We are the casualties
No one tells you about us
You'll hear stories, but you have to live in believe
We're the bodies piled up by the roadside
You'll still smell us burning
It'll give you bad dreams

Don't run away, we're a cautionary tale
Walk softly and take heed
Don't offer us your sympathy
You don't know what we need

We're the lost and the forsaken
Screaming just to hear a voice
A sound to fill the empty spaces
A hand to hold and still the shaking

We're the spineless, the skinless and the broken
You'll be a crutch 'cause we can't stand on our own
You'll gather 'round us in comfort and heal us
But the nature of our pain will remain unknown

Don't come to me for happiness
I'm an open pit and you will just fall in
Don't ask me what my problem is
I wouldn't know where to begin

We're the lost and the forsaken
Screaming just to hear a voice
A sound to fill the empty spaces
A hand to hold and still the shaking

We're the lost and the forsaken
Screaming just to hear a voice
A sound to fill the empty spaces
A hand to hold and still the shaking

We're the wasted and the weary
Giving up and falling down
We're the needy, sick for your love
A hand to hold and still the shaking
Let it go and lay it down
A drug to take to stop the aching

I get so tired of holding up
I get so cold that I am chilled to the bone
I cry so hard, it knocks me down
I just don't want to be alone

We're the lost and the forsaken
Screaming just to hear a voice
A sound to fill the empty spaces
A hand to hold and still the shaking

Don't offer sympathy 'cause you don't know what I need
I'm so tired of holding up that I'm giving up and falling down
I'm wasted and I'm cold, and I need a hand to hold
And the nature of any pain remains unknown even to me
I don't want to be alone, and it chills me to the bone
So don't even ask me what's wrong
It's been going on so long I don't know
I'm screaming for the sound, to feel like someone's 'round
Let it go and lay it down
And fill the empty space with love


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    General CommentLoved this song since I first heard it on Emotional Blur. To me I feel the song is about heroin addiction. Of Course there is no way to be 100% sure about this, but the lyrics describe it perfectly. The feelings, the withdrawl symptoms, and the torment the never ending cycle of addiction brings. The new album ended up being called Addictions and Scars which made sense with what I thought. However the beauty of most music is in the fact that we can interpret songs as we like and find meaning in them for ourselves. Every time I hear this song it still hits me like a ton of bricks and brings tears to my eyes. Red Delicious is really quite a talented band who deserves a lot more recognition then they get.
    lestat-on July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the song is about deep depression. I’ve touched something like that briefly myself some time ago and it could cost me much. Listening to the lyrics is like looking at myself then. Everything is here – hopelessness, despair… And I dare say, few can understand these feelings fully.
    Aldrygon September 19, 2005   Link

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