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I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

[Chorus:]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

[Chorus:]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way



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  • old_soul916
    +4
    old_soul916Jul 11, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    I think everyone can relate to this song... It is so sad. You should definately go on youtube and type in the search box "Marilyn Monroe hurt." That is such a sad video.
  • dawd
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    dawdSep 14, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    I agree to that, its sad, this song is alright, it makes a tear in your eye, old memories comes out. I think this song will live in our souls for the rest of our lives.

    R.i.P. Johnny Cash.
  • n
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    NIKEGIRL1998Dec 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Ive been a cutter before and its really hard to get over a rough past like that and i know its not something to be proud of doing and turst me im not happy about and it kills me to say but my bff is cutting and starving hr self and the song really helps me through alot of my pain and i just hope posting a meanaing like this hleps people understand what people go through and not to judge them but to get ot know them instead of judgein a book by its cover and i know its stupid but people turly dont understand and they need to understan but they just dont and i wish they did i really do because it hurts and i hurt but people make fun of me and i take my pain out in a wrong way threw doing stupid shit and i regreat everything i do because i know its wrong and i dont wanna be hurt anny more i dont wanna be put threw pain agian i just want someone to care and to listen because of the rue meaning behind me and ya i am me and not anny one else
  • U
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    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    Though it is a cover song. It is a representation of his long weary life, and how it and his emotions are fading over the time.
  • b
    baridoskApr 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    Some of us are living failures. Some of us are able to see what we are but just a a few ones can write about their wasted life. The song talks abour that: a wasted life of someone who can´t roll back the time

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