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Give away your love and then remove another tomb
Painted words adorn the walls, echoing untrue
I feel cold...

Promises abound, you rarely find it to begin
Maybe I'm afraid to let you all the way in
I guess so...

I excuse myself
I'm used to my little cell
I amuse myself
In my very own private hell

I excuse myself
I'm used to my little cell
I amuse myself
In my very own private hell

Lately I'm beside myself, pretending unconcerned
Standing at a corner where I threw you on a turn
I'll move on...

Flowers on a cross remain, marking an ending scene
Damn it all if blood you spill, turn the grass more green
Life is short...

I excuse myself
I'm used to my little cell
I amuse myself
In my very own private hell

I amuse myself
In my very own private hell



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  • U
    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 12:51 am
    Surprisingly, this song is about jerry cantrell and how he felt when a relationship he was in ended. Amazing song in my opinion.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 2:18 am
    My own private hell = i like this song

    Lately i'm beside myself, pretending unconcerned
    Standing at a corner where i threw you on a turn
    I'll move on
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    this is so very me...but the lyrics are wrong...its actually "GIVE AWAY a love AND THEN remove another TOO...but yeah...waaay too close to home
  • h
    habakkukJun 19, 2011 at 3:26 am
    "Maybe i'm afraid to let you all the way in, i guess so."
    I'm used to my little cell.
    It took several listenings before the meaning struck me.
    That is way too true. Song lyrics are supposed to speak to you, but those are way too close for comfort!
  • Raven11
    Raven11Jan 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    wow. this is totally *me* ... i'm used to my little cell .. not letting people close to me. keeping to myself. my own private hell.

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