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It begins with a dark glowing ember
Something black burning it's way out of me
Searing the flesh
Pain is the only thing I feel
Scars all I see

Oh no, the fire's burning my insides again
What can I do to silence my desire tonight?
Flames consuming reason
Leaving only ashes left
You will catch me regretting my decision

I can't keep telling myself what I want to hear
I can't just close my eyes

[Chorus]
I know that
It's killing me
And it's poisoning the best in me
What I see I don't want to believe
So let me tell you more
About the lies I lead

That is how I feel, so douse the flames in gasoline
Broken teeth replace the blackout memories in my head
Wreckage from the past haunts me, shakes me to the bone
I know it's over but I can't go home tonight

But after this I feel as empty as the night before
Feel the pain and yet I'm still begging for more
Masochistic nihilistic urging backward thought
My life's a mess and I can't find a way to fix it

I can't keep telling myself what I want to hear
I can't just close my eyes

[Chorus]

Calling calling out
The darkest reaches of my soul are riddled with self doubt
Crawling crawling out
My will to fight will more than suffice when others would lay down.

It's only as dark as you make it

[Chorus]



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    Theo667Apr 20, 2011 at 3:50 am
    I think that the song is a love story. At the beginning, it talks about the slow start to him falling in love, mostly because of all that left him heartbroken. He already knows what he's getting himself into, but does it nonetheless (perhaps even to get over an old flame?). Into the relationship, he knows it's killing him, how much he sacrifices for her, so much that he's not himself anymore. (or perhaps how it's not the same and he realizes how much he wants his ex back?)

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