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Today I will be a saviour
Tomorrow a demon
You crave my eratic behaviour
And watch my every move

Obsession at all costs
You'll be the death of me
Broken and torn apart
Why can't you let me be?

You build me up
You break me down
Until I'm falling to pieces
I crash and burn
I never learn
I'm your guilty addiction

Build me up
Break me down

Today
Saviour
Tonight I am the new messiah
You dare defy

When I'm no longer desired
I'll be crucified

The one who's free from sin
The first to cast the stone
Fighting the fear within
I won't be left alone

You build me up
You break me down
Until I'm falling to pieces
The price I pay
To live this way
And the fantasy stays alive
I can't live up
I can't let down
And leave you falling to pieces
I crash and burn
I never learn
I'm your morbid obsession

Build me up
Break me down

I will be a saviour

You build me up
You break me down
Until I'm falling to pieces
The price I pay
To live this way
And the fantasy stays alive
I can't live up
I can't let down
And leave you falling to pieces
I crash and burn
I never learn
Your a comic fixation

Build me up
Break me down
Build me up
Break me down



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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 2:56 am
    Honestly it sounds like the song was about a person who is in love (more like obsessed) with another person whom makes him/her happy & strong, then weak and depressed. I love how this song has so many interpretations :p
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    It's actually about building celebrities up and then breaking them down.
    I know for sure labrie said so during yesterday's concert in zwolle, netherlands. No discussion.
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    UnregisteredJan 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    I've always thought it was a fame type theme, about the people who love it when celebrities are cast in a negative light: "you build me up", i become popular and famous, "you break me down", tabloids start writing about your personal habits and marital affairs and stuff. Both verses seem to be saying "today to love me, tomorrow you'll hate me. "
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    UnregisteredSep 24, 2011 at 12:07 am
    i think its about how sometimes too your to afraid to talk to a girl so you start doing weird things around her and she starts likeing you
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    usernamessuck58Sep 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    I really think these lyrics are about how Jesus viewed his followers while he was on Earth. It would really seem that way since JP has written some very religious songs before.

    I submitted the lyrics but they aren't showing up, so I guess we'll have to wait until the album's release.

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