"Me VS The World" as written by and Nathan D/leone Leone....
Sometimes I try not to hate myself
For everything I never said
When you were here
And so I'm burning up photographs
Of what was a perfect past
'Cause I'm still here
But I'm barely holding on

Where did I go wrong
Choking on the difference
Between me and the world
And ever since you've been gone
I've been torn apart
I know that you can't hear me but
I'm still hurt
And I wish you were here

It's so hard that I try to bury it
Pretend that you didn't exist
So I can be strong
But I feel sick
And I feel diseased
'Cause everyone abandons me
And I can't move along
'Cause I'm barely holding on

Where did I go wrong
Choking on the difference
Between me and the world
And ever since you've been gone
I've been torn apart
I know that you can't hear me but
I'm still hurt
And I wish you were here

I can not pretend you didn't exist
Misery is just a state of mind
Hiding from the world's no way to live
So I'll convince myself that I'll be fine
I'll be fine
But since I lost you I'm barely holding on

Where did I go wrong
Choking on the difference between
Me and the world
And ever since you've been gone
I've been torn apart
I know that you can't hear me but
I'm still hurt

So I look up to the stars
And wonder out loud
Why everything I had in life
Has fallen from my arms
Can you even hear this song?
I'm screaming at the clouds
Screaming to a galaxy
That never cared at all
That I need you here


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    General CommentHa, another song tiltled me vs the world. But one of the most deserving. awesome song and lyrics, very well come accross. This Band doesnt have enough recognition, yet. If they keep releasing great songs like this one, they will be up there

    u*i
    under_the_iceon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song fukin rocks
    its so kwl u can taste the heartache
    i lurvee ittt xx
    fallen1angelon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. i think it pretty much speaks for itself with the meaning. it's one of those songs that makes you feel better knowing you're not the only one going through things like this.
    dancinturkey08on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttotally self explainatory :) and totally amazing song :)

    Theres not a bad Madina Lake song yet, and I have faith that they're won't be. Ever. ;)
    x...:Me:...xon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree that it's pretty self explanitory that it's about losing someone, but I don't think it's necessarily about losing a girl as would be the obvious meaning... I think it's maybe about Nathan & Matthew losing their mother as they have said that it's a very personal song. And the last bit about screaming at the clouds could be about how it made them lose any faith that they had in God (which they have said happened).
    But yeah idk, this is just my take on the song... it could just be about a girl.
    Literate&Stylishon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes this song remind anyone else of "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance?
    Grayfireon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti was reading an interview with nathan and matthew leone and they said that the first part [Sometimes I try not to hate myself For everything I never said
    When you were here And so I'm burning up photographs Of what was a perfect past 'Cause I'm still here But I'm barely holding on] refers to their mothers death when they were 12...
    music-addicton August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^makes sense, but I like to think about it in a relationship sense. Well, I do now, but as soon as I'm over this I might like it more your way.

    Right now this song means so much to me, because alot of the lyrics remind me of how I feel right now about my ex-bf.


    "Sometimes I try not to hate myself for everything I never said when you were here"
    --This rings a bell with me, because I didn't really try as hard to talk to him as I could have, and this might be why he broke up w/me.

    "And so I'm burning up photographs of what was a perfect past, cuz I'm still here, but I'm barely holding on"
    --I'm trying to forget you, because it hurts too bad to think of how happy I was. You might have moved on, but I'm still here in this state of mourning. I'm trying to get by, but it hurts so bad.

    "Where did I go wrong, choking on the difference between me and the world"
    --This sounds like the whole rest of my life without him... I was so stuck in this rut of "no one knows me" that when someone actually tried to, I didn't let them.

    "And ever since you've been gone, I've been torn apart
    I know that you can't hear me, but I'm still hurt, and I wish you were here"
    --Kinda self-explanatory... hurting cuz he left and only yearning for him at my side again.

    "So hard that I try to bury it, pretend that you didn't exist, so I can be strong"
    --Just thinking that I was gullible enough to fall into him, and then he left me, makes me feel so weak and hopeless. I want nothing more than to forget him, yet I can't.

    "But I feel sick, and I feel diseased, cuz everyone abandons me, and I can't move along, cuz I'm barely holding on"
    --This, along with everything else in my life, makes me feel like no one cares about me. It used to be okay, but so many of the friends I thought I had don't talk to me anymore.

    "I cannot pretend you didn't exist
    Misery is just a state of mind
    Hiding from the world's no way to live
    So I'll convince myself that I'll be fine
    I'll be fine
    But since I lost you I'm barely holding on"
    --It's so hard, going on like this, because I know that I will never forget you. I'm putting myself through this misery, by trying to block you out. I can't just sink back into my routine of not letting anyone in, because it hurts too much, and I don't want to live my whole life like that. I have to get over you, and learn to love again, for my own sake, but I'm just so depressed, it doesn't seem possible.

    "So I look up to the stars and wonder out loud why everything I had in life has fallen from my arms
    Can you even hear this song I'm screaming at the clouds?
    Screaming to a galaxy that never cared at all that I need you here"
    --Pretty self-explanatory... not very debatable, but still very emotion-filled. If you want me to explain my take on it, I can, but I think that most of you can understand this part.


    So, idk, it probably makes more sense how Literate&Stylish and music-addict said, but I just interpret it this way. That's the power of music, anyway, alot of the time it's open for your own interpretation, and in this way becomes a sort of therapy whenever you need it there. No matter what else or who else in the world leaves you, you will always have music there to help you through (if not in your mp3, then at least in your heart).


    -peace to all you Madina Lake fans, and everyone-

    --Mari
    foundthevelvetsun7on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe true beauty of Madina's songs is that they can be interpreted in so many ways. This song is a perfect example of this, as is Here I Stand. While this was most likely originally written about the death of their mother is can be see as any kind of tragic loss, whether it be a death or break-up or just someone important stepping out of your life. Madina has a way with making their songs applicable on many levels which is why I love them so much, no matter what I'm going through I can find a ML song to fit my mood
    canuck13on January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being in love with someone who makes you strong and helps you through all the bad times...but then they're no longer there and it's harder to go on, and you're still hurt by it wishing they were there to help you take on the world...
    Your Guardian Angelon January 31, 2008   Link

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