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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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    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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    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.
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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2012 at 5:16 am
    Love all of them, a great song is many things to many people with a catchy tune that captures you and connects. This one is great for self projection whether you are in a dark place, coming out of one or just looking into the darkness. The lion man is in all these places and the question is are you the lion man or are you singing to him?
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    UnregisteredFeb 25, 2012 at 3:53 am
    The "little lion man", the person being sung to, has been through a rough patch. Maybe he's got psychological problems. Maybe he was just a jerk. I don't know.

    The singer knew the person, and didn't pull through when they were needed. Singer is teasing the person about his problems, but at the same time, the singer is acknowledging that he/she is partly responsible for the person's problems now.

    The singer is trying to encourage the little lion man to hold on and not give up.

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