"Wash Away Those Years" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
She came calling
One early morning
She showed her crown of thorns
She whispered softly
To tell a story
About how she had been wronged
As she lay lifeless
He stole her innocence
And this is how she carried on
This is how she carried on

Well I guess she closed her eyes
And just imagined everything's alright
But she could not hide her tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years
They were sent to wash away those years

My anger's violent
But still I'm silent
When tragedy strikes at home
I know this decadence is shared by millions
Remember you're not alone
Remember you're not alone

Well if you just close your eyes
And just imagine everything's alright
But do not hide your tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years
Well if you just close your eyes
And just imagine everything's alright
But do not hide your tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years
They were sent to wash away those years
Maybe we can wash away those years

For we have crossed many oceans
And we labor in between
In life there are many quotients
And I hope I find the mean
The mean, the mean

Well if you just close your eyes
And just imagine everything's alright
But do not hide your tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years
Well if you just close your eyes
And just imagine everything's alright
But do not hide your tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years
Maybe we can wash away those years
I hope that you can wash away those years


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"Wash Away Those Years" as written by Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti

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    General CommentThis song seems to me to be about a person who maybe had a sister or someone he lived with come home one day and tell him that she had been raped. The singer doesn't know how to deal with it so he just stays silent about how he feels, but inside he wants to find the person that did this to whoever he is speaking about in the song.
    SovereignDragonon March 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYa, this song was inspired by a friend of Scott's who was raped..and domestic violence also.
    NOTHING to do with religion..."She showed her crown of thorns.."
    Anakaliaon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe message isn't religious, although some imagery definitely is.
    rhinkon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a fantastic song!it takes my heart out!scott has sung this song with deep emotions.........it really brings tears to my eyes..........actually this song is for scott's very close friend who was raped by a two dollar trash bag!as scott says HE STOLE HER INNOCENCE.say a round of aplause for creed specially scott!5 on the poll
    undisturbedon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this is a great song. Lots of emotion and has the power to make even the strongest of us break down.
    myownprison333on April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAny one would break down to Britny Spears. It hurts when you rip of your own ears just so you don't have to listen to her. But I do happen to like this song because I was raped and Scott reacted the same my boyfriend di when I told him about it.
    Kaekuraon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song
    Greenskyon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song means so much to me it describs how i felt through my childhood when my father use to do that to me. i cried the first time i heard it and i have to hear it atleast once a day. and now i dont hold bk ne of my tears.
    the demon within meon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI was sexually abused by my brother for 7 years...so at first I didn't like this song because it reminded me of it, then I realized it brought me healing, so I listen to it a lot and it's now my favorite song on the cd.
    RSJfanaticon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song talks about a friend of scott's who was raped.Scott must have had a lot of friends who needed help.He had a friend who committed suicide.And now he writes songs to help people who have the same problems in there life.
    creed_rocks13on August 06, 2002   Link

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