"Inside Us All" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
When I'm all alone
And no one else is there
Waiting by the phone
To remind me
I'm still here
When shadows paint the scenes
Where spotlights used to fall
And I'm left wondering
Is it really worth it all?
There's a peace inside us all
Let it be your friend
It will help you carry on In the end
There's a peace inside us all
Life can hold you down
When you're not looking up
Can't you hear the sound?
Hearts beating out loud
Although the names change
Inside we're all the same
Why can't we tear down these walls?
To show the scars we're covering
There's a peace
There's a peace inside us all
Let it be
Oh, let it be your friend?

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    General Commentthis song makes me want to cry ... :-(
    krazyybeautifullon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentInside Us All is the best song to come out by the runaway Christian rockers Creed since their conception. It deals with depression, it's effects, and the light at the end of the tunnel that we all strive to find.

    "When I'm all alone, and no one else is there, waiting by the phone to remind me I'm still here."
    The protagonist has secluded himself in his own little world, shutting him off from everyone else. His only connection to reality is that the phone is beside him, and that a call might awaken him from the trance.

    "When shadows paint the scenes where spotlights used to fall..."
    After being popular and loved, he is left alone, in the shadows of isolation. These shadows scare even more, because they used to drown out in the limelight, destroyed by the applause of the crowd.

    "…and I’m left wondering, ‘Is it really worth it all?’”
    Is all this pain and agony worth it? Will my efforts be recognized? Or will I just whither away and be forgotten along with the years, the headlines, and the music.

    “There’s a peace inside us all. Let it be your friend.”
    In each human being, there is tranquility, an inner-peace that no one can touch, hold, or steal. Many people let go of this peace, try to make it go away, or just don’t see it during their darkest hours. We must embrace this peace if we ever want to get out of the darkened hole of depression.

    “It will help you carry on in the end.”
    Everything has to end, but end it in love rather than hate.

    “Life can hold you down if you’re not looking up.”
    We can stumble during our lives if we do not pay attention. We must be attentive to what is going on around us, and not to fall into our own little dream worlds.

    “Can’t you hear the sounds? Hearts beating out loud.”
    Sometimes, our ears are mute to those around us. Each person is precious, and each person deserves recognition.

    “Although the names change, inside we’re all the same.”
    Each person is different, but we are all equal in one sense: We all feel love, hate, desperation, anger, trust, and embarrassment.

    “Why can’t we tear down the walls and show the scars we’re covering?”
    We build up walls with our differences, and they further add to our suffering. Tear down these walls, let everyone see you clearly, and show them what you’re hiding. Everyone has scars. Some more than others, but we all have them.

    Honestly, I don’t like the band that much, but this song is absolutely amazing. May you find peace.
    TheExileon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlthough the name is changed, inside we're all the same, why can't we tear down the walls and show the scars we're covering?
    myownprison333on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song
    DEBBIE LOVES ROCKon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman.........creed rox !
    undisturbedon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto love and forgive yourself for whatever you done
    deadguy25on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcreed rocks, but this song is kind of depressing. Songs like this give me inspiration for my short stories. :(
    zacsteron September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen I am depressed, I isolate myself from the outside world..switch off the light and click on the winamp..and play this song..i am still trying to find that peace inside me..has anyone found it yet?
    DeepMeaningson October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey Deepmeanings I know what you mean. I'm still lokking as well and have found temporary peace in a few places but still lokking for the one real peace.
    Slaneon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if it's me, but this song reminds me of the September 11th attacks. By the way, one of my favorite tracks off Human Clay.
    bee_happyon March 29, 2003   Link

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