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Push your controlling values aside,
And dissect your own life.
It's not about my beliefs.
It's about personal choice.
It breaks your heart to see me consume,
But it shatters mine to see people follow you.
Ask me to be blameless.
You ask me to be blameless.
You ask me to be blameless,
But who are you to decide what's right?
Don't say another word.

Don't say another word.
You've crossed the line. (4x)

Let's go!

I won't hesitate to put you in your place.
You are the straw that's crushing my back.
You ask me to be blameless.
You ask me to be blameless,
But who are you to decide what's right?
Don't say another word...

However, I thank you for this pen and ink ammunition.
Thank you for the inspiration.

You're the straw that's crushing my back.
You are the salt that's burning my wounds. (3x)



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    Buckm2Jan 28, 2010 at 8:23 am
    I believe that this song is critizing much of the christian hypocrits, as in matthew as Christ addresses the pharisees he says that you are like tombstones whitewashed on the the outside but you are filled with dead mans bones on the inside. So I interpret this song to be critizing those who tell others what to do, in spite of their shortcomings.
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    UnregisteredJan 4, 2012 at 5:17 am
    I believe this song is explaining the way many religious people; and yes, most often christians; criticize others for their beliefs. Judging them for not following the religion they do, instead of looking at the man's personality. Those carrying such characteristics often try to force what they believe to be the truth upon everyone else to the point that they lose sight of everything but that single priority.

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