"Am I 1?" as written by Mikael Bengt Stanne, Martin Brandstrom, Mikael Niklasson, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin and Martin Henriksson....
I grant to you no privilege of person
No sense of self, a denial of choice
It wants out so from all the little bits and pieces
A simple case of lost and found, a wicked new beginning
I don't ever want to see

It's the oldest trick in the book, just like everything you always knew
Turned upon its very end there's nothing left to be
Half a mind to say all the things that bother me today
You better check if it's me, in that "coffin" of yours or just the one you thought you knew

I am one
Who am I?
No character to be lost inside

A mind is hard to please so wander aimlessly
Hands clenched in fists of rage concealed in frustration
There's a part of me that cannot deal
With the character I am forced to be
A thinly veiled plan to lay your world afoot
Lost in community, blind in belonging

Is there really nothing more than this?
The emptiness remains
So put on your brave face and take the plunge again

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"Am I 1?" as written by Martin Brandstrom Anders Jivarp

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    Song MeaningI think I would look at it a little differently. I think it's about trying so hard to shed the arbitrary contraints placed by society, and in the end being afraid of finding that there may not be any "self" remaining behind the character we are assigned.
    thatguyfromyourmomon May 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWell, I have to say this is probably my most played DT song. I think its about in todays society, people are pressured into being someone they're not by certain people in their lives, and also society itself, to feel accepted. And this persons' mind is torn between staying true to themself, and conforming to the demands of the world around him. In the end it leaves him feeling lifeless.
    Default1on March 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm so tired to review this one
    but its just ... impressive
    TheDreamerMyThon January 08, 2013   Link

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