are you gonna die with that music inside
did you catch the twilight on your way into work
you can live anything you can think
man I'm not lying to you and yeah that's a threat
I don't want to have to bury you like this
something's gotta get your attention
if I have to crack open your skull with my fist
I'll let the light and the sound escape

listen now
you can hear the sound
surrender and let the light come out
don't be afraid
let me hear your voice
what you will live is what you make

I know you've worked hard your whole life
and now you're tired the money is never enough
it's never gonna be enough man that's not even the point
the only thing you can't afford is to keep buying the lines you're fed
I know it's comfortable to go back to sleep
take a look at what you've been lying in
before you wake up in search of your paycheck death
the demons of regret are making your deathbed

listen now
you can hear the sound
surrender and let the light come out
don't be afraid
let me hear your voice
what you will live is what you make
don't be afraid
let me hear your voice
let the light come out
cause I'm ready now
like I never was before
to see what this is all about


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    General Commentwhat an awesome song. it almost sounds like hes proposing in this song because hes telling someone there is something incredible inside them (the light and sound) and he says

    'cause I'm ready now
    like I never was before
    to see what this is all about'

    it sounds like theyre getting married
    ilovealkalineon May 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think that the song is about somebody who's made one too many bad decisions in life. in this case, rocky is trying to take him out of whatever mess the guy has gotten himself into.

    "I don't want to have to bury you like this
    something's gotta get your attention
    if I have to crack open your skull with my fist
    I'll let the light and the sound escape"

    "bury you like this" meaning he doesn't want to have to see this guy go the way he is, and the rest of the verse is self explanitory --- getting his attention to help him get out.

    and what finally does it from my p.o.v. is

    "the only thing you can't afford is to keep buying the lines you're fed"

    this verse is talking about the guy being broke all the time and there's why --- he's doing lines.

    "the demons of regret are making your deathbed"

    that is pretty powerful in itself, stating that this guy has so much guilt and regret in his life that its literally killing him.

    all in all -- the "light and sound" is the guy coming out of his mess --- or so i think?
    trentoniteon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song isn't about some sort of big mess someone's gotten them self into.
    it's about some mess that they were born into!

    the monotonous life of 'success'
    working and working and working, as if working is the only thing you are born to do.

    there's so much more life to be lived,
    and so much potential wrapped up inside of every single person.
    and we have to work, we have to - but work CAN NOT be our lives.
    it's a message to those who are living a mediocre, planned-out life with no spontaneity and no adventure!
    it's a message to those who lie asleep :
    wake up! WAKE UP!
    look at what surrounds you, and look what is just a revelation away!
    Wake up and come over here!!!


    the light and sound all trapped up inside of this person is being wasted,
    because they are working their life away for profits that they will only see a small portion of.

    wake up, Wake Up, WAKE UP!!
    loveinvincibleon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentat his concert he said that this song was written right after his dad past away it is about his dad dying and living him on earth
    he is saying that he will be alright "now the money's never enough man that's not even the point"
    music1391on June 13, 2007   Link

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