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Breaking Benjamin: Failure Meaning


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Song Released: 2015

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Life will come our way,
It has only just begun.
The world will die alone
The frail will fall below.

Time will take our place.
We return it back to one
The calm before the cold,
The long and lonely road.

Look for the light...


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    Sep 27th, 2017 9:56pm report

    I think this is a positive song that justifies failure in a way. Some of the most famous and successful people in life often have been though the lowest of lows.

    [Tired of feeling lost, tired of letting go.
    Tear the whole world down, tear the whole world down.
    Tired of wasting breath, tired of nothing left.
    Tear the whole world down, tear the whole world down.

    When you reach the bottom, you eventually get tired of being depressed (feeling lost)and tired of doing nothing (wasting breath) and then you get tired of the failure and rectify the situation by doing something to get out of that mess you initially fell into.

    I think I might be wrong about my interpretation but that's honestly how I perceived the song.


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    Aug 30th, 2017 8:35am report

    My interpretation is that he's talking to God, telling God to tear the world down, it's a failure.


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    Mar 26th, 2017 3:39pm report

    Life will come our way > we can make it...

    It has only just began > ...but we must fight, and this awareness has just begun

    The world wil die alonr > world can die alone, we have our bisiness to take care of

    The frail will fall below > same


    Time'll take our place > time will eat us alive though

    We return it back to one > we'll try to fight it til the end


    Look for the light that leads me home > Trying to find myself

    Tired of feeling Lost, tired of letting go > Had enough of all of this shit I live everyday

    Tear the whole world down > and that's why I'll rip my own life apart

    Failure > I'm a useless human being, a failure...


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    Mar 24th, 2017 3:13am report

    I think the message is saying that it's okay to fail in life.

    "Life will come our way,
    It has only just begun."

    And that life for them (being the one he loves or cares about) will work itself out and become better. It's only just begun... it gets dark before it gets better.


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    Mar 28th, 2016 3:21pm report

    I really don't know what the song means to Breaking Benjamin, but I can relate what it means to me through personal experience. Life can be a juggling act sometimes with work, relationships , and financial responsibilities and we can create impossible obligations for ourselves. I was working three jobs to meet my financial obligations to live in a nicer house, drive a nicer car, and pay for things that I thought were important. I was slowly killing myself as my youth was fleeting. I had everything I thought I could want but happiness and serenity. I lost my job, and struggled to hang onto the things I possessed. Sometimes it's better to let things fall instead of carrying the load and burden of what we have. I failed and had to start over from the beginning. I carried myself through the dark days only to find light at the end of the tunnel. It got worse before it got better, but it was the best thing I ever done. I have much less than I did, but I have serenity and no amount of possessions can pay for that.


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    Sep 29th, 2015 9:05am report

    Humanity is a failure, a wasted breath. We are destroying ourselves and burying ourselves.

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