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I am so ashamed,
I am so ashamed of all the trouble I have caused
I am so ashamed of all these un-opened doors
I am so ashamed of what I have become.

Oh, my heart is bursting again
Don't leave this mark
Your eyes are turning away

I am of the west,
I am fair skinned I deserve a bullet in my chest
If I have no religion I've no reason to be scared
I am going to hell but I just don't care.



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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    I think it's about a soldier returning from the middle east. And he comes home with ptsd (the ashamed part). When he returns, people don't understand what he's dealing with (the eyes turning away). He comes back and think he deserves to die, and doesn't care.
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    I think it means he has made a lot of bad choices, that he regrets. And in doing so, he has missed so many opportunities that would of come his way. In doing this, he believes his religion has turned their eyes away from him, being of the west, following trends and peers against his religious beliefs, has left him without a religion, he cannot turn back now or so he feels, but knows, the way he lived his life, will leave a mark on this world, he will be remembered
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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 12:29 am
    This song is beautiful. I absolutely agree that this person has made mistakes and regrets them. He regrets not taking those chances he wanted to and he regrets the choices he has made. He is so ashamed of what he has become and his heart is broken or "bursting" again. The one he really wants is turned off by all of this and her eyes are turning away. This is sad and beautiful and exactly how i feel. Ironic.
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    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    This song to me signifies an individual who knows has made the wrong choices and he now regrets them. The un-opened doors mean the chances he failed to take. Ashamed of what he has become, he is now troubled by looking at things in retrospect. Being of the west signifies following trends and now realizing he should have been true to himself instead. I relate to this song completely.
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    UnregisteredMar 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm
    Boy meets a girl she's from the east maybe vietnam. Things don't go well with her family. He says the wrong things to her dad, a former nva. Her whole family are religous,hes an atheist. She choses family over love, which left a mark. Case closed. It's a great song. You can read all you want into it or not.

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