Burdens Of The Past

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  • Guitarist Will Nutter explained to The Alternative Press: "This is a song written about being lost and finding your way. We all change as people throughout the years. Sometimes those changes aren't for the best or they're not where we want to be. This is about finding your way out of those situations."

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