"Just Can't Win" as written by and Jesse/vodinh Hasek....
You and I
Share the same reflection
Why don't
You see
That we cannot
Survive in this condition
If you're cut
I'll bleed
So go on
Carve into
Your own heart
I could use
A new scar
Or a brand new start
The only
That bind us
As one

I just don't know
How to win (how to win)
With you
And I can't let go
Part of me (part of me)
Is you

We have lost
All communication
When words fall
On deaf ears
I'm starting to
Feel a transformation
How did I get here
I don't
My own reflection
It's a ghost of
What once was
Gone from
To stranger
From mind


You stay the same
I'll remain to change


I just don't know
Just don't know
Just don't know

I can't let go
Can't let go
Can't let go

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"Just Can't Win" as written by Jesse Hasek Brian Vodinh

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  • +1
    General CommentAgree with the last two posts. His songs go way deep and have multiple meanings, like MJK. And he did say 'it is also about how we're all a little schizophrenic', or something like that, at a concert.
    AmplifySilenceon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHAHAHAH i agree with the person who said its an identity issue and he doesnt know who he is anymore... but im glad to know im not the only weirdo who thought the song was about a schizophrenic.. lol =)
    bebo219xoon May 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song because it can relate to so many people. for me, this song perfectly describes my relationship with my dad. My dad can be the biggest dick, but i cant win because he is still my dad, and we share the same reflection.

    b0mbtracon August 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, my favorite line is the second verse "I dont recognize my own reflection in the mirror. Its a ghost of what once was." There was a time a while back when i was down a deep well, and thats exactly how i felt, this whole song is how i felt. Love 10 years so much, their songs are so deep and cryptic and the music just sends chills down my spine.
    Moonlight772on February 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of multiple personalities.
    ArtOfMeon May 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song! Amazing! Sounds pretty familiar 2 a situation ive been in 4 a while now.......idk if its personal 2 Jesse or not but it says to me that its a about a relationship that has lots of problems....he cant win meaning that no matter what he does 2 fix the problems they have 2gether its useless. He feels that part of him is this girl, which shows the strength of the love he has for her. He also feels that even with all these problems, he cant let go because his feelings are that strong for her like when you know someone is so wrong for you but your feelings get in the way of your judgement and you dont want to leave them. Also, the problems with their relationship are so severe that his mind and body are not insync with eachother. He continues to change for the better of their relationship and she stays the same......He is confused but does not want to let her go.
    lildave214on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song goes a lot deeper than a relationship he wants out of... I think that it is more of a identity thing.

    you and i share the same reflection
    why don't you see that we cannot survive in this condition

    He's is talking to himself.... we share the same reflection, but there can not be two of you.

    if you're cut i'll bleed
    so go on carve into your own heart
    i could use a new scar or a brand new start
    slowly severing the only memories that bind us as one

    - a scar or a brand new start:
    a scar to remind himself of his battle
    or a brand new start at being a new man.

    i just don't know how to win (how to win) with you and i can't let go part of me (part of me) is you

    - part of him is himself, now how do you let yourself go?

    we have lost all communication
    when words fall on deaf ears
    i'm starting to feel a transformation

    - starting to be transformed into someone else.

    how did i get here
    i don't recognize my own reflection
    it's a ghost of what once was
    gone from relative to stranger separating body from mind

    - last time he checked, he wasn't like this. its like whats out and inside are seperate

    i just don't know
    how to win (how to win)
    with you
    i can't let go
    part of me (part of me)
    is you

    you stay the same
    i'll remain to change

    - his old self is the same, but HE is the one who is changing from the inside out...
    sonicemeraldon June 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw them in concert and jesse said, "this song may sound like a love song but its about a schizophrenic"
    killallthatholdson June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsince jesse in heavly in influenced by Maynard James Keenan (tool,a perfect circle) i think it goes mutch deeper how we all let our egos run show and controll our lives and he is realizing that
    Mc Doobieon November 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is bout a bad relationship and one of the people wants to leave but cant because their heart belongs with their other.
    Musiclongon June 04, 2013   Link

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