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I'm thinking that it's time to get out
My patients are fading fast
The mind bruises just a little bit easier
Dark times and shadows cast

What are you suffering for?
Your pride or some kind of personal war?
And will you throw it away?
For nothing more than the simple taste?

[Chorus]
I'll stay in time and watch you pass by
[paranoia woven deep beneath my skin]
And I'll draw this line (breath slow)
And hope you take my side (breath slow)
You shouldn't have to fight alone
[you shouldn't have to fight at all]
Its nobody's battle but your own

Panic holds me like a gun
Firm and steadfast bleak and cold
I think it's time to kill the drama
This life style's getting old

Faces threaten from behind closed doors
Eyes spy from dark windows
Plotting minds that seek to harm me, or maybe not
I don't really know

There is something waiting
For me
In the darkest Part of
My ima gi na-tion

[Chorus]
I'll stay in time and watch you pass by
[paranoia woven deep beneath my skin]
And I'll draw this line (breath slow)
And hope you take my side (breath slow)
You shouldn't have to fight alone
[you shouldn't have to fight at all]
Its nobody's battle but your own

This is just self-induced terror
There's more to come
This is just a glimpse
I tell myself that it's all in my head
But im pretty hard to convince

Oh, there's no relief
Oh, this world can offer
Oh, there's no relief
Oh, this world can offer me

I stay in time and watch you pass by
I draw this line
And hope you'll take my side
You shouldn't have to fight alone
It's nobody's battle but your own



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  • U
    UnregisteredDec 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    I heard a voice calling me in a poem i wrote... I left the words in blood i bleed singing a love note... Left in hate the worlds made him he jumped first... The free fall set the picture he painted his own herse whats words when the amount to the nothing... If love is hate than i love nothing... And hate everything... If that makes sense to something than fuck everything because its back and forth plate i stole the bases living as a wraith i couldnt have the ending picture so i cant believe... Theres no faith left except down on your knees the only way to leave me deathless is to put the faith in someone left reckless this is the way of the neo wolf... U cant make me hope because im bullet proof... This is my own story if u cant drive it up your not for me... But the cell of the beast was left in stages... U cant supress what the inner heart lust's for with the 6th seal of an inner child left rages... Less than you know the story wasnt about love... He took his soul from his own heart and painted the canvas in blood.. His own wishes left the world still hoping... This is what happens when the story's left unwritten or not spoken... Just in the mind of the one who painted the script ima show you how i left the scene's spliffed... Unheard soldier/poet
  • q
    qwerf224Aug 5, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    i think at first its saying he's been struggling and wants to somehow get over it and escape his problem because things keep getting worse and small things become bigger problems. then he goes on to ask a friend the reason they are depressed or struggling and ask if they'll give up the fight and take the easy way out in escaping the pain(by suicide, drugs, or something along those lines.) then says in the chorus that he's changing his life for the better and will fix his problems to make himself happy and hopes that his friend(in my opinion a girl) will chose the same path. although through this process he himself is afriad to change or he is afraid to help the friend change. then he says "you shouldn't have to fight alone" meaning that they can just change with him and stop their misery. all though they have to change themselves and its all up to them because its their battle and nobody can fight it for them. then it goes on saying that he is being controlled by his fear and is having relationship issues that he is afriad to deal with or express and he is getting tired of living that way. then he goes on to express that he is afraid to live because he thinks people want to hurt him but he's not really sure if thats true. and goes on later to say that he knows its all in his head but can't truly make himself believe it. and theres nothing in the world that can heal his hurt.
  • j
    j_a_hSep 4, 2008 at 12:39 am
    either he wrote it to a friend or about his self, i think it means that the person is struguling with something and is in a hard or bad mind set so ther telling the person you need to fight alone but you shuldnt be going through that so you shuldnt even be fighting it and their telling the person to stop and change your life decissions

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