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Time to change has come and gone
Watched your fears become your god
It's your decision

It's your decision

Overwhelmed, you chose to run
Apathetic to the stunt
It's your decision

It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lied
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over

It's over

(Solo)

It might seem an after thought
Yes it hurts to know you're bought
It's your decision

It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lied
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside
It's your decision

It's your decision

No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over

It's over

It's over...



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    BandermanMay 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    Okay, my first attempt at interpreting this song was probably a bit circumspect and premature. For some reason, there are some songs I listen to over and over and over until I 'get it'. This masterpiece is one of those songs. For each person, that 'getting it' is different, yes? In retrospect, who among us has not felt this way (Your Decision) when love just didn't quite go our way? The end.
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    UnregisteredSep 7, 2012 at 1:23 am
    I think it's about layne. I listen to the lyrics and the bitter sweet tone of the instrumentation and makes me think of his long but ultimately lost battle with heroin addiction. I could be wrong but that's what this song will always mean to me.
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    red_devilJul 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    Agree with Doomed, but I'll get more specific:

    When I first hear the lyrics I thought right away "drug/alcohol addiction". So I also agree with Ghostman66's take as well.

    "Watched your fears become your god" - in 12-step programs you learn that a "higher power" (basically a god) is in control of you, and you have no control over the shitty things that happen in your life. Instead, the lyrics say - your fears are controling you, causing you to use drugs/alcohol.

    "Overwhelmed, you chose to run
    Apathetic to the stunned" - choose to run away from your problems by getting high, not seeming to care what it does to those around you.

    "Yes it hurts to know you're bought" - basically a slave to the drug
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    DoomedDec 29, 2009 at 12:09 am
    What this means is whatever wrong decisions you make will reflect not only on yourself but everyone you care about in your life where as you suffer so will they..'You feed the fire that burned us all' and nobody thinks that they would WANT to choose a path that will lead them to doom then before you know it you have and its too late to change that
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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    In life, we occasionally make decisions based upon fear which are deceitful. And those decisions hurt others as well as yourself. The resulting pain keeps us trapped, pursuing paths we would never dream of finding ourselves on otherwise.

    This is an amazingly insightful and haunting song on one of the darker sides of being human.

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