Sorry for the scales and scabs on my skin
My fists break
and I just can't take it

Sorry for the sores and holes in my heart
There's no love or life
for either of us

You are alone
and LIVING in the desert
finding time to accept
I'm sorry
I'm a FUCKING monster

I'm sorry

I wasn't there
but I think that something was
I was in love
I still believe I am

these stony fingers steal from you
when these damned arms draw you in

I am sorry you rotted like the waste of the vine
Even flesh and blood
Even heart and bone

I'm the broken lamp man with the telephone injuries
My apologetic arms want to sing you to sleep
You dry heave when I ring and I ring
You knew I was broken and you got what you wanted
You got what you wanted

I'm certain that the cats are still hungry

I wasn't there
but I know that something was
I was in love
I'm sorry that you're dead

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    Song MeaningTheres a few youtube videos where before the song, he says its about "a man hitting a woman and feeling bad about it afterwards"

    honestly, i feel like it is a sort of cry out.

    a man who knows hes a wreck and a waste of life and that the one person who gave him love, he ended up destroying, not because he wanted to but because its just who he was and he apologizes constantly but he knows itll never bring her back
    kidventureon August 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentInsanely awesome!
    x9x9x9x9x9on November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAt the concert Nathan said this song was about too much bacon. There you have it. Straight from Nathan.
    HunterWalker23on December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOf course, just looking at this song - "It's about a man who is angry at a woman."

    But I really think that Nathan feels this way about himself sometimes (I'm sure he doesn't hit his girlfriend, because in Earth Tour he seemed to really love her... If they're still together...)and from my understanding, Nathan can get really out of control sometimes and get really upset.

    The parts that stick out most is the "Sorry for the sores and the holes in my heart..." "I'm sorry I'm a fucking monster." And basically the entire "Broken lamp man with telephone injuries" paragraph.
    IMABEARon November 13, 2011   Link

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