where to now?
drifting his body
cutting you down
and i cant pretend
his eyes don't burn, holes
in your skin

now all i see is the filth
in the hands of another man
his face in my thoughts,
my words become lost
and no longer make sense

am I lost forever?
the damage has been done
for so long

how did you ever see me broken?
well you forced me to find out everyday
did you ever see me open?
well you forced me to find out everyday

nobody could,
keep me helpless, no
the depths that I was brought up
the depths that I was brought up
brought up

oh, well is it any wonder
shallow is the way that I was born
shallow is the way that I was born
the way that i was brought up, up
tonight

am I lost forever?
the damage has been done
for so long

how did you ever see me broken?
well you forced me to find out everyday
did you ever see me open?
well you forced me to find out everyday

oh pretty girl
keep batting your eyes
'cause when you breathe you lie, lie
oh pretty girl
your better think twice
'cause second chances are rarer than I

how can we forget who we have become
I'll give it all up.
please wake up.
every breath you take, is a lie

how did you ever see me broken?
well you forced me to find out everyday
did you ever see me open?
well you forced me to find out everyday


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Broken vs the Way We Were Born song meanings
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    General Commenti think it may be "'cause second chances are better denied".
    carefuldazeon June 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh pretty girl, you better think twice 'cause second chances are rarer than I
    Neamh Suilon June 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song off the new album.
    oh pretty girl :)
    savannahloveon July 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's ACTUALLY
    'hey pretty girl you better think twice cause second chances are more rare then I.'

    Jonny craig tweeted this in May. so I'm pretty sure it's right. ;)
    emerton July 02, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIm quite sure he is singing,

    nobody could,
    "keep me helpless, no"
    the depths that I was brought up
    the depths that I was brought up
    brought up
    jjamieon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti actually like this song.
    ehh butttt whuutttevvv all the meanings are the same.
    jessX3babyon August 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentpretty sure it's "and i cant pretend his eyes don't burn holes in your skin"
    josh7on August 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think he says 'well you forced me to find out every thing.'
    you can hear the 'ng' sound at the end of the note.
    i love this song, but i hate how he throws in the cliche 'tonight' at the end of a verse to fill the space.
    horribly overused word in song lyrics.

    @jessX3baby hmmm i dont know if you are talking about all of emarosa's stuff or just this album. I used to ignore jonny's lyrics with emarosa, but the lyrics in relativity have become quite significant to me lately and i think the meanings vary.
    AnubisHxCon December 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure the girl cheated on him, and Jonny saw what was going on with his own eyes. He knows she is a liar, and she saw him heartbroken or depressed by the whole situation.
    "did you ever see me open?" could mean he has a wall up now to guard his emotions.
    illegalstealthon August 21, 2011   Link

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