I would react badly
To the slightest hint of hesitance
He'd bend awkwardly to suit my mood
No word from his defence

I'd cry knowing how my tears
Felt like acid burning through his skin
Pushed every little button
But the right one that would let me in

Now he's afraid of me
Now he's afraid of me

It took me by surprise
The hatred in his eyes
I've pushed this man as far as he could go
But he lacked the words to let me know
He acted out, now I can see it is my fault

I made changes
That went unnoticed
Sang songs for deaf ears
He mistook my silence for punishment
As it had been all these years
I'd cry knowingly how my tears felt like acid burning through his skin

Now he's afraid of me
Now he's afraid of me

It took me by surprise
The hatred in his eyes
I've pushed this man as far as he could go
But he lacked the words to let me know
He acted out, now I can see it is my fault


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    My InterpretationThis song is about a woman who was in a relationship where she was dominating and controlling. Her other half was dependant on her for emotional stability.

    He was too scared to tell her when she hurt him ("No word from his defence"), which she would sometimes do on purpose ("'I'd cry knowing how my tears felt like acid burning through his skin)

    The lyric "Now he's afraid of me" is a quote form her earlier on in the relationship, when she was certain he would never leave.

    "He took me by surprise" means that he finally snapped and left, realising that her moral support was not- well, supporting.

    "He mistook my silence for punishment as it had been all these years" means that she used to sometimes cold-shoulder him so that he remembered how dependant he was on her.

    "He acted out, now I can see it is my fault" means that only now she's realised how controlling she was.

    This is my interpretation, anyways :)
    Moocow2003on June 14, 2015   Link
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    MemoryThis reminds me of me and my friend mattew. He would suit me very well, but I was kind of clilgy to him.He's afind of me kind of mean he stays away from me.It took me by surpize that he was talking to me.I was too cligy.This is one of my life songs.
    fnafgalon June 20, 2017   Link

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