"Permission" as written by and James Michael....
I apologize
That your memory serves you more than I can now
You'll have to make sense of my life somehow
Yeah, somehow

Well, I close my eyes
Remove each piece of armor one by one
Inhale this moment deep into my lungs
Make amends for all I've done

All of my devils are free at last
And all my secrets revealed
And your permission is all I
Need to heal

Well how long have I
Been sitting here, I must have drifted off
I cannot finish any of my thoughts
Forgive me for my wayward shot

All of my devils are free at last
And all my secrets revealed
And your permission is all I
Need to heal

I wake up in the morning, and it comes back to you
I breathe in I breathe out, it comes back to you
I stare up at the ceiling, and it comes back to you
I step out my front door, and it comes back to you
The end of my driveway, it comes back to you
Brake lights on the highway, it comes back to you
I could die in Los Angeles.
It would come back to you.

All of my devils, they are free at last, oh
And all my secrets are revealed, yeah
And your permission is all that I,
I need to feel
All of my devils, they are free at last, oh
And all my secrets are revealed, yes they are
And your permission is all that I need.


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"Permission" as written by James Michael

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    General CommentAh no one's commented. I'll be first. In a nutshell, this song is about how after Nikki died (and came back) he finally realized that he wanted to be clean. And he's asking for God's help and "Permission" to do so.
    xXRavenxTressesXxon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's also about the fact that even after getting clean, everything he does reminds him of his addiction. Even dying would be reminiscent of the heroin, because he has already died of an OD.
    bekaz13on March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGod, this song is so gorgeous. I think it might be about people he lost while he was addicted--relationships he totally squandered while feeding the drug habit.
    rhuesteron September 24, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about trying to forgive yourself for having done ruin to your body...also asking "permission" to feel again.
    LoverlyLysson May 31, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPermission is a song about Sixx"s addiction, obviously. He is in the process of getting clean, in my eyes, during this song...

    "All my devils are free at last, and all my secrets revealed"- He wrote "The Heroin Diaries" and everyone who read, and weighed in throughout the story knows his secrets. "And your permission is all I need to heal"- HEROIN is who he is asking for permission to heal. Not God, because at that point in his life, he didn't believe in a god
    tayclay97on June 23, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationTake it for what it is, he's talking about his addiction and how it has affected those he loves, including himself. He could be talking about God, his girlfriend, wife, mother or father, those people that he has wronged. He is asking permission to heal, as if he is begging for reconcile to those he has wronged. He is serious about getting better, for himself and others. He is asking permission not for his drug addiction, but for those bad things that led to his addiction.
    agarcia510on December 19, 2013   Link

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