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I'm drowning in the bottom of a bottle
Running from a man I swore I'd never be
No one ever has to face tomorrow
But I'm the one who has to face me
It's the demons I've created for myself
The tragic truth
It's hard for me to understand myself
So it has to be hard as hell for you
For you
Are we born to be broken, sinners, and thieves
Someone tell the heavens that I'm ready to escape
This is not what I wanted not what I need
Take it all tear it all
Rip it all away
I can't say the Devil made me do it
I chose to be the one I am, the way I am today
I wish there was but there's no way around it
In the end I made the choice and will not die ashamed
I'ts the voices screaming in my head
The tragic truth
It's hard for me to understand myself
So it has to be hard as hell for you
You
Are we born to be broken, sinners, and thieves
Someone tell the heavens that I'm ready to escape
This is not what I wanted not what I need



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    UnregisteredSep 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    He is talking about how everyone has demons and whatever hell they may be in they created it for themselves and must live with it. Some turn to a bottle but he is saying that is no escape the only way to escape it is to ask forgiveness and to take it all rip it all away and tear it up. Its the only way to get away from the demons you have created for your self.
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    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 11:33 am
    I feel the song's meaning is looking back upon your past, realizing choices you regret and how hard they have been on not just you, but everyone.

    It also applies well to choices you are about to make and makes you think how would people react, how are people thinking currently, etc.

    I personally cried last night during this song.
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 7:12 am
    The tragic truth seems to me to be a portrayal that no one is impervious to emotions and life. We all have demons and secrets. His emotions are conveyed well throughout the ffdp history. To discern the entirity of his emotions would be living too vicariously. The words can be applied to many scenarios if one opens their mind and their heart. Beautifully done.
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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    I like this song. It's a man admitting that he screwed up, acknowledging that it happens and refusing to feel ashamed for being human. He takes responsibility for his actions but instead of wallowing in self-pity he just says "screw that" and moves on. He knows he created the hell he's in and he knows he's going to get out.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2011 at 6:12 am
    This song is about not being like his father, its not a cry for help or him saying he wants to off himself. Its a way to let go of who he was, to become a better person for his son, "take it all tear it all rip it all away" "in the end i made the choice and will not die ashamed" that is not the writing of someone wanting to off them self. There has always been different layers to ffdp lyrics, been that way with ghost since he was with motograder,

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