It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your... Lyrics - Underoath

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I've been up at this all night long
I've been drowning in my sleep
I've prayed for your safe place
And its time for us to leave

Time is running, its running on empty and the gas is running out
I've decided tonight is the night
That I let love aside
Full speed ahead this seems to be the place
I've seen this once before
Planned perfection sought in my dreams
Hoping this would take you home

Chorus 1:
My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
Kiss me one last time

Around this turn where
the cross will cast your shadow
The people will all gather
To remember such a day
where the flames grew as high as trees
And the world it stopped, it stopped for you and me

Chorus 2:
My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your eyes

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
So hold on tight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your eyes

I will now bring new meaning to the word alone
Endless nights of dreaming of life
But today we should have spent here

Drowning in my sleep, I'm drowning in my sleep

Glass shatters and comes to a halt
I thought we'd be there by now
I thought it would be so much quicker than this

Pain has never been so brilliant
I made sure you were buckled in
Now you can walk hand in hand
Hand in Hand with Him

Chorus 3:
My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your eyes

My knuckles have turned to white
There's no turning back tonight
So hold on tight
Kiss me one last time
Shut your...






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Read it | Reviewer: Howie | 6/26/12

The beginning is him planning this.. He realizes that he can't live this girl the way he is supposed to.. As christ loved the church.. So he divides to kill them both.. So he plans it.. Then on the drive there as he gets closer it becomes
More and more real to him.. Then he does it.. He purposely wrecks and she dies but he lives (I thought we'd be there by now, I thought it would be so much quicker than this) that's what the song is about.. I read the interview in which one of the band members explained this

Read | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/26/12

Songfacts: "It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door."

Aaron: Interesting. That's funny, because it's kind of a fictitious story. And it's kind of a morbid story. I was 20 years old when Spencer (Chamberlain) and I are writing that song. We had this idea about what happens when you love someone, really love them, truly love them. In the Bible it says that we're to love our wives as Christ loved the church, which is an impossibility, because we don't have the capacity to love like Christ does, and it's impossible.

So we had this morbid idea that there would be this guy, he would be driving a car. And if you read the lyrics, the verse involves a car accident. There's this guy and he's driving this car, and he's so in love with this girl that he decides to kill them both. He's so in love with her that he realizes it is impossible to love her the way he's supposed to, so he decides to just drive off the road. That's the narrative line of the story in the song. But it's really about loving someone and knowing that you'll never be able, in your capacity, to love them the proper way.

jesus | Reviewer: that guy everyone knows | 8/3/11

ok so everyone has got it wring. they are a cristain band and the song talks about a guy putting his love and everything on the line to bring his girl friend to god. im actually good friends with spencer Chamberlain and ask him one day what it was about tht is what he said

Third verse | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/22/10

I think that maybe where, in the third verse, he is referring to a literal grave site or perhaps a memorial. He says "around this turn where the cross will cast your shadow," he is talking about a cross being placed to represent her. "And the people will all gather," like at a funeral. "To remember such a day when the flames grew as high as the trees," they are remembering her death in the car accident when the car fire was burning into the sky. Not saying that's it, but it's an idea.

underoath// greatest band ever. | Reviewer: Brad | 2/16/10

this song is for sure about him and his girlfriend, and her dying in a fatal car accident. this dude below has no idea what he is talking about. "glass shatters and comes to a halt" "pain has never been so brilliant" "the flames grew as high as trees" "where the cross will cast your shadow" and than some of the most obvious lyrics, "my knuckles have turned to white" "hold on tight" reffering to his hands gripped to the steering wheel, and the knuckles turning white. and than the "glass shatters and comes to a halt" meaning car windows shattering, and the car coming to a literal halt. this is obviously referring to an accident. and yes i agree 100% that it has a spiritual meaning behind it, when he says now you can walk hand in hand with him, he is not referring to another man, or her "spiritual walk here on earth with god", he is talking about her passing on to the spirit world and walking with christ himself in heaven. this is a deep song from underoath, and i love it.

song meaning | Reviewer: juan | 2/16/10

As the lead singer of Underoath stated in an interview...
While on tour he had a dream of a man who had either a wife or a girlfriend... He didn´t want for her to suffer anymore in this world.. read the lyrics and keep in mind how the man didn´t want her to suffer in this world so he was driving fast holding on tight to the steering wheel ¨my knuckles have turned to white¨
he has planned it all out.. then when they crash either him or both of them dont die that instant.. so he feels the pain of the flesh being all torn, burning etc...
This is coming from the interview where he explained the song... if you find the video which took a while to find.. they are playing in the snow, in the background there is a car that crashed into a pole...
At the end she is walking hand in hand with God so his plan went as planned, except for the pain.

meaning of song | Reviewer: juan | 2/16/10

As the lead singer of Underoath stated in an interview...
While on tour he had a dream of a man who had either a wife or a girlfriend... He didn´t want for her to suffer anymore in this world.. read the lyrics and keep in mind how the man didn´t want her to suffer in this world so he was driving fast holding on tight to the steering wheel ¨my knuckles have turned to white¨
he has planned it all out.. then when they crash either him or both of them dont die that instant.. so he feels the pain of the flesh being all torn, burning etc...
This is coming from the interview where he explained the song... if you find the video which took a while to find.. they are playing in the snow, in the background there is a car that crashed into a pole...
At the end she is walking hand in hand with God so his plan went as planned, except for the pain.

