Wrong PHP version.
PHP 4.4.9 cli = /usr/local/bin/php
PHP 5.2.6 cli = /usr/local/php5/bin/php
Parse errors can also mean "I don't know what you are trying to say" as in "I don't know those words or what you mean by that"
In this case PHP 5 introduces syntax (words) that PHP 4 doesn't understand.
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