Hey friend! Sorry it has been a long while since I have commented! :( I'm a bad friend...lol...
In the first stanza I like how you say "it might get better the second time" because in reality we are all given second chances....we just don't realize when those second chances run out...and that's when tragedy happens...when you lose your dreams because you were "waiting" for the "right" time. The "right" time is always now. That's how I see it anyway. "you know these bars can't hold me...for long" I like that part too because you are one who will take every opportunity thrown at you in hopes that it will push you forward into your dreams. "Erase the wasted seconds and blemishes" I like that aspect too because that is exactly what second chances give you....a clean slate. Or, "reborn in the ashes of sin"...that's an awesome line by the way. ;)
"A figure I can never grasp/but something i always dream of"
Brent, you will grasp your hopes and wishes...they will become reality.
Keep on keepin' on. :D