"Selfish And Cold" as written by Rich Luzzi, Matty Mccloskey, Dave Agoglia and Julien Jorgensen....
Your voice is killing me, your words are hard as they come
The thoughts that sit in here fall like bullets to the floor
Your heart is pulling me the cut runs deeper as it flows
The scars that cannot heal the hurt is covered to the bone
Cause every time it gets so complicated
While I'm laying down in doubt
I'll just tell myself I'm leaving here
Cause I'm selfish and I'm cold
And I feel like the world is ending
Faithless and I've fallen again
Cause I'm selfish and I'm cold
And I feel like we're all pretending
Careless and I'm lonely again
And I am torn on the inside
The trust is dead in me, walls close higher all around
The cross I cannot bear feels like pressure coming down
Until now the world was never jaded
Now I'm left here on my own to pick up the pieces
This time it tears right through me
I face the pain and I'm torn
(this time it tears right through me)
It's not so far away
Not far enough, not far enough


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"Selfish and Cold" as written by Julien Jorgensen Dave Agoglia

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    General CommentThis song is me... i love this song because i relate to it so well... to me, this song is very self-explanitory... read the lyrics and if you don't comprehend it completely, then thats a good thing for you... it means you're still human... it means you haven't turned your emotions off and refused to let anyone in again so that you can't get hurt again... it means that you haven't been emotionally ripped to shreds on the inside and then filled with salt just to burn the wounds... it means you could possibly still be a happy person...
    but yeah, i love this song... it puts to words what i could not... well, not as poetically and beautifully, that is... lol
    iheartpsychostickon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with iheartpsychostick the song is pretty self explanatory, the lyrics are absolutely amazing, and personally I too can relate to it 100%. The song is obviously about relationships, being in one or dealing with the fact that you've basiclly been hurt so many times that you're terrified of feeling that way again, so in any other relationship that you may allow yourself be in, to mend the loneliness for a short while, you push that person further and further away and build a wall around yourself so there is no way of geting in to indeed protect yourself from pain that you may have felt in past relationships, or seen the aftermath of the people around you that have had falling relationships so you won't have to face that kind of predicament (if thats how you spell that lol). The song can also be about just geting out of a awful relationship, that you were once cold inside and you opened up to this person and trusted them to not hurt you like anyone in your past, but in the end the person still pushed them away to some point, and maybe the one who was geting pushed away couldn't take it anymore and they were pushed over the edge and couldn't pick themselfs back up to keep fighting for them any longer. And all in all, many people do believe and I too am a victim of this lol, that if you've been hurt once, than maybe you'll get hurt again. So what he did was base all of his past relationships or one relationship on the one he was in at that moment, the one he seemed to really care about. So in the end, the one who was or is selfish and cold made there own relationship fall to peices and they have no one to blame but themself, and by the lyrics, I guess in the end he realized that it was his fault. But I could be right or wrong, thats my interpretation.
    Devils_Playmateon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with iheartpsychostick the song is pretty self explanatory, the lyrics are absolutely amazing, and personally I too can relate to it 100%. The song is obviously about relationships, being in one or dealing with the fact that you've basiclly been hurt so many times that you're terrified of feeling that way again, so in any other relationship that you may allow yourself be in, to mend the loneliness for a short while, you push that person further and further away and build a wall around yourself so there is no way of geting in to indeed protect yourself from pain that you may have felt in past relationships, or seen the aftermath of the people around you that have had falling relationships so you won't have to face that kind of predicament (if thats how you spell that lol). The song can also be about just geting out of a awful relationship, that you were once cold inside and you opened up to this person and trusted them to not hurt you like anyone in your past, but in the end the person still pushed them away to some point, and maybe the one who was geting pushed away couldn't take it anymore and they were pushed over the edge and couldn't pick themselfs back up to keep fighting for them any longer. And all in all, many people do believe and I too am a victim of this lol, that if you've been hurt once, than maybe you'll get hurt again. So what he did was base all of his past relationships or one relationship on the one he was in at that moment, the one he seemed to really care about. So in the end, the one who was or is selfish and cold made there own relationship fall to peices and they have no one to blame but themself, and by the lyrics, I guess in the end he realized that it was his fault. But I could be right or wrong, thats my interpretation.
    Devils_Playmateon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe aftermaths of getting stung. A break up can be very painfull. Obviously he isn't selfish and cold because this song is so emotional and sad. There is a lot of feeling in his lyrics he wishes he were selfish and cold. He may have a hard time for his next relationship he is selfish and cold again, his heart has been ripped to shreds AGAIN. Finding somebody else to be with right now is off limits.
    NutzyPixeon November 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like the soft guitar part...
    bananaphone05on April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentP.S. FYI, these lyrics are all fucked up... barely even a fair representation of the song...
    iheartpsychostickon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment@iheartpsychostick: Actually, these lyrics are correct; There are two alternate versions of this song. I have the version with the alternate lyrics as well, though I don't know which is the album version.

    In my opinion, these lyrics are smarter anyway.
    TranceRufuson October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.

    I can relate to it so much. To me it's like someone has been fucked over so many times, by so many people, they've just given on up trying. They've put their guard up, and is refusing to trust anyone else again. The only person they have the ability to rely on anymore is themselves. They're 'selfish and cold' because they're only caring about themselves now.

    "Until now the world was never jaded
    Now I'm left here on my own to pick up the pieces
    This time it tears right through me
    I face the pain and I'm torn"
    To me that's like, they've been oblivious to everything bad in the world and they situation they're in now has shed some light on how horrible life, the world and people in general can be. The person has been left to fend for themselves and left to heal and face the pain that the person has left him with.

    I'm not sure if I expressed myself properly, but I really do understand how the protagonist of the song is feeling, because I'm in that place myself also. I've been hurt, betrayed and punctured by the people i'd cared most about. I've stopped being compassionate and I show no empathy for other people anymore because I fear they'll rip me to shreds as other people have done to me previously. I guess I'm selfish and cold too, unless until someone manages to show me that they are indeed worthy of my trust, but that will be a very difficult thing to accomplish.
    stagnateon December 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree fully with Devils_Playmate.
    stagnateon December 02, 2008   Link

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