"Like a Man Possessed" as written by and Robert Pope Ryan Pope....
I go on forever
Older burns are overturned
My life for worse or better
I'm just craving for a cure

Like a man possessed
A requiem
We're singing

Hide the misdemeanors
Never lead an open life
My hands were never cleaner
Not a trace for you to find

Say it, does it show?
Is this test in any other time?
I know, but I don't
I'm blind in every other eye
Cold hands, colder smoke
We sleep anywhere we lie
You're lying if you don't
I'll try, I'll try


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"Like a Man Possessed [*]" as written by Robert Pope Matthew Patrick Pryor

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    General Commenthmm no ones commented. it's an awesome song, really one of the only songs i like by TGUK...not tooo sure what it's exactly about though...
    RuthLesson November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. the lyrics are awesome! i recently started play drums to it. i even got my FAF username (blind.in.every.other.eye) from this song.
    game_otakuon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have been listening to this song alot with a friend. We are not sure what it means and are intrigued by the line, "like a man possessed a requiem we're singing."
    sat6981on June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song but it wasnt the lyrics that drew me to it at first. It was the sound so powerful and at times you feel possesed by it. When I actually took time to think about the lyrics I understood it to be about someone who is possesed, leading a life that is a lie. He cant stop lying about his feelings trying to be strong but actually being torn up inside even to the point that he is blind to the masquerade himself.
    So when the last part says 'I'll try, I'll try' its like as if hes trying to change his ways but he doenst know if he can.
    'My life for worse or better am just craving for a cure'
    alixroseon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just learned what requiem means. TGUK can acount for a whole lot of my vocabulary.
    stubby the pirateon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis scene plays in a season 2 episode of oth and it totally makes sense. this guy's wife has left him adn he's still trying to hold on the the fact that maybe she'll come back and that they were ment to be together, but then when he starts thinkging abotu it all he gets in a car accident. the song really makes the scene
    iluvothon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with alizrose. this song is powerful and drew me the same as you.
    liz_vigueon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line 'Like a man possessed' appears in the play 'Amadeus' by Peter Shaffer - based on the fictional life of Mozart.

    The line appears 'Like a man possessed' appears as Mozart begins to lose his wits, writing his own requiem mass (funeral music) in a limited time.
    Kstarr47on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with iluvoth. It just makes the scene so much more... powerful. I love One Tree Hill music as well! I would also recommend Overdue by TGUK. It played twice on OTH, but you probably already knew that! :)
    koolioson November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"my life for worse or better, im just craving for a cure".
    sounds like he's having trouble, but hopes things prevail. la la love this song
    kp199on February 28, 2008   Link

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