"My Own Enemy" as written by and Ken Andrews Joel Bruyere....
Hold up, oh no, who let them in the door,
It's a like a freak show, shake it like a photo,
Hate is only when you say not what you mean,
And pain is whats inside of me, not when you're bleeding,
I, will fall, I'll fall and take your breathe away,
We could change it all and take your breathe away

This anger changes me, it effects the way I see,
Effects every part of me, and makes you my enemy,
But when it falls apart, its like a brand new start,
And I cant remember why I ripped everything apart

[Chorus]
I'm still my worst enemy
The world around me all can see what they want to see
I need some help because I'm still my worst enemy
No matter where I am, I'll still get the best of me
I'm my own enemy

Shake the world inside of me, until it cant be shaken
Wake, the words inside of me before it's all too late,
I will fall, and take you breathe away,
We will change it all and take your breathe away

This anger changes me, it effects the way I see,
Effects every part of me, and makes you my enemy,
But when it falls apart, its like a brand new start,
And I cant remember why I ripped everything apart

[Chorus]

My own enemy... my own enemy


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"My Own Enemy" as written by Ken Andrews Joel Bruyere

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    General CommentTFK being a christian band brings me to the thought that this song is kind of about how someone has turned away from God, become their worst enemy by hating what they're now doing and taking the road of temptation etc; which isn't very christ-like. More like being the complete opposite to what they actually used to be, not knowing why they turned down that wrong path. That's all I have in mind for now. :]
    Winterzangelon October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout causing problems to yourself i think

    awesome chorus great for dancing could listen to it lots and not get tired!

    best on the album:P
    Matthew15on March 09, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningOkay, but I don't agree with any of you, because I think this song kinda has to do with what I do sometimes. When he says,

    "This anger changes me
    It affects the way I see
    Affects every part of me
    and makes you my enemy
    But when it falls apart
    It's like a brand new start
    And I can't remember why
    I ripped everything apart"

    The rage you feel builds and blinds you, or makes you see things differently than if you were calm. You have to fight back the anger inside yourself, like an enemy. When you're calm and everything, it's like pressing a restart button and you feel find. You think back to it, think it was all stupid, and wonder why you even did all the stuff you did before.
    Sasauion September 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with the first poster. I'm pretty positive this song is about causing problems for yourself, like not taking a step back and trying to think reasonably and rationally. But that's just my opinion.
    JadeMareon June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion i think this song is about someone who makes things worse for themselves , about someone who scews up alot, but brings it upon themselves.
    tayleron April 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is exactly how I was feeling last night, omg this song is way too perfect--

    Throwfoxon January 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking about the meaning of "shake it like a photo" line. I'm not English native speaker, but I searched the net and find out that years ago people shook the photos they've just taken to make 'em clear. Today it is also connected with a song from the band called Outcast or Outkast, not sure, and it may mean "celebrating", "freakin' out" or, you know, it may also mean "trying to hook up someone", "dancing something like dancehall" or even "playing with yourself". These are the meanings I found on the net.

    But I think they don't make sense here. So that's mine interpretation.

    People shook the photos originally to make them develop faster, to make them clear. And the guy from the song says "oh no, who let them in the door? it's like a freak show". Maybe he means "man, I hate the thoughts/feelings that have come to me, they're so odd, how could I let them come?!". Then he says "shake it like a photo", means "make it clearer" or "shake it off", "let this go". I think it'd finally make sense.
    karinaKMJon May 02, 2011   Link

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