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I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much
My scars remind me that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel

Drunk and I'm feeling down
And I just wanna be alone
I'm pissed 'cause you came around
Why don't you just go home
Cause you channel all your pain
And I can't help you fix yourself
Your making me insane
All I can say is

I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much and
Our scars remind us that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel

I tried to help you once
Against my own advise
I saw you going down
But you never realized
That your drowning in the water
So I offered you my hand
Compassion's in my nature
Tonight is our last stand

I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much and
Our scars remind us that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel

I'm drunk and I'm feeling down
And I just wanna be alone
You shouldn't ever came around
Why don't you just go home?
Cause your drowning in the water
And I tried to grab your hand
And I left my heart open
But you didn't understand
[But you didn't understand]
Go fix yourself

I can't help you fix yourself
But at least I can say I tried
I'm sorry but I gotta move on with my own life
I can't help you fix yourself
But at least I can say I tried
I'm sorry but I gotta move on with my own life

I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much and
Our scars remind us that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel

I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much and
Our scars remind us that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel



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  • out_of_order
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    out_of_orderDec 27, 2008 at 2:14 am
    Its simply an amazing song. I know its basically about trying to help someone who wont accept it, and in the end hurting yourself, but. To me, it just seems a bit different, when I listen to the chorus. Its like you keep hurting yourself by giving your heart, and end up picking yourself back up and hiding it. And you're always hurt because you care too much. And you wish to forget the past. But you see the scars, and they remind you. Its all so real. But, I guess everyone relates differently.
  • chocolex14
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    chocolex14Sep 7, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    This song helped me grow recently. One of my best friends decided that it would be best for both of us if we didn't talk for a while, and it completely broke me down. When I heard this song after that conversation, I understood what he was really doing. It was a period of my life that was so. Over dramatic, with a lot of problems. All throughout our friendship, he was trying to help me out of that position, but I wouldn't ever let him. I realized how much all my suffering hurt him and why he gave up, and now the situation makes so much more sense.
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    reddude45Jul 13, 2009 at 12:59 am
    Well I like this song an its great an what I said down dere like I was in love with this girl an she kept hurting me but I kept givin to her an I just got hurt even worse an I really wanted needed to sew my heart shut an stop carein about her stop giving to her but I'm happy now its all over so yea that's what I ment by "i wish i could sew my heart shut goddamit i cant get my mind off her" but yea good song.
  • U
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2012 at 3:57 am
    This has a meaning to me with my ex. I loved him so much, and I found out he was doing drugs, I tried so hard to help him, and be there for him, because I really cared and wanted him to get better, but in the end he just brought me down with him, and I sacrificed so much for him, but eventually I realized I need to move on with my own life, and I can't help someone who does not want the help,.
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    UnregisteredJan 22, 2012 at 2:29 am
    The song to me means that the person singing it is trying to help someone who doesn't believe they need or want help. He cares but because this person doesn't want help, it hurts him to see whats going on so much that he tries not to care. It seems like the singer has gone through a similiar situlation and is constantly reminded of it because of the mental or physical scars left behind.

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