in vein lyrics – alkaline trio

my point of reference makes me afraid to begin convincing,
but you might as well just change your name.
’cause i only recognize this shadow,
kinda like a superhero with n*body’s best interests in mind.

now there’s blood in the waters, that i squeezed from this stone, here
and we turned into our cheap wine.
and i swallowed every drop, yes, i could feel my stomach rotting,
you were so supportive as i drank through the pain.

you recognize this shape, it’s the back of your hand. (whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
you placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah. (whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
and i don’t wanna be the one who takes this place in vein.

dove off the deep side platform, jack-knifed and bone dry, i hit floor
one broken ankle saved my name.
and this eraser burn, i dig in deep at every turn.
it keeps getting darker and the fear stays the same.

you recognize this shape, it’s the back of your hand. (whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
you placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah. (whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
and i don’t wanna be the one who takes this place,
don’t wanna be the one who takes,
i don’t wanna be the one who takes this place in vein.

(whoa-oh whoa-oh, whoa-oh whoa-oh oh [x2])

i don’t wanna take, i don’t wanna take this place, no.
i don’t want to take, i don’t wanna take this place, no.
no-oh, no-oh. i don’t wanna take this place, no.
no-oh, no-oh. i don’t wanna take this place, no.

you recognize this shape, it’s the back of your hand. (whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
you placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah. (whoa-oh whoa-oh [x2])
and i don’t wanna be the one who takes this place,
don’t wanna be the one who takes,
i don’t wanna be the one who takes this place in vein.

/ alkaline trio lyrics