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Here you are pushing twenty one
And you've got nothing left to do
Say the sun shines last on you
You're popping pills to make it true

But don't leave here with my advice
As if it's right to listen to
Because I could never live up to this
I couldn't stand for this
I couldn't give respect to you

What do you get from me, this much I'll
Never see
What do you get for being here
Signed sealed sympathy

Here we are talking so sincerly
Like a lie could break us two
I could never lie to forgive eyes
But I can lie so well to you

Friends can mean such different things
But friends have never been like this
Because I know that it's a different thing
That only pain could bring and it's a pain that starts with you

What do you get from me, this much I'll
Never see
What do you get for being here
Signed sealed sympathy

This is the way, this is the price
No one ever makes it taking loseres advice
This is the point that can't be refused
Sympathy is something that can never be used

Here you are pushing twenty two
And there's a world that's closing fast
You never had the time to
Sit this long
To find that you belong
And now that time has passed

What do you get from me, this much I'll
Never see
What do you get for being here
Signed sealed sympathy


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    General CommentThis entire Mesh album is about a woman who is in love with an abusive alcoholic. Even though the singer of Mesh is male, I think the songs on Fragile are told through the perspective of the woman. In Sympathy, she's talking about the cycle of him getting drunk, being abusive, and she keeps forgiving him because he keeps promising it's going to stop but it keeps happening again and again, and it keeps getting worse. But all he cares about is himself, he's never there for her when she needs him, and in this song she's really angry about that. She wants him to start to take some responsibility for his actions instead of relying on her for sympathy. She wants him to quit drinking and she wants to be there for him, but he refuses, and she's starting to get fed up.
    a_dark_enchantmenton October 19, 2004   Link

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