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Cast your mind back to the days,
When I'd pretend I was OK.
I had so very much to say,
About my crazy livin'.
Now that I've stared into the void,
So many people, I've annoyed.
I have to find a middle way,
A better way of giving.

So I haven't given up,
But all my choices, my good luck...
Appear to go and get me stuck,
In an open prison.
Now I am tryin' to break free,
Be in a state of empathy.
Find the true and inner me,
Eradicate the schism.

No-one can take it away from me,
And no-one can tear it apart.
Because a heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.

A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
No-one can take it away from me,
No-one can tear it apart.
Maybe an elaborate fantasy,
But it's the perfect place to start.

Because a heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that... works.



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    annasJun 24, 2009 at 10:39 am
    this song (!)may(!) be about Brian being much too opened about his bisexualism and all back in the past, about bringing it all into the light, and now he sorta regrets it. I may be wrong as it's kind of unlikely with Brian to be up front in his lyrics- so understanding them literally ain't the best way usually. but anyways, I love this song.
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    wildlingsJun 4, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    This song is about co-dependency. He gives selflessly to people out of love, but discovers that doing everything to make people happy only makes them hate you. Result is that he suffers every time he loves someone.

    His only way out is to find a way of giving that comes from a place of inner strength instead of trying to make everybody happy all the time. ("Find the true and inner me").
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    UnregisteredMar 15, 2012 at 2:28 am
    Please "bright lights and black holes", is the whole point of the song. Maybe describes an operating room and a certain medical precedure. Duh
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    PadeurNov 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    A few minor corrections :
    1 - But all my choices, my good luck AppearED to go and get me stuck
    2 - IT may be elaborate fantasy (not "Maybe an elaborate")
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    wildlingsAug 19, 2009 at 11:58 pm
    Hey, looks like rikigo rejected my suggestions but took klintopher's on board (essentially the same as mine). Glad the true meaning is out there now :)

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