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You don’t hear your intuition, ‘cuz it says:
You ain’t no follower, and it says:
You ain’t no yellow-belly, and it says:
You ain’t no broken horse, and it says:
You are here to take the punches one by one
You’re here to learn your lessons one by one
You’re here to peel the layers off one by one
By one by one by one by one.

You don’t hear your intuition, ‘cuz it says:
You were blessed with sensitivity, but it says:
You can’t fly with such a heavy heart, heavy heart
You gotta do what must be done so learn to do it with some levity, levity.
You are here to let the cards fall one by one
You’re here to let your walls down one by one
You’re here to peel the layers off one by one
By one by one by one by one

If you keep tryin’ to fill your holes with the next best thing
Well then the next best thing will give you more and more holes
Keep tryin’ to fill your holes with the next best thing
And the next best thing will give you more and more holes
You were better as a simple one, simple one
Yeah you were better as a simple one, simple one
So peel your layers off one by one by one
Peel your layers off one by one by one
Peel your layers off one by one by one
By one by one by one by one



Lyrics submitted by ramsayluke, edited by suntzu243

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    My InterpretationI think we all try to deal with our problems by using simple solutions that don't actually fix the underlying issues. I think these holes are filled with things that create more holes. I think the song is trying to point out that we're here to learn who we are, learn from life's lessons, peeling the layers of ourselves of 1x1x1.
    suntzu243on April 13, 2013   Link

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