Crowded streets are cleared away
One by one
Hollow heroes separate
As they run
You're so cold, Keep your
hand in mine
Wise men wonder while
strong men die

Show me how it ends, it's alright
Show me how defenseless you really are
Satisfied and empty inside
That's alright
Lets give this another try

If you find your family,
Don't you cry
In this land of make believe,
Dead and dry
You're so cold
but you feel alive
Lay your hand on me
One last time

Show me how it ends, it's alright
Show me how defenseless you really are
Satisfied and empty inside
That's alright
Lets give this another try

Show me how it ends, it's alright
Show me how defenseless you really are
Satisfied and empty inside
That's alright
Lets give this another try

(It's Alright) repeat x9


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  • +3
    General Commentthis is trully an increadiable song, i got a little-kid boner when i first heard it. BB is an amazing band and the dynamics of this song prove that they are trully talented.
    i'm not really sure what it's about though, most of BB's lyrics are primarily vague so i guess to me the person in the song witnessing a kind of end of the world senario. To me, i imagine that the author leaves behind whatever is going on in the world and seeks solice in this case, a woman.
    "show me how defenseless you really are" is his way of asking her to open up and really let him see what is inside because he is "empth inside" then the "That's alright, Let's give this another try" is the woman failing to allow an intimacy yet wanting to try again later on.
    the part 'Your so cold, but you feel alive. Lay your hand on me on last time" really gets me. It's the highlight of the song and i think it says alot about it's content: This person is very numb or unfeeling to the point of actually feeling cold and still the songwriter requests one last touch, even if it is cold.
    basically: i think this song is about putting up with someone who may be scarred or emotionally unavaliable and yet, you'd crave them all the same.
    cyanide2060on April 12, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWell, I don't think it's quite as complicated as you guys seem to think...

    When i listen i'm getting the holocaust out of this.

    Crowded streets are cleared away
    One by one
    (hitlers forces)
    Hollow heroes separate
    As they run
    You're so cold, Keep your
    hand in mine
    (self explanitory)
    Wise men wonder while
    strong men die
    (people cannot understand the mentality behind the persecution)

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    That's alright
    Lets give this another try
    (people reasuring eachother that it will be okay and stating hitler had to be mentally and emotionally defenseless, essentially challenging him)

    If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    (reassurance or potentially warning a person of the horror)
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry
    (germany, potentially a camp like Auschwitz)
    You're so cold
    but you feel alive
    (people terrified prior to execution)
    Lay your hand on me
    One last time
    (perhaps a final goodbye to a loved one prior to execution.

    and just repeat chorus from here. again, i think this is a pretty powerful song, but definitly cut and dry explanatory.
    zeratul66on August 11, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst off, it's "wise men wonder while strong men die" not "while stuck in time"

    I love this song, makes me think of someone, but here's what I get out of it.

    This seems to be almost apocalyptic, sort of like... false heroes, but they don't have it in them. But I like to think of it more as metaphoric- our world, right now. How most people are so empty, stupid, not real. Pawns of society, so to speak. The hollow heroes are people who could have been real, but failed to survive as their own person.

    My favorite line is "You're so cold but you feel alive" It's awesome. I think that in this world, where so many of us are untrue to ourselves (sorry to turn this into a philosophy) and the only real way to get ahead is to shove all that down... he's the real person, and he loves a girl, and this girl has been pretending to be part of society for so long that she's cold, just like it... but he knows she's alive, or real, and he wants to rip her away from the world she's in (in this land of make-believe, dead and dry), and make her show him how she's not that invincible and unemotional robot that society is (show me how defenseless you really are).

    The strong men dying means like, the person who lives for himself (you know, like Emerson) can't live in our world because it's too hard, so they 'die'. The wise men wondering part... well... what do wise men do but wonder? :P

    Anyways, I just love this song. I hope people got what I was saying... :)
    SighGuyon October 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsalem witch trials
    Endrance88on October 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's the correct lyrics from the BB site...:

    Crowded streets are cleared away
    One by one
    Hollow heroes separate
    As they run

    You're so cold,
    Keep your hand in mine
    Wise men wonder while
    strong men die

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    That's alright
    Lets give this another try

    If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry
    You're so cold
    but you feel alive
    Lay your hand on me
    One last time

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    Well that's alright
    Lets give this another try

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    Well that's alright
    Lets give this another try

    It's alright (x9)
    thewhitepony33on May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe_Cereal_Killer wrote:

    "Awesome song from an extremely underrated and under played band."

    That is SO TRUE! I really think Breaking Benjamin don't care about the money. I think they just want their music to be heard. Because time and time again each of their CDs come out on sale for like $9.99.

    Anyway, I believe this song sums up life.

    "If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry"

    This line talks about how this world is nothing more then a dream so don't cry when you see how cold everyone has gotten. That people just need to stop, and start caring about other people. We need to all just make it through!

    This world is truly gotten cold. Ask yourself this... how many times when you heard about people dying in the name of religion in the East and you hear...
    "Well, that's life."

    Children impoverished and suffering on the streets.
    "Well, that's life."

    A banking corporation rips your money off with its fines based on policies of greed
    "Well, that's life."

    I'm sorry, but this world is falling apart. The sad thing, is people are getting used to it. And now we have Prozac, and a dozen or so other drugs designed to numb you and completely override your emotions.

    The only reason I came up with this summation of this song is largely because this is how my family is. My mom is so medicated and numb from the abuse of her life that she doesn't even know how she feels anymore.

    It's so sad...

    chino69on September 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry"

    Ben said he got that form the movie 28 Days Later
    DumBBlondeBB23on October 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI'm not sure about the 28 days later. From what I've heard of it, the song sounds like that, but as far as the music video goes, I think the song pertains to the Salem Witch Trials.
    DropCon September 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song describes perfectly the oppressive and often infectious influences the Illuminati exert over the human race to fulfill their evil plan to reduce our population and rule this planet in tyranny.

    Think about it. If these sick individuals have the power to start wars which have ended countless millions of lives---why should they stop there. They've already had and continue to have a fling with the man-made governments of this world (figuratively-speaking) to facilitate their wicked purposes.

    And we all know what the politicians want us to think! <<>>

    The signs are all around us!


    "Crowded streets are cleared away, One by One

    Hollow heroes separate, As they run...Wise men wonder as strong men die"

    "Show me how it ends it's alright

    Show me how defenseless you really are, satisfied and empty inside...If you find your family, don't you cry

    In this land of make-believe, dead and dry"



    The politicians of this world are playing Russian-roulette with our lives---the Presidency is nothing more than a Puppet-post. Wake up people!

    One good look at today's world scene---and it doesn't take a rocket-scientist (no pun intended) to figure out whats really going on behind closed-doors and without our permission!

    Our ever-increasing police-state around the world is only the beginning. Time is running out for the poor man, the freeman, the ignorant masses, as the masons would like to refer to us!

    Wake up people---Before its too late!!!

    Take a stand for what is right---don't let the oppressive Inter-Alpha Empire win!!!


    "In this land of make believe, Dead and dry,

    Your so cold but you feel alive,

    Show me how it ends, its alright (Crowded streets are cleared away, One by one)

    Show me how defenseless you really are..."


    Wake up people. Its coming upon us very soon!!!

    Do something about it now, while you still have a chance!!!






    h53cm1on November 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe there song was on the radio! Ahhh! They deserve it. I first heard this song in February or March. I am in love with it. I can't wait for their new album. You go guys!
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link

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