It's tragic; you tried to cut yourself in half,
But this isn't magic; in fact it's something much more dark, or more dramatic
Self harm, that's what they call it.
'Cause it just affects you.
It's your life, your body, so you can choose what you do,
And if one day you can't rein it in,
and of your last breath you are the only witness,
Then so be it, cause it's your last breath,
and it's nobody else's business.
But, how about your little sister?
I mean, you think your life's been bad,
And by no means am I belittling that,
cause I know the troubles you've had
But a teen finding out her sister chose death over life,
Finding out instead of turning to her with your problems, You turned to a knife
That's a whole lot of pain to deal with,
and a whole lot of damage
And the only role model she has is little more than words engraved in granite.
But as you said before, this just affects you.
It's your life, your body, so you can choose what you do.
And if one day you can't rein it in,
and of your last breath you are the only witness,
then so be it, cause it's your last breath,
and it's nobody else's business.
But then, how about your parents?
God knows they've done all they can to support.
Yeah, you didn't go up in a mansion,
But they gave you the best life they could afford,
And the second that last bit of life tickles out,
and your lungs cease to breath,
They've fail the most important task that they will ever receive.
They failed to give their child a life that's worth living,
And that's a failure as long as they live, of themselves, is unforgiving.
But as you said before, this just affects you.
It's your life, your body, so you can choose what you do.
And if one day you can't rein it in,
and of your last breath you are the only witness,
then so be it, cause it's your last breath,
and it's nobody else's business.
But, how about your friends?
How did they fail to see this coming?
I mean, you can only hold so much pain,
and recently it seems like the tap's been running.
Families grow distant, but it's meant to be your friends you can rely on.
They shouldn't be there for just fun and drinks.
They should be the shoulder to cry on.
They should be the ones you turn to,
when you can't talk to your family.
But they failed to because although you didn't ask for their support,
it should have been mandatory.
But as you said before, this just affects you.
It's your life, your body, so you can choose what you do.
And if one day you can't rein it in,
and of your last breath you are the only witness,
then so be it, cause it's your last breath,
and it's nobody else's business.
But then, what about me?
What kind of boyfriend am I?
Instead of living a life I was a big part of,
You would rather die.
Instead of fighting though together,
and turning things around,
You decided to grasp the greener
on the other side of the ground.
If I shared lives there was nothing worth living for as far as you could see.
So if that's the case for you
Then what is there left in this life for me?
But as you said before, this just affects you.
It's your life, your body, your sister, your parents, your friends, and your partner
so you can choose what you do.
And if one day you can't rein it in,
and of your last breath you are the only witness,
Then fuck everything else cause that's not something you've got to live with.
the magician's assistant
too many problems to list them,
not enough people to listen.
the magician's assistant....
the magician's assistant......


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  • +5
    General CommentI like how everyone is saying it's an ugly message. About how it's better if someone takes their life because they may be happier this way.

    You're retarded in my opinion. Suicide is not, I repeat, NOT, a happy prospect. Take it from someone who has actually had suicidal thoughts. Fucking morons.

    As for the message, it's not saying how "suicide's selfish", at least not to me. It's talking more about how it's not just about you and yourself. That it actually effects everyone around you, and how these people would feel when you take your own life.
    JoeyInsanityon June 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, what a blistering song about suicide and the effects it has on those around the 'victim'.
    solenton May 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics in this are so powerful. I've seen him play this live and the whole hall was silent and felt cold. It really does hit you hard
    TimelessMelodyon September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah no one had this song up, and I really thought it deserved it so I wrote down the lyrics.
    connmannicon May 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Then fuck everything else cause that is something you’ve got to live with"

    should be

    "Then fuck everything else cause that is /not/ something you’ve got to live with"
    3fingeredpeteon July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis made me shiver
    TaintedDeityon June 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning
    This is how selfish suicide is. Note the excessive use of 'you' and 'your' etc. I like how he then purposely emphasises and expresses every case in a way that parodys the idea.
    HarryOakleyon July 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song came on shuffle when I was sitting on a plane today with the ipod turned up full to block out engine noise, and it was so good I almost started convulsing I was trembling so hard. Excellent way with words.
    dootmcon July 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuicide is not selfish. I like this song, but I absolutely hate the message. YOU'RE the one being selfish by saying, "Oh no, don't kill yourself because I will be sad!" What if they were happier dead? Would you want them to live their life being completely miserable just so YOU can be happy they aren't dead? Sometimes nothing can help people, put yourself in your position before you say they are being selfish.

    Not trying to start anything here, but I wanted to write my opinion.
    feelingthis26on August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir position*
    feelingthis26on August 17, 2009   Link

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