Crossed off, but never forgotten
Misplaced, but never losing hold
These are moments that blind us
Repressed, but never erased
Knocked down, but never giving up
Locked up where no can find us
We'll survive here til the end

There are no more fights to fight
My trophies are the scars that will never heal
But I get carried away sometimes
I wake up in the night swinging at the ceiling
It's hard to leave old ways behind
But harder when you think that's all there is
Don't look at me that way

Ignored, when your whole world's collapsed
Dismissed, before you speak a word
These are the moments that blind you
Come clean, but everything's wrong
Sustained, but barely holding on
Run down, with no one to find you
We're survivors, here til the end

There are no more fights to fight
My trophies are the scars that will never heal
But I get carried away sometimes
I wake up in the night swinging at the ceiling
It's hard to leave old ways behind
But harder when you think that's all there is
Don't look at me that way


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The Prize Fighter song meanings
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    General Commentgosh, i can't believe no one has commented on this song yet. judah is a pure lyrical genius...if only he was a bit more comprehensible when he sang..haha. don't get me wrong or anything, i love his voice, but let's just say i need the lyrics in hand when listening to their songs.

    but anyway, i believe this song could very well be a sort of story about a prize fighter, an enduring boxer who has seen his share of blows, both physical and mental. before he knows it, his career ends, he is forgotten by everyone and the once winner becomes a loser. however, he refuses to let this sudden turn in luck force him down as he continues to look up and enjoy the life he currently leads. of course, he still has his relapses as he gets "carried away sometimes," waking up at night "swinging at the ceiling" as relives past boxing matches.

    but of course, what's a good song without a metaphor? i believe this song is ultimately about refusing to give up, get "run down" and "knocked down" when things get rough. you need to pick yourself up from the ruin and ashes and continue to live your life the best way you know how because that's all you have in end. after all, "we're survivors, here til the end."

    sigh, what an inspirational song.
    LooksLikeLoveon February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOnly 1 comment? Sheesh! This is such a great song, I love it! Really nice lyrics and a great chorus. It just makes me happy when i hear it. :)
    x_Heather_xon September 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is a very great comment lookslikelove has just about summed it up.
    However maybe it's a girl thing but i don't need to hear the lyrics when listening to the song. It's a story telling song regardless of whether or not you can make out the lyrics.
    GypsyRhapsodyon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was under the impression that it was "These are moments that bind us" and "These are the moments that bind you". I just listened to the song and I don't believe I'm mistaken.

    I don't really like the boxer analogy, but I bet for certain that's what it is. Well done, LooksLikeLove.

    I feel the song is somewhat rather saddening, but it may just be me.

    I do love this song terribly.
    ingaridon March 08, 2008   Link

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