Side Walk When She Walks
Alexisonfire Lyrics


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Dressed to kill, you look so right
I am drunk with lust tonight
Your wounds are opening wide
And they might be just my size

Now I'm afraid of open water
But I often bathe in sin
Let's be honest, you know you shouldn't bother
Cause with me, it's impossible to win

Dressed to kill, you look so right
I am drunk with lust tonight
Your wounds are opening wide
And they might be just

There was always
Warmth between us
There was always
Warmth between us

Dressed to kill, you look so right
I am drunk with lust tonight
Your wounds are opening wide
And they might be just my size
Just my size, just my size
Just my size, just my size

Just my size, just my size




Just my size, just my size
Just my size.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to the Alexisonfire's song "Side Walk When She Walks" convey a sense of intense attraction towards someone who is likely damaged, opening a wound that may invite the singer to come closer. The singer cannot resist this attraction and is almost intoxicated by it, despite the possibility of danger. The opening lines, "Dressed to kill, you look so right, I am drunk with lust tonight, your wounds are opening wide, and they might be just my size," suggest that the singer's interest is in the other person's likeness to the singer's own wounds, fantasies or desires. Perhaps they relish the possibility of being with someone who is a similar kind of damaged to themselves.


The next lines, "Now I'm afraid of open water, but I often bathe in sin, let's be honest, you know you shouldn't bother, cause with me, it's impossible to win," imply that the singer is aware of the risks of this attraction but cannot help but indulge in it. He suggests that he is an unsuitable partner and that the other person should not pursue a relationship with him, as they will not be able to win his heart, so to speak. Despite the negativity of this sentiment, the overall tone of the song is one of longing and intimacy, as if the singer is willing, even hoping for the other person to take a chance on him despite his warning.


The repetition of the lines "There was always warmth between us," reinforces the sense of connection between the singer and the other person, suggesting there is a deep, shared understanding of one another. The closing refrain, "just my size," provides further context of a physical attraction and one of intimate fit. Overall, the song describes the emotional conflict and tension between a desire for intimacy and the fear of vulnerability and the consequences of such intimacy.


Line by Line Meaning

Dressed to kill, you look so right
You appear irresistible and perfect, in a way that suggests someone is dressed to impress


I am drunk with lust tonight
I feel overwhelmingly passionate and sexually aroused


Your wounds are opening wide
The emotional pain that you're experiencing is becoming more severe and noticeable


And they might be just my size
Your emotional pain aligns with my desires and needs, making it seem like it would fit perfectly with me


Now I'm afraid of open water
I am scared of uncertainty and the unknown


But I often bathe in sin
Despite my fears, I frequently engage in immoral or unethical behavior


Let's be honest, you know you shouldn't bother
It's best to be truthful - pursuing a relationship with me would be a waste of time and effort


Cause with me, it's impossible to win
I am emotionally unavailable or damaged in a way that would make it difficult to maintain a healthy relationship


There was always Warmth between us
We have always had a deep, emotional connection


Just my size, just my size
My needs and desires are being fulfilled by your emotional pain, making it seem like a perfect fit for me


Just my size
My desires and needs align with your emotional pain, making it seem like a perfect fit for me




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: CHRIS STEELE, DALLAS GREEN, GEORGE PETTIT, JESSE INGELEVICS, WADE MACNEIL

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