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Baby's black balloon makes her fly
I almost fell into that hole in your life
And you're not thinking about tomorrow
'Cause you were the same as me
But on your knees

A thousand other boys could never reach you
How could I have been the one
I saw the world spin beneath you
And scatter like ice from the spoon
That was your womb

Comin' down the world turned over
And angels fall without you there
And I go on as you get colder
Or are you someone's prayer

You know the lies they always told you
And the love you never knew
What's the things they never showed you
That swallowed the light from the sun
Inside your room

Comin' down the world turned over
And angels fall without you there
And I go on as you get colder
Or are you someone's prayer

And there's no time left for losin'
When you stand they fall

Comin' down the world turned over
And angels fall without you there
And I go on as you get colder

All because I'm
Comin' down the years turn over
And angels fall without you there
And I'll go and lead you home and
All because I'm
All because I'm
And I'll become
What you became to me



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    dtlexingtonMay 31, 2008 at 9:19 pm
    When he is speaking of a black balloon he is talking about heroin. I met this band after a concert in Ky. What he's getting at is he's not better than her except she will go to her knees for a black balloon. He feels sorry for this character in this song whether fictional or not but knows he's no better.
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    Esther92Aug 20, 2008 at 8:04 pm
    I also (like dtlexlington) think this song could be about heroin. "That swallowed the light from the sun in your room..." Although it might feel good when you are doing it, it will take over your life and ruin you.
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    carebare313May 8, 2008 at 11:38 pm
    There's a lot of hurt in the woman he wrote this for. She helped him, and now, he's going to help her. "I'll become, what you became to me." She was his answer when things when bad and now he will be hers. A repayment of sorts.
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    UnregisteredDec 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Its about heroin addiction, but i also think he's realizing as an artist to some people he's their heroin. And how is music has saved lives just like the addicted girl saved his, though he couldn't save her. He's also saying to the girl who was addicted i'll be to my fans what you were to me, and impower them to rise above their problems through my music.
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    Its about heroin addiction and how she helped him somehow probubly saved his life, and now he pledges to save hers' from her addiction.

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