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This is the sign
I use to wear
This is the line
It says I care
I found a reason
I found a tear
Last year
I am a boy
You want a man
I am indifferent
You want a plan
I'm getting out
I'm getting there
Next year

We are in love
We are at war
I feed myself
You feed the poor
I write the fiction
You write the lore
These are addictions
I've seen before
And if I get out
I won't be saved
You are my keeper
I am your slave
You're in my thoughts
You're in my way
Keep all the weakers
Bury the brave

This is a game
You're involved
I am the player
You have control
There is an ante
There is a toll
Buy in
I want a space
You want a home
You need to have it
You need to own
Let's build a flower
Let's watch it grow
And die

We are in love
We are at war
I feed myself
You feed the poor
I write the fiction
You write the lore
These are addictions
I've seen before
And if I get out
I won't be saved
You are my keeper
I am your slave
You're in my thoughts
You're in my way
Keep all the weakers
Bury the brave


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    General CommentIt's "I am a boy; you want a man" in the first little bit instead of "You are a man." I also think in the last that it's "These are addictions I've seen before" instead of "that seem to form."

    It's about being displeased in a relationship with someone but feeling like it's just too hard to break the habit. It's about putting off the inevitable because you aren't sure of yourself alone and because you feel trapped. ("And if I get out, I won't be saved. You are my keeper; I am your slave.")
    sweaterqueston September 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like sweaterguest's answer.

    This is how I hear it:
    "This is the sign I use to wear
    This is the line, It says I care
    I found a reason, I found a tear
    Last year
    I am a boy; You want a man
    I am indifferent; You want a plan
    I'm getting out, I'm getting there
    Next year

    We are in love, We are at war
    I feed myself; You feed the poor
    I write the fiction; You write the lore
    These are addictions I've seen before
    And if I get out, I won't be saved
    You are my keeper; I am your slave
    You're in my thoughts, you're in my way
    Keep all the weakers, bury the brave.

    This is a game, we have our roles
    I am the player you have control
    There is an ante, there is a toll
    Buy in
    I want a space, you want a home.
    You need to have it, you need to own.
    Let's build a flower, let's watch it grow
    And die

    We are in love, We are at war
    I feed myself; You feed the poor
    I write the fiction; You write the lore
    These are addictions I've seen before
    And if I get out, I won't be saved
    You are my keeper; I am your slave
    You're in my thoughts, you're in my way
    Keep all the weakers, bury the brave."
    boohskeyon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about a girl with issues who finds troubled men who can't grow up or have put on a wall so they can be safe from all the pain around them. Now that he knows he's supposed to grow, that he's "found a reason" he's trying to do it, she encourages him and at the same time she sabotages him so she can take care of him forever. He loves her, she must let go.

    "You are my keeper; I am your slave
    You're in my thoughts, you're in my way
    Keep all the weakers, bury the brave."
    mostlikelywrongon January 15, 2012   Link

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