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Break me in, teach us to cheat
And to lie, cover up
What shouldn't be shared
And the truth's unwinding
Scraping away at my mind
Please stop asking me to describe him

For one moment
I wish you'd hold your stage
With no feelings at all
Open minded
I'm sure I used to be so free

Self-expressed, exhausting for all
To see and to be
What you want and what you need
The truth's unwinding
Scraping away at my mind
Please stop asking me to describe

For one moment
I wish you'd hold your stage
With no feelings at all
Open minded
I'm sure I used to be so free

For one moment
I wish you'd hold your stage
With no feelings at all
Open minded
I'm sure I used to be so free

Wash me away
Clean your body of me
Erase all the memories
They will only bring us pain
And I've seen, all I'll ever need



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    shirlesJMar 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    i love this song, it jst has an emotional impact on you when you listen to it, the way matt sings it is just beautiful. i dont fully understand the meaning of it tho, still trying to figure it out.
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    UnintendedOct 22, 2008 at 11:12 am
    Matt Bellamy has said about Citizen Erased that Its an expression of what it feels like to be questioned, this is we know is something he spends more time than others doing which can prove very stressful especially when being asked constantly about yourself "Please stop asking me to describe him"

    :)

    I LOVE MUSE!
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    chinopowerJul 13, 2008 at 2:27 am
    the things we are goning through everyday, like our jobs like the damn traffic, the lack of money...they make us love ourselves a little less day by day. we are erased one by one, forget all you know about you your brother your neighbourhood, wee'll be erased. nothing last forever.

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