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{Verse 1}
I scraped my knees when I was praying
And found a demon in my safest haven, seems like
It's getting harder to believe in anything
Than just to get lost in all my selfish thoughts
I wanna know what it'd be like
To find perfection in my pride
To see nothing in the light
Or turn it off in all my spite
In all my spite i'll turn it off

{Chorus}
And the worst part is
Before it gets any better
We're headed for a cliff
And in the free fall I will realize
I'm better off when I hit the bottom

{Verse 2}
The tragedy, it seems unending
I'm watching everyone I looked up to break and bending
We're taking shortcuts and false solutions
Just to come out the hero
Well I can see behind the curtain (I can see, yeah yeah)
The wheels are cranking, turning,
It's all wrong the way we're working
Towards a goal, that's nonexistent
It's nonexistent, but we just keep believing

{Chorus}
And the worst part is
Before it gets any better
We're headed for a cliff
And in the free fall I will realize
I'm better off when I hit the bottom

{Bridge}
I wanna know what it'd be like
To find perfection in my pride
To see nothing in the light
And turn it off in all my spite
In all my spite i'll turn it off
Just turn it off again

{Chorus}
And the worst part is
Before it gets any better
We're headed for a cliff
And in the free fall I will realize
I'm better off when I hit the bottom
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    The anti-god thing could make a lot of sense, but people can twist things so easily. I honestly think hayley is going to the concept of being broken. God's strength is made perfect through our weakness. I think the song does bring up doubt, which every christian has at certain times. I don't think my faith could be fully authentic if I didn't doubt god at one time and found more proof. But also, I think everything goes back to god when she talks about hitting the bottom.
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    I forgot the chorus. To me that talks about the fact that I know if I wake up the day after felling worse than the day before that it might just be due to the fact it has to get worse before it gets better- a bit like when someone dies, you have to mourn for you to carry on resonably normal (depending on who has died).
    And then when everything has settled down. Even if the relationship between me and the person isn't the same at least I know where I stand and can move on.
    And I don't mean an 'in love' relationship.
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    Although there is likely to be a specific meaning and story behind this song when it was written, I don't think it matters. The gist of the metaphor is that things only get worse before their better, however sometimes it isn't always worth the risk when things get worse. This metaphor can be connected to religion, love, or any situation really. But what matters is what it means to you.
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    Hailey is talking about the huge change in our beliefs and religion. She speaks of seeing people she looked up to break and bend to other's wills. To me this song reflects on how today we view things at a more personal and selfish level. She rounds it off by saying that, before we realise our mistakes in seeing the world as we do, it'll be too late. We've already ruined too much to save ourselves.
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    I think this song is about the economy. "and the worst part is, before it gets any better, we're headed for a cliff" refers to the fact that the debt bubble has to pop and cause a lot of financial pain for a lot of people before things can change for the better. That and the line about people behind the curtain, coming up with shortcuts and half solutions just to come out the hero. That reminds of our so-called leaders, behind closed doors, trying be a hero by coming up with half solutions to prevent the pain that in inevitably headed our way.
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