Alkaline Trio - You're Dead Lyrics




What the hell is your name
And can you explain this mess
It seems you're playing a game
Where you only know how to take out the best

Cause if assholes could fly
This place would be busier than O'Hare
There's proof in the sky
It's as thick as our skulls yet it's thinner than air

I have something to say
If the chip off your shoulder should fall to your chest
Get it off right away
Cause if you don't then it won't be in peace that you rest
It's just a matter of time
That we all go away to a better place I'm told
It all sounds well and fine
But without you around I feel nothing but cold

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend

So what the hell is your name
And can you explain this mess
It seems you're playing a game
Where you only know how to take out the best

Cause if assholes could fly
This place would be busier than O'Hare
There's proof in the sky
It's as thick as our skulls yet it's thinner than air

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend
And I became nothing when I found out you were dead
When I found out I'd never see you again
And all the time they took talking in circles
To get them off the hook would take miracle workers
We're nowhere near prepared there's
no way of knowing
Why don't they just admit they're scared
Cause its already showing

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend

And I now have nothing
But your heartbeat in my head
And a photograph of my traveling friend
And I became nothing when I found out you were dead
When I found out I'd never see you again





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Alkaline Trio You're Dead Comments
  1. Richard Rowlinson

    Many Worlds baby, I bet Hugh was right :)

  2. Floydthefuckbag

    Crazy how long I slept on this being their best song.

  3. Emergency response videos

    This song helps so much!

  4. Luigi Cat

    Do you like Basghetti?

  5. John Fred

    I found this album in a box full of crap albums my old man bought at a yard sale lol fuckin gold nugget in a pile of shit baby!

  6. picodes

    i first heard this song when I was in 7th grade of middle school and always thought the lyrics "what the hell is your name" were really relatable because there was this cute 8th grade girl who worked in the student's store but I never really talked to her or figured out her name lmao. eventually the school year came to an end, and she left to high school, making the part "WHEN I FOUND OUT I'D NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN" hit me hard. i know the lyric's aren't completely relevant to my sappy middle school crush story but i've never got the chance to talk about it with anyone so i thought'd i'd share.

    Maxi Schmidt

    Thank you for sharing! :) actually every association with the lyrics are relevant.. so is yours and i like to hear that there are people out there who struggle or feel some things. thanks again for your story. i hope that you will have the chance to meet her some day:)

  7. Patrick C.

    Walking around o hare at 4 in the morning. Couldn't help but think of this song. Wow wow wow I forgot how great this whole album is. But without you around I feel nothing but cold.

    Andy Klingensmith

    this sounds amazing and cold af

  8. Jake Farron Merlin

    song makes my heart ache

  9. FightMiki Fight

    This is my fav. band of all time. Lost my brother in 2003 and i kept this track on repeat and made me come to terms with the lost. Alk 3 alll day!

    Pickle Chin

    FightMiki Fight That must have been hard mate. It's amazing though how music can pull us through even the toughest of times.

    Steve Pavlik

    My condolences to you my friend! I know about loosing a loved one as well and feel the same way about the Trio. Cheers

    Evie Browne

    I lost my brother in 2009, i love this song ❤

  10. Cpher Fiasco

    It's seem's your playing a game where you only know how to take out the best.

    Ramona Andersen

    +Cpher Fiasco
    cause if assholes could fly! this play would be busier than O'hare!
    there's proof in the sky.....it's as *thick* as our skulls, yet it's thinner than air!

    I have something to say: if the chip on your shoulder should fall to your chest.....get it off right away! cause if you don't then it won't be in peace that you rest.....
    it's just a matter of time, that we all go to a better place I'm told, well it sounds all well and fine!

    but without you around....I feel nothing but cold!


    (a slight tribute to my lost love)

    Cpher Fiasco

    Those lost loves are nothing but memories, for the better or the worse my friend.

    Ramona Andersen

    it's like whiskey or whine, I can quit any time
    but I'll *always* care about her!

  11. Lizz Bojorquez

    Killer tune

    D Nelson

    +Lizz Bojorquez was that a pun

  12. Alex Muir

    R.I.P grandpa bo :( this song reminds me of you so much.

  13. J&S Life

    I thought he said "there's poop in the sky."

  14. Brock

    I love more and more in love with this band

  15. Misfitsid216

    yes, I do.

  16. Eleon Mythos

    I wouldnt say they're lyrics are the best. I do agree they are very, very under rated .
    Do I love they´re song's? I would be lying if I said no.
    AKT 4 ever

  17. DemonwindMando

    death in general is funny; haha they can't talk to the people they love

    Solomon King

    DemonwindMando you’re sick in the heart

  18. reynoldsalex6

    I like kittens

  19. Gus Smith

    that 1 dislike must be the dead person this song was made for

  20. MARStheINVADER

    @kenthehobo probably why someone stole it from me

  21. Jacob Amdahl

    @kenthehobo I read this four times and thought you said worse. Halfway through my response I realized I am a mean drunk, deleted my half written statement a d reread your comment. I'm glad I did that.

  22. chu1666

    @hocuspocus141 i couldnt agree more the most underated band of our time

  23. ichimarnold

    this is the song i dedicated to my hamster toby jax briggs, i had it on repeat for hours the day he died, it relates somuch to him, his heartbeat when i played with him, the photos i only have left of him... :[

    Boromir Of Gondor

    that was beautiful, man

  24. TheKenowherePunk

    If assholes could fly, this place would be busier than O'Hare

  25. tony maguire

    alkaline trio are the most under rated band on the planet.....they are the best musicians and song writers around these days...i can't praise them enough!!!!!

    Boromir Of Gondor

    nice cat picture

  26. kenthehobo

    this is probably one of the best albums ever!!

  27. AntTv

    one of my favs!!!!!