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Hey, I'm your life
I'm the one who takes you there
Hey, I'm your life
I'm the one who cares
They, they betray
I'm your only true friend now
They, they'll betray
I'm forever there
I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel, sad but true
I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
You know it's sad but true, sad but true

You, you're my mask
You're my cover, my shelter
You, you're my mask
You're the one who's blamed
Do, do my work
Do my dirty work, scapegoat
Do, do my deeds, for you're the one who's shamed
I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel, sad but true
I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
You know it's sad but true, sad but true

I'm your dream
I'm your eyes
I'm your pain
I'm your dream (I'm your dream)
I'm your eyes (I'm your eyes)
I'm your pain (I'm your pain)
You know it's sad but true

Hate, I'm your hate
I'm your hate when you want love
Pay, pay the price
Pay for nothing's fair
Hey, I'm your life
I'm the one who took you here
Hey, I'm you life and I no longer care
I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel, sad but true
I'm your truth, telling lies
I'm your reasoned alibis
I'm inside open your eyes
I'm you, sad but true



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    CosmicBoySep 9, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    I think this song is about the dark side of each person, that is normaly hidden by the education we recieve so we can be functional members of the society
  • LiquidGMan
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    LiquidGManApr 17, 2014 at 2:10 am
    I think this song was about addiction angst, anger, and addiction to anything alcohol, coke, smack, and paying the price for it but realizing you need your fix addicted to something you can't control but grow into a different person or character because of those needs for control so technically your in bondage to that craving for peace and release to personal demons. Great song probably one of my favs besides and justice for all and master of puppets.
  • U
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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    This song is about drugs , and that when you do drugs it controls you , but you're the one who's blamed
  • PerfectlyInsane
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    PerfectlyInsaneMay 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    This song is about someone with an evil split personality that comes out when he sleeps, the verses ["I'm your dream mind astray", And the verse "I'm inside open your eyes... i'm you!] gives it away.
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 7:04 am
    Brenda we were very close at one time. To my very close friend- now she hates but this song she dedicated to me when we were dating because she called me her protector and her shelter.. To my old friend brenda i still remember our song. Love always james dean..

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