I was the champion of forgive forget
But I haven't found a way
To forgive you yet
And though I know you and I are through
All my thoughts are lines converging in on you

I wish sometimes, the mind were blind

I see - What must be seen
To feel - What can't be real
To know - What's done is done - it goes on and on

I am the victim of a persistent vision
It tracks me down with it's precision
And though I know you're not in my eyes
I can't seem to clear you from my mind

I wish sometimes, the mind were blind

I see - What must be seen
To feel - What can't be real
To know - What's done is done - goes on and on

Help me. I can't see at all.

I was the champion of forgive forget
But I havent a way to forgive you yet
and though I know you're not in my eyes
I can't clear persistent vision


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    General CommentI think the first line sums up this song, its about someone whos a sentamentalist and forgives people easily, but he cant forgive someone because they might have done something really bad. I could be wrong though, and it seems like theres more to it than that.

    The end of this song is really awesome with the screaming and such. Rites of Spring are such a great band that more people should know.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt could just be the state of mind i'm always in, but i'm pretty sure he's talking about the end of a relationship, obviously one he didn't end. He wants to forgive and forget and, most importantly, move on with his life, but he can't stop thinking about the girl in question.
    plosionon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood song. DarkerShadeofWinter's interpretation is the same as mine. wow. it has been 3 years since a person commented here...
    bobsterbobskinon May 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentperhaps the girl cheated on the guy and her can
    t forget or get over her, or perhaps he can't forget cause he's so mad. the other interpretation works well too though.
    *sway*on August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with *sway*
    well at least that's the way i interpret it, since my ex cheated on me...
    the song describes the way i felt
    living_dead_punkon November 01, 2008   Link

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