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The road turned into a snake,
It looked in my veins and said,
"It's in your blood"

That's when I tried to run,
But it was way too dark
Got scared,
And ran into your arms

Oh, sweet chemical predicament
Can't stop,
Can't change the evident

Predisposed to forget the best part,
A story where the hero dies without regard
Made sure that the needle was clean
When I let myself fall asleep

And all I kept was a piece of your picture,
It slipped through my fingers
When I slid into my dreams

It's not as deep as it seems,
And as unfair as it may be,
I'm just here to remind you,
Remind you not to forget to remember me
(x2)

I know you know how it feels to make a clean break
My bones are your bones,
My home is your home
You must be, so confused
Got scared, and ran away from you

Oh, sweet divine predicament
I can't hide,
I can't change the evident

I'm predisposed to trust a photograph
To portray the way you used to laugh

Do you recall the day you wed?
Such a radiant bride,
You couldn't wait to see
Your first born take his very first step,
And you smiled at him,
'Cause you thought he looked like me

It's not as deep as it seems
And as unfair as it may be,
I'm just here to remind you,
Remind you not to forget to remember me
(x2)

Now I've dodged your questions so much,
I don't possess the strength
To answer straight

And no, I'm not afraid,
At least not to die
I'm afraid to live, and not remember why

Sweet chemical indifference,
I can't stop,
Can't change the evident

Predisposed to perpetual sickness,
I refuse to let you all be witness
Make sure the needle is clean
When you let me go back to sleep

And situate the piece of the picture
Underneath my fingers,
It protects me in my dreams

It's not as deep as it seems,
And as unfair as it may be,
I'm just here to remind you,
Remind you not to forget to remember me
(x2)



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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    Falling in love in a hopeless drug haze, and just not wanting that to be all your relationship is, both carrying each other through hard times, but also relying on the drugs, this song in particular heroin, but really, this could be about any that could take a life, sort of a bad trip/nightmare song.
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    beth1124356Dec 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    I honestly don't believe this song has something to do with him been dead, i think he's emotionally wrecked. However i do agree that it has something to do with the woman in his life, but then again i do see why other people interperate this song in so many ways. They're has to be quite a few meanings that can come from this, but we all think differently, so this song will mean different things to each person. "I'm not afraid; atleast not to die. I'm afraid to live and not remember why" My favourite lyrics throughout the whole song.
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    SuperMelsaNov 5, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    I don't think it has anything to do with cutting, actually. By "It's not as deep as it seems," He's talking more about an emotional void, the emptiness one may feel when going through the "transition" he is. He's saying the hole in your heart may feel gaping, but it's not as huge a loss as you feel. When he mentions "indifference" and various "predicaments," he uses words like "chemical" and "divine," which suggest that the things he's gone through are the work of things beyond his control.

    As for what those things are, I have two theories:
    1)Drug addiction -- Words like chemical, blood, needle... The concept of not remembering why you live, either in an emotional or literal sense; losing people because they can't deal with you.
    2 - This one's more popular and makes more sense) Alzeimers with old age. (Rumor has it one of the band member's grandparents suffered from it.)
    "The road turned into a snake" - Life really is a highway, but when it turns into a snake, it can curl back, erasing what you had ahead of you, and bite you.
    "It's in your blood" - It can be an inevitably genetic disease.
    "Divine"/"Chemical" - Back to the lack of control...
    Wedding day, photographs - You remember very little, so you cherish what you can.
    "Remind you not to forget to remember me" - Genius and heartbreaking irony.
    "Now I've dodged your questions so much, I don't possess the strength
    to answer straight" - You can try to deny it, but eventually it will overtake you, sometimes too late.
    "Got scared, ran..." - Confusion...
    "No, I'm not afraid; at least not to die. I'm afraid to live and not remember why"- The greatest lyric in this song, and possibly one of the greatest ever. It's obvious in meaning, if I'm right about the song, but even I can feel it so strongly at 15. I think we all can relate, in some way.
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    bitybaby45May 23, 2008 at 4:39 am
    This song looks like it's about a guy that lost his wife, and he cut himself (thus the 'it's not as deep as it seems'), so he's in the hospital. The needle is they keep putting him to sleep so he doesn't freak out and he has a picture of his wife that comforts him in his dreams...so sad!

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