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Heart of steel born to kill
Mother's milk left me dressed to shame
I just go my way
Move to fast
It won't last
Hammerhead, Daddy ran away
He still knows my name

Oh, something's gotta give
The paper on the wall soon will peel and fall
Oh, and then you'll see my face painted up with sin
Cover me, Cover me again

I outgrew my old shoes
My back yard was cluttered up with lies
Kept it easy on the eyes
Fresh homemade under shade
Black and red, paint my fingers blue
Still hiding from the truth

MM, My best friend kills the pain
MM, But only for a day
MM, Keeps chewing on my veins

Oh, Something's gotta give
The paper on the wall soon will peel and fall
Oh, then you'll see my face painted up with sin
Cover me, Cover me again
Cover me again



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    UnregisteredFeb 26, 2014 at 3:55 am
    What I believe it means is his dad left and to kill the pain he started lying about things hence the back yard covered up with lies, and one thing leads to another and he gets addicted to drugs.

    The lead singer was really addicted to a drug similar to heroin so odds are it has to do with this song.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2014 at 9:59 am
    Dressed to kill, painted blue, paper on the wall, painted up with sin, cluttered up with lies, cover me again. These are all reference, in one way or another, being covered or blanketed.. Which to me is what a good opiate high feels like; being wrapped up in a nice fuzzy blanket.
    Their are highs and lows within the verses which are obviously symbolic to using.
    The reference to 'Mothers Milk' could be hinting at the chili peppers and all of the problems and sorrow surrounding the heroin usage during the years prior to that album being produced.
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    UnregisteredJul 13, 2014 at 2:41 am
    I think the drug references are pretty obvious. "My best friend kills the pain, but only for a day, keeps chewing on my veins". I think the comment that points this out hit the nail pretty much on the head. That's a reference to injecting some manner of drug into your veins.

    I really like this song. I don't really know what everything pertains to, but I think perhaps "Cover me again" might be a reference to covering the dead in a sheet, a result of an overdose. Don't really know why it would be "again", though. I think, maybe, "paint my fingers blue" could also be a reference to overdose, and death as a result of it. This is speculation, to some degree, but the references to intravenous drug use are flatly clear.
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    RaindanceJun 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    I believe this song is about his previous addiction.
    "MM, My best friend kills the pain
    MM, But only for a day
    MM, Keeps chewing on my veins"
  • U
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 12:32 am
    It's probably not the actual meaning but to me it's about showing your true colors even if it is really painful and uncomfortable to do so. Letting people see you as you really are and how you really feel inside. I got this idea from the chorus but then again the whole chewing on my veins thing does sound like heroin use. Maybe there's a different meaning behind that line though.

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