I'm not the devil
That's untrue
I'm just not like you
Anger holds my hand
Keeps me in seclusion
A prison
But I can't help it
I hate everyone
Even you

Seeing it
Breathing
All the hate and denial
Lied to again
Left out
Feeling hollow and broken

I saw the devil crawl inside your heart
Buying my soul
Tearing me apart

Sit in my room
Locked away
Constricted
The burning ash
And choking smoke
Dry out my insides

But I'll still fight this every single day
Till death........

Seeing it
Breathing
All the hate and denial
Lied to again
Left out
Feeling hollow and broken

I saw the devil crawl inside your heart
Buying my soul
Tearing me apart

See everything fall around me
I can't help anyone now
How many times do I have to die
There's no blood left in my wrist

Find a way back inside my mind
Reasons just slip away
You can't hold back again
Will you find a reason why
I should not die

No I don't care, no not this time
For the reasons why

I'm not the devil
That might be true
I'm just not like you
Anger holds my hand
Keeps me in seclusion
A prison



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    General Commenttheir most personal song, it was a really shitty time in Matt's life.
    toolapcon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThose lyrics are litteral. In an interview Matt said he was sitting in his room wasting away and thinking about how someone you love can hurt you so much. When my girlfriend left I cried along with this song many times so I can tell you those lyrics capture the feeling exactly. Matt will always be my favorite lyricist and singer.
    MrThunderon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust thought I'd let you folks know:

    pat·ri·cide
    n.

    1. The act of murdering one's father.
    2. One who murders one's father.

    Maybe that will change your perspective on the song a bit.

    Nevertheless, a great song.
    perfukton May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's brilliant. So powerful.
    9169157017on October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song.
    stagnateon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone amazing fucking tune nothingface kicks some serious ass!!
    daylightdieswithdesireon December 31, 2008   Link

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