"My Life for Hire" as written by Thomas H Jr Denney, Alexander Thomas Shelnutt, Jeremy Wade Mckinnon, Neil S Westfall and Joshua Steven Woodard....
Somebody give a sign, that everything's going as planned
And that everything floats away, into the darkness of this shallow place
The detail is striking
The room's cold and foggy
You'll kick and you'll scream, you'll try everything to survive
But you should know your fate by now

They told me, how I should be

Too late, too late
You can't try to resolve the past right now
But I swear I'll be the one
The one to remember what you've done to me

You, you know you gotta' assert yourself with what you need for now
It's not the time or place you're searching for

All I can give is my worst self-intentions
You're nothing to me, if I write what you see then your life's a lie
There's no where left to hide

They told me, how I should be

Too late, too late
You can't try to resolve the past right now
But I swear I'll be the one
The one to remember what you've done to me

Too late, too late
You can't try to resolve the past right now
But I swear I'll be the one
The one to remember what you've done to me

Watch your back, you'll lose yourself
This is a battleground!
When will they know!

Your life's a lie

Too late, too late
You can't try to resolve the past right now
But I swear I'll be the one
The one to remember what you've done to me

Too late, too late
You can't try to resolve the past right now
But I swear I'll be the one
The one to remember what you've done to me

They told me, how I should be


Lyrics submitted by Last Eclipse, edited by Mellow_Harsher, SirDalvion, AdamArtz

"My Life for Hire" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon Thomas H Jr Denney

Lyrics © Another Victory Publishing, Peermusic Publishing

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  • +3
    General CommentFuck this. Came here to see opinions on the MEANING of the song, but all I see are goddamn lyric corrections. Done.
    dwgskywalker691on December 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentToo late Too late * , not "Too vague, too vague"
    b0neyardson February 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso, "you gotta search yourself" sounds like "assert yourself"
    Antlionon February 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationStill-fake, two-faced. You can try to resolve the past right now. But I swear I'll be the one...to remember what you've done to me.

    I spent the last 15 minutes listening to that part over and over but I swear that's what it sounds like. You can hear the "d" sound on two-faced and can't on still-fake so they are 2 different words. Plus it makes sense in the context of the song and not to mention there is no L-sound so it's not "too late, too late" Listen to it starting at 2:56 and Jeremy's vocals sound a little bit clearer.

    Or maybe not...
    mlm3789on February 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy thoughts about this song is about uncertainty in the pursuit of what you want, mainly because of people around you that will cast doubt on you.
    There will always be people who are going to picture your destiny according to themselves and don't give a fuck what you really want... (they told me how I should be, but I broke the mold somehow)
    mario tomaon April 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm un sure of the chant and that one line in the first verse. Anyone got any ideas?
    Last Eclipseon January 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand also someone says on the last one

    but i swear i'll be the one, to let the world go watch you die(some body give me a sign)
    too vague too vague, you can try to ressolve the past right now
    but i swear i'll be the one, to let the world go watch you die, today
    branytangoon January 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the chant is "but i broke the mold somehow"
    sound good to anyone else?
    iii4non January 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmmm, i think he says "but I swear I'll be IN THE FRONT to let the world go watch you die"
    wtf!? that doesnt sound like "be the ONE" :S
    egoshotton January 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere's my translation , hope you like...

    Somebody give me a sign,
    That everything's going as planned,
    And then everything falls away,
    Into the darkness of this shallow place.
    The detail is striking,
    The room's cold and frightening,
    You'll kick and you'll scream,
    You'll try everything to survive,
    But you should know your fate by now.

    They told me, how I should be,
    BUT I BROKE THE MOLD SOMEHOW!
    Too vague, too vague, you can try to ressolve the past right now,
    But I swear I'll be the one to let the world go watch you die. Today!

    You, you know you gotta search yourself,
    Leave what you need for now,
    It's not the time or place you're searching for.
    All I can give is my worst of intentions.
    You're nothing to me, you don't like what you see,
    Your life's a lie, there's no where left to hide.

    They told me, how I should be,
    BUT I BROKE THE MOLD SOMEHOW!
    Too vague, too vague, you can try to ressolve the past right now,
    But I swear I'll be the one to let the world go watch you die.
    Too vague, too vague, you can try to ressolve the past right now,
    But I swear I'll be the one to let the world go watch you die.

    Watch your back, you'll lose yourself!
    This is a battleground!
    When will they know,
    Your life's a lie.

    Too vague, too vague, you can try to ressolve the past right now,
    But I swear I'll be the one to let the world go watch you die.

    Too vague, too vague, you can try to ressolve the past right now,
    But I swear I'll be the one to let the world go watch you die.

    They told me, how I should be,
    BUT I BROKE THE MOLD SOMEHOW!
    cyrix713on January 26, 2009   Link

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