I'm stuck in a basement world
Where even if I try
To make rock my living
It wouldn't coincide
So how do I reconcile six years of life with irrational urges?
Would I still stay home?

You're preventing the world
From hearing my songs
Imagine if the world could get behind it
The combined strength would propell us all
And release us from our stilted social norms

I'm believing what I'm feeling
Yeah, it's finally coming true
Right now took forever
The rest is up to you
So don't let go

They force you to make a choice, but you don't have to choose
Social norms engrave the way
But you can't bend the rules
Realize the choice you make, not because it's true
There's a better way, we all, we all want you to know

You're preventing the world
From hearing my songs
Imagine if the world could get behind it
The combined strength would propell us all
And release us form our stilted social norms


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    General Commentlove the song, kinda have a slight hint of what it means
    killing_spreeon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm stuck in a basement world
    Where even if I try
    To make rock my living...

    is this because he left Cursive to go to school or something? there are a couple songs, i think, that mention him trying to make music in the basement ans stuff

    but I suck at interpreting
    starcrossedloveron January 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah im unsure but i think that hes just like woah i did so good with cursive but now criteria will it be as good or better

    and feeling kinda crutched that its not getting all the attention the music should be getting so i dont think per-say a person is preventing him its more just there not heard
    postmodernchrison July 23, 2007   Link

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