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If I struggle a lifetime,
What would my body be?
An empty shell,
On what a demon fed

Could be a heavy burden,
To stay true to your words
Speak up,
I wanna silence everything

If I got no plan,
Doesn't mean that I get what I want for free
If I got no meaning,
Would you force me to a place where I make sense?
'Cause nothing lasts forever

How do I get home?
Everything revolves around you
If I can't find myself?
As you're so completely fake

How do I get home?
Everything revolves around you
If even you can't help?
Dark nights from my soul

I deny failure,
I Ignite
Woe is on my misery,
She wins all their eyes

Realise what they find's not fate,
This is not me, this is me
So if I struggle a lifetime,
What good would that do?

If I got a plan,
Doesn't have to stop the feeling inside
If I do make sense,
Would you drag me down?
'Cause nothing lasts forever

How do I get home?
Everything revolves around you!
If I can't find myself?
As you're so completely fake!

How do I get home?
Everything revolves around you!
If even you can't help?
Dark night from my soul



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    UnregisteredAug 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    I believe it is a conflict between two subconscious persona's of the same person brought on by years of dis-association complex. Both are fighting for meaning to who they are.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    To me, it's like the person on the song is feeling alone in the world, and that everything is just pressing in on them, but they're just staying defiant in the face of all the odds.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    This is a testament that opposes the belief that even through a hard-fought life one can achieve success. In it there is a battle between two egos in one person. The reason the battle of life is never won is due to the fact there will always be an enemy to face... Oneself.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    Until one achieves self-mastery, he will continue to battle his strongest and most relentless foe - himself - and to that end there can be no victory.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    I believe this song is about life's meaning. Making one's lifetime worthwhile and simultaneously feeling complete. It depicts one's emotional world and the inner fights between what's right/wrong from different aspects and again trying to achieve some sort of completion and peace of mind.

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