Born a normal child, but the dream it didn't last long
What did they say?
And my God why does he hold on
Someone do something, don't turn in disgust
Look him in the eyes
Can he hear us - can he hear us
Calling back to my friend
Won't you write me again, won't you say this is the end

Eight years gone by
Wanted to scream but he could not cry
Suffer he so gallantly
He says, you have no idea what it's like, what it's like to be me

I'm not saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Yeah, someone was different
So hide your indifference away

What punishment is this?
What did he do Lord to receive all this
And was it a narrow miss?
Clench your muscles hard my son
Well do what you must do
Just look him in the eyes
Can he hear us
Can he hear us
Calling back to my friend
Won't you write me again, won't you say this is the end

Eight years gone by
Wanted to scream but he could not cry
Suffer he so gallantly
He said, you have no idea what it's like, what it's like to be me

I'm not saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Yeah, someone was different
So hide your indifference away...

...yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
Away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
Away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
Away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world

Eight years gone by
Wanted to scream but he could not cry
Suffer he so gallantly
He said, you have no idea what it's like, what it's like to be me

I'm not saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
Yeah, someone was different
So hide your indifference away...

...yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
Away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
Away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
Away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world


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    General Commenti think this is a really cool song, cos it addresses people with special needs from a really interesting angle.. and i know that chad has done a lot of work with such people...

    'yes i hear you, i have all ideas in the world'.. it's almost haunting... i think it just shows how much we take for granted, and how 'normal' people underestimate and categorize the handicapped and assume that because they have mental (or physical) handicaps then they aren't capable of 'normal' thought....

    rock on chad...

    peace,
    harris
    HKorncobon August 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI was born normal
    Tinabell9191on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI just found these guys...this is my favorite song by them!
    OpinionHeadon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti was born a freak.... but that's besides the point... I love this song!
    supernukeon March 29, 2007   Link

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