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Sharp Edges Lyrics

Mama always told me don't you run
"Don't you run with scissors, son
You're gonna hurt someone"
Mama told me look before you leap
Always think before you speak, and watch the friends you keep

Stay along the beaten path, never...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 27th report

    It means life is full of things to discover. You have to experience it and understand the life. You can listen other people but you always have a right to do the things your way. Yes it may hurt you, it may benefit you, you can lose your time, you can lose people you love, but those all things mature you. And those experiences make you who you are.

  2. anonymous
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    May 25th 2021 report

    I think this is about dealing with self harm. How you were told not to do it and swore you never would. But, when times got so dark you did it.

  3. anonymous
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    May 16th 2020 report

    While it COULD relate to self-harm, I see a different meaning. This is a story of regret. "Sharp edges" doesn't have to be meant literally. Sharp words are hurtful. Speaking sharply to someone does "have consequences," and for some, like those who battle depression or bullying, it leaves emotional scars. "Every scar is a story I can tell" can refer to the memory of how you were mistreated. (I'm 36, and to this day, I can STILL name a number of people who bullied me in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL). I'm sure I'm not unique in that ability.

  4. anonymous
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    May 3rd 2019 report

    We all fall down, we live somehow, we learn what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger

    recovery and relapse

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 16th 2018 report

    It's true that it could be referring to self-harm... But that only scratches the surface. It's also a reminder that we all falter, we all have doubts, we all have our trials and tribulations, but that it's not the end: “sharp edges have consequences, now EVERY SCAR IS A STORY I CAN TELL”, “we all fall down, WE LIVE SOMEHOW, WE LEARN WHAT DOESN'T KILL US MAKES US STRONGER”.

  6. anonymous
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    May 27th 2018 report

    I think that the lyrics of this song talks about someone that is dealing with self harm. His mom always told him it led to consequences but he ignored her and did it anyways. So he found out himself that it let to consequences. The sharp edge could be a knife or something and its saying to stay away from that and not to self harm. That is what i personally believe since Chester Bennington has been through a lot of things and has been depressed.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2018 report

    This song is about someone who had been warned about the dangers of self harm but had already done it or tried. I think the part where it says that it will make them stronger talks about the struggle of quitting or stopping the self harm and that the struggle made them a better person. I also thought the song could have been directly related to the singers life or it could simply be a way of saying that they relate to what ever type of sharp edge the listener has dealt or is dealing with.

  8. beau_mckane
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    Oct 15th 2017 report

    "Sharp Edges" talks about things you're told when growing up and how sometimes we have no choice but to do something you're told not to so you can have a concept of what it really means (like not touching a hot stove because it burns).[4] Brad Delson was the lead writer on the song

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2017 report

    The song is about how his mother always told him to stay away from sharp edges. And he chose to cut himself on those sharp edges. The edges being drugs alcohol and addiction.

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