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I need another story
Something to get off my chest
My life gets kinda boring
Need something that I can confess

'Til all my sleeves are stained red
From all the truth that I've said
Come by it honestly I swear
Thought you saw me wink, no
I've been on the brink, so

Tell me what you want to hear
Something that'll light those years
Sick of all the insincere
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time
Don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

My God
Amazing that we got this far
It's like we're chasing all those stars
Driving shiny big black cars

And everyday I see the news, all the problems that we could solve
And when a situation rises, just write it into an album
Seen it straight to gold
I don't really like my flow, no, so

Tell me what you want to hear
Something that'll light those years
Sick of all the insincere
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time
Don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

Oh, got no reason, got not shame
Got no family I can blame
Just don't let me disappear
I'mma tell you everything

So tell me what you want to hear
Something that'll light those years
Sick of all the insincere
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time
Don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

So tell me what you want to hear
Something that'll light those years
Sick of all the insincere
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time
Don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

All my secrets away
All my secrets away



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    UnregisteredSep 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    I think the meanng of this song is being true to the person you love and care. Quit tellin lies before it's too late, before you lose tht person. Secrets are secrets because they are meant to be kept hidden behind the wall to the world, but tellin someone who you trully trust is better than keeping it in cuz your heart lightens and you feel more happy and comfortable knowing that it's something you are sharing with the person who means alot to you:)
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    franzmayoMar 27, 2011 at 7:49 am
    the song is about your inside story of being what you are and it is being told to someone you really love so that she can understand you deeply as a person making you more visible internally and externally, making the song more filled with life eventhough it is in a mellow tune.
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    maybecoolDec 30, 2010 at 1:52 am
    i love this song me and my friend are awsome at singin this song we sing this song at lunch we are weird we have to eat fast cause we spend half of the time sigin the song ,peace!!!
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    UnregisteredJan 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    This is my life song it means no more lining believe in yourself you have nothing to lie about you should love yourself how you are is perfect you are your self and you are sick of hiding and always Lying this is a song that has one of the best meaning this meaning hope you enjoyed and please don't hate.
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    InvisbleWordsOct 9, 2010 at 1:40 am
    Eventually, you can't live inside your lies anymore, and this song is about realizing that, and being tired of it. So he's not going to do that anymore. He's going to reveal the truth, no matter what people say, no matter what the consequences. This is an amazing song that I can totally relate to, OneRepublic is awesome. This song is so inspiring.

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