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I used to be a better man.
But the regret came, and here I am.
I used to walk outside my door.
But I don't go outside anymore

When will they carry me to my grave?
So I can pay for the things my hands have made.
Two sons will take my body and place it in the ground.
And I hope they know, to be nothing like me.
No nothing like me.

My Blood is tainted with bitterness.
I want it out, I want it out of me.
Oh, the taste of my inheritance.
How I have fallen, the hills will cover me.
You too will become weak.
You too will become weak.

The trees are green what happens when they turn dry.
The trees are green what happens when they turn dry.
We chose our words and threw them towards the sky.
The trees were green, now they've all turned dry.

(There was a bird, whose wings were crushed by a windshield.
So fast to the ground, the roadside it found as it's eyes closed.
I heard the driver say as she pulled away,
"What could I have done? The worst is over."
I thought to myself with risk to our health.
No one ever offers help.
No one ever offers help.)

There was a bird, whose wings were crushed by a windshield.
So fast to the ground, the roadside it found as it's eyes closed.
I heard the driver say as she pulled away,
"What could I have done? The worst is over."
I thought to myself with risk to our health.
No one ever offers help.

When we were boys, we chased through neighbors' fields.
We could run forever, I swore to my friends, their lives I would defend, as a superhero.
But age finds the lust and gives it your trust. And begs your devotion in trade for discretion.
The years play out as days as those friends pass away.
But you are taken care of, there is always television, television...



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  • U
    UnregisteredApr 13, 2012 at 1:26 am
    I think it is about how he has gone through life doing good but a lot of bad, as he looks back on his life he sees only bad and as he is referring to the bird, thinking what could i have done, what could i have done to make my life better.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    I think it's about going through life only to reach the end and look back on all the small things that seemed so insignificant before ,yet as he's getting older or dying even, these insignificant memories are all that comes to mind. The bird on the windshield leads him to believe that his death may be weightless, just an afterthought that flickers through one's mind but doesn't hold the weight necessary to remain. Television, mentioned at the end, is just one of many worldly distractions that occupy one's thoughts and put the meaningful weighted thoughts out of one's mind for a period of time.

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