Amy¹s going back to school today
Elation, jubilation beams from her face
Did the halls smell of gunpowder still
What made the human mind dark enough to kill?

A new hope
Where is your freedom
A new hope
Cast off your burdens

A darker world lies behind this one
Cryptic it hides beneath perception
We all saw it on that day
Stunned we stood stuttering
What did the news say

A new hope
Where is your freedom
A new hope
Cast of your burdens
A new hope
Where is freedom
A new hope
Here is your freedom

Peace floods us
By hope we steer
Our dark hearts salvaged
We live without fear


Lyrics submitted by John M, edited by ChipperSpiff

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    General CommentReese:
    "This song is about Columbine High School... More importantly, it's about something I think we all lack. What came across very clear that day is that we all need something solid to hope for beyond material things, and I think that everyone can find that in the love of Jesus Christ."
    McAwesomeon October 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThought this song was very fitting after Columbine and other school shootings. After September 11, it really put into words once again some of my emotions. I think this song is about how so many awful things go on in the world today and there is no hope. However, when we put our hope in God and eternity, we have something to live for knowing we won't be in this war, pain, and chaos forever.
    littlenightowlon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, definitely. On the live CD, they mention that they sometimes practice at Micah's house which is only a few blocks from Columbine, and Micah's sister was one of the kids locked in the choir room. As Reese says, "I think the real problem is, mankind is dark, and without God, people do things like that." Uh... yeah.
    Gamzilla0on August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy fav song of all time. Makes me sad finding out that they have so few of responses, though they r the best band of all time. I MET REESE *scream*!
    I'm just kidding, Reese is a cool guy and i think its rad that he doesn't sign autographs. I saw them at Cornerstone '02 and it rocked!
    FiFroxmySOXon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti will never get to see them live, as i found out what a great band they are about a year too late....*sigh*....but hey they're really good, and i love how they're not like "DRINK KIDS, DRINK!! GO OUT AND KILL SOMETHING!! YA!!" thats really awesome
    spastik_frenzyon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so true, it relates to MATTHEW 6:25, 27

    Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink;nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

    This song has one basic meaning; all of those things will happen but do not worry about it and do not fear it, fear the Lord, He is much more powerful.
    clutteron August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is from their live album, Proof that the Youth are Revolting

    Reese: This is a...this is going to be a new song, um it's called A New Hope and it's also about freedom but this freedom, um. We live in Denver, Colorado and uh you guys know what all went down at Columbine? Well, we practiced at Micah's house which is three or four blocks from there and his sister went to school there, she was like one of the kids locked in that choir room and uh when we're at home, everyone's talking about it but the thing is that they try and blame that on video games and try to blame it on bad parenting and try to blame it on TV, violence and stuff. I think all those things are bad but I think the real problem is that mankind is dark and that without God, people do things like that.
    kenan24on December 24, 2010   Link

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