"Find The Real" as written by and Brian Aubrey Marshall Mark T. Tremonti....
Stuck in the middle, I burrow inside
Back to the cradle
Away from the burdens of all my crimes
Before it's fatal
My past has found me the truth's come out
All is remembered
With no place to fall but straight down
I must surrender

Well it seems I've finally thought of everything
I wanna love
I wanna feel
Find peace
Find the real

There's a face I put on all my life
The face of an angel
But I look in the mirror only to find
The face of a stranger
And with all I've taken I hunger for more
'Cause I'm selfish
And all I'm left with is a crown of thorns
And I'm helpless

Repeat Chorus

And I'll trade these lies for something right
I will kill what hurts with something pure
I will be redeemed so I can breathe again

Repeat Chorus (2x)

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  • +2
    General CommentI saw them in concert too in Baltimore. Man they blew me away-I was only 10 feet away from the stage! They are actually a REAL rock band out there unlike shitty bands like The Killers and Modest Mouse and shit...
    creedudeon February 25, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAmazing, plodding hard metal riffs. mmm tasty. Not to mention some insane guitaring by the man Tremonti, perhaps the most talented major recording guitarist today (the shreds hanging off each lyrical section in each chorus are simply drool-worthy). So is Kennedy's end note (wow that man has a voice! he's in the league of greats like c. cornell, w. staley, and e. vedder)

    The lyrics in this song make me think about one trying to seperate himself from former wrong-doings and start a new life, fearing that the way of life the writer has been living will soon destroy him. in other words, not so much "I wanna turn over a new leaf", but more like "I NEED to turn over a new TREE in order to LIVE". He expresses a (religious or not, you decide) need to be redeemed, as if his life really does count on it.
    therambler07on September 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a cool song. Really hard core and Tremonti's guitar is awesome.
    creedudeon January 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWOW!!! these guys are amazing. They are so much better than creed. Miles Kennedy is by far a much better singer than Scott Stapp. I just recently saw these guys in concert and they rocked so hard...
    Test For Echoon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst of all, both Creed and Alter Bridge are awesome bands.

    The way I interpret this song is someone wanting to get away from there not so good life that they lived before, "Away from the burdens of all my crimes." They want to be a better person, and live a better life, his lies and wrong doings are causing him pain. My favorite line is "I will kill what hurts with something pure"
    alexcalligatoron December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song can be interpreted as a change to Christianity. The lyrics describe a lot of things that one feels changing once one accepts Christ.
    SNsAreForLoserson March 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about wanting to forget bout something bad he did but some ppl won't let him
    "Away from the burdens of all my crimes
    Before it's fatal"
    like before somebody brings him down bout it again
    Angels&Demonson April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with snsareforlosers

    There's a face I put on all my life
    The face of an angel
    But I look in the mirror only to find

    And I'll trade these lies for something right
    he wants to get rid of all his sins
    The face of a stranger

    he thought he was a christian but when he really is just a stranger ot god.
    987654on February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWELL, anybody knows that Creed & Pearl Jam was old Enemies. although i like pearl jam but i think both Creed & Alter Bridge was(is) better thatn Pearl Jam.
    ColdenScenceon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAccording to you guys, every song AB have made is about turning over to christianity.

    Not one of their songs is about that
    Axhallon April 26, 2006   Link

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