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Mama, cold hearted child, tell me how you feel
Just a blade in the grass, spoke unto the wheel
Mama, cold hearted child, tell me where it's all gone
The luster of your bones, those arms that held you strong

I been worryin' that my time is a little unclear
I been worryin' that I'm losing the one's I hold dear
I been worryin' that we all live our lives in the confines of fear

Mama, cold hearted child, tell me how you feel
Just a grain in the morning air, dark shadow on the hill
Mama, cold hearted child, tell me where it all fall's
Oh this apathy you feel will make a fool of us all

I been worryin' that my time is a little unclear
I been worryin' that I'm losing the one's I hold dear
I been worryin' that we all live our lives in the confines of fear

Oh I will become what I deserve

I been worryin', I been worryin', I will become what I deserve

I been worryin' that my time is a little unclear
I been worryin' that I'm losing the one's I hold dear
I been worryin' that we all live our lives in the confines of fear



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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm
    Basically, people are and fear being insignigicant- dying without recognition and having achieved nothing. People get caught up in the desire to suceed without truely stopping and just enjoying to simple things in life.
    Ben howard has realised such prominant yet simple life traits and put them into beautiful music for us to deciper how we see fit and usaually how best applies to ourselves. The song and many others is what you make of it as life.
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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 10:04 am
    I love ben howard sooo much!!! He has a perfect voice and his lyrics mean so much. This song is about spending your whole life in fear of losing someone close to you and not cherishing every moment you have with them
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    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 2:32 am
    We are truly powerless. Fear opposes faith. The confines of fear bread emotions that rot the soul. Fear of not being good enough; a blade in the grass i am not because i strive to free myself from fear.
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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 1:48 am
    To me -- it sums up the feelings i haven't been able to get a grasp on. Recently turned 30 and have realised that i have been waiting for my life to start. Have been too scared to make a decision and just get on with my life that it feels like i'm losing my friends and family or falling behind them
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    UnregisteredJul 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    “our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. " marianne williamson

    We need to free our minds and our souls in order to be all we can. Fear and worry are destructive and when we free ourselves from these emotions our acheivements can be beyond comprehension, "we'll get what we deserve" or we can stay small and chastined, like a cold-hearted child, cs

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