so what now? where do we go from here? the damage is so severe and what
you've done will never fuckin be repaired. but what's done is done, son.
you'll never understand, but here we are again, yeah here i am again. and
what the fuck is it gonna take? how am i ever gonna make myself a man again
and bring myself to stand again? on my own two fucking feet. you better
tell me what to do cus it's you this time that failed me. you failed me. you
failed us all. nothing left for us to say. nothing more between you and me.
all my trust is gone. but never my vindication. vindication. so what the fuck?
where do we go from here? the damage is done so bite your tongue because your
words will never be sincere. what's done is done, son. you'll never understand.
blood on my hands again. that's what it's gonna fucking take. and you can bet
your ass i'm gonna make you pay. the time has come for you to see. what
you've done, what i've become and how you failed me. you failed me. you failed
us all. nothing left for us to say. nothing more between you and me. all my
trust is gone. but never my vindication. you can't take my pride away from
me. the one thing you'll never take away. you can't take my pride from me and
that's all there is to say. you can't kill integrity. and that's all there is
to say. you can't take my pride from me. but i've got one thing left to say.
pay your debt to me.



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    This song is awesome.

    XrichyXbrawlXon October 20, 2004   Link
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    I love this song. It's so powerful. For one thing, integrity is something that you stand for. Something that you strongly believe in. This person who "failed" him, stood against what he stood for. Now he wants them to pay him back.

    arsenic_kisson November 08, 2004   Link

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