He had to get rid of all the heart breaks, and illusions from his past.
He wanted to get the girl to fall in love with him, losing her was not an option. It was the first time he ever felt such feelings for someone.
One day this one girl came into his life, and from there he had the motives to start trying to create something out of himself. He was finally happy in a way.
he wanted to cause admiration among the crowd due to his talents, etc.
He always tried to get close to people. this line might refer to kind of break he ice with some people and get close to them
Just like everyone else, he had his flaws and virtues.
I’m guessing he’s trying to say to do something nearly impossible, like fixing the relationship no matter the cost.
Let everything out, all the flaws and all mistakes and somehow get over them.
Let the love drown or disappear in the water