The time has come the wild one said
When we must all decide
We cannot carry on this way
And so we must divide
The road before us runs both ways
So which one do you choose
But all will not go well if you refuse

What becomes of the upper me when the fire burns in my mind
How can I leave my Ego behind
I return to another me or I lose the will to survive
How can I keep my hero alive

It seems to me the wise one said
That mountains are so high
The river is too deep to cross
And none of us can fly
But I believe that compromise
Is what is needed here
Or surely we become the things we fear

But the good in me don't wanna believe
That the evil me is so
And a voice somewhere said do as you please
But the upper me said no, no, no, no, no, no

What becomes of the upper me when the fire burns in my mind
How can I leave my Ego behind
I return to another me or I lose the will to survive
How can I keep my hero alive
To survive
How can I keep my hero alive


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    Song MeaningThis is about Freuds' tripartite theory of the id, ego and superego and their interactions and such, isn't it? I think it touches on the death and life instinct (Thanatos and eros...?), and 'do what you please' has to be the id adhering to the pleasure principle. Wonder if the hero being referred to is the ideal self pursued by the super ego?
    N3rdon October 28, 2011   Link

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