Like so many others, I just never thought I would

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses & Macklemore) – Starting Over Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He figured he would be clean forever just like everyone else, but he wasn’t. This is another “Otherside” reference. As hard as he tried and didn’t want to, he relapsed. Every recovering addict believes the last time was the ‘last time’. Even as a recovering addict, you are still an addict; it just takes a relapse to remind yourself of that.

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