"The Room" as written by and Christopher John Cheney....
In a room you can build a home
Plant the seed and life begins to grow
When it's outgrown life inside
How will it live?
And will it survive?
On it's own outside

I wonder if the world is just the same
And does the life that I knew still remain
Journey to the life outside
Return to those I left behind

'Cause I'm ready to go now
Yes I'm ready to go now

I want to get back to the city
Get on with my life
Cause I've done my time
And I'm ready to go now

So now it's time to leave the room
And not for one minute too soon
If you spent 16 years
Then you'd almost understand

Time waits for no man to return
A whole new set of rules to learn
It had been 16 years
Since they put me in the cell

We will never leave
We ain't ever gonna leave the room
We could be here for life
We will never leave the room

And as it all gets rearranged
You find that everything has changed
And there's no place for you
In this foreign world

You always believed
One day you'd be free
And never return so soon

If I lent my arms to you
Would you hold me
And embrace me
Or replace me


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"The Room" as written by Christopher John Cheney

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    General Commenti agree that it about this guy who's been in jail for a long time. the first verse is about how people (these plants) react to change in environments and how it doesn't usually work well. then the next two verses are about what he want's to do when he gets out, return to his life, his loved ones and that it would be the same as before. then after 16 years, he gets out. he talks about how he know's it's going to be hard returning to normal life and that no one can really understand what he's going through. the chorus confuses me, but i think it is about if you have spent so much time in one place, you can't go back, you might never leave the room so to speak. it says "we" as well, so it could relate not only to people in jail, but any people trying to pick up they're old life. the next verse is about him struggling to pick up his old life, there is no place for him and everything has changed. then the last verse confirms this. he starts to question everyone else he knows and if they can accept him again, or think of him differently. it is like his experience in jail has made him someone else, and that he is still in "a room" and can't get out or be accepted. it is really sad, but i love this song to death. the final verse and chorus are just so powerful. a worthwhile 6 minute song.

    We will never leave
    We ain't ever gonna leave the room
    We could be here for life
    We will never leave the room

    think about it. could you pick up your old life???

    oxweaselxo
    oXmini_weaselXoon October 12, 2006   Link

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