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I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend,
You could cut ties with all the lies,
That you've been living in,
And if you do not want to see me again,
I would understand.
I would understand.

The angry boy,
A bit too insane,
Icing over a secret pain
You know you don't belong.

You're the first to fight,
You're way too loud,
You're The flash of light,
On a burial shroud,
I know something's wrong

Well everyone I know has got a reason,
To say,
Put the past away

I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend,
You could cut ties with all the lies,
That you've been living in,
And if you do not want to see me again,
I would understand,
I would understand.

And well he's on the table,
And he's gone to code,
And I do not think anyone knows,
What they are doing here,

And your friends have left you,
You've been dismissed.
I never thought it would come to this,
And I, I want you to know

Everyone's got to face down the demons,
Maybe today,
We can put the past away,

I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend.
You could cut ties with all the lies,
That you've been living in,
And if you do not want to see me again,
I would understand,
I would understand,
I would understand...

(I would understand)
(I would understand)
(Understand)

Ya ya ya ya ya...

Can you put the past away?

I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend,
I would understand

(I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend, )
I would understand
(I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend, )
And I would understand
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    REthinkJan 5, 2009 at 7:29 am
    I think it means if you don't like your life or your sad,angry,and depressed think about the good times or the good times that will come.Don't give up hope. There's a sunny day in everyones life, eventually.When you think it's over just wait for that sunny day.
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    PrizyDec 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    This song sounds like it's about a guy pleading to a fallen friend to get over the past and not go over the edge. Not to throw his life away and give into his demons. I looove how this song sounds, and it has a good meaning, for anyone who has a troubled friend in life-or maybe is troubled his/herself.
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    This song is avoiding red river week. All men who are in contact with women must learn this song so that they may avoid the wrath of the red river. Down with red river!
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    UnregisteredDec 8, 2011 at 9:28 am
    This song wants to tell the listeners to forget the past, all the bad memories must be forgotten and learn to move on to have a better future
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    SocialSatireFeb 10, 2009 at 1:01 am
    I love this song so much, and I don't even know why. I've only heard it once, and I already count it as an all-time favorite song.
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