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It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Something has been taken
From deep inside of me
A secret I've kept locked away
No one can ever see
Wounds so deep they never show
They never go away
Like moving pictures in my head
For years and years they've played

If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave I would

If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
I would take all my shame to the grave

It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Sometimes I remember
The darkness of my past
Bringing back these memories
I wish I didn't have
Sometimes I think of letting go
And never looking back
And never moving forward so
There'd never be a past

If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave I would

If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
If would take all the shame to the grave

Just washing it aside
All of the helplessness inside
Pretending I don't feel misplaced
Is so much simpler than change

It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

(It's easier to run)
If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made
(It's easier to go)

If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
I would take all my shame to the grave



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  • fl1ck
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    fl1ckJan 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    To me this song is about trying to correct the past "If I could change I would Take back the pain I would Retrace every wrong move that I made " but not being able to so you want to erase it from your memory and Run from it
  • a
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    akidudontknowApr 5, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    i think the song is saying that you want to deal with all the problems you've had and all of the mistakes you've made but you find that "it's easier to run" from them than to deal with them, so you never do. you just keep running
  • tora
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    toraApr 1, 2009 at 12:02 am
    To me, this song is about wanting to correct the the mistakes you've made in the past
    "If I could change I would
    Take back the pain I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made I would"
    but, since you can't, you run away from them by dying.
    "It's so much easier to go
    Than face all this pain here all alone"
    "I would take all my shame to the grave".
  • d
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    dannicalli101Mar 7, 2009 at 1:41 am
    the songs talks bout the only way to get away frm your mistakes is to run away cuz there is no way you can change it or take away the pain

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