I have seen whats left for all the rest of you
And its not what you think it will be
For the gift and the curse of whats been shown to you
I cant believe what I feel it is taking
Never give, never bend - its all a lie to you
And all you do is seem to remind me
Of all the times and the ways I would have died for you
And this is all the thanks that you'll show me...

If you would show
The light for me
The things i'd know
That now i'd see

This is - not the same not now, never, no not again
When the dreams and the truth came colliding
And the same can be said for all the rest of them
See the strong and the weak divided
Yet i feel alive
For all the pain I have
And all you do is seem to remind me
Of all of the times and the ways I would have died for you
And this is all of the thanks that you'll show me

If you would show
The light for me
The things i'd know
That now i'd see

If you would show
The light for me
The things i'd know
That now i'd see

Energy as i feel it calling
Cannot see through the cloud thats forming
Blinding as it passes before my eyes
Looking for the thing thats calling
Now I see that its coming after
Now I see that its coming after...me

If you would show
The light for me
The things i'd know
That now i'd see


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Paper Tiger song meanings
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    General CommentThis song , to me is about someone getting betrayed.

    "Never give, never bend - its all a lie to you
    And all you do is seem to remind me
    Of all the times and the ways I would have died for you
    And this is all the thanks that you'll show me... "

    reminds me of someone giving all they have to this one person, who then just turns around and backstabs them like there nothing and not important.
    This song also is about how the person who was getting backstabbed finally realizes whats going on and puts all the pieces together.

    "This is - not the same not now, never, no not again
    When the dreams and the truth came colliding "

    the truth and what the person thought of the backstabbing one came together and finally made sense.

    The music video is also really cool for this, so chekc it out on head bangers ball....
    linkinpark8474on December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAWESOME SONG!!!!! on DKL\'s website they say it\'s about the bullshit that happens in the music industry.
    edgeinsbuddyon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentvery neat song .. Rock hard DryKill... currently I think its about searching for the truth in life... he is heeding to his calling and looking at the stuff that he could have died for while living his life ( like dying for a country/love) and then he finds out its not real its fake... and not worth it. He sees other people living in vain..and knows whats coming for them..but they cluelessly dont know.. he finds the truth (energy thats calling ..) he realises that all along it was after him..it was something he could never escape... paper tiger = false tiger = false threat...
    SlipMudSwitchLogicon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentedgeins is right

    It was about them getting fucked over by someone. Can't recall who right now though.
    deathislogicalon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti would have thought more people would have commented this. its such an amazing song. the chorus is one of my favourite in any song ive ever heard.
    JamesOfStowon June 06, 2008   Link

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