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I'm gonna be released from behind these lies
And I don't care whether I live or die
And I'm losing blood, I'm gonna leave my bones
And I don't want your heart, it leaves me cold

I don't want your future
I don't need your past
One bright moment is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

I don't need a husband, don't need no wife
And I don't need the day, I don't need the night
And I don't need the birds, let them fly away
And I don't want the crowds, they never seem to stay

I don't want no future (want your future)
I don't need no past (need your past)
One bright moment (one bright moment)
Is all I ask (all I ask)

I don't want your future (want your future)
I don't need your past (need your past)
One bright moment (one bright moment)
Is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my, lose my mind (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

(pulling me down)
Pulling me down
(and it's pulling me down)
Pulling me down
(and it's pulling me down)
Pulling me down
(and it's pulling me, pulling me down)
Pulling me, pulling me down

Leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

Yeah, said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
(Moving up to higher ground)
I'm being pulled down... (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)



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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    When you come to a place in your life where you basically don't know who you are anymore, you leave your old self behind and making a new start. A new life. Never looking back and becoming who you've always destined to become.
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    UnregisteredApr 16, 2012 at 2:00 am
    For me it's leaving my past behind, healing from the abuse i went through as a child. It's about the process of healing those wounds and in-turn recovering from severe anorexia (im going to be released from behind these lies . . . My past that pulls me down . .. Leave my body . . My bones)
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    UnregisteredApr 12, 2012 at 2:53 am
    It's referring to letting go of the great illusion, our spin on how life should be for us. It's simply referring to being in the moment of now... :-)
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    UnregisteredApr 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    It's probably far more profound than this but this song reminds me of an affair i had with a man for two years. He pulled me down so low and i let him because i loved him, but to me this is exactly how i felt when i let him go and i did get my one bright moment, i am getting married to someone who is so much better than he could ever be. And i say this with love no regrets but i'm glad this time of my life didn't last.
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 1:25 am
    It about a girl that is trapped in a relationship, in his lies, and she finally lets him go. She just wants to live in the moment.

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