"Pain" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
I don't feel the way I've ever felt
I know
I'm gonna smile and not get worried
I try but it shows

Anyone can make what I have built
And better now
Anyone can find the same white pills
It takes my pain away

It's a lie A kiss with opened eyes
And she's not breathing back
Anything but bother me
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are horrid times
Oh oh oh
I can't let it bother me

I never thought I'd walk away from you
I did
But it's a false sense of accomplishment
Every time time I quit

Anyone can see my every flaw
It isn't hard
Anyone can say they're above this all
It takes my pain away

It's a lie A kiss with opened eyes
And she's not breathing back
Anything but bother me
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are horrid times
Oh oh oh
I can't let it bother me

I can't let it bother me
It takes my pain away

It's a lie A kiss with opened eyes
And she's not breathing back
Anything but bother me
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are horrid times
Oh oh oh
I can't let it bother me
It takes my pain
It takes my pain
It takes my pain away


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"Pain" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    My InterpretationA few folks have said it - I agree that the primary theme of the song is drug addiction. The lyric "it's a false sense of accomplishment every time I quit" is absolutely about addiction.

    What I think the video is showing is someone who's using drugs to take the pain out of his life. Sitting in the pool, throwing himself down the steps, the meat suit - they're all signs of self-destructive behavior, just like taking drugs. But note that through it all he never winces - never shows a single sign of any feeling.

    The twins are the demons of addiction which follow him around as he destroys his life, thinking about the woman he's lost.

    At the very end of the video, she comes back to him and starts peeling the meat off - she wants to help him heal and stop hurting himself. And right then, the twins of addiction hit him upside the head - and now he flinches. Now that his life has meaning again, he has to deal with the demons he's invited into his life, whether he wants to or not.

    And we see them walk away together - she's going to help him down this road to recovery. Note that as he starts off with her, he's still got the full meat suit on - it's going to take him time to get back to life without his self-induced pain.
    phileauxon February 15, 2018   Link

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