes begin to look fake?
I hope you're as happy as you 're pretending.

[1.]
I am alone
In my defeat I wish I knew you were safely at home

I'm missing your bed
I never sleep
Avoiding the spots where we'd have speak, and
This bottle of beast is taking me home.

[2.]

Your hair, it's everywhere.
Screaming infidelities
And taking its wear.
[Repeat Four times]back to top
Saints and Sailors
This is where I say I've had enough and no
one should ever feel the way that I feel now.
A walking open wound, a trophy display of
bruises and I don't believe that I'm getting any better.

Waiting here with hopes the phone will ring
and I'm thinking awful things and I'm pretty
sure that few would notice. And this apartment
is starving for an argument.
Anything at all to break the silence.

Wandering the house like I've never wanted out
and this is about as social as I get now.
And I'm throwing away the letters that I am
writing you 'cause they would never do, I would never do.

So don't be a liar, don't say that everything's
working when everything's broken. And you smile
like a saint but you curse like a sailor and your
eyes say the joke's on me.

Wade (peachwhale69@hotmail.com)back to top
Again I Go Unnoticed
So quiet
Another wasted night
The television steals the conversation
Exhale
Another wasted breath
Again it goes unnoticed

Please tell me you're just feeling tired
'cause if it's more than that I fear that I might break
Out of touch out of time
Please send me anything but signals that are mixed
'cause I can't read your rolling eyes
Out of touch are we out of time

Close lipped
Another goodnight kiss
Is robbed of all its passion
Your grip
Another time is slack
It leaves me feeling empty

Please tell me you're just feeling tired
'cause if it's more than that I feel that I might break
Out of touch out of time
Please send me anything but signals that are mixed
'cause I can't READ your rolling eyes
Out of touch are we out of time

I'll wait until tomorrow
Maybe you'll feel better then
Maybe we'll be better then
So what's another day
When I can't bear these nights of thoughts of going on without you
This mood of yours is temporary
It seems worth the wait
To see you smile again
Out of the corner of my eye
Won’t be the only way you're looking at me then
So quiet
Another wasted night
The television steals the conversation
Exhale
Another wasted breath
Again it goes unnoticedback to top
Hands Down
This is complete and correct, Submitted by meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :P

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
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