what makes you think that it'll all work out in the end.
afraid to feel bad. better off to try and pretend. I'm
immortal, immune to all that is wrong. just keep on wishing.
crossing my fingers. so long. is this helping? i'm growning
weaker each day. can't stop whining.
still afraid of what i might say or reactions, that control us one and all.

It's mine, it's pure and as decent as i can make myself.
Inside, we all know, only the strong survive.

Why don't you think about that?
so now i'm bleeding on myself yes once again.
seems i trusted another deceitful freind. my fault. should've known the deal.
keep your friends close, but your enemies closer, for real.
seems easy, but nothing could be so hard. trying to guess lifes
dealing. what's the next card? I'm surely folding.
i don't like this hand at all.

It's mine, it's pure and as decent as i can make myself.
Inside, we all know, only the strong survive.

Keep those eyes wide open, here comes a blind side.

maybe things happen for a reason and wherein lies the answer.
to overcome the grieving of lifes unruly lessons. i'm handed
in sucession. it builds my pain which makes me strong.

It's mine, it's pure and as decent as i can make myself.
Inside, we all know, only the strong survive.

Why don't you think about that?

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Only the Strong Lyrics as written by Christopher Ballinger Chris Volz

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! Both versions are good, but I really like the slower version of it with only a piano. It's my favorite song by Flaw. Payback is a close second.
    stupifiedon January 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis one is easy, if you think about the lyrics in sections, not as a whole (bad pun, I know). The song is about how the singer keeps all his pain and anguish inside himself, to more or less kill his emotions ("Is this helping, I'm growing weaker each day"). By doing so, he's slowly building himself to be stronger by accepting and dealing with the emotions. Also, he doesn't want anyone to try to take his pain from him, hence why "It's mine, it's pure and as decent as I could make myself." He wants his suffering for himself so he can be strong.
    Dan Damnitallon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe slower version of this song, SpookyWang, is on the last track of the cd. After the last song, One More Time, finishes playing, the slow version of Only the Strong plays after about 2 minutes
    NolanJBon July 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, they are originally from Kentucky :) But now they got a new drummer and switched to the name Five.Bolt.Main

    Only The Strong I know has to do with the fact that his mom committed suicide when he was young. It's been with him sense and he's got some real issues, but he expresses his pain through music and alcohol abuse. Sad story, but they can make music.
    drumguy88on August 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with stupified, very great song, i love the slower version but i love the hardcore as well, great song, not sure what it means exactly though.
    metboy111on April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always gets to me, it makes my eyes water. I have listened to the entire cd all of the way through at least 50 times since I got it, I don't think I'll ever get tired of listening to it. Am pissed off that Flaw will not be on the Kansas City leg of OzzFest, would really like to see them. Hopefully they'll make it to the great midwest soon enough. Peace out people.
    tomplon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is saying that he finds bliss in ignorance and so he wants to be ignorant, which makes him weak. If you don't know about something, you don't worry about it...but you're weak therefore you won't survive without knowing.
    ChildOfAcidon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentClose second to 'Best I am' for me... haven't heard the slower version though. I'll probably have to download it. Was it live, or did they record it for something?..
    SpookyWangon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe it can be downloaded from their website flaw.com
    rensmanon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shit i LOVE flaw i want to see them in concert grrrr i fucking love this band, esp "best i am" and "my letter"
    xxxDARKIRISxxxon September 25, 2002   Link

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