Where were you? Say you were gone?
Well, ask me and I'll swear you were there all along.
Another place?
Another state?
At any rate,
I can't relate.
There's no two ways,
you're a disgrace.
Drown down your fear,
suffocate every spark of clarity.
Your weakness: sickens me, saddens me, strengthens me.
There's no way to free responsibility.
Who's to blame?
Who's in the wrong?
The truth from which you hide - it was you all along.
You were there, you didn't care,
and your heart and mind were self impaired.
Now, all that's left is our despair.

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    General CommentThis song is sweet. 'Nuff said.
    FallenPhoenixon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who has been let down by another person, and they're angry and dissapointed with the person's weak will that they would let him down like that. The weakness sickens him, cause he is disgusted his friend who let him down so much, it saddens him, because he is sad he will no longer be able to trust the person, and it strengthens him because he sees that he can only trust himself, and by knowing that it makes him less vulnerable to other people who would hurt him.
    Madcappunkon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok.... amazing.
    LoSeRfAcE_519on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a straight-edge person looking down upon somone who uses drugs or drinks alcohol. Being straight-edge myself, I can relate to this song. For those of you who don't know, Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI are both straight-edge.
    DaveXXXon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMaybe about his parents?
    muse_10999on November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think straight edge is the best lifestyle.
    IAmARevenant92on August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is necessarily about straight edge....more about treating those around you with respect and having a sense of responsibility towards people around you, which are quite straight edge values but you don't need to be edge to beleive in things like that.

    It's about honesty and responsibility and not being a coward.

    'Another state?
    At any rate,
    I can't relate.
    There's no two ways,
    you're a disgrace.'

    Amazing and self-explanatory!
    ThePersianRoseon February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this was about someone who is straight edge
    and had a friend who somehow hurt him because
    of his friend had an abusive drug and drinking habit
    probably car crash or something
    chase1420on April 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's obvious that the song is about someone who uses alcohol irresponsibly and to excuse his/her actions. I don't see why this song necessarily has anything to do with straight edge. I'm well aware that Davey is, but I drink moderately and know drinkers who invoke with me the same type of distaste that Davey has for whoever inspired this song.
    jawfulon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbut why it's called three reasons?
    Moron2on October 18, 2009   Link

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