I won't nurture and feed this bitterness
its worthless? than any of this
love and forgiveness are timeless and true
I know your full of fear
I hope i'm never like you

I won't nurture and feed this hate
its empty and doesn't change a thing
love will endure when it comes to the end
I see your insecure I know there's hope for you

Chorus:
why can't I let go, i'm only the shell of a man
i'm lost in myself and afraid of who I really am...
the shell of a man

I won't nurture and feed hostility
it's worthless to dwell on my anger
love is the answer it may? as it seems
I know your full of hate
I hope i'm never the same

I won't nurture and feed this pain
imagine the magnitude of...
love that is given the chance to prevail
I see your full of tears
and I can search no hell???

(Repeat Chorus)

take what you want to, now that you've got the chance to...
take it why don't you, now that you've got the chance to...

(Repeat Chorus X2)


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    General CommentHere is another song off the forthcoming "Love" which is a great album, not quite as polished as "Emotion is Dead". It's a little less pop and a little more rock but I think it's got a good feel. I'm not sure about a few words so help me out. Later...
    Pudgy311on August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the juliana theory, i have like every song by them... but eh i dunno, this new TJT album: love, isn't that great. it's too like.. this techno rock or something. i'm not really liking it.
    sloppy_agneson August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsloppy_agnes speaks true. TJT's Love material lacks the subtle elegance Emotion carried. the music is a lot more aggressive and guitar driven rock. however, i really like the piano accompaniment to this track.
    minddazedon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhatever... yall are too picky... i love Love and Emotion about the same cuz it's not like other things I hear before... hell, they dont even sound like each other!;) and really, why wish for your fave band to release an album identical to their previous one? im glad they tried something different, cuzhey... it works...
    blinkbomberon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome... Some Lyrical Corrections:
    -First verse : It's worthless IN any of this
    -Third verse : Love is the answer, INANE as it seems
    -Fourth verse : I can sense your hell
    Good stuff.. Take it easy..
    xwanpaexon March 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti like this song because it shows emotional maturity not seen in many bands: the fact that they realize how pointless it is to be angry and hostile all the time, and that living with love is so much more fulfilling that living with hate
    stratguitariston January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about an extremely bitter breakup where both partners have done anything to irritate eachother.. The rage that seems to be boiling over in the singer has got to a point where he just wants to forget it.. He's trying to convince himself to let it go, in the repeating of ''I wont nurture n feed this bitterness/hate/hostility/pain''.. But in truth he cant forget it, ''why can't i let go, i'm only the shell of a man.. im lost in myself and afraid of whoi really am''.. And falls back into the vicious circle of hate...
    Marinason March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo, really, what the hell HAPPENED to the Juliana Theory? Emotion Is Dead: good. Love: great for the first two songs, then this song completely derails the album and undoes everything they've ever done in their careers. It just. Drags. On. If this was my first exposure to them, I'd loathe their very existence.
    drjayphdon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really enjoyed this song , as my favorite song on this album. I wasn't really a fan of theirs prior, though I'd heard of them. I got a lot of play out of this album though.
    omnivoreronon May 15, 2010   Link

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