I can't help but close my eyes for life
And dream a different ending
That when I wake, I won't be so exhausted
And I will stop with my pretending
That I'm fine, I'm fine if I can fool myself tonight
And my lie will drown out all of yours

CHORUS:
I will not bend until I break, how much can one bruised body take?
Just not enough to silence me, you're only a memory
I'll scream these words 'til they come true, then I will think no more of you
Look back on what I'm going through, this isn't my identity

You will bleed for what your hands have done
You can't outrun your ending
And I'll get well long before you let yourself
I may forgive you, but you never will

CHORUS:

And I told you, I told you, you had no right
How damaged you must be
Watch you panic, it's tragic, you'll carry this for life
You have my sympathy

CHORUS

You're only a memory
This isn't my identity
You're only a memory
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity


Lyrics submitted by invisiboy42293

Only A Memory song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think the song is about surviving abuse. As a sexual and physical abuse survivor, this song reminds me of that. "I may forgive you, but you never will!" I see that as saying I'm moving on from this, but you will never forget this. "This isn't my identity" Saying I am more than what you downgraded me too.
    emoangel115on June 03, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have been listening to this song for quite some time now, and I have come to the conclusion on what I think this song means. I believe this song refers to self harm, as crazy as it seems. She doesn't want to be known as a cutter and she doesn't want it to be her label. She looked back on what she went through and is sorry for what she used to do. That's what I think it means. More comments guys! Please! <3 Such a powerful song!
    AspiredStudenton August 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhen I listen to this song, I think of the abuse I suffered at the hands of my older sister. "This isn't my identity" is one of the hardest things to say/believe as a survivor, at least for me it is. But it's an important thing to recognize. I am NOT what has been done to me.
    FanGirlingon October 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song comes across as a heated conversation between two people who have lived the exact same history. In many ways it reminds me of many of my experiences with DID. The accusation and denial that the others are there, against the quiet but increasingly frustrated reassurances that they are really there and they've got my back.
    Sammieboxeson November 29, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain