into the retrofit past - turn the corner. the voice in my head barks its selfless orders and the nylon leash gets a little shorter and i wonder who the invisible bondsman is. over shoulder, checking to see if anyone is watching, waiting for the struggle that won't come. against the bonds of what i cannot do, what i cannot show, what i cannot lose. and i know that i will remain shut in, because the metal door is locked from the inside. it's just me and myself against the world. it's just a flat out refusal. and so my superiority and privelege lies dashed to pieces on the cold, stone floor, mixed with the horrific runoff from what is no longer my freedom my violence my laziness my fucked freedom mine. that freedom which so many love. the freedom i choose to pursue no more. and i see how perverse that "freedom" is. the fists and blood money stay in my hip pockets. and i show that my hands aren't inherently violent. and i realise how beautiful these chinese handcuffs are.

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    General CommentThe final seconds of this song are simply amazing.
    Felyson April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlmost seems like it is written from the perspective of a soldier in prison, dissillusioned with what he was fighting for and the concept of violence in general. Though considering the style of the genre, and the band in question, it's all probably metaphor to something else.
    darkwolf112on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentid say it's a metaphor for the narrorator's life
    imnotdonon November 19, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this comes off as inner reflections of one's actions and feeling guilt because of the "freedom" america has. to kill, to take what is not there's for the sake "freedom". It's nothing to be proud about. The chinese handcuffs line is like how even if we want to pull away from this way of life (modern capitalism) the harder we pull the more impossible it because. you have to push into it and once you have reset it in place can you truly escape.

    Though I don't know. I was 2 when this song was made.
    nomoveson December 05, 2013   Link

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