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I took a drive today
Time to emancipate
I guess it was the beatings made me wise
But I'm not about to give thanks, or apologize
I couldn't breathe, holdin' me down
Hand on my face, pushed to the ground
Empty Gaze, united by fear
Forced to endure what I could not forgive...
I seem to look away
Wounds in the mirror waved
It wasn't my surface most defiled
Head at your feet, fool to your crown
Fist on my plate, swallowed it down
Empty gaze, united by fear
Tried to endure what I could not forgive
Saw things
Saw things
Saw things
Saw things
Clearer
Clearer
Once you, were in my...
Rearview mirror...
I gather speed from you fucking with me
Once and for all I'm far away
I hardly believe, finally the shades... are raised...
Saw things so much clearer
Once you, once you...
Rearviewmirror...
Saw things so much clearer
Once you, once you...
Rearviewmirror...



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    UnregisteredOct 29, 2013 at 2:17 am
    He's talking about being emancipated. Beatings made him wise
    its emnity guaged not empty gaze he is forced to endure what he. Could not forgive. I read somewhere he was abused by his father. Very powerful song. One of my favourites...
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    22mackinFeb 12, 2010 at 8:05 am
    being from a broken shit house as a kid, i know. it happens you me and eddie, there is more then you think. thats the sad part

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