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Seems like forever, like forever
Since I tore myself apart
And left my friends in the wake
Of countless tears
And fading life
When I couldn't seem to grasp the life I lead
And the lives I touch
It's one year on now,
One year on, one year on
Still I struggle with the same demons
I she'd as I lay there
Lost in my head, lost in my head
Lost in this goddamn hospital bed...

I'm not the same man and I don't dare try,
Try to uncover all the darkness I hide
It's like my demons are my lovers...

But I've got friends (friends)
By my side, I've got hope (hope) in my eyes
And dreams to aspire to
And the world to watch below

(Chorus)
And death won't be my lover I've got so
Much left to give and take my life with subtle steps
Instead of not wanting all that is left...

Instead of trying to take my own life

It's one year on
And I'm stronger-
I want to live much longer
Not grow old and bitter
And jaded and not hate what life gave me
And let the fear wash away

And let the demons blunt their claws
On a life that's full of mistakes
But always searching for much more.

I won't die defeated.
(I won't die defeated)

'Cause I've got friends
(Friends) by my side
I've got hope in my eyes
And dreams to aspire to
And the whole wide world to watch below...

(Chorus)
And death won't be my lover I've got so
Much left to give and take my life with subtle steps instead of not wanting
All that is left...



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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 12:44 am
    This song is about the lead singer joel being suicidal which happened a year after this was written "one year on" he tried to kill himself and ended the night in a hospital bed "lost in this god damn hospital bed" now he is recovered from that and has moved on "i won't die defeated! "
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    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 3:30 am
    It's about when joel birch (vocals) was so depressed that he tried to commit suicide. Youngbloods (the album) has the main message that suicide isn't the best option, and it doesn't get you out, it just leaves your burdens on the shoulders of others that you left behind.
    Anchors and youngbloods are also examples of this message, because youngbloods is about carrying on even though you may feel like there's nothing left. And anchors is about how you feel when you have so much emotional baggage holding you down, and you feel worthless. "anchors" is the metaphor for baggage.

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