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He's standing alone with his gun in his hand
Wondering why he's the man with the gun in his hand
Brother of mine please don't take this choice
Drop the gun and follow my voice

Refrain:
Ooh oh oh ooh
Ooh oh oh ooh

Is it just enough for you to breathe?
I'm begging
Is it not enough to just have me?
Whoa

He's standing alone with the gun in his hand
Why am I the man, why am I the man?
Brother of mine take this away
I'm sick of this life of pain

Refrain

Is it just enough for you to breathe?
I'm begging
Is it not enough to just have me?
Whoa
Is it just enough for you to be?
I'm trying
To be the person that you need
Please don't pull the

He's dead on the floor with his gun in his hand
Why was he the man, why was he the man?

Is it just enough for you to breathe?
I'm begging
Is it not enough to be just me
Whoa

Is it just enough for you to breathe?
I'm begging
Is it not enough to just have me?
Whoa
Is it just enough for you to be?
I'm trying
And where I go you will follow



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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2014 at 4:53 am
    I could be about his brother or close friend committing suicide, but I believe it's about the writer committing suicide. I think it's about his internal struggle. Like he's arguing with himself, trying to convince himself not to pull the trigger. It's a argument between the two different sides of himself, his lighter side vs. his darker side. He wants to just be comfortable being himself but a part of him finds himself despicable, I suppose. The line "Was it not enough to be just me?" and "Why am I the man?' led me to look between the lines further. His darker side won out in the end because he committed suicide.
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    This song is about how u have the difficult choice to lose your life or live any longer. When he haves the gun i his hand he probably wondering why me and why must i be in this situation. I love this song and i think it gives out a good message to people about other and pain that they go through just by one choice. Every time i listen to this song it takes me back to what i've been through and makes me happy to still be here :)
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    UnregisteredJan 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    I dont know if the title would make this song to his mom. But he feels like he's not enough for someone because either she cheated or this persons just tired and doesnt want him. He's trying to be what she/or he wants so this person can stay. This is hurting one or both of them and he's tired of it. It feels like or is taking one of their life's away. (not in literal death form) but he's trying and it's following him. (either the feeling, thoughts or person or life)

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