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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down lyrics

Hey girl you know you drive me crazy
One look puts the rhythm in my hand

Still I'll never understand why you hang around
I see what's going down

Cover up with make up in the mirror
Tell yourself it's never gonna happen again
You cry alone and then he swears he loves you


Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground?
Well I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's going to end
As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found


A pebble in the water makes a ripple effect
Every action in this world will bear a consequence

If you wait around forever you will surely drown
I see what's going down

I see the way you go and say you're right again,
Say you're right again,
Heed my lecture

Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground?
Well I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's going to end
As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

Face down in the dirt!
She said "this doesn't hurt!"
She said "I finally had enough!"

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One day she will tell you that she has had enough
It's coming round again

Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground?
Well I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's going to end
As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

Face down in the dirt!
She said "This doesn't hurt!"
She said "I finally had enough!"

Face down in the dirt!
She said "This doesn't hurt!"
She said "I finally had enough!"



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    NymphomaniacNun
    Well its obvious isn't it lol! ? The piss head in the realationship that's beating up on this poor hirl is a coward and hes gunna get wats coming 2 him, hes gunna lose this amazing girl, the worst consequence of all. I hope the wanker will b cold n alone n hurting, just as he left her so many times! ! Good on the red jumpsuit apparatus for speaking out against violence against women! ! Good job guys, you guys rock: D! !
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    rememberingxsunday
    I think this song is about a boy who likes a girl, but she has a boyfriend. He is confused as to why she still has relations with that boyfriend when he's so abusive and controlling and abuses her. He tells the boyfriend that one day she's going to turn her back on him, and at the end of the song where it says "Face down in the dirt, she says this doesn't hurt, she said I finally had enough" is where she does turn on him.
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    Gecko1048
    Xxemo angelxx was on to something. In my opinion: This is a song about a nice guy that really likes this girl but he watches her put up with this abuse from her boyfriend/father and try to cover up the bruises and act like it doesn't hurt. But this nice guy won't stand for this behavior, he trys to get her to take his advice and leave her abuser and when that doesn't work, he confronts the guy himself and tells him two things; to 'Back The F*K Off', and that 'If You Don't Stop Pushing Her Buttons, She Will Snap Under The Stress And Kill You In Your Sleep'. So the nice guy is not only reprimanding the girl for staying with her abuser, but he is also yelling at the guy yet trying to warn him that "every action in this world will bear a consequence". That is the gist of it! ~
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    Unregistered
    Anyways, it seems that a poor girl's boyfriend is abusive but is oblivious to the fact of how she will one day leave him for her happiness. Then there's this third party that is forced to watch the girl who is being abused, aka the girl he is in love with, and can't say anything to her. Hense:
    'hey girl you know you drive me crazy'. Then eventually the girl realizes that she has had enough of all her boyfriend's bullshit. She leaves him and never goes back. I read into this a little bit more and just imagined that maybe she left her boyfriend after realizing what he's doing to her. After she realizes this, she can now see clearly her love for the third party. Hope you enjoyed my meaning.
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    Unregistered
    I've been a "victor" over domestic abuse. I love this song cuz I've been abused in the worst way. My ex shot me 5 times; almost 3 head shots, & I shouldn't be alive. God let me live to help others who suffer from this horrific, pathetic affliction. Abusers are like bullies. It makes them feel superior & in control but don't realize the long term effects it has on victims. I'm an advocate & it's awesome to see songs that bring light to this problem. I still have scars but I'm alive & grateful so I do my best to help any victim I can. I will keep doing so til more laws are passed making stiffer penalties for abusers. Thanks for this song. I know I'm not alone but I see that day in my head & it makes me sad that people, narcisists, hurt so many people. We all have to do our part to try & put an end to this. Keep up the good work guys!
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    Unregistered
    This song (for me) is about my ex boyfriend who tryed to kill me by hitting me bad and choke me by strangle me cause I broke up with him (after 3 years mental abuse). I survived and thank's to my friends I got back on my feet. He was convicted in court. He appealed and went to court for the second time a week ago. Hope he goes to jail.
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    SandPanda
