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Relient K – Who I Am Hates Who I've Been lyrics

[Verse 1]
I watched the proverbial sunrise
Coming up over the Pacific
And you might think I'm losing my mind
But I will shy away from the specifics

'Cause I don't want you to know where I am
'Cause then you'll see my heart
In the saddest state it's ever been
And this is no place to try and live my life

[Chorus]
Stop right there
That's exactly where I lost it
See that line?
Well, I never should've crossed it
Stop right there
Well, I never should've said that
It's the very moment that I wish that I could take back

I'm sorry for the person I became
I'm sorry that it took so long for me to change
I'm ready to be sure I never become that way again
'Cause who I am hates who I've been
Who I am hates who I've been

[Verse 2]
I talked to absolutely no one
Couldn't keep to myself enough
And the things bottled inside
Had finally begun to create so much pressure
That I'd soon blow up
And I heard the reverberating footsteps
Syncing up to the beating of my heart
And I was positive that unless
I got myself together
I would watch me fall apart

And I can't let that happen again
Cause then you'll see my heart
In the saddest state it's ever been
This is no place to try and live my life

[Chorus]
Stop right there
That's exactly where I lost it
See that line?
I never should've crossed it
Stop right there
I never should've said that
It's the very moment that I wish that I could take back

Stop right there
That's exactly where I lost it
See that line?
Well, I never should've crossed it
Stop right there
Well, I never should've said that
It's the very moment that I wish that I could take back

I'm sorry for (sorry for) the person I became
I'm sorry that (sorry that) it took so long for me to change
I'm ready to (ready to) be sure I never become that way again
'Cause who I am hates who I've been
Who I am hates who I've been

Who I am hates who I've been
And who I am will take the second chance You gave me
Who I am hates who I've been
Cause who I've been only ever made me

I'm sorry for (sorry for) the person I became
I'm sorry that (sorry that) it took so long for me to change
I'm ready to (ready to) be sure I never become that way again
'Cause who I am hates who I've been
Who I am hates who I've been



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    peculiargirl
    The song is refering to how sorry someone is after they truly become a Christian and realize how selfish and arrogant they were before they met God personally. It is a big change, especially for someone who becomes a Christian in his or her later years in life. The lyrics say how they will never look back at how the used to act and go back to living that way. (P. S. Relient K is a Christian band, but they don't come right out in their songs and say that because they want to be able to reach out to those that aren't Christians, too!)
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    dragons_beloved_child
    I would have to slightly disagree with you all as I think the meanings are deeper than they seem. It could be anything like to me I have recently had problems with my fiance. She said she doesn't know who I am anymore and wanted the old me back. So I started to realize I need to change back to the fun, happy, loveing, and carefree me she fell in love with. And the moment I returned I felt so bad for what id put her through I think this song is covering that perhaps. But that's only my opinions. Feel free to add to what I've said.
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    This song, really this band, has helped me through some really hard times in my most recently ended relationship and in just my overall life. To me, this song means that he's refusing to cross lines/boundaries again (stop right there, that's exactly where I lost it; see that line? Well I never should have crossed it) because he doesn't want to hurt people again. He's apologizing for all the things he's said and done (stop right there, well I never should have said that). He's sorry that he didn't change for the better a long time ago (I'm sorry that it took so long for me to change). He bottled up all of his feelings inside and never talked to anyone about it (verse 2) and now he sees that doing so was wrong and it took a major toll on him/his health. All in all, he's apologizing for all of the mistakes that he made in the past and even though he can't take it back, he's going to do all he can to prove that he is sorry. An amazing, insightful song!
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    Just like in deathbed, (five score and seven years ago) it doubtfully pertains to matt. The song is about how his new self (after new birth, or repentance) hates and will not revert back to his old sinful self. And because everything happens for a special reason, and/or can be added to god's plan for you, often times bad things happen so you can minister to people in the future who struggle with the same thing.
    Among other things.
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