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Take your crosses
I'll live without them
Standing wet in holy rain.
When you were baptized

Ignored the problem
That's when I watched you seal your grave.

I tried to save you
But let you drink the pain
A final song now we both know.
So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell-less home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

Words as weapons
Pierced into you
So self-righteous, have it your way
I'm alive and now I'm burning
Say a prayer to end today

I tried to save you
But let you drink the pain
A final song now we both know.
So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell-less home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

Never let you steal my afterlife!
Never let you steal my afterlife!

*Instrumental*

So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell-less home
.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.



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    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    It's about not letting people take advantage over your success and "steal your life" in a sense. Kind of the usual bvb message of rising above hate and negativity. That's not to say there isn't other meanings to the song - many songs have layers of meaning for people to interpret for their own. The music video for example dwells on more about leaving your past self behind and moving on as a better person. The book burning at the end symbolises the book that the kid had in their first music video "knives and pens", however also touches on preventing people from "stealing your coffin" I. E taking advantage of the person you are becoming/have become :)
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    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    This song is about leaving who you used to be and not letting your "old you" take over, because youre a new person. As in the music video when andy was saying goodbye to the "old" him, he had new warpaint, and a new confidence. Also the notebook from knives and pens was burned at the end. It shows that hes forgetting the past, and he wont let anything get in his way or change him back to what he doesn't want to be anymore.
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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    I feel like this song could be directed at a few things. It could be about the person he used to be: andy six. He doesn't want to rely on him anymore like he did in his past. It could also be directed at his ex band members from before they got big. Or, it could also be directed at his bullies from his past and is using this song to say: s***w you, look how far I got now! But that is all just my opinion.
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    UnregisteredJul 3, 2012 at 5:39 am
    What I think the song means is that you should move on over your old self and make most of a new self. Andy tries to make that point by putting the notebook from his childhood with his old self because in that notebook is so many bad memories that he doesn't want to think of or relive thoes memories with him today. I know that's what the song means to me anyways, I'm changing my life to make it better and I'm forgetting my old self. Its also saying let nobody control your life.
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    UnregisteredAug 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Clearly none of you are bvb army members cause all the meanings I just read a horrible, no offence guys. Andy said that the song is about how in life people will try steal you, take away your posestions, your pride, your fame and they will try change you. The whole meaning of this song is that if you pull through all of that the only thing no on can take from you is the wooden box your buried in. Your coffin. The never let you steal my after life, part should of given it away :) this song has so much meaning and passion and still sticks to the bvb modo of never give in!

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