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You know me,
I used to get caught up in everyday life
Tryin' to make it through my day
So I can sleep at night
Tryin' to figure out my way
Through the maze of rights and wrongs
But like you used to say
Nothing feels like it's really worth it
Forget perfect
I'm tryin' not to be worthless
Since I last saw you I've been lookin' for a purpose
Well, I met this kid who thought like I did
He had a weird way of lookin' at it,
This is what he said:

Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared
Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared

Now, I don't remember where I met him
Or remember his name
But he walked funny, like he was just to big for his frame
Just over 5 foot, but he weighed a buck fifty
And what he said seemed so right, it stuck with me
Listen,
It's like poker; you can play your best,
But you gotta know when to fold your cards
And take a rest
And know when to hold your cards, hold your breath
And hope that nobody else is stackin' the deck
Because,
I don't need to tell you that life isn't fair,
It doesn't care it arbitrarily cuts off your air,
And like you, I want someone to say it's ok
In the truest part of their hearts everybody's afraid
We're just
Under-appreciated and overwhelmed
Fightin' so hard to hide our fear that we're scaring ourselves,
You understand what I'm sayin',
'Cause you always did,
But it's different in the words of a cowardly kid,
Who said:

Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared
Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared

And I'm no hero,
You remember how it was, you know,
All I ever did was worry feelin' out of control
To the point where everything is going
End over end
I'm spinnin' around in circles again,
This is where you come in
All of this to explain to you why
I had to separate myself away from yesterday's life
Please remember,
This isn't how I hoped it would be
But I had to protect you from me
That's why I

Slipped out the back before you knew I was there
I know you felt unprepared
But every single time I was around I just bring you down
And I could tell that it was time to be scared
That's why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there
And I know the way I left wasn't fair,
I didn't want to be around just to bring you down
I'm not a hero, but don't think I didn't care



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    TrollerMay 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    "Slipped out the back before you knew I was there
    I know you felt unprepared
    But every single time I was around I just bring you down
    And I could tell that it was time to be scared
    That's why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there
    And I know the way I left wasn't fair,
    I didn't want to be around just to bring you down
    I'm not a hero, but don't think I didn't care"
    It's a traitor, think of it as an army, where you and your friend are fighting a war. 2vs8 People but the guy didn't wanna die so he "Slipped out the back" It's a traitor. Hes no hero "But don't think he didn't care" He does but he just left. He cares but he is a traitor.
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    TrollerMay 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    He means life got in his way, and he is trying to get life out of his way so he can rest, trying to figure out the best decisions thats right but likes "Someone" use to say nothings worth it. Forget about trying to be perfect, but don't try and be worthless since I last saw this "Someone" I've been trying to look for a purpose and he met this kid (Which is "Someone" Let's just call him Jacob) him and Jacob have similarities but one thing is that Jacob had a weird way of looking at it and what he means is: Run away from your life to make peace before they find out, but once you do it know one will care. But you should Runaway, because you will regret it when the time comes, Run away, because you don't wanna be around when It (It could mean various of things. You don't wanna be around when she finds you and rapes/kill you etc.) Story: So I guess Jacob is his best friend from his childhood, telling him to Runaway or Before someone tries to find him and kill you or me since we hang out together, it maybe trouble for both of us. He doesn't remember where he met him or his name, but remember how he looks, but he was fat. What Jacob is telling him is he has to know when to give up, he doesn't need to tell him that life is not fair, (Let's say the guys story of what he is going through, his name is Jack) He is telling him that Jacob knows Jack is afraid but he is trying to hide his fear but what Jack is saying is this is the words of the cowardly kid: Runaway before they find out where you are at the worst you'll see no one cares, because you don't want to be around when "It" all goes down, even heroes know when to be scared. Runaway before they find out where you are at the worst you'll see no one cares, because you don't want to be around when "It" all goes down, even heroes know when to be scared. Jack is no hero, Jacob remembers how he was afraid and was feeling out of control to the point where everything is going end over end, He is going insane, but this is when his friend Jacob helps him with advice. All of this to explain to you why I had to separate myself from what happened yesterday. Please remember, this is not how I hoped it would be like but what jack remembered what Jacob said, "It maybe trouble for both of us since were best friends" So jack didn't want his friend to be in the situation he was in, and Jacob didn't want him to kill himself, but Jack killed himself to Protect you from me. So he Slipped out the back before Jacob knew he was there and Jack is apologizing and admitting to Jacob that he didn't impart any information about killing himself. But every single time Jacob protected him and Jack was a coward. But he could tell that it was time to be scared. So that's why he slipped out the back before Jacob knew he was there and I know the way I "Left" wasn't fair, I didn't want to be around so you could be apart of my situation I'm no hero, but don't think I didn't care about you.

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