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Against Me! – Because Of The Shame lyrics

We used to get high together, instead of getting high alone.
I can't remember the last time I saw you.
I can't remember the last time we talked.
You left home for a fresh start,
Working as a waitress down in Bradenton.
With my name tattoo'd into your skin.

Because of the shame I associate with vulnerability
I am numbing myself completely.
Can you hear me right now?
I watched your mother bury you today, with tears in her eyes.
It wasn't her words that shook me, it was the resemblance you shared.

Don't it feel so detached and unreal? Don't it seem so far away?
Like the past never happened, or like nothings ever changed.
With your casket open in front of me,
Your eyes closed and your lips silent.
With my name tattoo'd into your skin.

Because of the shame I associate with vulnerability
I am numbing myself completely.
Can you hear me right now?
I watched your mother bury you today, with tears in her eyes.
It wasn't her words that shook me, it was the resemblance you shared.

I didn't listen to the preacher.
I couldn't look your husband in the eyes.
I'm not sure what I meant to you then,
So I'm not sure what I owe you now.
But if something I said hurt you
I swear it was not my intention.
With your name tattoo'd into my skin.

Because of the shame I associate with vulnerability
I am numbing myself completely.
Can you hear me right now?
I watched your mother bury you today, with tears in her eyes.
It wasn't her words that shook me, it was the resemblance you shared.



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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 6:28 am
    The song is actually about his friend cc, they had gone their separate ways in life as a lot of adults do. Tom had the tattoo of her name covered up and after she died. He was told by her mom that she always felt like thrash unreal was written about her and even though tom swore it wasn't, it really depressed her. So she asked him to make it right. He had the tattoo or a tattoo put back on. The lyrics are pretty clear about all this, but anyways I got the info from an interview. Its a pretty chilling song when you know the back story.
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 5:38 am
    I'm guessing that him and the woman who died had dated and were in love but she moved away to follow her dream in a bigger city and had made a life for herself and a family. He never really got over her and realizes what a big parts of his life was about her and they both still had the tattoos of each others names. Lol. Complete guess, but that's what I get from this songn.

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