I saw you walk across the way
You turned your head, and I heard you say
“I won’t come back. This is the last time you’ll see my face.”
Then you turned, took 50 steps and then you fell out of my head.
And here I am all alone…I’ll lay to rest what I called home.
I let you in; you brought me down.
It was my choice; and I chose the ground.
Now that you’re gone I am happy.
Goodbye to my sweet misery.
And when it goes it feels so sweet
Like a Phoenix I will rise to my feet
I’ll leave my mark upon myself
I can’t imagine what I’d be if I stayed down
It feels too good to let this go
This is, in essence, a song about self-liberation. It’s about letting go, or more forcefully, kicking out the self-induced negativity that can so easily affect one’s life and everyday interactions with people. Owning up to the fact that something is totally right with your mindset can be hard, and getting over it can be harder, but it is absolutely essential in order to be a healthy, productive human being (“And here I am all alone…I’ll lay to rest what I called home.” – This line recognizes that you’ve left your comfort zone. You were so used
to the way things were that now it feels a bit empty.) After the mess of getting out of your own way is cleared, it’s time to assess how you got there in the first place and accepting the mistakes you made (“I let you in; you brought me down. It was my choice; and I chose the ground.”) And just to clarify, “you” is the self-doubt/negativity, the protagonist in the story.