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Don't tell me that this is your last chance to change
'Cause if you do, then you would be telling a lie but

I warned you
What could happen if you should decide
To live your life from the 9 to 5
And I'll mourn you;
For that detail that is left unsaid,
Is a reminder of the time you bled

Return to days when you knew you still felt alive
Reveal the way you felt when you could look inside

They've sold you
Everything you need to fix you up
And you feel good now but you can't wake up
They found a way to reassure you
(That everything would be okay)
Reach out today, now I emplore you
To remember who you are

Return to days when you knew you still felt alive
Reveal the way you felt when you could look inside

So you felt it, but you don't know,
Why you can't explain at all
Why you felt it, 'cause you don't know,
No you don't know

Break the walls between building atrophy
Causing all your problems to recede
Break the walls between (break the walls between)
Causing all your pain (causing all your pain)
You'll never learn

Return to days when you knew you still felt alive
Reveal the way you felt when you could look inside

(Break the walls between building atrophy)
Take back
The beat in your heart
Why fight
When you can't be bought?

(Causing all your problems to recede)
Take back
The beat in your heart
Why fight
When you can't be bought?

(Break the walls between)
Take back
The beat in your heart
Why fight
When you can't be bought?

(Causing all your pain)
Take back
The beat in your heart
Why fight
When you can't be bought?



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    panicloverMay 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    well i think this song is adout a person who is not doing so well in his or her life and whants to change it around and start all over and some really colse to them really whants to help
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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 2:41 am
    I believe the song is about a person who's going through rough times (either drug related or depression, it's kind of a *insert problem here* sorta song). The person wants to get better and back to the person he used to be, and despite how much others help, he just can't seem to get better. The song mostly harps on the bad habit(s) or problem(s) you just can't get rid of no matter how much you try (hence the song name atrophy, you're staying the same instead of getting better).
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    UnregisteredJul 17, 2012 at 1:52 am
    I feel that this song is about a person that is in shock at first (from some sort of atrophy diagnosis) and tried to take their life (time you bled) and is spiraling through depression, which is why he states to "return to days... " then they go to a hospital and they give them everything they need to live for a while, but their memory is cloudy due to the medicine. Then the person telling the story is in love with this person and begging for them to come back at the end and knows that no amount of money they gives to the hospital can bring this person back to them
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    DarkPuffPallJan 13, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    i think this song is about sum1 whose life really sux and they get mixed up in the wrong things like drugs or sumthing and he is trying 2 encourage him 2 get his life back on track.
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    urmom1996Jul 4, 2008 at 1:28 am
    i think this song means that someone is sucking at life at the moment and feeling very angry about because asomeone they loved dearly has passed away or has left and they fell that no one is there for them enymore

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