It's a shame we'll never let this see the light of day
But don't be afraid,
your secret's safe with me
And only Heaven knows how far we'll go
to keep them on their toes,
and don't you dare be scared with sins to bare,
'cause this is who we are

I'll be the reason you're wrong,
but I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
so don' make a sound, don't make a sound,
don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in
if you let them catch you

If these streets could talk
then I'd know just what they'd say,
"you're reckless at best but you got carried away, you got carried away"
We can really be some devils,
and these stories have a way of telling themselves
Are we don't raising hell?
This time we'll keep the best ones for ourselves

I'll be the reason you're wrong,
but I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
so don' make a sound, don't make a sound,
don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in
if you let them catch you

This city was built on secrets,
it's where all the good ones come from
You must have missed me,
'cause you don't have a thing to say everytime I go away
So this is what we're up against
in this city of secerts
OH MY GOD, FORGIVE ME FOR WHO I'M NOT!
We'll all steal looks when we can,
driving by the accident,
but we never stop

I'll be the reason you're wrong,
but I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
so don' make a sound, don't make a sound,
don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in
if you let them catch you

I'll be the reason you're wrong (you're wrong),
but I don't want to be the reason they find you out
Somebody's got it in for you
so don' make a sound, don't make a sound,
don't let them get the best of you, the best of you
They'll sink their teeth in
if you let them catch you




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Detroit Was Built On Secrets song meanings
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    General Commentlove this song, especially "Oh my God, forgive me for who I'm not"
    Maenberlinon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song was written on the fact that rumors are spread about people in the band and that secrets are spread..this band is from detriot
    runnergirlon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like the line:

    "We'll all steal looks when we can,
    driving by the accident,
    but we never stop"

    It's so true. We all want to know the gossip and all the secrets of scandalous things going on, but we don't use the knowledge for good. We want to know so we can spread the gossip instead of do something positive with it. Our intentions are wrong. We never stop at the accident to see if they need help. We never work to clean up the things that go wrong. Instead, we tell all the secrets and talk bad about people.

    This song is definitely about rumors and gossip and how it affects a person.
    samsamiamamon November 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is just my interpretation, but it really makes sense in my own life. I'm gay and I live in a place where if you are that way, you're dead. If not physically, certainly emotionally. Especially the references to sins and hiding, and "this is who we are." It's also like if they know that about you, they make you out to be a bad person as well, "forgive me for who I'm not." I know that's not what the song is supposed to be about, but that's what it means to me <3
    xbree15xon September 01, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI really like the line, "Oh my God, forgive me for who I'm not". So it could be like praying to God for forgiving the things you are not, but I love to interpret it as if you're saying it in frustration, not directly to God. More like "OH MY GOD! Sorry I'm not how you want me to be." More like you're addressing other people who disapprove of you somehow.
    LMWSN1030on January 15, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is a song about a cheater. "I'll be the reason you're wrong" the person is saying to their significant other that you can't tell people you're single, cause you're with me. "My god forgive me for who I'm not" their saying it sarcastically like "I'm sorry I'm not them".
    Thelyricguyon June 25, 2017   Link

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