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See me - Put yourself in my place.
Be me - Put my eyes in your face.
Maybe then you'll see why this place terrifies me
And why I've got to get myself away.
So hard to deal with the ones who aren't real.
They continually blow my mind.

No need, I've been burned enough times myself.
You're like me - Sometimes you scare yourself.
The things that you think and the way that you feel
Make you think you're all alone.
When you go outside and try to find yourself a familiar mind,
It really lets you know that you're on your own.
So unknown.

When those walls close in around you,
When all those about you doubt you,
When the world can live without you,
Get a grip and keep it.
You see how hard they'll shove you,
Hate your guts and tell you they love you.
Get a grip right now.
You see how far you'll get pushed,
How long they'll hold you down,
Feed you lies,
Drive you insane,
Give you poison to kill your pain.

Know me - I see the fear in your eyes.
Pull back - There are some things to realize.
So hard to deal with the ones who can't feel.
It's unbelievable what things they have to put you through.
Get in your face and smile,
Get in your face and lie,
And all the while you just stand in line.

No matter what say to do,
No matter what they put you through,
Never lose your self-respect.
You don't have to live like that...
You don't have to live like that.

You've got to keep your self-respect!
You've got to jump back,
Keep your self-respect intact!
You've got to keep it like that!

You've got to keep your self-respect!

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by D7K

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    General Commentthis song actually makes me cry because it's so powerful. you really get the impression that hank's been through it all-and he has. it keeps me where i need to be even at times when i don't think i can so something...i gotta get a grip!
    Violent_Kiwion May 29, 2002   Link

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