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Take a breath
Hold it in
Start a fight
You won't win
Had enough
Let's begin
Nevermind
I don't care

All in all
You're no good
You don't cry
Like you should
Let it go
If you could
When love dies in the end

So I'll find what lies beneath
Your sick twisted smile
As I lay underneath
Your cold jaded eyes
Now you turn the tide on me
'Cause you're so unkind
I will always be here
For the rest of my life

Here we go
Does it hurt
Say goodbye
To this world
I will not
Be undone
Come to life
It gets worse

All in all
You're no good
You don't cry
Like you should
I'll be gone
When you fall
Your sad life
Says it all

So I'll find what lies beneath
Your sick twisted smile
As I lay underneath
Your cold jaded eyes
Now you turn the tide on me
'Cause you're so unkind
I will always be here
For the rest of my life

Don't carry me under
You're the devil in disguise
God sing for the hopeless
I'm the one you left behind

So I'll find what lies beneath
Your sick twisted smile
As I lay underneath
Your cold jaded eyes
Now you turn the tide on me
'Cause you're so unkind
I will always be here
For the rest of my life



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    UnregisteredMay 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    I think it is about 2 people who used to be friends then later became enemies.
    But they could have a little sympathy for each other:
    'take a breath
    Hold it in
    Start the fight
    You won't win
    Had enough
    Let's begin
    Never mind
    I don't care'
    But then they have deep hatred for each other:
    'all in all, you're no good
    You don't cry, like you should
    Let it go, if you could
    When love dies, in the end' love here doesn't really mean relationship, it means love as friends has ended; hatred has started
    'so i'll find what lies beneath
    Your sick twisted smile
    As i lay underneath
    Your cold jaded eyes
    Now you turn the tide on me
    'cause you're so unkind
    I will always be here
    For the rest of my life'
    He is describing how much of a manipulative bastard his friend was just to use him like this and smirk while watching him suffer

    'here we go
    Does it hurt
    Say goodbye
    To this world
    I will not
    Be undone
    Come to life
    It gets worse'
    Although the person really hates him but again, he's either showing a little bit of sympathy for his enemy and also hatred telling him to say goodbye to the past where they spent good times and tells him he'll not back off.
    'i'll be gone
    When you fall
    Your sad life
    Says it all'
    He describes part of despise saying to his enemy if something happens to him he will not help him and will just watch him suffer
    'don't carry me under
    You're the devil in disguise
    God sing for the hopeless'
    He describes the enemy's decesive personality and prays to god to help people realize the kind of friends they have
    'i'm the one you left behind'
    He might be saying that his enemy left him alone as a friend whenever he needed him badly
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 17, 2012 at 6:46 am
    I see it as someone who is speaking about his/her self. The relationship with yourself is not good one. About to have a nervous breakdown. A person can find what lies beneath themselves. Let their own person know that they are always going to be together. A reminder that you cannot quit on something that is suppose to be an absolutely sure thing... Your life... No matter how cruel life can be you must always be there beside it and live. ..
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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    This is a song about the end of a relationship... More specifically, the storyteller (ben(or anybody really) doing something wrong to her during there relationship... Maybe was just being a jerk to her. He didnt realize how bad it hurt her until she left him, and afterwards she is very mean to him. 'now you turn the tide on me, cuz your so unkind'. Now she is being nasty to him, possibly trying to get back at him, or maybe not even trying to. He still loves her 'i will always be here for the rest of my life'. He's trying to apologize, he wants her back, he wants to be forgiven, but she is terible to him. He loves her with all his heart, but she seems to hate him... And he is trying to find what lies beneath this sick, twisted behavior she is doing to him... He wants her back, the old her. He is trying to find her again. 'so i'll find what lies beneathm your sick twisted smile, as i lay underneath your cold jaded eyes, now you turn the tide on me, cuz your so unkind, i will always be here, for the rest of my life'
    This is an amazingly well written, emotional and tragic story... I love this song. It keeps me motivated in a very similar problem i am facing in my own life.

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