This time I won't be hanging around
I'll sever the ties that have me gagged and bound
(your idle hands have tied you down)
What’s to lose, enemies or friends?
What’s the lynch mob's verdict, am I truth or am I trend?
Its easier to judge a voice than it is to use one
Its easier to avoid the sides than it is to choose one
Standards held on peers face their inventors with doubt
Soap operas rot themselves from the inside out

Your flaws are fooling you
They find themselves in others
I'm a black sheep with a hidden smile
Some things never change
You’re a type-cast, with your head low
Secretly jealous and horribly plain

Exiled, from the best of the worst
Your cure is my curse

Your forest needs fire
Your abstinence needs desire
Your rubber neck needs barbed wire


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Banished and Loving It song meanings
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    General CommentThe lyrics to this song suggest that he is glad to be different to everyone else. But for some reason he makes it seem that he was forced to be different. The last bit of this song is the best.
    skacore_dudeon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love The Ghost's lyrics, lots of social commentary and such.

    Right now I especially feel a connection with this song like the first bit:

    "This time I won't be hanging around
    I'll sever the ties that have me gagged and bound
    (your idle hands have tied you down)
    What�s to lose, enemies or friends? "

    To me this is talking about severing ties to old friends who over time have turned out not to be such great friends anymore. Maybe because they havn't grown up and matured or that they arn't going anywhere in their lives and are becoming a negative influence, ect...

    Then:
    "Your flaws are fooling you
    They find themselves in others
    I'm a black sheep with a hidden smile
    Some things never change
    You�re a type-cast, with your head low
    Secretly jealous and horribly plain "

    This is realizing you're different and doing what you want to do and succeed even though people may say otherwise. People tend to find their own flaws in other people and will criticize them for it. They're just following the crowd and not accomplishing anything and deep down they realize it and are jealous of those individuals who do their own thing.

    Then:
    "Exiled, from the best of the worst
    Your cure is my curse"

    He's saying that becoming one of the crowd is the worst thing that could happen even though most people won't think for themselves and follow the crowd to feel better about themselves.

    Plus the end bit with "Your forest needs a fire", ect..
    There's just so much emotion there and it's a great ending to the song.

    I just fucking love it.
    Ueleyon May 14, 2009   Link

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