Every night I walk the streets,
awake while everyone else sleeps.
I'm giving unease to anyone I meet.
My generosity can never runout,
because I give a gift from what's within myself.
No hope at all.
Take nothing from nothing and you'll have nothing left.
I can't recall.
I can't recall a moment in my life when life was at it's best.
Everyone avoids my stare
and no one cares to ever dare to look into my eyes of what they most fear.
And they're taught to fear,
to fear no evil.
And they know no fear,
they've learned to love themselves.
Forever unlucky,
'cause I'll own tomorrow.
Forever unwanted,
outcast today.
I'm not mislead,
I've got no one to follow.
Everywhere to go,
no place to stay.


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    General CommentI totally agree. I think it's about someone who is different and knows it but still can't get acceptance amongst people because people are afraid of something that is different. Ignorance is what its called. I think the part where it says "Forever unlucky,
    'cause I'll own tomorrow.
    Forever unwanted,
    outcast today.
    I'm not mislead,
    I've got no one to follow.
    Everywhere to go,
    no place to stay." means that no one will accept him for who he is and he has no place to stay in life because no one can accept him.
    Kabooks1212on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, I agree with everyone so far. I don't really like to listen to AFI's older music, but I will present a brief elaboration of what everyone has already said anyway:
    First, (I am praying that no one will lash at me for saying this because it's an opinion) I think that AFI has evolved from beginning to mature and kind of screaming sporradically about...err, I don't want to say self-pity/self-doubt at all...maybe you'll get what I'm saying...well they, in my opinion, evolved from that melancholy, immature stage of lyric-writing to a more formal and deeper, almost more beautiful meaning of sadness (because a lot of AFI's songs now are dark).
    I can still somewhat relate to these lyrics. I do feel isolated sometimes because everyone calls me different and too mature to have fun at my age. I find it great, personally, and I do have people that like me for who I am, thank goodness, but what really gets me is the fact that my family is...a bunch of ding-bats, excluding my aunt and dad...who is going insane anyway, talking about how depressing and strange AFI lovers look (yes it's true...DON'T get me started on that crap) when yet I'm a "different looking" (as my dad would say) AFI lover. My family chooses to try their best to simply put on rose-colored lenses so everything seems okay. They're really in denial and tell me I don't understand. It's quite funny, but they don't understand the complexities of anything I present to them, and I think that this is the kind of people AFI is talking about. I do have *hope* and everything and I WILL find "a place" because I'm naturally optimistic, but in a strange sense I consider this like my own theme song.
    celestialdreamon January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he is describing what it is for someone different to be out in the world. Saying that he is opposite of other people "awake while everyone else sleeps". This is my favorite AFI song from their older days.
    schmoon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is like my theme song i swear...i also completely agree with the two above people on their interpretations.
    sparky the foolon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are beautiful. I agree...it's just being completley alone, outcast, not being in the sheltered little world of others..
    xTaintedxon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I'm sorry for that incessant talking about the one subject but that's just what I thought. Excuse me for that, please. *sinks down slowly in chair*
    celestialdreamon January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT ALBUM. HUGELY UNDERRATED
    larissawillemson March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"im not mislead, ive got no-one to follow." holy shit that is the best line EVER. fucking love VPOY. this is defiantly one of there best older songs.
    flowersturntogreyxon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is me every time i leave the fucking house :[
    amy_in_wonderlandon August 01, 2007   Link

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