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Well I've had enough, of all these selfish crimes
I hurt myself again, not knowing why
It seems so easy, to leave it all behind
And avoid the truth I think I'd rather just go blind

Then everything erupts
My life has come unglued
And the ties that bind have left me
What am I to do?

Can't seem to recognize
That stare behind those eyes
Who is this man I see?
Can't focus through the grey
And I am fading into nothing
The reflection must get clearer

I think I'm cracking up, like I've lost my mind
I hurt myself again, still don't know why
I end up the same way, each and every time
I can't avoid the truth there's just nowhere to run and hide

Then everything erupts
Just like I knew it would
Been down here long enough
It never felt that good
Is this what I've become
My life has come unglued
And the tied that bind have left me
What am I to do?

Can't seem to recognize
That stare behind those eyes
Who is this man I see?
Can't focus through the grey
And I am fading into nothing
The reflection must get clearer than it appears to be right now

There must be someone I can see
There's gotta be something for me
Show it now, let it go free
I know it's there waiting on me
Let it out, let it go free

Can't seem to recognize
That stare behind those eyes
Who is this man I see?
Can't focus through the grey
And I am fading into nothing
The reflection must get clearer

Can't seem to recognize
Can't seem to recognize
Reflection must get clearer


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    General CommentI believe this song is about a man whos wife has left him because he is a jerk and is no longer the loving caring guy he once was.

    when everything erupts - the fighting starts
    my life has come unglued - his family is falling apart
    and the
    and the ties that bind have left me - his wife being the tie who was bound to him through marriage
    what am i to do - whats he gonna do? lol

    and the chorus explains how he doesnt recognize himself anymore.
    deftonesOWNon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song describes almost everyday of my life. In life, it gets to the point when you don't even recognize yourself. You're so busy pleasing other people, you've forgotten who you are. Ultimately, you have to be yourself and recognize the person you see in a mirror.
    Mattbr16on May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm...i would say this song is about a guy who is a Self injurer and got into a fight with someone (a close someone) about it and he doesnt know what to do about it.
    devilswhore216on June 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit must have something to do with family "the ties that bind have left me" and the ties that bind are the ties of family. maybe a betrayal of a family member left him not knowing who he was anymore. just my $.02
    pakistanimanon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is an ORGASMIC song. i love flaw and the amount of growth there music has done from thier fist to this album is unbelieveable i cant wait to see what they do next
    robvd41on June 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRu kidding me rob? aside this song, this entire album is garbage.
    loc4485on June 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about looking yourself in the mirrior and not reconizing the man you have become
    wang_mayo_bakeron June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how hes finding himself through himself, but how painstaiking it was, and then how everything blew up in his face because of somthing that happend, and how everyday he looks in the mirror and sees himself fading away metaphorically, how theres gotta be some reason for living, but he hasnt found it yet; flaw, (awesome)
    bendova0524on February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about something happening to you and it changes you drematicly eather fissically or emontionly to the point that you do not reconize the person in the mirror. there is some hope in this song because one starts to find the new person in the mirror.
    Oneye-2on February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this has the element of self-mutilation in it from the "I hurt myself again not knowing why." This could also explain the, "it's so easy to leave everything behind," "I think I'm cracking up, I think I've lost my mind." Through all of his self-inflicted pain, he has a moment of clarity: "There must be someone I can see / There's got to be something for me / Showing love, let it go free / I know its there waiting on me / Let it out, let it go free." He sees that there's reasons to continue living though he dwelled on taking his life.

    But, if you look at it, almost any song can be interpretted as self-mutilation. :\
    Oubleion April 11, 2005   Link

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