    This song well I think is about this guy who is abusing this girl that obveously the lead singer likes and the girl covers up her pain with make up and says he didn't mean it and won't leave cause she wants to be with him I guess so the nice guy(lead singer lol) goes to her bf and tells him every action you do has a consiquence and one day she will just say nope I have had enough of this crap I'm leaving and the lead singer is encouraging her to do so.
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    xxemo_angelxx
    I think that the singer is in love with the girl who is being abused by her girlfriend. The singer was hurt to see the girl hurt, and was more hurt to see her trying to cover it up, because she accepts the beatings, as long as the her boyfriend sticks with her. And the guy doesn't give a damn about her. And the singer goes to confront the girl's boyfriend and encourages the girl to dump his boyfriend.
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    Cobaltshadow
    This is about how when someone is in an abusive relationship, they keep coming back to the abusive boyfriend/girlfriend even though they keep getting abused, and they're not willing to admit that the person is abusive ("face down in the dirt, she said this doesn't hurt") because they love the person. And this is from the point of view of someone who knows the girl pretty well and he's lecturing ("heed my lecture") the abusive boyfriend.
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    cudlyangel2u
    Song has true meaning for those who have truely been abused in a relationship but some people take advantage of these lyrics saying this has been their life when they are only trying to get attention. I know one that is trying to say this was their life when in truth there life is full of lies and they just keep trying to get people to feel sorry for them.
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    HeatherElaine22
    This song is about more than just an abusive relationship, with the girl wanting/trying to escape
    It's also about someone falling into a relationship that may or may not have started out good but either way it changes into something one doesn't like
    Even maybe just a bad break-up where one feels as if they are being pushed around.
    The way that it applies to my life is that somethings in a relationship happened that weren't supposed and then he was after that one thing the whole time, then everything changed and got better and things just ended and I felt like I was being mentally abused.
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    renaeb
    This is a great song. My moms boyfriends, best friend, is great friends with the band and I asked joey[the drummer]what it was about. He told me its about a girl who was in a abusive relationship and she met a member in the group[he wouldnt say who] that told her not to put up with it anymore. So she told the guy she was done with him. And so they wrote a song about it.
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    -HEDGIE-
    This song is about a guy that likes a girl who is already in a relationship. This guy knows that the girl is being abused by her current boyfriend and doesn't understand why she just doesn't leave him. The chorus is this secret admirer so to speak sort of mocking the abusive boyfriend by asking him if hurting an innocent girl makes him feel like a man and telling him that this wont last forever, one day this girl is going to wise up and leave, and he will be left with nothing.
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    Jesus_Freak101
    It means that a girl is being abused but after every time she tells herself its not going to happen again. But of course it happens. The man thinks he has to prove to her that he is the domain in the house. Which is really stupid. I personally think it should be equal. And when the world ends the man is going to crumble in all the lies about his relationship, and the girl is going to break free of that cruddy relationship and find a way better life.
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    -HEDGIE-
    This song is about a guy who likes a girl who is alreary in a relationship. This guy knows that the girl is being abused by her current boyfriend and can't understand why she doesn't just leave him. The chorus is this seceret admirer so to speak sort of mocking this abusive guy by asking if hurting this innocent girl makes him feel like a man, and telling him that this can't keep up forever, one day that girl is gonna wise up and leave, and he'll be left with nothing.
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    Churchilldowns94
    This song is very powerful and it truly inspires me not to ever let any guy treat me for any less than I am. I personally have always thought it was about a guy who is great friends with a girl and see's her relationship with her boyfriend is really mentally and physically abusive. She wants out but since she is weak she can not cinjure up the courage to do that because she truly believes she is in love with him. So the guy takes the insentive to talk to the guy who he is also good friends with. Hence th line heed my lecture. And anyways he's basically tellin him to stop or one day the girl is gonna have enough. And I agree with cutieran on the part about how she ignores the pain and agony shes facing. Its very sad and what really sad about it is this kinda s*t happens all the time and sometimes the victims never leave and the abuser either kills them or they killl themselves. I had a friend who did this exact thing. I love you rachael! This sog goes out to you babe
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