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I love an object, singular thing
Carried beside me and flaunted for me
Well I know I'm not holy, just partially good
No time for my family, patience to brood
I want to be a great man,
A hero, a martyr, immortal I'd stand
Well I haven't the guts to touch lepers or queers
Though I'm happy to waste away time with you here

Should I have believed I was still a boy
Naive and sane, protected wholly
Tongue-tied and restless
Breathing of futures
Know me; I am not a child
'Though you have age
You have not felt the pain...
Should I have remained obedient and docile
So far restrained
The hands that hold me back
Could break my bones
As each one snaps
I hate my home
Far on my way
I should know, I was born here
Know me, Know me

Am I just some fool? am I far from ready?
Just let me fall and I'll believe you.
Chained up and pampered I strain until I crack
Know me before you kill what I want to be
And leave me cold
Bled white
And feeling old
Far on my way
I should know, I was born here
Know me know all I am
Far on my way
I was cold then I exploded
Know me



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  • linkjones
    linkjonesDec 26, 2011 at 7:37 am
    You're welcome alkatraz76, a lot of people and sites don't have the beginning of this song so i correct it whenever i come accross it.
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    alkatraz76Jan 2, 2011 at 7:28 am
    This is a song about leaving home, leaving the safety of the nest. But more so, its about asking people who love him to know him, and let him go. So he can be great, or at least try to be. Because if they don't let him go they will,"kill what (he) wants to be." Know me, so you can help me become what I need to be.

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