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He bends and he breaks
If he gives they will take away
His passion, his pain, his grace

He exhales,
A thousand black flowers explode
Into butterflies as they're away

Rip them out, take them,
Burn coals as they crush him and
Leave nothing
That resembles a soul of a man
(See him numb, see him crushed)
See him numb, See him crushed
Rip them out, take them
Burn to coals as they crush and
Leave nothing
That resembles a soul of a man
(Leave him numb. leave him crushed)
Leave him numb, leave him crushed

Took the fire inside
One too many times
He's burning over and out now,
Now he fails
Up against the raging tides,
No more fights
Everything you ever wanted to see,
See it in his eyes
One more time, one more time

Climb down to test the waters,
My hands feel like they're rusting away yeah,
So I'll pace around like a lamb before the slaughter
I'll stay here as long as you let me,
Decisions been made obvious so I will return
Where I started I'll stay here
Unfinished
I'll wither away

Rip them out, take them,
Burn coals as they crush him
Leave nothing
That resembles a soul of a man
(See him numb, See him crushed)
See him numb, See him crushed
Rip them out, take them
Burn to coals as they crush him and
Leave nothing
That resembles a soul of a man
(Leave him numb, Leave him crushed)
Leave him numb, leave him crushed



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  • Pigeon205
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    Pigeon205Mar 25, 2009 at 3:28 am
    The songs about a man that works for his whole life and has no fun. When he realizes this it's too late for him. The video supports that. I also agree with MonsterAddict17's meaning.
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    MonsterAddict17Mar 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    This song is basically about a guy that does everything that is asked from him. Then, because he is very manipulative, they tried to change him. the title "The Theft", is a symbol of everything being taken from him. I went through this, but had help from amazing friends to overcome it. :)
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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm
    This song is about a good man in a bad world where everyone and everything around is slowly killing him inside. Kind of like the world we live in today where the more good people try and do the more everyone else will take advantage until you break and become just another shell walking around with everybody else, in line to help destroy the next good person
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    Im not to religious but kinda reminds me of the stories of jesus. Honestly he was a man trying to saving the world through teaching of "god" and we took that away and crucified him. Crushed him into nothing.
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    UnregisteredJan 14, 2012 at 5:06 am
    Everyone walks all over him and someone finally realizes he's more than just a doorstep but he is broken inside and has nothing left to live for and just held everything in

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