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I believe in clean breaks, I keep the old troubles away

But you're making sure
I was lying when I said

"I can leave,
This behind"

I need you to ruin me
For this, finally,
'Cause it's burying me

Now, I'm in these old knots
Each move keeps me locked away

With each new embrace,
I have tied myself up.

More tightly,
Into you

Oh, but the more I fight
Then the deeper I'm trapped
And I can't break free of this hold that you have

And I crave you more
Under the heat of your touch
And I need your skin

To ruin me
For this wicked town
Where your ghosts are bound
To me

One last sacrifice
Of this ritual escape

I was lying when I said...
"I believe,
in clean breaks"



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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 7:24 am
    To me this song is about pretending that friends with benifits is something harmless. Usually one person has real feelings. And it's easy to hold on thinking they will come around. Then when they give you mixed signals you fool yourself more. In the end it's very difficult to not get hurt. Clean breaks are rare. But lust is ample. So it's easy to get jumbled emotions once you get physical.
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    sweetgraceApr 24, 2009 at 3:42 am
    This is one of the most fave lyrics that i can relate with. It explains a feeling or thought in letting go is not easy in something you've been through.

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