This song is a song I wrote when I was 14 years old. My parents were fighting a lot and I kept thinking "if one of them were to die, the other would feel awful."
I sat down with my old band and wrote this song about a failing marriage that could be compared to a brutal accident. When someone you care about is in an accident or close to death, you try and make them comfortable. Nothing else matters. I think it's crazy how something like that can make you forget everything else. All of your attention goes to the person involved in the accident and nothing else in the world matters. That person who was injured becomes the main attraction.
Oh no, the hospital's calling, your heart-rate is falling (it hurts to know)
That I was at home and you were alone
Please stay, I'm sorry
Don't go, I should have never left you alone
I found all those notes that I wrote and sent to you
Before you had your breakdown
Dear God, please help me
Move on, and when you're dead and gone
I'll drop down on my knees and pray out loud
For nothing but "forgiveness"
All those words I spoke to you weren't true
I take back everything but "I love you"
Hey, read me all your vows before you take your final bow
Don't you know that you're the main attraction?
All I see are flashing lights and all I hear is your flat-line
Hear my words to show you my reaction
She said, "don't take this out on me tonight"
I said, "don't go down without a fight"
'Cause we both know that you're stronger than that
Whether you admit it or not
She wrote, "I love you but this is goodbye"
And I thought we could give it one more try
But I guess I was wrong
And I have no alibi to abide by
You could be all I need, you could be the air I breathe
You could be everything if you come back to me
I was so scared and alone wishing that you were back home
Here are some words to get through "I love you"