"East of Eden" as written by and Mason Stewart Jennings....
I'm just a student of this life, just like my father
I am a stranger to this heart, just like my mother
Oh, and brother you should know
That this heart's still filled with sadness and regret
But I'm learning as I go
To forgive the things that I just can't forget
Sometimes this heart is made of glass
And I often find myself
Living only in the past
Thinking mostly of myself
But I'll believe you when you say
That these are things that time can heal
And this beating in my heart
Says this love we have is real

All of these wishes, I once lost, are now returning
All of the demons, I have fought, are slowly turning
Oh, and brother you should know
There is no one in this world who feels no pain
And I'm learning as I go
To accept the things that I've no power to change
All of these streets are heading out
And this song's no longer blue
And although nothing's figured out
Looks like we've both made it through
If there were one thing I could ask
I would ask you where you've been
'cause I still wonder where you were
When this whole big ship sank in


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"East of Eden" as written by Mason Stewart Jennings

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    General CommentHe is still living and learning.
    He knows not wholly what he loves and feels, just as his mother doesn't know him anymore.

    He tells his brother that he's felling down and regrets his past actions.
    But that he is still learning and hopes to figure things out and be able to then forgive them.

    Sometimes his heart is easily broken. (It's fragile)
    He often finds himself buried in the past. (Memories)
    Thinking about himself, without realizing others have been hurt too. (He's not alone)
    His brother told him that time can heal all wounds.
    And that he is still alive (hasn't committed suicide yet), that he must yet truly love his brother. (Why would he still be here if he didn't?)

    All of his hopes and dreams he once had, are now returning (Now that he has come through it (depression)
    The things that brought him down are now turning around and are lifting him up.

    He comes to the realization that his brother was hurt through it all, as well as himself, and that no one in this world feels no pain. (We all hurt sometimes, we are all human, and we all have emotions.)
    He says he's sorry and that there's still a rough road ahead, but he is learning as he goes.
    That he will learn to accept the things he cannot change. (That's life)

    Now wherever he looks, he only sees the way out of his depression, and his "song" is no longer in the blues.
    And although he hasn't figured anything out, it looks as though him and his brother have made it though it all.
    He asks his brother where he's been (in his heart and mind), because he still wonders how badly he was hurt, when the whole thing came crashing down.

    :)
    TehGreatMutatoon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song by mason.helped me through some tough times...

    "But I'm learning as I go
    To forgive the things that I just can't forget"

    and

    "But I'm learning as I go
    To accept the things that I've no power to change"

    Live your life by what these two lines say and you'll be alright.
    billyTHEkid30on June 09, 2008   Link

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