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Hey kid (hey kid)
Do I have your attention?
I know the way you've been living
Life so reckless, tragedy endless
Welcome to the family

Hey, there's something missing
Only time will alter your vision
Never in question, lethal injection
Welcome to the family

Not long ago you'd find the answers were so crystal clear
Within a day you find yourself living in constant fear
Can you look at yourself now?
Can you look at yourself?
You can't win this fight

And in a way it seems there's no one to call
When our thoughts are so numb and our feelings unsure
We all have emptiness inside
We all have answers to find
But you can't win this fight

Hey (hey kid)
I have to question
What's with the violent aggression?
Details blurry, lost him too early
Welcome to the family

Hey, why won't you listen?
Can't help the people you're missing
It's been done, a casualty re-run
Welcome to the family

I try and help you with the things that can't be justified
I need to warn you that there is no way to rationalize
So have you figured it out now?
So have you figured it out?
You can't win this fight

And in a way it seems there's no one to call
When our thoughts are so numb and our feelings unsure
We all have emptiness inside
We all have answers to find
But you can't win this fight

Gunning for you and all mankind
I've lost my mind
Psychotic rabid dementia
I won't be fine

I see you're a king who's been dethroned
Cast out in a world you've never known
Stand down, place your weapons by your side
It's our war, in the end we'll surely lose but that's alright

So have you figured it out now?
So have you figured it out?

And in a way it seems there's no one to call
When our thoughts are so numb and our feelings unsure
We all have emptiness inside
We all have answers to find
But you can't win this fight

Deep inside where nothings fine
I've lost my mind
You're not invited, so step aside
I've lost my,
Deep inside where nothings fine
I've lost my mind
You're not invited, so step aside
I've lost my...



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    TemarixXChanAug 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    "Details blurry, lost him too early"
    They did lose Jimmy Early...
    R.I.P Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan...We will miss you FoREVer
    Feb. 9 1981.-Dec. 28 2009
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    amrit92Aug 15, 2010 at 8:15 am
    The horror of losing a loved one drives u insane and u escape the pain cos u simply cant fight reality.
    This song empathises with those unfortunate people and "welcome to the family" basically means "we're just like you, we feel ur pain."

    I love this song, one of their best imo.
    A7x ftw
    R.I.P Jimmy
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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    I try and help you with the things that can't be justified
    i need to warn you that there is no way to rationalize
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    UnregisteredJul 4, 2012 at 8:05 am
    I see you're a king who's been dethroned
    cast out in a world you've never known
    stand down, place your weapons by your side
    it's our war, in the end we'll surely lose but that's alright

    So have you figured it out now? So have you figured it out?
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    UnregisteredAug 13, 2012 at 9:39 am
    This album was written while the rev was alive and struggling with his drug addiction so of coarse they all new he was on a path of desruction and death. He saying join the club in feeling helpless in trying to fix everything. Everyone has problems get over and stop feeling sorry for yourself. We will all miss the rev and he died too young

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