I won't go, 'cause I've been there before
And it's taken 20 years to pick my face off the floor
I'm not "sorry" if "things" aren't the "same"
But sleepness nights are hardly worth
The cheapness of your game
And if you know what I mean
You live for your fucking self
Life is too short to waste it on somebody else
There was a time and I swear that I fucking cared...
I got burned and now I walk with this fist in the fucking air
And if you know what I mean
You live for your fucking self
Life is too short to waste it on somebody else
GO..
I don't care what they say
They're not the ones who have to live with the pain...
Fuck you!
Black heart breaking, broken bonds
I should have known all along....
Fuck you!
Don't talk to me
I'm as deaf as I am blind
You made me cheap
And thanks for wasted fucking time


Lyrics submitted by Ken Braley

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    General Commentwho hasnt been here before? great song.
    alk3girlon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAmazign song. I'm seeing them in 4 days, gonna be the first time I've seen them.
    PTW Convergeon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could take all the guys I once cared in a room and sing this to them. This is such a wonderful song. I am soo glad for my current boyfriend, he would never make me feel like the way Wes feels in this song.
    xyouhavemyheartxon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"There was a time and I swear that I fucking cared...
    I got burned and now I walk with this fist in the fucking air"...my thoughts exactly. I wish I could play this song for someone. He never believed that I cared for him the same way he cared for me...well I say fuck him...American Nightmare is amazing.
    Sweetygal16on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHehe, before I signed this, I had the idea that no one would have already done so... and I feel stupid now because I feel exactly the same way, but I don't want to sound liek a cheese ball and say the exact same thing everyone else did. I'd have to say this is my FAVORITE American Nightmare song... After a bound two year relationship (give or take a month or so) this song was my allabye... "I don't care what they fucking say, they're not the ones who have to live with the paaaiin FUCK YOU". That's so powerful. I don't get the same feeling when I listen to Gorilla BIscuits, or even Reach the sky, for that matter (being they are the pioneers of actual emotional hardcore...), or to take it even farther... Turning Point. These guys are definately a band to fucking remember to put on a road tape when you make one.
    Assuck 555on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have this song on my buddy list for when my ex signs on.It rocks.Does anyone know how Wes lost his hand? And aahh they're BRUTAL live.XXX.
    XinfatuatedXon July 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAmerican Nightmare is the best hardcore band I know , the lyrics are fuckin poets !
    Tom O'Haraon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with alk3girl..who hasnt experienced some shit like this...american nightmare kicks
    XBrittneyXon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI relate to this so much, it's fucking scary
    kijimaon September 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing amazing; i swear everyone can relate to this & I'm not even going to write what it means to me cause you've all said it already!
    Charlottexon December 07, 2005   Link

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