You said it once before
You don't do those things you used to anymore,
You say in doubt, we're fading out
Forgetting who we used to be.

[Chorus]
Cause I will bring you down,
I don't want to miss, I don't think you can handle this,
You've lost what you can't find, never what you had in mind.

You take it with a smile, it's so easy when you're always in denial,
Just in time, but out of line,
I can't make all the same mistakes you want me to.

[Chorus]

You're giving up, you know it's not what you need,
And it's true what your going through, try so hard not to listen to, everything I never say.

[Chorus]

I'm getting over, getting use to, and after all that I put you through, now I see,
I'm not the only one,
Never thought it would ever come to, this in fact was never what you wanted from me,
Or how you meant it to be


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    General CommentReally? That's not at all how I interpreted this song.

    To me it's about losing yourself. It's from the point of view of a concerned friend (or partner I guess), watching as a person seems to be losing themself, fading out, not doing the things they used to do. When it says "I will bring you down" I don't think it means literally that they're gonna hurt them, but more that they're angry because they're hurting themselves, and theyr'e trying to help them. And that person's in denial. They're giving up, they're ignoring you, they've lost something and they don't even know what it is. The concerned friend is frustrated and says they're sick of getting used to this, they're not gonna just accept it, and they're not gonna just do the same thing and make all the same mistakes, they're gonna keep trying. This is one of my favorite songs on the album.
    narsilon April 17, 2002   Link

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