Drowned in flames is where I can be found,
my nose broke from being smashed into the ground.
What a waste, this place I call my home.
Escape this place and break out on my own!
I'm still reaching.
Try to slap me down, but I'll still hold.
In the fray is where I can be found.
My head is bruised from always being knocked around.
What a fight, this life I call my own!
Escape this life, and break out on my own!
I'm still reaching!
Try to slap me down, but I'll still hold.
I'll hold my own.


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    General Commenti think this song is about being abused as a kid and just wanting to say fuck you to your parents because of what they have done.
    oneseasontoolateon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sweet. I can't believe no one has commented on it yet.
    FallenPhoenixon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOops I just noticed someone did comment on it, weird it said 0 comments on the song listing page.
    FallenPhoenixon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad yet so beautiful.
    UncertainDreamon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about living in oppresion, either by the government or by friends or family, and you are constantly battling mentally and emotionally to not conform to what they want you to be, and you have to get away from them and out on your own before you lose yourself in what they want you to become.
    Madcappunkon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much agree with Madcappunk on the idea of nonconformity. It sounds to me, not abuse by parental figures, but abuse from the world. Like he is always beat down emotionally. He dosnt fit in ( as some of his songs suggest ). Basically he's talking about how sometimes the whole world seems against him. As he feels he fights alone with his awesome honesty and that heart on his sleeve. Like he is told to follow the herd... no deviation... no true individualism. He escapes this life by not conforming to society. And to him its like a hard physical beating. He will break out on his own and be proud, and deep down find a happiness inside that nothing... nothing and no one can take from him. Im sorry to reply so late as all of you have replied much earlier. AFI are new to me. I truly hope someone reads these comments i made, and critiques my opinion. How does my explanation sound? Anyone agree? Again, my opinion. Whats true beauty is that everyone takes this song their own way and pieces it as they see it inside each of their hearts. I believe dreams are just reality waiting to happen... but its so easy to lose sight of dreams when people you fight alone.
    ColdVsHoton May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow. its amazing how fast AFI changed from actually having a message and a meaning to being the next big thing on MTV.
    tjtech12on March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with madcappunk on this one :) I love how so many 'old' AFI songs were just so powerful like this. Made you feel like saying "fuck you world!" and getting wasted. Oh, was that just me? :p Just great anthems for dealing with so many things.
    great, great song!! (My all time favorite band, DF represent :D)
    veganstarduston November 13, 2010   Link

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