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When I was young and knew everything
And she a punk who rarely ever took advice
Now I'm guilt stricken,
Sobbing with my head on the floor
Stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice

I can't be held responsible
Cause she was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place

For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We'd never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen

My best friend took a week's
Vacation to forget her
His girl took a week's worth of
Valium and slept
Now he's guilt stricken sobbing with his
Head on the floor
Thinks about her now and how he never really
Wept he says

I can't be held responsible
Cause she was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place

For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We'd never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen

We've tried to wash our hands of all of this
We never talk of our lacking relationships
And how we're guilt stricken sobbing with our
Heads on the floor
We fell through the ice when we tried not to
Slip, we'd say

I can't be held responsible
Cause she was touching her face
I won't be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place

For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We'd never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen

For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We'd never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen

We were merely freshmen
We were only freshmen



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    colorfulNov 12, 2008 at 12:55 am
    It's a very complicated song. They were in a relationship in their first year of collage so they were young, right? Yeah.
    I think that he might have done something wrong or not have noticed if she was depressed. I think he broke up with her. Thinking he knew he was right. Then she killed herself. He thinks it's his fault. It's a beautiful song showing how people when they are young make bad choices, and so do older people. That's my guess.
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    winrightmdw1Aug 31, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    This song is about rape actually. He thought she wanted it "I can't be held responsible. Cause she was touching her face" and about how she fell in love in the first place then he's guilt stricken. Then he talks about dieing for these sins meaning the sin was rape. When he was younger, he tought he knew everything and was invincible but them this happened, he never thought it would but it did, the same thing happened to his buddy.

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