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I know how to hold a grudge
I can send a bridge up in smoke
And I can't count the people I've let down, the hearts I've broke
You ain't gotta dig too deep
If you wanna find some dirt on me
I'm learning who you've been
Ain't who you've got to be
It's gonna be an uphill climb
Aww honey I won't lie

I ain't no angel
I still got a still few more dances with the devil
I'm cleanin up my act, little by little
I'm getting there
I can finally stand the man in the mirror I see
I ain't as good as I'm gonna get
But I'm better than I used to be

I've pinned a lot of demons to the ground
I've got a few old habits left
There's one or two I might need you to help me get
Standin in the rain so long has left me with a little rust
But put some faith in me
And someday you'll see
There's a diamond under all this dust

I ain't no angel
I still got a still few more dances with the devil
I'm cleanin up my act, little by little
I'm getting there
I can finally stand the man in the mirror I see
I ain't as good as I'm gonna get
But I'm better than I used to be

I ain't no angel
I still got a still few more dances with the devil
But I'm cleanin up my act, little by little
I'm getting there
I can finally stand the man in the mirror I see
I ain't as good as I'm gonna get
But I'm better than I used to be



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    UnregisteredDec 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    Well I was with a guy 4 years and me and him spit up because he wanted the kind of girl who wanted to stay in trouble then a couple of years ago he asked me back out because she got locked up and he sung this song to me on a back of a 4 wheel drive pick up truck after I got off of work and took me to the river and we ate on a boat and he pulled a diamond ring out and asked me to marry him so now this song has came along way and still makes me smile when I listen to it so this song was our first dance to our wedding.
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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm
    This is about a man who has been hurt in the past and turned out wild, he found a new love his angel and is trying to clean up his act, he is getting better but not as good as he can be and will be, he is asking her to hang in there with him because he will need her help and someday she will see he is a diamond!
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    UnregisteredMar 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    To me this is me to a T. I've done let all my family down, my children down. Now I'm a grandma and I've been changing little by little, ya I have few old habits left, but I'm working on that as we speak. I know the things I've done in the past that were wrong and knew were wrong but did it anyways. Don't have to be thrown in my face I know I hurt them I know that I let them down. And all I'm asking is for all those people that know who I'm talking about just have faith in me ill show all I can be. This is all knew to me also so ur not the only ones scared I'm scared too.
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    UnregisteredFeb 1, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    I been in this persons spot before, in fact I think we all have wit addictions or words said out of anger.
    All you can do is go step by step and apologize or fix those bridges you put up in smoke, it is a slow and painful battle. The one lyric that says I am getting there but I can finally stand the man in the mirror.
    Tells you he saw the errors in his ways and that he is doing all he can while he can to fix those mistakes out of his past.
    Do it now while you can, I am doing it and so many are gone and nobody can fix those bridges fully, do it now while you have that chance.
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    UnregisteredJun 16, 2012 at 2:04 am
    This song touches my heart so much. Its like the theme song to my life :) I have done so much danage to my family and loved ones, I'm in recovery from drugs(16 months) I'm lucky to still have them in my life! 2nd chances are a great thing. To me this song is about someone that has a bad past and is trying to do better. Asking for a 2nd chance! Love this song!

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