After school my stomach sinks
from the thought of just how much he drinks
Broken home, broken dreams
Mom and Dad forsake the family thing

So I slither in up to my room alone
Shut the world outside and rot inside my headphones

Nothing matters to the wounded mind of a child
who becomes a victim of the family home defiled
I've been there once before, today the child is you
Sacred vows are torn in two

Then he drinks himself to sleep each night
and dreams of how it could have been
She stays away and hates the day
She'll ever have to see his face again

Good enough for them is good enough for me 'cause
I treat myself just the way that their vow does now

Nothing matters to the wounded mind of a child
who becomes a victim of the family home defiled
I've been there once before, today the child is you
Sacred vows are torn in two

The pain has passed and now I see
Bitter roots can down the biggest tree
The broken home within my soul is buried now
Forgiving grace I know

Good enough for them ain’t good enough for me 'cause
I don't treat myself the same way their vow was now
‘Cause that ain’t good enough for me!


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by Octavarium64

Dysfunctional Domicile song meanings
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    General Commentthis song basically talks about broken homes, divorce and such. Its sung from the kids point of view and as he watches his parent break up and break their vows he begins to think its okay to do so. Then the verse "Pain has past and now I see that the bitter roots Can down the biggest tree" Talks about how pain that is left to fester and become bitterness can destroy EVERYTHING... and then the last part which is talking about forgiving grace is basically talking about how if you dont take offense and you get rid of the hurts they wont fester... its basically saying forgive and dont let bitterness consume you....
    Tourniquet_faunson October 09, 2004   Link

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