One brief recollection of all the people in my life that have come and gone One brief fleeting moment of people I've loved and people that I have wronged Long lost are loved ones gone but this bird cannot seem to mend it's broken wings so the lust for life dissipates and a new greed rises for the needful things.Don't wanna think about it, I Indulge myself distraction eases pain, bury my emotions to protect myself. Till I can't feel a fucking thing I've dared to dream I've tried to live, but I've played it safe again Just another slave to my vices now, Bring out your dead Voices wither and crack then die ringin' in my ear would sing me soft asleep Deathly silence now is all I hear has inspiration finally eluded me My addiction, my illness, my only trusted friend My addiction my illness my only childhood fiend.Your twisted warm embrace engulfing all I tried to be My body's breaking under arms that will not set me free Locked in this cage that I've built myself constructed out of twisted cold reminders of a life once lost But I've found my way again.Here among the wreckage and the vampires I'll play it safe again, just another slave to my vices now. My addiction, my illness, my only trusted friend My addiction my illness.

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    General CommentThis is a song about someone whose addiction (to drugs, most likely) has overcome them to the point where they are looking death in the face.
    Dancing Potatoon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo, it's a song about potatos
    xStrikexAnywherexon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree most likely potatos, maybe apples?
    reactionary17on June 02, 2002   Link
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    firstarsbrnwhiteon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey i was just about to post that... DAMN YOU firstarsbrnwhite
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is their best song...
    Well the guy is pretty dissapointed by human relationships...
    I don't think it's about drugs...
    probably about friends or even a girl...
    "bury my emotions to protect myself"
    braxon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPotatos? This song is about me and your mom having sex!
    badreligionpigeonon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is just a bad ass song period
    badreligionpigeonon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell some sad news about this great song, the songwriter and ex-bassist, jim cherry, is dead, found out he died yesterday, his songs like this and ultimate devotion will live on...
    reactionary17on July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"I just sat in my room and played my guitar all the time. My addiction was my music, and my illness was that I was just a total slave to it. I would spend eight hours a day writing songs, writing whatever.."
    - Jim Cherry in reference to Bring Out Your Dead -RIP-
    firstarsbrnwhiteon July 10, 2002   Link

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