"Illusion" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
The sun rises to another day
My constitution keeps changing
'Til it slips away
So I lie awake and stare

My mind thinking just wondering
Is anybody there?

[Chorus]
Should I stay or go
Should I sleep or stay awake
Am I really happy or is it all
Just an illusion

Sitting in my room now
Hiding thoughts
Just hoping one day I'll get out
I hear a voice call my name

Breaking trance so silent
So I can stay the same

[Chorus]

Wait now, many things left unsaid
This life remains the same
But I change
I try to force myself in believing

Things are going to get better
But life goes on

[Chorus]


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"Illusion" as written by Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti

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    General CommentThis song, along with pity for a dime, has the best guitarist work ever. damn, tremonti really rips some spirit into the twisted roar of this hard-to-shake-off solo. You can't appreciate how much talent is needed to play such a solo unless you actually play yourself. this song isn't that hard to play, but the effect is out of this world!
    myownprison333on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentagreed from 1st time i heard this cd i knew it was pure gold. really ashame that every song on this cd didn't hit the radio. I love every one on cd.
    IMMORTAL_-_SOULon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentScott wrote this song while on an acid trip.
    broken_againon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe line in the beginning isn't 'is anybody there?' it's 'does anybody care?'

    I think this song has to do with emptiness in one's life. And I think this because of these lines: 'i try to fool myself in believing / things are going to get better' It's an illusion because he thinks it's going to get better but it's not.

    Great song :-D
    Michaelon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing...Creed was the first band I ever got into, and this was always my favorite song. It really reminds me of my adolescence, because I have struggled with bipolar disorder since I was about 9, and I'm 18 now...so this song is definitely one I can relate to. Especially the indecisiveness of the entire song...
    stefanieloreneon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems like a crisis of identity.
    ChrisOfSpadeson January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst, the lyrics booklet does say it's "is anybody there?", but I have to agree with Michael, it sounds like, "does anybody care?". This actually happens a lot in CD booklets, but anyway..

    I think the song is about being in a dark place (look at most of the lyrics and listen to the tone of the song) for days on end ("This life remains the same") and changing what one believes until one doesn't know what to believe anymore ("My constitution keeps changing/'Til it slips away"). It's also about falsely believing things will change for the better and needing to initiate the change on one's own ("I try...life goes on"). The person questions whether any "happiness" felt in this state is only an illusion of happiness.

    The other interpretations and comments make sense too.
    fireToSteel0423on October 14, 2008   Link

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