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A front seat to your own flick,
If only you could see how much your emotions waver.
Words are flowing from your mouth at lightning speed.
They're packing heat and are ready to kill.
Cry, frown, hit, yell.
Let's watch where it takes you.
You really don't have it that bad.
Try looking through the glass of beauty.
It will show you the truth.
We are all guilty of self-centeredness.
We have committed the crime,
But what we fail to realize is the dent it leaves in our soul.
Everyone is full of it in their own way.
A young boy cannot comprehend social status,
And this boy is better off than any of us.
Life will pass by us like a summer storm,
And if we consume ourselves with ourselves,
We will surely look back with sorrow.



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    I think this song is about how people don't think about the bigger picture. They fail to see the forest through the trees. People think about themselves. Not intentionally though, not because that's how people are, but because we choose to ignore the flaws of society. People at some point adopt this philosophy that ignorance is bliss, we choose to ignore whats wrong with the rest of the world and just look out for ourselves. We think that by being concerned only with ourselves that we will have a better life, but eventually our greed and self-loathing comes back to bite each of us. By being selfish we are hurting ourselves and the rest of the world.
    The young boy was born with a good heart. Eventually he will mature and become like the rest of us. Becoming concerned only with his own well being and nobody else. Ignoring his true emotions, he will abandon his concern and love for others and in exchange adopt the life of self-centeredness and greed that most people live by.
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