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i have slipped and I have fallen
So far down I can't get out.
Overwhelmed by my doubt.

Things I said I'd never do I've done.
Those I said I'd never be I've become.

I have broken - I'm still breaking -
(Do you ever get that funny feeling, that itch right below the skin?)
Cracked and wrecked, beyond repair.
(That itch down by your wrists that only a razor blade will scratch?)
I can see that no one cares.

Things I said I'd never do I've done.
Those I said I'd never be I've become.
Things I said I'd never do I've done.
Those I said I'd never be I've become.

Forgotten. Recalled.
Smacks me in the face every time I fall.
I cannot disregard,
With each new fall I hit twice as hard.
I cannot disregard,
With each new fall I hit twice as hard.
I cannot disregard,
I hit twice as hard.

Would you be there for me? I would.
I would be there for you, I would.
Would you look up to see? I would.
Falling forward and looking up.


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Coin Return song meanings
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    General Commentyeah.. it's self-injury stuff. i mean... 'do you ever get that funny feeling, the itch right below the skin?
    the itch that only a razor blade can scratch?' in that small little print above the lyrics in the book.

    it's like.. on the first couple albums he had different views.. i think it's on soap box derby when he says stuff about people hurting themselves for attention and stuff. and by shut your mouth, he'd done things he used to resent..
    in_the_secret_showon December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately suicide and how hes thought about it. The things hes regreted and how he chooses to set them straight.
    NickRxMSIon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkiss ass song
    thursdayROCKSon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about how he's losing a grasp on who he is and the confusion of life he is falling into. Very sad, but i love this band!
    mxpxunketteon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's holding himself down, because he's afraid to get up. he's fallen and been hurt so many times, he's trapped himself. but maybe he wants someone to arrive, to help him up, and carry him on. because he would, if he could.
    lithium_barbie_dollon August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe suicide idea makes sense, especially when you consider the little quote in front of this song in the lyrics book.
    Madcappunkon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the greatest song of all time, its all of our feelings at one point, we all change, some of us are stupid to realize when our change has been for the worst
    Jaymatthewon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow does the name coin return fit into the name of this song?
    awson April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA coin return is when you press the button and change comes back to you. I assume he means that he wants his past life (before he was dragged down into his hole) to be brought back. And by that he needs someone to pull him free. He's asking the person "Can you pull me free? I would do it myself if I could."
    DA-Spongeon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbest AFI song by far. before davey thought his lyrics had to drip with self-righteous goth poetry.
    themolotovon February 22, 2006   Link

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