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When sadness fills your heart
And sorrow hides the longing to be free
When things go wrong each day
You fix your mind to 'scape your misery

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

How strange, your happy words
Have ceased to bring a smile from everyone
How tears have filled the eyes
Of friends that you once had walked among

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

One grain of pure white snow
Dissolved in blood spread quickly to your brain
In peace your mind withdraws
Your death's so near your soul can't feel no pain

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

Your mother stands a'cryin'
While to the earth your body's slowly cast
Your father stands in silence
Caressing every young dream of the past

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

Through ages, man's desires
To free his mind, to release his very soul
Has proved to all who live
That death itself is freedom for evermore

And your troubled young life
Will make you turn
To a needle of death



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    UnregisteredMar 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    It's about the all too common journey of a person who turned to drugs at a young age, hoping to find freedom from life's pain and misery. While he or she did find the physical sensation of freedom, at caused everyone else around them pain and heartache, and ultimately led to their death. The last verse says pretty clearly that this is a common striving, to find release and freedom, and often the person using drugs succeeds in finding freedom, through death.

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