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Shake it off.
Pick yourself up, they say.
Your life fell apart in your hands, and you've got the scars to prove it.
It's not the first time, and they're getting deeper.
Pull it together.
Button up your shirt.
Roll down those sleeves.
Don't let them see how you've coped.
More and more your demeanor looks like quicksand.
It seems like your giving up on everything you worked for.
It's pulling you under.
It's gripping around your throat.
Life can be overwhelming,
But don't turn your back on the strongest crutch you've ever had.
They have always been there to brace your fall.
Wave goodbye to the past.
You've got your whole life to lead.
It's time to gain some ground.



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    GuyNamedCarlJun 18, 2011 at 7:35 am
    @Wrong, you're an idiot. Just because they don't ram the religion down your throat doesn't mean they aren't Christian. You're close-minded to a rather sad point. How do YOU know what God likes or doesn't like? Are you God? NO. So shut the fuck up, because for all you know, YOU could be singing the wrong music in church. Dumbass.
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    Html_rulez_d00dzJun 2, 2010 at 6:21 am
    Wafflesquid you have no idea what ur saying, they ARE Christian. Their lyrics all have some sort of Christian moral. They have even said They're christian. Just cuz theiir lyrics don't straight up talk about god doesnt make them not Christian. Calling these guys not Christian is like saying Dimmu Borgir doesn't wish they were real satanists ha
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    Ling_BlingerMay 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Look, "scars" in line three that are "getting deeper" are most likely on the narrator's wrists, because his advice for covering up these scars is to "roll down those sleeves," because whatever shows on his forearms reveals how he's "coped" with his life falling apart. Sure, these could be needle tracks, but their "getting deeper" suggest a cutting motion, in my opinion. I don't personally see how this about drug addiction--all of the evidence suggests this song is about suicide.
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    TeamdaiFLCLJan 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    all of you who think its about cutting or leaning on jesus to help are morons. its about how you should life into your own hands and live it. Not letting anyone or anything get in your path.
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    fishermanbobFeb 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Please stop thinking every song by ABR is about how you need Jesus. Most "Christian" bands just put christian themes into their music, and not every song.
    The song pretty much sounds like he's talking about someone who cuts themself to cope with the pains of life.

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