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(If you're sleeping are you dreaming
If your dreaming are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me.)

("Hi Justin, this is your mother, and it's 2: 33 on Monday afternoon.
I was just calling to see how you were doing.
You sounded really uptight last night.
It made me a little nervous, and a l... And... Well...
It made me nervous, it sounded like you were nervous, too.
I just wanted to make sure you were really ok,
And wanted to see if you were checking in on your medication.
You know I love you, and...
Take care honey
I know you're under a lot of pressure.
See ya. Bye bye")

I have to block out thoughts of you so I don't lose my head
They crawl in like a cockroach leaving babies in my bed
Dropping little reels of tape to remind me that I'm alone
Playing movies in my head that make a porno feel like home
There's a burning in my pride, a nervous bleeding in my brain
An ounce of peace is all I want for you. Will you never call again?
And will you never say that you love me just to put it in my face?
And will you never try to reach me?
It is I that wanted space

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what's good for you

I'm sober now for 3 whole months it's one accomplishment that you helped me with
The one thing that always tore us apart is the one thing I won't touch again
In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So I'll drive so fucking far away that I'll never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what's good for you

And with a sad hard heart I say bye to you and wave
Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made
And like a baby boy I never was a man
Until I saw your blue eyes cry and I held your face in my hand
And then I fell down yelling "Make it go away!"
Just make a smile come back and shine just like it used to be
And then she whispered "How can you do this to me?"

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what's good for you
For you
For you
For you

[Children voices:]
If you're sleeping, are you dreaming,
If you're dreaming are you dreaming of me.
I can't believe you actually picked me

[Girl:] Hey Justin! [x12]



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    fishnjiggsFeb 13, 2009 at 9:37 am
    I believe it is about "Justin" and his deep depression with a side of some sort of addiction. He would like his mom to be out of his life because as he tells her, than she can finally see what's good for her. When actually, it would just allow him to live in his depresssion, guilt free. Ultimately it's about his love for his mom and the guilt he feels. If she's gone doing her own thing than it's a win-win situation. He can continue being depressed without having the guilt of hurting his mom. So he thinks.
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    mexicana101Oct 20, 2009 at 2:52 am
    This song is about Justin's mom. How hes telling her hes sorry for everything that hes put her through. All the suicidal events that has happened the drinking the lying the misfits they had went through. Everything that has happened has been bad and hes wants to tell her hes sorry. And he is trying to but shes not there at the time. In the part where she is talking he is listeing to the answering machine and trying to take it to a grave, and he walks from his room to the car waiting for him outside he sees all the arguemets and conversations going on between him and his mother. I think everyone deserves a happy family and life between their loved ones.
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    CabanaBoundOct 13, 2008 at 12:22 am
    I sort of agree with Vampire, but. I believe his mother was just really checking on him after he had a screwed-up weekend and had a panic attack or breakdown on Saturday. He must have called her at some point freaking out and Mom called back to touch base and let him know (quietly) that she still loves him. It's about addictrion. He hates himself. It's very hard to be Rock-Star and stay sane.

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