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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!

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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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    UnregisteredApr 8, 2014 at 3:28 am
    Well actually, the song was written by Andy and Andys meaning in this song is about how he is changing, his old self and his new self. He used to go as andy sixx wearing a crap load of makeup, more accessories and had long hair. Now he goes as Andy Biersack, wearing more normal sort of stuff, cut his hair and wears less warpaint. He is basically saying he is letting go of his old self and moving on. The burning book at the end of the video, represents growing up. This same notebook was used in his knives and pens video where he basically said, instead of using cutting as a relief, try writing down what you feel in a notebook that is only for you. Him burning this notebook is basically burning his sad and tormented memories away, moving on to this happier, new life.
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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 doesnt want to be anymore.
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    UnregisteredOct 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    this song means be yourself everyone else is taken you are amazing just the way you are and if they don't like it too bad, nobody cares because your wasting yourself and don't die as someone you're not. Die as someone you are and what you believe in. BVBARMYFORLIFE
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    UnregisteredAug 15, 2012 at 9:53 am
    The meaning to me is that people take from you all your life, so when you die your coffin is all you have left... So dont let anyone steal your coffin and your afterlife from you *hence the lyrics* bvbarmy

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