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I tried to be the one that everybody loved
Where has that gotten me?
I tear myself to shreds to prove that I'm someone
That I could never be

Now these unsightly marks define me

So help me, please someone come quick
I think I am losing it
Forgive me, I inherited this
From a stranger I'll never miss...
I'm sick.

My father taught me first hand how to be set free
Give up and runaway
I wish I could drain out his half of blood in me
But I'd still have his face

I curse reflections, everyday

So help me, please someone come quick
I think I am losing it
Forgive me, I inherited this
From a stranger I'll never miss...

Here is my own family tradition
Following footsteps into addiction
So is there a way that I can find peace
While still numbing my pain
Is this my fate?
Cause your only son still can't seem to find his way

So help me, please someone come quick
I think I am losing it
Forgive me, I inherited this
From a stranger I'll never miss.

So father where the hell are you now?
I think that you would be proud
Your son whos so unluckly
Fell right next to the tree

I hope your proud of me,
I hope you're proud.



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    UnregisteredMar 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm
    I am completely in love with this song. Not only does the singer have a ridicioulisly amazing singing voice, but the lyrics are meaningful as they are thought provoking. The song may not be overly long but the story behind it holds a thousand words, wounds, and emotions. Definitely A song worth downloading, and a band worth looking out for.
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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Being burnt because you wanna be your own person, an not follwing in yor parents paths. No matter waht you you do youll make em happy
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 12:30 am
    The boy in this sing is struggling with alcoholism, like his father before him. He resents his father, and himself for being like him. He's trying, and probably failing, to break the "family tradition" as seen in the line "is there a way that i can find peace while still numbing my pain. "

    I love this song, and senses fail.
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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    That hes become addicted just like his father who left him and his mother when things got hard and he feels like hes just like his father
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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 1:30 am
    He hates his father, so he tried to change himself to make people like him based on the notion that everyone else hates his father as much as he does.

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