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Dried up, a guitar upon my knee
I should have sold out when the devil came for me
Dig a hole and throw it out to sea
Break the code, how happy I could be

I still wave at the dots on the shore
And I still beat my head against the wall
I still rage and wage my little war
I'm a shade and easy to ignore

White wall, I had to paint a door
I always find that I've been through it before
Close it up and throw away the key
Break the code, how happy I could be

I woke up and I had a big idea
To buy a new soul at the start of every year
I paid up and it cost me pretty dear
Here's a hymn to those that disappear



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    UnregisteredFeb 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Obviously deals with the faustian bargain with the devil. Its about someone who's frustrated with his/her insignificant existence. Someone who keeps experiencing the same mundane things over and over again, and believes that so much more could have been achieved. He/she regrets not selling out to the devil earlier in exchange of greater ambition and infinite knowledge. This song is for the countless millions who are still on the lookout for greatness, but who end up disappearing into an endless sea of nothingness.

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