"One Man Army" as written by Michael Maida and Arnold Lanni....
Take these plastic people
Read their lips, now let it linger
Is there anything that makes them sound sincere?
Tightly hold your hand
Take a deep breath, give them the finger
Are you worried
That your thoughts are not quite clear?
(Twitch)
Overlooked, unfit appearance

I remember falling
I remember marching
Like a one man army
Through the blaze
I know I'm coughing
I believe in something
I don't want to remember falling
For your lies

Unbutton your clothes
Undress your soul, show them your vigor
Are those inhibitions easiest to fear?
Take this gasoline tin
Head up high, walk like a winner
Let the bare feet be the last sound that they hear

(Twitch)
Overlooked, unfit appearance

I remember falling
I remember marching
Like a one man army
Through the blaze
I know I'm coughing
I believe in something
I don't want to remember falling
For your lies

Falling
I remember falling
I remember marching
Like a one man army
Through the blaze
I know I'm coughing
I believe in something
I don't want to remember falling


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"One Man Army" as written by Michael Maida Arnold Lanni

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    General CommentIt's about finding your own individuality and how it's hard to march alone.
    BipolarBearson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, good music video also. raine maida's really quite nice looking in it :)
    muahahaon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song speaks for itself, and I love the message and how straight-forward it is.
    swellmelmelon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about all the people in the guy slife that have treated him bad and let hinm just slip away and he doesn't want to remember that he just wants to remember how its was when it was just him
    punkrockron June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think he's saying how he wants to be his own person, but it's really hard to do on your own. and it'd be easier if he didn't have to be a 'one man army' but had someone who was like him. he's also saying to keep yourself from becoming like them, just keep yourself away from them.
    staplegunshyon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my theme song! *points to her username* For me, it represents my own struggle with my individuality and has a personal message for me.
    fallingforyourlieson July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall I can say is I love Our Lady Peace! this is one of my fav songs ever=)
    EnergyTrajectoryon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourtite OLP song by far! Its about letting go of the world around you, your past, the people who bring you down and learning to be alone. Relying on you and only you, and not being afraid to do so. About realising who you are, and accepting it without caring what anyone else may think.
    This song gives me strenght and courage to face the day, and helps me to be comfortable in my own skin. It helps me let go of all the shit the people around me throw and just go to a special place inside my head.
    PrecipitatingDreamson August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Tightly hold your hand/Take a deep breath/Give them the finger" Oy I love that!

    I agree with PrecipitatingDreams...it's about facing the world and pulling through the day holding on to what you believe...not taking any crap from other people.
    silentlucidityxon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentamazing song... absolutely amazing
    Brooar0on April 06, 2003   Link

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