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Somebody give me a sign
That everything's going as planned.
And then everything falls away
Into the darkness of this shallow place.
The detail is striking.
The room's cold and fright'ning.
You kick and you scream,
You try everything to survive.
But you should know your fate by now
.

Pre-Chorus:
They told me how I should be.
But I broke the mold, somehow
.

Chorus:
It's too late, too late, you keep trying to resolve the past right now.
But I swear I'll be the one
To let the world know what you've done
To me
.

You, you know you gotta assert yourself, leave what you need for now.
It's not the time or place you're searching for.
All I can give is my worst of intentions.
You're nothing to me, and everyone can see
That your life's a lie,
There's no where left to hide
.

Pre-Chorus:
They told me how I should be.
But I broke the mold, somehow.

Chorus (x 2):
It's too late, too late, you keep trying to resolve the past right now.
But I swear I'll be the one
To let the world know what you've done. (To me)

Bridge:
Watch your back.
You'll lose yourself.
This is a battleground!
When will they know!
Your life's a lie.

Chorus (x 2):
It's too late, too late, you keep trying to resolve the past right now
But I swear I'll be the one
To let the world know what you've done. (Somebody give me a sign)

It's too late, too late, you keep trying to resolve the past right now (That everything's going as planned)
But I swear I'll be the one (And then everything falls away.)
To let the world know what you've done.

Pre-Chorus:
They told me how I should be.
But I broke the mold, somehow.



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    UnregisteredMar 8, 2014 at 5:19 am
    I think the songs about how there is a standard of how you should act and dress. They want him to be to follow this standard and listen to all the lies they tell him but he doesn't so he breaks the mold. Breaks the conformity and becomes his own person.
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    This song to me is about a girl who broke his heart. She is trying to fix things, but he doesn't want to becuase she really hurt him. He's saying that their relationship is a battleground and no matter what, no one wins. Either way, they lose who they really are when they are with each other.
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    UnregisteredJan 26, 2012 at 11:30 am
    I'd say its about a girl that he liked then soon found out she wasn't who he thought she was but they still got with each other and then broke up due to her doing something e.g. Cheating on him showing this in the chorus but was wanting to change back for him but he wouldn't forgiver her. Sounds like me and my ex :p
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    UnregisteredJan 14, 2012 at 3:13 am
    I think the meaning is sort of about society, trying to get them to conform (the line "they told me how i should be, but i broke the mold somehow") and then in the other parts they could be showing society as a person that has done them wrong. That's just the feeling i got from it. Great song
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    It's clearly stating that he really liked this girl and then he found out she was nothing like he thought she was, thus her life being a lie. She was a totally different person than whom she showed to him. They, being the general people, we're telling him how he should act with the situation but he wanted to do it his own way- breaking the mold.

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