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Hey Mister, where have you been?
I'll never get to live this life again.
I gave it all but you were never there,
I gave it all but did you really ever care.

I hope where you are is a home for you,
Because I never found mine.
While I was always looking for you.

Hey Mister, where have you been?
I'll never get to live this life again.
Hey! Live it up.

Where are you this time?
You never showed, I'll never know,
How could you just let me go.
I'm all alone but you can't feel that.
Look at me now, now I've become,
Become the man you will never know!

This is the anthem for all you cowards!
This is the anthem for all you cowards!
Cowards!

Hey Mister, where have you been?
I'll never get to live this life again.
I just don't see it eye to eye anymore,
You were too much for me to ignore.

This search has been full of so many tears.
That flooded the future I saw, discovering you.

Hey Mister, where have you been?
I'll never get to live this life again.
Hey! Live it up.

Where are you this time?
You never showed, I'll never know,
How could you just let me go.
I'm all alone but you can't feel that.
Look at me now, now I've become,
Become the man you will never know!

This is what I got.
I don't need you anymore!
This is what I got.
I don't need you anymore!
This is what I got.
I don't need you anymore!
This is what I got.
I don't need you!



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    UnregisteredAug 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    This song clearly talks about levi benton's father who abandoned him. He feels resentment towards him for leaving him and for not being there for him as a good father should. He is also singing this for all the cowards(meaning all the dad's that walk out on their children as mine did) levi is also emphasizing and letting the world and his father especially know he has become a far greater person his father ever was and he doesnt need him anymore since he never was there to begin with.
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    To me it sounds like he never got to know his father
    And if he did his father would see the man we would become.
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    UnregisteredMay 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    It almost sounds like he's talking about a dad that bailed out on his family and marriage, from the child's perspective. But that's just imo from what it sounds like.
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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    The song was about levis dad but my friend thinks the song can be interpreted as him talking to god but i think it could also be understood as a song about a relationship ending badly
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    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    It's sounds to me like levi was raped several hundred times. So he wanted his dad to do it next. However, his daddy was never there. :(

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