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I was alone
I was tired but now im bound
My head is off the ground
For a long time I was so weary
Tired of the sound,I've heard before
Knowing of the nights im out the door
Haunted by the things i've made
Stuck between the burning light and the dusty shade

Said I used to think the past was dead and gone
But I was wrong, so wrong
Whatever makes you blind must make you strong,make you strong
In my time I've melted into many forms
From the day that I was born,I know that there is no place to hide
Stuck between the burning shade and the fading light

I was broken for a long time
But it's over now
Said I was broken for a long time
But it's over now

Yes and you,
yeah well you walk these lonely streets that people send, people send
There are some wounds that just can't mend
And I do pretend
Now I'm free from all the things that take my friends
And I will stand here till the end
Now I know I can take the moon
Stuck between the burning shade and the faded light
I was broken for a long time
But it's over now, it's over now
Mm it's over now, now, now
It's over now, it's over now.
It's over now, now

Said I was broken for a long time
But it's over, but it's over
But it's over, but it's over
But it's over, but it's over
But it's over now, now, now, now
But it's over, love is over
But it's over now
But it's over, love is over
But it's over now, now, now
I was broken for a long time now
But it's over, but it's over now yeah
Over now, it's all over, it's over now.



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    UnregisteredJul 12, 2012 at 3:33 am
    To me, this song is talking about his broken spirit, my broken spirit. When there was no meaning to life, no motivation left, completely and utterly broken. But now it's over.
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    UnregisteredOct 5, 2013 at 2:57 am
    In my own personal opinion, Rob's version made me more emotional because he went all out. I feel like it has many different meanings, but for me I think it's about struggling with something in your life that breaks you down completely. You try over and over again, but it knocks you down each time. In the end, you find the strength you lost before and you pick yourself up.
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 6:00 am
    I think this song can be about any type of loss and your ability to recover from it. Wether it a lost love, personal trageties, mourning death... The meaning is still the same. So i say take what you want from the song. Apply it to your life and let it help you get through whatever you need it to if you use music to help you do that. I know i do!
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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    We know he didn't write he even says the song was wrote by marcus foster but i believe he did a beautiful job singing this song u can feel his passion when he sing it sounds like he finally free from whatever had him broken i love this song it means a lot to me so big up to marcus foster who wrote it and song it but also big up to robert pattinson for his version which caught my ear in the first places u both did a wonderful job!!!
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    UnregisteredJan 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm
    I just recently discovered that Robert Pattinson performed music at all. To hear his voice that in speaking is so soft, so cultured, become this sensuous, raw, emotional, amazing, living sound, well I was just speechless. I had to play it again, then again. Then I had to find Marcus Foster's rendition. I am in love with this song. Everything that was ever wrong in my life, money, sex, love, addiction, it is all here in this one song. I'm sad that I missed out on it for so long, apparently I could have been loving it for well over a year. I am awed.

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