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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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    love_junkyOct 10, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    i luv wht does this song talks about when she talks about that she relizes that
    its the worst part when ur falling and think that ur better off when u reach the bottom ..she says that the worst part is death..but no1 relizes until they are heading directly for it i luv this song soo much it makes u feel optmistic after all u have been through
  • Reynadame
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    ReynadameOct 4, 2009 at 3:14 am
    The acoustic of this song is one of my top favs from the new cd.
    I love how it shows the struggle with faith and the belife in god.
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    MrsBellaSwan01Dec 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    this song is about following God and how hard it can be sometimes to do that and how there are so many distractions in life and how she is going to turn it off/tune it out and pay attention and follow God
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 2:20 am
    I think it means that when everything seems to fall apart, you shouldnt take shortcuts, or become a villain, for the sake of something good. Rather, you should just take the path that you feel is right>> but thats something you realise only after you have "taken the wrong path"
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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    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

    When u hit the bottom, there is no other way but up.

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