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It's been awhile
Since I could
Hold my head up high

And it's been awhile
Since I first saw you

And it's been awhile
Since I could stand
On my own two feet again

And it's been awhile
Since I could call you

And everything I can remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that are rendered
I've stretched myself beyond my means

And it's been awhile
Since I could say
That I wasn't addicted and

It's been awhile
Since I could say
I loved myself as well and

It's been awhile
Since I've gone
And fucked things up
Just like I always do

And it's been awhile
But all that shit seems to
Disappear when I'm with you

And everything I can remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I've rendered
I've gone and fucked things up again

Again

Why must I feel this way?

Just make this go away

Just one more peaceful day

And it's been awhile
Since I could
Look at myself straight

And it's been a while
Since I said I'm sorry

And it's been awhile
Since I've seen the way
The candles light your face

And it's been awhile
But I can still remember
Just the way you taste

And everything I can remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
To be
I know it's me

I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

And it's been awhile
Since I could
Hold my head up high

And it's been a while
Since I said I'm sorry...



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    MusicalObesityFeb 10, 2009 at 4:02 am
    I think this song is not only talking about drugs but about moving on...realizing your mistakes after hitting rock bottom. Just flat out looking at your self for the first time and actually seeing what you have done and what you can do to fix it "it's been awhile since I said I'm sorry".
    But hey...that's just my two cents.
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    Jim_HadarJul 31, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    I always thought it was about drg addiction. However, an amusing story. While DJ'ing a high school dance once I was confronted by a female teacher/chaperone. The middle-age woman was quite outraged that I would play such a filthy song. Mind you, I was playing the "clean" radio edit. Teach it seems, was quite constipated over the line in the song "I can still remember just the way you taste", insisting that it was referring to oral sex. When I calmly explained the real meaning, the drug addicition, she said "well, thats entirely different" and walked off. I guess at that particular school illegal drugs are fine, BUT DON'T YOU DARE go down on your girlfriend! lol
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    UnregisteredDec 16, 2013 at 4:40 am
    It's about heroin.everything he describes has to do with how the drug makes you feel.Its been a while since I could hold my head up high...cuz on heroin ur always nodding off & also how you lose control and fuck- up your life.you even forget something as simple as how someone you love looks in the candlelight...it's about his personal addiction.I heard he wrote it when he got clean.
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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    In a word this song is about "recovery" from past addictions & many bad choices made due to this disease. He speaks of his clarity now & the wreckage of his past. It is a song that tells my story all to well.
    Bravo to aaron for writing this beautiful lyrics.
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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    "it's been awhile" single by staind is about aaron's look of drug issues and failed past relationships. Also he says about his father, which though he believes he have only himself to blame for his problems.

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