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Saw you the other day
Looking so undermined
Acting like it wouldn't happen
Making sense of anything that you could find
Because it's just about to happen
And you'll be there
You must have known the storm was coming
When the clouds appeared

May as well let the rain come down
And join the circus of people
While you're there

Something is changing
Bruising and aching
And I'm trying
To find out
What it is
When I fix her
She's breaking
Reason keeps escaping
We're protecting
And burning like a cyst

I know that
I can help you
I just don't fucking want to
And the feeling
Is stronger by the day
Say that
I'm selfish
But I know you need this
And I'm just so
Sick of the chase

While you are letting your guard down
I will be letting myself go
While you keep running your ship aground
I will be setting myself alight

Too late, you dropped the drawbridge
You let the vampires in
You caused this shit to happen and now you want out?

Too late, you dropped the drawbridge
You let the vampires in
I hope you know now that it's nobodies fault but yours!

While you are letting your guard down
I will be letting myself go
While you keep running your ship aground
I will be setting myself alight



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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    It's about changing your ways to combat adversity. If you don't want to change your ways, don't ask for help twice. If you do... Well, the chorus says it all. You can't help someone who won't help themselves and after awhile you get sick of trying.
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    UnregisteredMar 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    He helped the girl to get out of whatever her problem is, but the girl kept on breaking back to pieces (not wanting to change and get depressed all over again), then he got sick of helping her and let her alone and the girl got into trouble and he said it's her fault for not wanting to change so he doesn't help her.

    Imo.
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    UnregisteredJul 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    Doctor heal thyself... Of this co-dependence. And since my answer was too short it begs the question as to where this site is strung out on feedback
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    The meaning of the song in my strongest opinion is the ultimatum between a man and woman before the relationship ship wrecks into a failure. The man has given the woman a choice to decide what direction to take it and the man is on his edge. In the end the relationship fails and the understanding that they are not compatible is then present.
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    UnregisteredFeb 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    The tempest is a song written to someone that has gotten them selves into some kind of trouble and the write really doesn't want to help them

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