Paint the target where you like it
You've got everything you've ever wanted
It's not my fault that I dug a grave so deep
Lying at the bottom, and I'm looking up
She's all I see, she's all I see

I'm slipping further down a path I thought I'd never lead
I've got a vacant heart that's pulsing to a broken beat
He's sinking deeper now, where are your hands? How could you do this dear?
How could you leave him here?
Lies seeping through his skin just itching to reveal truth

There's a bottle at his side
Burning as he takes a drink, he takes a drink
He swallows with his pride
Chasing down and breaking, breaking

Self destruction never felt so sweet
Wake me up, wake me up
There's an ending I'm afraid to see

Manipulations got its strings tied tightly around my wrists
A soft heart and a softer spine trapped me in her grip
She spun a web around me so tight I could barely breathe
Finished me with three words, a lie she whispered through her teeth

A four letter lie
Closet full of memories
No hate in his eyes till he find he's drowning
There's no hate in his eyes till he drowns in his lies as he takes a drink

There's a bottle at his side
Burning as he takes a drink, he takes a drink
He swallows with his pride
Chasing down and breaking, breaking

Self destruction never felt so sweet
Wake me up, wake me up
There's an ending I'm afraid to see

Your time is up, enough of the lies and sympathy
Don't make a promise you're going to break
It's not over, I'm nowhere near defeat
Who is the victim now?
I've got more spine now than you think

He's overcoming this without your hands
Now that his past has cleared, now you can leave him here
Lies seeped through his skin to release him to see the truth

There's a bottle at his side
Burning as he takes a drink, he takes a drink
He swallows with his pride
Chasing down and breaking, breaking

Self destruction never felt so sweet
Wake me up, wake me up
There's an ending I'm afraid to see
I'm afraid to see


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    General Commentmusically, one of my most liked by Eyes Set To Kill.the lyrics seem straightforward but perhaps there's deeper meaning behind it or multiple interpretations or applications. great song.
    Nacilon November 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe first verse could mean that he wanted her
    (shes all i see)
    and helped her to reach her goals in life and it began to control him and hes blaming her
    (paint the target where you like you got everything you wanted its not my falult i dug a grave so deep)
    he leading a life he never wanted and its breaking his heart
    (I'm slipping further down a path I thought I'd never lead
    I've got a vacant heart that's pulsing to a broken beat)
    he's falling deeper and deeper, into depression possibly(?), and he reaches out to her for help but finds noone there
    (He's sinking deeper now, where are your hands? How could you do this dear?
    How could you leave him here?)
    possibly hes tired of lying to help her and hes just dying to rat her out
    (Lies seeping through his skin just itching to reveal truth)
    so he turned to alcohol to subdue his pains and slowly destroys him self and he knows its destroying him and he's scared
    (There's a bottle at his side
    Burning as he takes a drink, he takes a drink
    He swallows with his pride
    Chasing down and breaking, breaking
    Self destruction never felt so sweet
    Wake me up, wake me up
    There's an ending I'm afraid to see)
    the woman is being portrayed as a manipulator, and because he was such a softie for her she was able to "spin him into her web" by saying the three words i love you
    (Manipulations got its strings tied tightly around my wrists
    A soft heart and a softer spine trapped me in her grip
    She spun a web around me so tight I could barely breathe
    Finished me with three words, a lie she whispered through her teeth)
    love, the for letter lie, closeted all his memories of what she did to him. but even then he couldnt bring himself to hate her, but when he drank his emotions were let loose
    (A four letter lie
    Closet full of memories
    No hate in his eyes till he find he's drowning
    There's no hate in his eyes till he drowns in his lies as he takes a drink)

    this explanation is listed above for this verse
    (There's a bottle at his side
    Burning as he takes a drink, he takes a drink
    He swallows with his pride
    Chasing down and breaking, breaking
    Self destruction never felt so sweet
    Wake me up, wake me up
    There's an ending I'm afraid to see)
    and he's finally fed up with her lies and sympathy and her broken promises so he tells her that she's gonna get what she deserves and that he isnt gonna be so easily defeated anymore because he's slowly gaining his confidence, his spince per say, back
    (Your time is up, enough of the lies and sympathy
    Don't make a promise you're going to break
    It's not over, I'm nowhere near defeat
    Who is the victim now?
    I've got more spine now than you think)
    and the girl, the manipulator is thinking to her self that he's changed, that he's not gonna lie for him anymore and she's going to leave him
    (He's overcoming this without your hands
    Now that his past has cleared, now you can leave him here
    Lies seeped through his skin to release him to see the truth)

    ClarksAiden03on July 20, 2011   Link

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