"Through The Pain" as written by and Nathan D/leone Leone....
On the Chicago River after dark
We watch the city lights tear the sky apart
The wind was blowing her hair around
As the scenery explodes, I'll tell you how

I fell into an old cliche
Always on the road, only halfway sane
No hospital can fix what I've become.

I've trapped myself in a ring of fire.
If I say I'm okay, I'm also a liar.
The only way out is through the pain.
(How am I gonna get through this?)

I got so low that I get high
Just to sit and watch the miles go by.
Now I'm cold and sweaty with a nauseous heart
I got a million addictions wearing me down.
I fell into an old cliche
Always on the road only halfway sane
No hospital can fix what I've become.

I've trapped myself in a ring of fire.
If I say I'm okay, I'm also a liar.
The only way out is through the pain.

And as I write these words, my hands start to shake
With trouble sneaking in not a second too late.
The only way out is through the pain.
Tomorrow I'll start again.

And now I'm begging for help
I know I can't get up
Gotta face this one all alone.
And if I don't make it,
Remember that I'll always be a part of you.

I've trapped myself in a ring of fire.
If I say I'm okay, I'm also a liar.
The only way out is through the pain.

And as I write these words, my hands start to shake
With trouble sneaking in not a second too late.
The only way out is through the pain.
Tomorrow I'll start again.


Lyrics submitted by MayaMoo

"Through the Pain" as written by Mateo Camargo Daniel David Torelli

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentFirst of all...
    "Withdrawal's kicking in not a second too late."

    &

    "And now I'm begging for help I know I can't;
    I've gotta face this one alone."


    As for meaning, I guess it's kind of obvious. Given that he says something about getting high, and mentions withdrawal along with a lot of its symptoms... It's about drug addiction, and getting over it. Or making a parallel to the world overall by creating the whole drug addiction metaphor to convey a point about people in general... Really, the only way out of anything is "through the pain".
    I think that it's more about being addicted to like, prescription meds though... but I can't be sure. At least, it's about being addicted to whatever it is that he's taking to quiet the voices in his head that he references in "Welcome to Oblivion" and "Silent Voices Kill".

    The only thing I can't really be sure about is the line "Tomorrow I'll start again". It could mean that even after fighting with withdrawal, he's only going to go back to using whatever he's addicted to OR it could mean he's starting again as in living a new life without addiction.

    Either way... this is one of my favorites off of Attics. It's amazing. :)
    xLadYofSorrowZxon May 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with xLadYofSorrowZx.

    I just have to add, I absolutely adore the first verse.
    routinexrioton June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree, though he does say he has multiple addictions. No matter what the addiction is, it is always going to wear people down like this.
    He says it so perfectly. I am so grateful for this song.
    GuardLoveon October 11, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningahhh sweet song
    madinalakefanon January 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about confessing all the awful things that you have done in your life to someone you love and crying out for help. Hypothetically, say you are addicted to drugs, the only way to get better is to go through withdrawal to get well again. Whether that's in a relationship and you have to break up, or you are in a job and you have to change, it may be terrifying, but you have to go through the hard part to get better
    madinalakefanon February 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! :)

    I love, love, love the chorus part, anyone can relate to that, if there down or it a bad situation

    "I've trapped myself in a ring of fire
    If I say I'm ok, I'm also a liar
    The only way out is through the pain
    How am I gonna get through this?"

    <3
    JustxKillxMeon June 27, 2010   Link

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