An attempt to erase
Every memory that bares your name
But every thought you invade
What was there has become dust

Yet I pray for it's resurrection
When I should just accept
And come to terms with it's demise
An attempt to hate you

For my deepest scar
Cause what we had are now just fragments
My blood flowed from your hands
Heartless. soulless
You could not care

Less you drove these splinters deeper
Why won't I let you die
Your razors. my wrist, my tears
Your kiss

And here I lie.
Cold and pale
Nothing you can say
Will be enough to cure
Nothing you can say
Will be enough to cure

These papercuts
And broken hearts
These words replace my tears each letter
A pound of hatred but they quickly fade away
As I glance in your direction
I'll choke on them
Once your gone


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Papercuts & Broken Hearts song meanings
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    it makes you melt? what are you a fucking chocolate bar?

    vacantjoshson September 13, 2002   Link
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    wow.. i think this is a powerful song, i never relized what it was about until i read the lryics.. good song i must say. keepsake is awsome

    Prop_Fireon April 30, 2002   Link
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    Keepsake deserves more recognition in the hardcore scene.

    PTW Convergeon May 27, 2002   Link
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    this is such an awesome song...all keepsake rocks...i love how their songs are so different...you listen to 3rd wish and then try 8 months till may and then one season too late and you sometimes can't even tell..they kick so much severe ass...i'm in awe

    melon headon June 04, 2002   Link
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    damn! i love everything about this song the lyrics are really awesome keepsake is the greatest!!!!!!!!1

    xxImaEMOkidxxon July 02, 2002   Link
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    this song is great, definately one of keepsake's best

    shanekingon August 12, 2002   Link
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    all of their songs are great and they're s diverse... this song rocks my socks, i luff it!

    poisonous_screamson August 15, 2002   Link
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    yet another song most can relate to KeEpSaKe RuLeS

    poisonthewell05on August 17, 2002   Link
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    this song is soo fuckin amazing! "Your razors. my wrist, my tears Your kiss" makes me melt

    Xcreation-imperfectXon September 03, 2002   Link
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    What does the word "papercuts" mean? It's not in my English-French dictionnary... Please help!

    bjorkellinaon September 17, 2002   Link

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