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Breathe me in. Like air innocent. My fingers bleed. (I've been writing too much) Prevent these words from searing my battered throat. I can't fucking speak. So I sketch your face. Each line was a cry. (Each curve bore blindness) Preventing my arms from failing. Limitless expressions. To your face I can't conform. But give my hands the chance that I wouldn't have. It was the first time that our words kissed. Our lips didn't even touch, but skin touched skin. The first time in my life that I existed. And each time that our words breathe. We're reborn. We are reborn each time we breathe. EACH. TIME. WE. BREATHE. Each time we breathe. These nights were gaining strength, yet losing ground. A short lived grace. I taste your ways with a pen in my hand. Looking for your bitter haste, your tongue covered in ink. INSECURITIES HAVE GOTTEN THE BEST OF ME. I WAS NEVER STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD MYSELF UP. YOU WERE ALWAYS A KRUTCH. To hold. To hold. To hold. TO HOLD. TO HOLD. TO HOLD. To hold myself up. You were always a krutch. You were always guiding me through these fringed paper ends. You were always a krutch. Each lasting memory will control each word I write. I used to think that my hands could dance. But now I see my hand's been broken for quite some time. BROKEN.


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    General CommentFolly is awesome. Period.
    alostcauseon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnd I believe the lyrics are "you were never a crutch" rather than "you were always a krutch." There are other incorrect sections/sections missing. Lyrics here:follynj.com/…
    alostcauseon April 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love Folly. My favourite song. Beautiful.
    maemion December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe version on the new album is amazing. I absolutely loooove the "to hold" part. On the third time, he changes from yelling to screaming and it just sounds awesome.

    Maycombon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI personally like the old version a lot better.
    linkslaysallon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah the old version rules.
    this is about realizing that you cant depend on people you were once convinced you needed. "You were never a crutch. as you tore me away from these fringed paper ends. You were never a crutch. Each lasting memory will control each word I write. I used to think that my hands could dance. But now I see my hand's been broken for quite some time. BROKEN." the fact that he was convinced he needed someone, led him to think that hes broken because he sees that he should only need himself. his past with this particular person reveals and reminds him of how he can regain his independce as his insecurities diminish because of this new found truth. this song live gets better and better EVERY time.
    fullofindifferenceon February 04, 2007   Link

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