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I’ve been looking in the mirror for so long,
That I’ve come to believe my souls on the other side.
All the little pieces falling shattered.
Shards of me too sharp to put back together.
Too small to matter,
But big enough to cut me in to so many little pieces if I try to touch her.

And I bleed. I bleed.
And I breathe. I breathe, no more

I take a breath and I try draw from my spirit's well.
Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child.
Lie to me convince me that I’ve been sick forever.
And all of this will make sense when I get better.
But I know the difference between myself and my reflection.
I just can’t help but to wonder which of us do you love.

So I bleed. I bleed.
And I breathe.
I breathe no,
Bleed. I bleed.
And I breathe. I breathe. I breathe. I breathe, no more.

[piano solo ending]



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    xxkikixx90210Sep 30, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    so true. so true. both "criesinvain" and "emmie sweetie" u people have such good pionts! i love da song. not to get all sappy on ya.
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    emmie_sweetieApr 21, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    I love this song, and it definitley means a lot. The part where it says, "I know the difference between myself and my refelction, I just can't hep but to wonder, which of us do you love?"...
    thats a really strong aspect of the song. It speaks for itself.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 12:53 am
    Sometimes she observes reality as illusions, a beautiful delirium. Because to her, facing actuality is like facing demolition she created. Realism, this elusive and chaotic world she cannot comprehend, but is told is her own. As her eyes fix on her reflection, she gazes at someone she fails to recognize. This being is a stranger, a stranger with her image. She distinguishes her world in the mirror, the desolate earth she had never actually subsisted in. Because you see, she had never truly been in control of her life. Everyone she had ever acknowledged warped her into people she was not. Tainted her, twisted her, until she forgot who she really was entirely. She cannot grasp how her life had begun to seep through her fingers like water, or how it had strayed from her domination. Now, that she has discerned this certainty, she discriminates it is a demolition she created “i've been looking in the mirror for so long. That i've come to believe my soul's on the other side. ” here she is saying that the real her is obscured behind the camouflage she bears. That underneath what she conceals, she will find who she truly is.

    However, she recognizes that she must break away, away from the old life she used to breathe in. So she obliterates the person she was by shattering the mirror. All the little pieces falling shatter, shards of me, too sharp to put back together, too small to matter. ” she then realizes that lacking this person, this disguise, she is anonymous. She can’t perceive who she is without this other self. She is afraid that who she is, is not enough. So she tries to put the ruins of her previous identity back together, even while knowing the pieces cannot be mended. “but big enough to cut me in to so many little pieces if i try to touch her. ” she then realizes what she had done, watching as the blood trickles down her hands and wrists. “take a breath and i try to draw from my spirits well. Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child. Lie to me; convince me that i've been sick forever. And all of this will make sense when i get better. ”in this part i think she had attempted get people to comprehend how she feels but the world is so unrelenting they wouldn’t absorb it. And her final unanswered question, which she now drones, “i just can't help but to wonder, which of us do you love” is the confirmation that she has finally broken free.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 12:52 am
    Sometimes she observes reality as illusions, a beautiful delirium. Because to her, facing actuality is like facing demolition she created. Realism, this elusive and chaotic world she cannot comprehend, but is told is her own. As her eyes fix on her reflection, she gazes at someone she fails to recognize. This being is a stranger, a stranger with her image. She distinguishes her world in the mirror, the desolate earth she had never actually subsisted in. Because you see, she had never truly been in control of her life. Everyone she had ever acknowledged warped her into people she was not. Tainted her, twisted her, until she forgot who she really was entirely. She cannot grasp how her life had begun to seep through her fingers like water, or how it had strayed from her domination. Now, that she has discerned this certainty, she discriminates it is a demolition she created “i've been looking in the mirror for so long. That i've come to believe my soul's on the other side. ” here she is saying that the real her is obscured behind the camouflage she bears. That underneath what she conceals, she will find who she truly is.

    “however, she recognizes that she must break away, away from the old life she used to breathe in. So she obliterates the person she was by shattering the mirror. All the little pieces falling shatter, shards of me, too sharp to put back together, too small to matter. ” she then realizes that lacking this person, this disguise, she is anonymous. She can’t perceive who she is without this other self. She is afraid that who she is, is not enough. So she tries to put the ruins of her previous identity back together, even while knowing the pieces cannot be mended. “but big enough to cut me in to so many little pieces if i try to touch her. ” she then realizes what she had done, watching as the blood trickles down her hands and wrists. “take a breath and i try to draw from my spirits well. Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child. Lie to me; convince me that i've been sick forever. And all of this will make sense when i get better. ”in this part i think she had attempted get people to comprehend how she feels but the world is so unrelenting they wouldn’t absorb it. And her final unanswered question, which she now drones, “i just can't help but to wonder, which of us do you love” is the confirmation that she has finally broken free.
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    I have the same problem. Every one likes the girl i am outside, the girl who is always successful. But not the loser i am inside my heart and mind.

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