Shades drawn across
No light may enter
In my moment of weakness
And this world is bearing down
So hard to clear my mind
Why do i persist?
Ill endure another day
Its just so hard to resist
And i cant continue on
So hard to clear my mind
To see the thoughts i wish were true
My face versus the stone
And i blame myself
Plague my mind with these insecure thoughts
Whispers in the back of my head
Telling me its all wrong
Why do i persist
Ill endure another day
Why do i persist
As self loathing strangles me
Push past the veil of helplessness
Love cant catch me, not today
Take your hand and just surrender?
Its just not worth it
Why do i persist
Ill endure another day
Why do i persist
Self loathing strangles me
But ill endure another day

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Flesh, Bone and Weakness song meanings
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    General CommentWHY DO I PERSIST?
    Gutteron June 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit seems to me as if he is feeling like there is no point in continuing with life and is contemplating suicide.
    The Tree of Lifeon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes and if you listen to the whisper in the song (which is not included in the lyrics) you also know the reason. "all i ever wanted was you". so it's about a broken love... really a great song I love it!
    McFishon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually i don't think hes really contemplating suicide.. at no point in the song does he mention it..

    i feel hes only questioning why he goes on the way he is now.. perhaps its about how hes still in love with this girl who doesnt wanna be with him and he keeps persisting with his feelings for her instead of moving on? and its as if everyone is telling him that he should just get over it.. "Whispers in the back of my head
    Telling me its all wrong" but he still seems to be unable to give up.. "Why do i persist?"

    anyways.. fucking awesome song! :D im seeing them again in october.. cant wait
    evilbeavilon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont think he it contemplating suicide.. after the line 'why do I persist' he says 'ill endure another day'.

    Im seeing them in October aswell.. Ahh cant wait!
    TexasCrieson September 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"All I ever wanted was you..."

    I fucking love PWD.
    SuperKoopaon December 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPWD are born and bred Byron Boys, 2 years above me at my school which I have just finished.

    Only recently have I realised how great they are, not while I was at school with them.

    While PWD are associated with suicide, and so called 'emo' lyrics, I don't believe this song's primary focus is this stereotype.

    "All I ever wanted was you... WHYYYYYY!?!? WHY DO I PERSIST" - Possibly talking about loving someone that you can't have. The singer knows that they can't have this person, but it is all they ever wanted. A mental struggle pursues, in which the singer isn't sure why he keeps persisting this person, which is 'beyond limits.'

    "Love cant catch me, not today
    Take your hand and just surrender?
    Its just not worth it"

    This is talking about this love, surrendering to the emotions. "It's just so hard to resist"

    By stating "I'll endure another day" the singer is NOT implying that they are willing to take their own life over this love, but more so that they are willing to keep "persist"ing with it until the day comes that it succeeds.

    The conclusion "Self loathing strangles me. But I'll endure another day" implies that they are willing to go through pain and suffering, to endure it all, just to get all they ever wanted.

    Repetition of "why do I persist" reinforces and emphasises the difficult decision, in wondering why he is continuing on in such a seemingly hopeless case.

    A great PWD song, can't wait to see them when they come back to my home town - their home town.
    Here_2_Hearon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was just watching ( The Ring )
    the part where it goes " all i ever wanted was you "
    its the scene from where she kills the little girl and throws her down the well and before killing her,
    she say.. all i ever wanted was you!
    wikid song!
    Griffdon May 31, 2008   Link

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