Too long I have been a slave
Kissing dirt for what I crave
Too long I have been a liar
Too long I had fun with fire

Ghosts of people I have been
Come around and shout "obscene"
Ghosts of things I've said and done
Come to haunt me watch me run

Everybody I know is falling apart
Everybody I know wants to die
Wants to find


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Everybody I Know Lyrics as written by William Reid

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    To me, this song is about a man who is suffering from the poor mistakes of his past. The memories of everything that he's ever said and done cause him to spin out of control and unintentionally harm others.

    XNeverMindon July 10, 2012   Link

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