In the time it took to pack and leave he could
Have come to terms with his disease but he filled his house with gasoline
And held the match for everyone to see he cried out to the gathered crowd
Look at what you've done i hope you're proud you have made a fool of me
When all i've ever tried to do is please all of and never me

Time it moves so slow, we're growing old
But are we really growing up
Things we can't let go wrap around our throats
Until there's nothing left to do but choke

He thought he found the perfect place a little town to bury his mistakes
But when he finally settled in the songs about his life began to spin
As he heard the broken verse the truth about himself came out and burned
His panicked heart's a starting gun, he hears the beat and feels the need to run
To anywhere to anyone

Time it moves so slow when you're futures unknown
When what you want is what you had
Friends they come and go but you're always alone
After all that is what you're owed

My friend don't you know you're making it harder now
Than it needs to be just settle down
As you lie in your bed and try an relax
With you favorite dream it will work out
And your family is there we all got your back
And they all look so pleased just try and relax


Lyrics submitted by delial

Self Helpless song meanings
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    General CommentI don't know many people that like this song as much as I do...but that doesn't mean it isn't great. It is very catchy for some reason. Even though the whole meaning eludes me I still enjoy listening to this song, for the lyrics as well as the simple, memorable tune.
    Lyric_rioton September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who always does everything to make everyone else happy and doesn't think about what makes them happy enough. I think it's about what happens when you do that... you become nothing and want to die/kill yourself.
    geminijeson July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAbout someone who has a disease, probably a serious STD

    He thought he found the perfect place a little town to bury his mistakes

    -has trouble facing what has happened to him, as there seems to be regret.

    But when he finally settled in the songs about his life began to spin
    As he heard the broken verse the truth about himself came out and burned

    -Can't seem to get a grip on himself

    Things we can't let go wrap around our throats
    Until there's nothing left to do but choke

    - Thoughts of suicide because he can't let go what has happened to him.

    His panicked heart's a starting gun, he hears the beat and feels the need to run
    To anywhere to anyone

    - He has panic attacks and is very scared

    Time it moves so slow when you're futures unknown

    - When you're unsure how longer you're gonna live, time moves slow.

    When what you want is what you had

    - He threw it all away...he had what he wanted from life, but now he cant have the things he could've had, family, relationships without his disease coming in the way.

    The last verse is his dear friend trying to stop him from letting this disease take over his life. Tells him to relax and that himself and his family are there for him and they're willing to overlook the mishap.






    div89on December 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about addiction and trying a geographic escape, but realizing that addiction will follow him everywhere he goes.

    That's what I get out of it at least. Who knows what the singer actually meant. Maybe he just meant to make a ton of cash.
    caleb10288on September 14, 2014   Link

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