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at one time close now somehow far
no more oppression
no more scars
to heal or pick open again
attention strayed from everything
i will never believe again

i don't think anything is true
is anything for certain
can't take the place of you
but it takes the place of nothing
when everything is perfect
why is everything so rotten?
can't take the place of place of place of me in you

to think how some were wanting me
i'm close to something wrong to me
if i confess you'll lie to me
i think of something
wondering if i will ever believe again

i don't think anything is true
is anything for certain
can't take the place of you
but it takes the place of nothing
when everything is perfect
why is everything so rotten?
can't take the place of place of place of me in you
as i walk away from you

how can I how can I
look at you when I feel this way now
how can I how can I
look at you when I'm pissed off somehow
how can how can I
look at you when I feel this way now
how can I how can I
look at you when I'm pissed off some
how can I how can I
look at you when I feel this way now
how can I how can I
look at you when I'm pissed off somehow
how can how can I
look at you when I feel this way now
how can I how can I
look at you when I'm pissed off somehow
somehow


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    General CommentThis is an amazing song! Its harder on their first album (No Need, as Strangers With CAndy) but on the Lifer album its acoustic (its the hidden track, #13 at 4:20). You can really hear the emotion in Nick's voice when he sings it... its amazing!
    Nicklox25on July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've been a fan of Strangers With Candy/Lifer/MyDownfall for about 4 years now. It seems like every time they get a new band name, the music gets better. I'm glad they always kept Nick as the lead man, though. No one else can come close to the emotions you feel inside when he sings. I haven't come across another artist that can make me feel what they're feeling. Anyways, to me, this song is about loving someone, yet hating them at the same time. "how can I how can I
    look at you when I feel this way now
    how can I how can I
    look at you when I'm pissed off somehow" means that he still loves her, even though she's put him through so much crap. I think it means that no matter what she does, she'll never be able to forget about him.
    watchmeriseon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentur far off man. its about this dude Jerry "Booper" Owens that died of a heroin overdose. he was a good friend of Nicks at the time. and thats why it says "how can I, how can I, look at you when i feel this way now. how can I how can I, look at you when im pissed off somehow." because now he cant go to his friend to talk to or anything like that. basically then its about losing a close friend, and no longer having them to run to when things are down and out.
    timbosk8ron January 30, 2006   Link

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