I only see myself
Reflected in your eyes
So all that I believe I am
Essentially are lies
And everything I'd hoped to be
Or ever thought that I was
Died with your belief in me
So who the hell am I?

I don't know if I am real without you
What is left of me without you
I don't know what's real without you
How can I exist without you?

I'm wandering around confused
Wondering why I tried
The more that you deny my pain
The more it intensifies
I pray for someone to ache for me
The way I ache for you
If you ignore that I'm alive
I've nothing to cling to

I don't know if I am real without you
What is left of me without you
I don't know what's real without you
How can I exist without you?

I stare into this mirror
So tired of this life
If only you would speak to me
Or cared if I'm alive
Once I swore I would die for you
But I never meant like this
I never meant like this
No, I never meant like this

I don't know if I am real without you
What is left of me without you
I don't know what's real without you
How can I exist without you?

How can I exist without you?
How can I exist without you?


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    I think this is an awesome song with a powerful message. I mean, Stabbing Westward has NEVER made a bad song, and will live on as a God in my world anyway. But this song completely describes the mis-used power of the human race. We've damaged the earth so horribly while claiming we're religious and in touch with God. Oh yes, all of those church goers helped destroy the earth too...and I guess this song is more or less talking about the hypocricy of faith. "If your god were alive today, He would hang himself in shame." I think that's a great line. Chris is a God.
    forSakEn_cHiLdon October 13, 2002   Link
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    The bone-chilling logic in the chorus is justification for suicide. One of my favorite songs to play when I'm angry. The energy really builds at the end, holds, and then releases. It's brilliant.
    davidecoyoteon June 17, 2003   Link
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    ITs speaks for itself fucking Whoa that one line i star into this mirror That verse really shows that this guy can put the right words together to feel its great i love it
    nysirkon June 19, 2003   Link
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    Man! such a great band, their lyrics are straight forward, love the song
    Herowithnohaloon June 26, 2003   Link
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    "i only see myself reflected in your eyes. so all that i believe I am essentially are lies" Wow... that line alone is incredible. I love this song, whenever I listen to it, it makes me empathize with him so much that I feel like I went through it too. Stabbing Westward's depressing music is the kind of stuff that feels so bad it feels good.
    WinterOnyxon April 16, 2004   Link
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    Wow, I've never heard this one, but I love the lyrics, very profound. I love Christopher Hall's mind.
    WinterOnyxon April 16, 2004   Link
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    I know what you mean. One might think it's so depressing but it can be played is so many situations and still have the same effect. Definitely appreciate great lyrics in a world of BS pop culture.
    HeyPetrayon October 29, 2004   Link
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    Stabbing Westward is band they accidently fell apon I accidently bought one of there CD's. Welp to make a long story short that CD was stolen. Then I recently refreshed my CD collection on CDnow And just loaded up the shopping cart with everything Stabbing Westward. My OPINION of the song is just about one being in love and getting dumped. I just feel it that in the rawest form
    phily911on December 12, 2004   Link
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    never heard it either. I'm sure it is a rocking song though. must be very hard, with powerful guitar riffs.
    Spoon333on December 24, 2004   Link
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    Aren't these the original lyrics to "Shame"?
    interface2xon February 10, 2005   Link

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