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I feel insane every single time
I'm asked to compromise
Cause I'm afraid and stuck in my ways
And that's the way it stays
So how long did I expect love to outweigh ignorance
By that look on your face I may have forced the scale to tip

I'm not insane, I'm not insane
I'm not insane, I'm not - not insane

(Mother)
Come back to me, it's almost easy
(Said it all)
Come back again, it's almost easy

Shame pulses through my heart
From the things I've done to you
It's hard to face, but the fact remains
That this is nothing new

I left you bound and tied with suicidal memories
Selfish beneath the skin
But deep inside I'm not insane.

I'm not insane, I'm not insane.
I'm not insane, I'm not - not insane.

(Mother)
Come back to me, it's almost easy
(Said it all)
Come back again, it's almost easy
(You learned your lesson)
Come back to me, it's almost easy
(But first you'll fall)
Come back again, it's almost easy

Now that I've lost you it kills me to say
(Hurts to say)
I tried to hold on as you slowly slipped away. (Slowly slipped away)
I'm losing the fight.
I treated you so wrong, now let me make it right.
(Make it all right)

I'm not insane, I'm not insane. Ha Ha Ha Ha
I'm not insane, I'm not - not insane.

(Mother)
Come back to me, it's almost easy
(Said it all)
Come back again, it's almost easy
(You learned your lesson)
Come back to me, it's almost easy
(But still you fall)
Come back again, it's almost easy



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  • s
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    ShadySpartanOct 10, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    This song is about a relationship where the singer is in some way abusive towards his partner, primarily when he doesn't get his own way.:

    "I feel insane every single time, I'm asked to compromise."

    He understands at least part of the reason why he acts so rashly, but he seems to accept it. "'Cause I'm afraid, and stuck in my ways, and that's the way it stays..."

    This behavior and it's effect on his personal relationships is obviously something he is not only aware of, but used to:

    "So how long did I expect love to outwieght ignorance? From that look on your face, I may have forced the scale to tip... "

    The title, appears to spawn from the fact that despite his admission to his behaviors and the reasons behind them, and his swings between the abuse and his own guilt, he manages to turn it all around and place at least some degree of blame on his partner:

    "But the fact remains, that this is nothing new..."

    The key is found in the progression of the chorus:

    First time we have:

    "(Mother...) Come back to me, it's almost easy. (said it all...) Come back again it's almost easy."

    This is followed by his admissions of guilt, which quickly begin to turn towards blame and fades back towards admission of guilt, and repetition in claiming "I'm not insane, I'm not insane" (with laughter) before it leads to the second chorus string:

    "(Mother...) Come back to me, it's almost easy. (said it all...) Come back again it's almost easy. (You'll learn your lesson...) Come back to me, it's almost easy. (But first you fall...) Come back again it's almost easy."

    He loses his partner and though he makes one last attempt to reconcile the relationship, he is still irrational continues with the previous claims that he is not insane, and in the final chorus, he clarifies that because she keeps coming back to him, it's her fault that it all keeps happening:

    "(Mother...) Come back to me, it's almost easy. (Said it all...) Come back again it's almost easy. (You'll learn your lesson...) Come back to me, it's almost easy. (But first you fall...) Come back again it's almost easy."
  • Hene
    +4
    HeneApr 26, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    In my opinion this song is about cheating in a relationship, and how the author (or whoever this song is "about") cant stay faithfull to his partner... He can't stay loyal to a relationship, he's cheated lots of times on his partner, and everytime he's done it he's lost him/her a bit more. Here are some lyrics which I think support my version:

    "I feel insane
    Every single time I'm asked to compromise
    'Cause I'm afraid and stuck in my ways
    And that's the way it stays"
    - He's afraid he can't compromise and that he will not change from his old ways.

    "So how long did I expect love to outweigh ignorance?
    By the look on your face I may have forced the scale to tip"
    - How long before his partner realised what was going on?

    "Shame pulses through my heart from the things I've done to you"
    - e.g: cheating.

    "It's hard to face but the fact remains that this is nothing new"
    - once again, supports the idea that he cannot and has never been able to stay loyal, "the fact remains this is nothing new".

    "I'm losing the fight, I've treated you so wrong now let me make it right"
    - More evidence to support the idea of unloyalty.

    Anyway, its a great song (:

    Long live avenged!
  • g
    +3
    GatesJan 30, 2009 at 6:24 am
    This song was written by the band's drummer, Jimmy Sullivan. The song is about forgiveness and how it is easy to say sorry and forgive someone, but how difficult it really is to mean it.
  • n
    +2
    NickmobleAug 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    The person who said the rev was a devil worshiper was retarted and this song isnt evil its about te remorse and regret that the person is feeling due to doing terrible things to this loved one and wanting them to come back when they are about to pass away probably a mother since when in the chorus they say "mother"
  • x
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    xRestlessRagexSep 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    well,somewhere i heard that that his mother had commited suicide. so 2 me it seems hes saying how much he missies her,and that its almost easy to deal with the fact the she isnt coming back,and heas feeling guilty,that it was his fault she killed herself,i mean with these lines here,it kinda makes sense 2 me.

    (Mother)
    Come back to me it's almost easy

    Shame pulses through my heart from the things I've done to you
    It's hard to face but the fact remains that this is nothing new
    I left you bound and tied with suicidal memories
    Selfish beneath the skin but deep inside I'm not insane

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