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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 f**k 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 doesn't 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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    UnregisteredFeb 2, 2014 at 1:55 am
    @wong saying that God would only like certain types of music is like saying he only loves certain types of people, it is ludicrous. The only reason that this style of music is associated with the people furthest from God is because people don't take the time to listen to what is being said. Jesus went to the rejected of society and showed them God's love, he used parables so the people could understand what he meant, how do you expect to turn people to Christianity when the only choice is to conform to your restricted viewpoint. There was war for generations because of a small difference in how church should be, are you saying that we should go back to bibles only being in latin, or how about going back to the traditions of the first Christians, Christianity evolves because we evolve.
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    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    Dude that was great what you said about god it makes me happy to see that some one seems to have a brain I think that if anyone believes in god and prays every day that their life will be with less struggle and besides hoo would not want to live forever anyways.

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