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Weep for yourself, my man,
You'll never be what is in your heart
Weep little lion man,
You're not as brave as you were at the start
Rate yourself and rake yourself,
Take all the courage you have left
Waste it on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head


But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
Didn't I, my dear?

Didn't I, my dear

Tremble for yourself, my man,
You know that you have seen this all before
Tremble little lion man,
You'll never settle any of your scores
Your grace is wasted in your face,
Your boldness stands alone among the rank
Now learn from your mother or else spend your days biting your own neck

But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
Didn't I, my dear?

But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
Didn't I my dear

Didn't I my dear

Ahhhhh...

But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
Didn't I my dear

It was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
Didn't I my dear

Didn't I my dear



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    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    Its about people like us, transitioning from adolecents to adults letting go of what we've done, filled with fear of whats to come. -omar varela tucson az
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 4:31 am
    This is what happens when you take your boyfriend for granted and what you wanna say to him when he's gone
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    I believe this song represents re-encarnation and human ego. We are all blinding by so much materialism and problems we have created. When we go back to when we were born, or even before that, we didn't see possibiliy, we seen impossibility. Then that was labelled as imagination and then human ego takes over. Being older we doubt, we bicker, we don't believe in anything beyond our own eyes. Some people don't even believe in the soul. Quit fretting on everything and maybe your dreams will come true
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    I think it's about a man who refuses to be accountable for his role in a marital breakdown, his spouse sarcastically saying "it's not your fault but mine" to make it easier on the poor little man who thinks he is strong like a lion but really is just biting his own neck by avoiding the truth/accountability.
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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    Funny 'cos i just said to my friend here next to me, i havo no idea what could possibly be the context of this all... In short, what it is about?

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