Do you have your picture down?
you paint it well, but not so right
And we're the ones who ruined it for you (and I'm sorry)
And now it's only stuck in your mind

We are the promises
We are once again
We are everything you've heard about a no show
We are the ones you talk about, now

Now it's time to to let this go
I know it's sad, but you'll feel new now
And we're the ones who ruined it for you (and I'm sorry)
You've been living your life in a stereotype

And you try so hard to fight the feelings you dwell on
When all you should do is die to yourself

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    General CommentIt's "When all you should do is die to yourself", not "talk to yourself". Kickass song.
    L-Kyneon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who did something mean to someone, and now they're sorry 'were the ones who ruined it for you, and i'm sorry'
    fadedimpressionson August 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit sorta says to me that people aren't perfect. people will let others down sometimes. and i sorta see it as it saying just forgive people when it happens, and move on.

    -gabe derose
    talala, oklahoma
    gabederoseon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think he's talking to some one who had everything all planned out for the future. like 1 of those girls who has the wedding date and the kids all picked out.
    what is the die to yourself part talking about?
    and whats the stereotype that is beign lived in?
    not_cinderellaon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with fadedimpressions. the song basically describes a situation in which a group of people messed someone's life(painting) in some way. I believe they did soemthing to ake the taget a stereotype, maybe labeled them a nerd, maybe a stood-up date etc. Now they're apologizing and they have to let everything from the past go, and "DIE" to themselves so they can start anew.
    cocoakrispieson December 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song.
    i agree with gabederose.
    _planecrashon July 30, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI interpret this song quite differently. Though I do agree that this song is talking about breaking down someone's fantasy life or misconceptions. I believe its about someone who shares the Truth and now that person's view is changing or trying to hold the fragments of what they thought life was about.

    And you try so hard to fight the feelings you dwell on
    When all you should do is die to yourself

    These lyrics are meant to encourage that person to step out of their old life and into a new one. "die to yourself" simply means exactly what it states-just not literally. Pretty much that person needs to continually walk in his or her new life. Out with the old and in with the new.
    Staryskyon January 17, 2013   Link

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