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Lead singer Stephan Jenkins has said that the song “comes from a story our manager told us about a high school friend of his who was gay. He went to a conservative school in San Diego all sons of military types. Being gay was just not acceptable. He offed himself—he jumped off a bridge. The song is also about Jenkins’ own difficult, often alienating childhood experiences, he says, “My parents divorced, and that hurt me. We were poor and I went to a rich high school. I was dyslexic and had Attention Deficit Disorder, which I still have. So I carried all these things with me. One afternoon I had this epiphany. I said ‘You know what? I don’t have it all together. I come from stuff that was really difficult, and that’s me. That’s who I am.’ I embraced that. There’s a line in the song that says, ‘Everyone’s got to face down the demons/Maybe today we can put the past away.’ It’s very much a song about putting the past away.”

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I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend
You could cut ties with all the lies, that you've been living in
And if you do not want to see me again
I would understand, I would understand

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