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I settle down
A twisted up frown
Disguised as a smile, well,
You would have never known
I had it all but not what I wanted
'Cause hope for me was a place uncharted
And overgrown

You'd make your way in
I'd resist you just like this
You can't tell me to feel
The truth never set me free
So I did it myself

You can't be to careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won't come any closer
You've got to reach a little
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More, more

Open your eyes like I opened mine
It's only the real world
A life you will never know
Shifting your weight to throw off the pain
Well you can ignore it
But only for so long

You look like I did
You resist me just like this
You can't tell me to heal
And it hurts remembering how it felt to shut down

You can't be to careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won't come any closer
You've got to reach a little
More
More
More
More, More

The truth never set me free
The truth never set me free
The truth never set me free
So I'll do it myself

You can't be to careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won't come any closer
You've got to reach out
Can't be to careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won't come any closer
You've got to reach out
More
More
More
More, More



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  • ld_123
    +4
    ld_123Oct 13, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    meaning: we can't always expect everything to go our way. they will change and all we need to do is stay strong and keep your faith.
  • KryptoniitE
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    KryptoniitEOct 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    I Lovee This Song. The Album Is Great!!!The SOngs On THis Album Have Great Beats ANd MElodies And Lyrics Aswell!!
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  • muse-lover01
    +2
    muse-lover01Jul 14, 2010 at 9:12 am
    Wow!! This song is... crap I'm running out of words- it's just amazing! I think it may be about how things are changing, like crime rate etc. and we can't be too careful because anything can happen. I don't really give a damn what the meaning is when I listen to it because I'm too busy jumping around :)
  • twilightfishy
    +2
    twilightfishyOct 8, 2009 at 2:32 am
    Paramore have once again delivered an awesome song in their latest album; a very good song worth listening to over... and over. Someone giving up hope and trying to keep going, blocking out people trying to help them, but 'you've got to reach out more' to find it yourself. Paramore 4eva!
  • live_forever18
    +1
    live_forever18Dec 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    this song is about a girl who wants to find true love, but every1 else doesn't agree w her definition of love. @ first i thought it was about dreams but then i read the pt about not feeling, and now i think it's about finding love. there's all these other ppl every1 wants her to be with, but she is resisting and tells them it's not working, but that's not helping so she has to go out on her own and find love and 'set herself free'.

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