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[My older addiction. I can go weeks without but only a glance is enough to fall.]

For Justin*
[Dashboard Confessional – Drowning EP*
]
“It’s been a year now since you were here now
And I’ve been trying to heal inside
Dedications of how I placed
And I see your resemblance in my face
And on our birthday I said an extra wish for you (for you)*

And I have learned so much since you been gone
And I have done so little for so long
So now I’ll settle up my grievances
And focus on the savory
And wave all these discrepancies away
And I’ll figure out these misconceptions
Give out faith at my discretion
Live a life that you would think was sane (sane)

Displaying changes
That they have made
And I wonder if you really wanted it this way
And in your memory they even hung a plaque for you (for you)

And I have learned so much since you been gone
And I have done so little for so long.
So now I’ll settle up these grievances
And focus on the savory
And wave all these discrepancies away.
And I’ll figure out these misconceptions
Give out faith at my discretion
Live a life that you would think was sane (sane)”

* Chris Carrabba used to be in a band called Further Seems Forever before he started Dashboard Confessional. The name for the new band came from the song “The Sharp Hint of New Tears”, that contains the phrase “On the way home/This car hears my confession” on the lyrics.

* Justin was a cousin of Chris who died while they were young; this is one of few stories known about DC lyrics.

* The title of this EP is the reason why some people tend to believe that Justin drown. But there is another a theory that says that Justin died on a car accident. Those three song were written in 1998, but only recorded in 2001.

* Justin and Chris celebrated birthdays at the same day. That’s the reason for this line.

* The songs on this EP are rarely played on concerts. Some believe that the deep meaning behind it is the reason why Carrabba don’t play or talk about than much.

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Now playing: Dashboard Confessional – For Justin
via FoxyTunes

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[they make me wanna dance]

“The Way She Feels*
[Between Trees – The Story and The Song*]
She’s upset*
Bad day
Heads for the dresser drawer to drive the pain away
Nothing good can come of this
She opens it, there’s nothing there
There’s only leftover tears
Mom and Dad had no right*
She screams
The anger runs down both of her cheeks

Then she closed her eyes
And found relief in a knife
The blood flows as she cries

All alone, the way she feels
Left alone to deal with
All the pain-drenched sorrow relief
Bite the lip, just forget the bleeding

Then she closed her eyes
And found relief in a knife
The blood flows as she cries
Wow, oh

Then she closed her eyes
And found relief in a knife
The blood flows as she cries

Curled up, she’s on the floor
Relief left her
She had hoped for something more from it
(Hoped from something more from it)
He leans down to comfort her
She is weaping and he
Wraps his arms around and around and around and

The deeper you cut, the deeper I hurt
The deeper you cut, it only gets worse
The deeper you cut, the deeper i hurt
The deeper you cut, it only gets worse
Gets worse

Now she’s slowly opening
Yeah, she’s slowly opening
New eyes

She opened her eyes
And found relief in his life
And put down her knives
Woah, oh
She opened her life
And found relief through his life
And put down, she put down
her life”

* This song is written about Renee, a kid with depression and cutting problems. Renee was friends with Ryan (the lead guitar and vocal for Between Trees) for a while before he step up and with other friends help Renee. What was intended to help Renee grown up and became a non-profit organization called To Write Love On Her Arms. The whole story can be read in www.twloha.com

* The Story and The Song is the first CD by Between Trees to be launched by a label. Besides The Way She Feels, the song number 7 from the album, Time To Yohe, was also written inspired by Renee story and people that deal with depression, cutting and verbal and substance (drugs, alcohol, etc) abuse.

* She = Renee

* During some time Renee’s parent found out about what she was going through and ride all the blazers they found in her room and around the house. But that was not enough and she started cutting with kitchen knifes and others.

* The video and the making-off can be seem at Youtube

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Now playing: Between The Trees – The Way She Feels
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