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Thanks a lot.
I've been disadvantaged from the start
He constricted the veins heading straight to my head,
Rerouted the blood to my heart instead (x2)

I am braindead,
Thinking strictly in blues and reds.
Oh, I'm in enough trouble man,
Oh man, I'm in trouble again
Cause everyone's ears are watching me,
And I never, ever felt that this would be
Anything more than a makeshift personal I.V.

'Cause I fall three times as hard
If it's for nothing at all
You all seem twice as tall as I will ever be.

And I feel terribly small
When my head works too hard
When you think with your chest,
There's not a thing that you don't see.

I'm hardly capable of half the damage
That I would like to do
I could swear that I don't care,
But you know I'm too full of shit
To think this through.

So look at me,
I prayed to God
But curse too much to be considered true.
I'm just like me,
I'm just like me,
So, who the hell are you?

I'm but a boy,
Just like the rest of these thieves.
And I borrow phrases from
Dusty, faded, record sleeves

The story is the same,
I've just personalized the name
But if it's all you need,
Then I'd be more than happy to confess my shame'

'Cause I fall three times as hard
If it's for nothing at all
You all seem twice as tall as I will ever be.

And I feel terribly small
When my head works too hard
When you think with your chest,
There's not a thing that you don't see.

I'm hardly capable of half the damage
That I would like to do
I could swear that I don't care,
But you know I'm too full of shit
To think this through.

So look at me,
I pray to God
But curse too much to be considered true.
I'm just like me,
I'm just like me,
So, who the hell are you?

I know you think you know,
But these eyelids are windows
That shut you out from all the things
That I don't want you to know.
And I refuse to tell you
One single secret I own.
'Cause you'll find I'm petrified
Of your eyes.

I'm hardly capable of half the damage
That I would like to do.
I could swear that I don't care,
You know I'm too full of shit
To think this through.

I've read the book,
I prayed to God,
But cursed too much to be considered true.
I'm just like me,
I'm just like me,
So who the hell are you?



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    UnregisteredJul 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    He's talking to god and his christian friends. He's saying he doesn't want to believe in god because god knows everything about him and god knows how he feels. But at the same time he would like to have someone there to talk to because he's too ashamed to tell anyone his past. And in the part where he says "i'm just like me so who the hell are you" he's saying he doesn't believe he was made in god's image because he's too terrible, but if he was, then how terrible god must be.
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    He doesn't trust anyone, he doesn't trust himself. He is drained from everything. Everyone around him is worried about him, and he can feel it but he doesn't truly understand why. He knows himself but at the same time it scares him. He thinks way too much. He doesn't think with his heart. He would like to hurt those that have hurt him but he refuses. He doesn't believe he is worthy of love, even from god. He feels small, almost invisible. He knows he's done wrong and will admit it. His heart is an abyss of echos. He hurts but doesn't know how to change it.
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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 12:56 am
    What difference does it mean to me. What it meant to my son was that he wasn't able to deal with life. He committed suicide listing to this song and wanted use to play it at his funeral. As if we might understand how he felt and what he thought the lyrics meant.
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    UnregisteredJan 2, 2012 at 5:55 am
    I think.. A friend took someones meaningful other, and hes pretending to not care but hes broken inside and can think of nothing else.. Because originally she lies about this friend and denied it but he found out it was all a lie and hes scared to know what other lies may exist..

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