It seemed like everyone I knew was dying
I looked in the mirror and I was on fire
Somebody yelled out "Hey, stop drop and roll"
I said "That might save my skin, but it won't save my soul"
That might save my skin, but it won't save my soul

You swallow hard and you bottle it up
Try to pretend you're a half full cup
Believe what they're feeding, you're eating it up
While I'm reading books about how they're corrupt
I'm reading books about how they're corrupt

He says he's protecting us but he's a liar
And I know deep down that it's down to the wire
My heart will stop if I put out the fire
As long as I'm burning, I'll keep on yearning
To save the world, not sure how but I'm learning

Since what they call the beginning of man
Blood has been shed for the rape of the land
They call it civilized, I call it crap
Our only hope is to look further back
Our only hope is to look further back

If we really want for this world to survive
We'll just take what we need to stay alive
It's a mistake to just take and not give
It's not true that we must murder to live
It's not true that we must murder to live

He says he's protecting us but he's a liar
And I know deep down that it's down to the wire
My heart will stop if I put out the fire
As long as I'm burning, I'll keep on yearning
To save the world, not sure how but I'm learning

And telling the truth the best way that I'm able
I'm placing my cards all face up on the table
It's ok to be scared, you don't have to act tough
Just take all that pain and turn it into love
Take all that pain and turn it into love

And let your emotions be fuel to your flame
Being on fire will keep you awake
If somebody yells out "Hey, stop drop and roll"
Say "That might save my skin but it won't save my soul"
That might save my skin but it won't save my soul


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    General Comment"And telling the truth the best way that I'm able
    I'm placing my cards all face up on the table
    It's ok to be scared, you don't have to act tough
    Just take all that pain and turn it into love"

    probbally some of the best lines i've ever heard in my entire life...
    this song has gotten me through so much!
    im in love with you kimya dawson!
    philipoon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is AMAZING.
    Polyjuice_Pretenseon December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTHIS song is the best thing ever but
    im pritty sure its take all that anger and turn it into love
    but pain could also be right
    x...on August 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure this song is about how she feels about the former president. like in the line when she says "It's not true that we must murder to live" meaning that war wasnt our only option... in her opinion. she feels that it was all lies and were not protected...
    freezingfire21on January 18, 2011   Link

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