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I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue.
It's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know
.

It sits in silence.
Eats away at me.
It feeds like cancer.
This guilt could fill a fucking sea
.
Pulling teeth, wolves at my door.
Now falling and failing is all I know.

This disease is getting worse.
I counted my blessings, now I'll count this curse
The only thing I really know... I can't sleep at night.
I'm buried and breathing in regret, yeaahhhhh
The only thing I really know... I can't sleep at night.
I'm buried and breathing in regret.

I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue.
It's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know.
I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue.
It's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know.
Oh.

I may look happy, but honestly dear,
The only way I'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear
.
I see the vultures, they watch me bleed.
They lick their lips, as all the shame spills out of me.

Repent, repent! The end is nigh!
Repent, repent! We're all going to die!
Repent, repent! These secrets will kill us!
So get on your knees and pray for...
Repent, repent! The end is nigh!
Repent, repent! We're all going to die!
Repent, repent! These secrets will kill us!
So get on your knees and pray for forgiveness!

We all carry these things,
Inside that no one else can see.
They hold us down like anchors.
They drown us out at sea
.
I look up to the sky.
There may be nothing there to see.
But if I don't believe in him,
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?

Rawr.

I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue.
It's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know.
I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue.
It's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you will never know.
You will never know.
I know something you don't know.



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  • g
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    GoomieMar 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    The meaning of this song could be several ideas rolled into one. The first could be the obvious beating the world can give us, forcing us to smile when we're most down just because we want to be accepted, and the second could be the asking of God to rid the world of this social bind, and also the doubt from so many prayings that have gone unanswered. As for the secret part, it could be that his beliefs are already gone, that he doesn't believe anymore, or it could be something closer to him. We won't know unless we asked them ourselves.
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    POLOLAug 31, 2008 at 1:57 am
    I think this is about how everyone has something in their life weighing them down.
    It holds them back, it pulls them behind, it keeps them up at night.
    It's their own secret, so tempting to tell someone,
    but at the same time, they don't want anyone to know.

    You'd never guess such people had such burdens in their mind.
  • b
    +3
    BMTHisawesomeApr 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    actually youre all wrong. in AP oli sykes (lead singer) says that he wrote that song about something that he did that was so bad that only his closest friends no. he says that its not illeagal but it would him and his whole bands' careers. he said at one point it was so bad that he was thinking about commiting suicide but he quickly got over that. he says it eats away at him and it kills him to have to live with it. o and twinkythekid just because he doesnt believe in god doesnt mean that he will not go to heaven or anyting like that because if u look away from a couple of bad things that he has done u see that he is a great person.
  • PriincessFreo
    +3
    PriincessFreoOct 15, 2008 at 11:14 am
    I think this is a song that anyone could relate too.
    It's about the secrets we keep inside, no matter how big or small,
    that we should probably tell, but don't,
    either because we don't want to or because we can't.
    And as a result of this it holds us back, pulls us down,
    and stays with us for the rest of our lives.
    I also think the secret refered to in these lyrics is a big, bad one,
    for it has a certain fixation on God and his forgiveness;
    "Repent, repent! the end is nigh
    Repent, repent! were all going to die
    Repent, repent! these secrets will kill us
    So get on your knees and pray for forgiveness"

    "We all carry these things
    Inside that no one else can see
    They hold us down like anchors
    They drown us out at sea
    I look up to the sky
    There may be nothing there to see
    But if I don't believe in him
    Why would he believe in me?
    Why would he believe in me?
    Why would he believe in me?
    Why would he believe in me?
    Why would he believe in me?"

    It makes you ask yourself that if you have done something so bad,
    something so unspeakable,
    that makes you lose sleep,
    that controls your mind,
    and that you can't tell anyone else about,
    so bad that you turn to God,
    thinking he is the only one you could tell,
    the only one able to grant forgiveness,
    but you've never believed in him before,
    never listened to him,
    so why would he be there for you?
    why would he care?
    why should he care?

    All in all a good song.
  • i
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    iDevonFeb 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    oli talked about this song in AP magazine. its about something really bad he did, that only his close friends know about. if anyone finds out his career and bmth will be over. so its about guilt and having to live with a secret

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