Maynard's lyrical representation means the point of leaving it all behind and not going back for the only purpose was for him to move on and focus on his personal growth. For most people who experience emotional abuse, they tend to forget it and pretend all of it never happened. Even if it did happen, it's slowly disappearing like ashes in the fire. Slowly recovering from your battle wounds, all healed up and breathing fresh air. Emancipated from the confinements of sociopathy.