Metaphors, metaphors, metaphors | Reviewer: Steve | 8/11/09

its not about literal death or suicide or murder. Underoath is a deep band, their lyrics are deep. Its about breaking up with his girlfriends so she can concentrate on her walk with God. what he is singing about is not an accident: "I thought it would be so much quicker than this."

He's not singing about an accident, its Underoath people, their lyrics have a deeper meaning. An emotional meaning... read the lyrics again and think about having to break up with someone you love and how it will (metaphorically) kill you, but how she can then focus on her relationship with God.

This is a beautiful song...

I DO LOVE IT! | Reviewer: ..elle!!! | 5/7/09

HAHA!!!
oh my goshhhh i have to say that i didn't like a lot underoath... but meeen this song was the first i heard compleatly and now i'm like CRUSHED with underoath.... oh! and i reaaaally like Spencer Chamberlain !!!
haha!

This song means so much to me | Reviewer: mike | 4/13/09

This song has had such an impact on me the past half a year. At first I thought Underoath was a good band, but i didn't listen to them much. My friend introduced me to them, but more specifically, showed me this song. He made me listen to the lyrics in the choir part at the end. I ended up really liking this song.
Around half a year ago that same friend was in a horrible car wreck with his girlfriend. They were both Christian. My friend's girlfriend died on impact and my friend was left in a coma in the hospital for a day before he was taken off life support. The accident happened around a corner on a highway near where i live. We believe they went for a hike in the foothills before it happened. Both of them were buckled in. I just can't believe how much this song resembles what happened that night. I don't take it as a coincidence.

most of you are right, if you combine what you say it makes even more sense | Reviewer: Dude | 3/21/09

a few people have claimed that this song is about a him getting in a car crash with his girlfriend, and your right, somebody else said that it was about a getting in a car crash with his dad, and you might be partly right, and everyone else has claimed its about religion.


"Kiss me one last time ", if this song was about his dad, i doubt he would have sung that but, it does mean he probubly was with his girlfriend and that she died.

for the person who said this was about the dad , "Full speed ahead this seems to be the place
I've seen this once before", you might be right, if he has seen this once before then he is most likely refering to the once before being with his dad.

The religous part, "Now you can walk hand in hand with Him". well that is most likely about god.


I think: in the first verse he is talking about how dreams of how his girlfriend was killed in a car crash, in which he was driving is keeping him up at night. Then he refers to how he had this happen once before with his dad, but how he had planned everything to be perfect, but that was just in his dreams.

in the second verse, so far everyone seems to think the cross means jesus directly, but i think it might mean that, once the car crashed and caught on fire, the flames were really high, and everyone would stop to watch, as everyone does when there is an accident. "Around this turn where the cross will cast your shadow" just around the next turn the cross would cast her shadow,(she would die, as a christian).

Third verse, he is talking about trying to move on, from dreams about her still being with him now.

final versese: well glass shatteres and comes to a halt, they crash, they should have already been home but they got in an accident,he tried to protect her, and religiously as well, so that now that she is dead she would go to heaven.

Possibly several meanings, but guy below me seems right | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/28/08

This song appears to be subject to many meanings, but I think the guy below me got the main idea, or it could be about his father. My point is that, if these lyrics here are completely correct, the H in "Him" is capitalized, meaning the Him referred to is God.

its called a christian band guys | Reviewer: dd | 12/9/08

this song is totally about a guy who is yes, with his girlfriend, and they get into a car accident.
obviously, this accident kills the girl, causing the poor guy to be left with the pain of knowing he, in a sense, killed his girlfriend. but i think the girl below me is totally wrong about it being "a new boy" or something. i think the "him" she walks hand in hand with is Jesus himself, since she died and went to heaven.
by the way, this is by far the best underoath song. i taste passion whenever i listen to this. haha.
but seriously.
amazing song, amazing band.

car accident. | Reviewer: heather locker | 11/2/08

sounds like hes driving with his girlfriend or ex girl who hes knows has her eye on some other guy and gets into an accident, regardless he made sure she was buckled in, so he put her life before his and he winds up dying and she walks away from the accident, and is with the other guy.

thats another way i looked at it

Ya | Reviewer: Davy H | 10/26/08

This song is amazing, i've been listening to UnderOath since i was 6, now i'm 14 and honestly, the song isn't about dying in a car crash to be with his girlfriend, it's about Spencer Chamberlain's father dying in a car crash, but it opened up a whole new world, that Spencer can bring new meaning to it and preach it as a blessing because now he believes in God, this incident changed his life.


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