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How do you know where you're going
When you don't know where you've been
You hide the shame that you're not showing
And you won't let anyone in
A crowded street can be a quiet place
When you're walking alone
And now you think that you're the only
One who doesn't

Have to try
And you won't have to feel
If you're afraid to fight
Then I guess you never will
You hide behind your walls
Of maybe nevers
Forgetting that there's something more
Than just knowing better
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not
You've got to live this life you're given
Like it's the only one you've got

Memories have left you broken
And the scars have never healed
The emptiness in you is growing
But so little left to fill
You're scared to look back on the days before
You're too tired to move on
And now you think that you're the only one who doesn't

Have to try
And you won't have to feel
If you're afraid to fight
Then I guess you never will
You hide behind your walls
Of maybe nevers
Forgetting that there's something more
Than just knowing better
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not
You've got to live this life you're given
Like it's the only one you've got

What would it take
To get you to say that I'll try
And what would you say if
This was the last day of your life

You hide behind your walls
Of maybe nevers
Forgetting that there's something more
Than just knowing better
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not
You've got to live this life you're given
Like it's the only one you've got

You hide behind your walls
Of maybe nevers
Forgetting that there's something more
Than just knowing better
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not
You've got to live this life you're given
Like it's the only one you've got



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    jlcoleMar 16, 2010 at 4:33 am
    i listen to this song when i'm thinking of a certain person. somedays i wish i could let down those walls.
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    wickedtrybeNov 18, 2008 at 9:59 am
    I think it means 'Forgive yourself... Nobody is as good as their best deads or as bad as their worse.' This song I dedicate to my ex... she dug herself a deep hole, and she stays away from me for the ways that she wronged me, but I love her still, and I just want her to come back.

    Another great song along these lines is 'Dig' by Incubus.
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    a7xfreak0808Jul 15, 2008 at 12:11 am
    i think that this song means that people should live life to the fullest and learn to put down their walls to let people in.

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