Drag a chair across the floor. Scratch your name into the wood above my door. You really gave it your all, but you're finished here. You are finished here! I say to myself. I color like a virus. It's so fucking unhealthy. Wrapped up so cozy I could easily go on unaware. When I open up I spill over and over and over. My eyes burn like sores so I keep them closed whenever I can.


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    General Commenti think this about the days after a break up and how it is just easier to keep to yourself

    "when i open up I spill over and over and over. My eyes burn like sores so i keep them closed whenver i can."
    hxcon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbut sometimes you can be your own worst enemy
    wavescrashedblueon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell i agree with you both everyone has atleast one painful breakup and ive jus expirenced it and its not easy...i think its about breaking up with sumone u loved and depended on...and u feel like they are wut u have left and after u lose them u feel all the pain and it feels like ur heart swells in your throat and its so easy ta be upset and get depressed b/c of it but the real truth is that there are so many problems within urself that u had kept inside and ignored b/c u had sumthin good but once thats gone everything "spills" out u let go of all the other pain inside and its easy ta blame it ona breakup b/c u know were that pain is coming from...well confusing huh?? but hopefully u get what im sayin lol
    lotsa love,
    Cynthia
    Autumn2Asheson April 02, 2003   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the first line, and maybe the whole song, is a reference to Shawshank Redemption.

    "Drag a chair across the floor. Scratch your name into the wood above my door. "
    this refers to the scene when Brooks carves "Brooks was here" in the rafter and then hangs himself from it.

    "You really gave it your all, but you're finished here. You are finished here!"
    this could refer to the letter that Brooks sends to the prisoners he left behind. The letter says that he is "leaving" the home he has been sent to.
    CityofBlueTileon June 11, 2011   Link

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