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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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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    A person who is lonely in the world. He wants something that he can confess, so he gets attention. He'll give 'all his secrets away' if he were to be noticed. 'just don't let me disappear, imma tell you everything'. He's 'got no reason, got no shame' in which he can say. He's 'got no family I can blame' meaning he can't be in the news becvause of that. He's a person that wants to be noticed, but doesn't have anything noticable about him. 'my life gets kinda boring'.
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 2:53 am
    The genius of these lyrics is in its complexity and, for lack of a better word: secrets. Too often, the messages behind musical lyrics are so blatantly obvious, that the creativity of the writer becomes overlooked and replaced by pop-cultures' framing of a song to make it fit the needs of what's en vogue. However, certain artists, those that still believe in the immense power of music, those who haven't given up on the fact that music is an eternal and universal language continue to let their creative genius shine despite external pressures to conform. "secrets" is a sort of play on this theme, serving as a reminder to listeners that on the surface at least, lyrics are not always intended to be as obvious as we would make them out to be.
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    UnregisteredMar 4, 2012 at 9:29 am
    It means that, you need to confess to everyone the truth of your life and not just some lie you made up that will make you look like someone your not, someone you think is far better than who you are but the truth is that you are what you make yourself of, secrets keep you from being you, the more you hide, the more you lose yourself, and it will make you insincere, without secrets, you'll be free to be yourself.
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    I have been in love with this song ever since I heard it for the first time, it is amaizing! In fact so amaizing I practiced and practiced over and over agin sssooo much I ended up doing it for this years talent show! I got first place and now everyone of the great people who wrote this song I look up to greatly. Thankyou for writing such a good one! Bye!

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