"Begin Again" as written by Anthony C. Battaglia, Brent Smith and Jasin Todd....
Welcome friends
To seconds lost
And starts that won't begin
To twisted eyes, that see inside
Rules that've always been
A simple task
A see-through mask
That questions where and why
We shed our skin, to occupy
And keep our peace of mind

Bring only what you need to survive
They find an image, from lines on my face
They stole it from the pages that kept my place
I stand on the outside, I gotta get in
I crawl inside
Just to begin again

So unfair
This broken smile, that keeps us all aware
I'd wish for thoughts and scene's we've lost
And times we'll never share
I'll ask you now, to show me how
To fill the circle in
What tells us all, there is no fall
And the story never ends

Bring only what you need to survive
They find an image, from lines on my face
They stole it from the pages that kept my place
I stand on the outside, we gotta get in
I crawl inside
Just to begin again

They never walked
They never cared
Always don't understand, I wanna be in
What will you be?
What will you die?
How will you know?

They suck it from me
(Demons)
They took it from me
(Demons)
They made a demon
(Demons)
They made it from me

Demons
Demons

They find an image, from lines on my face
They stole it from the pages that kept my place
I stand on the outside, we gotta get in
I crawl inside
Just to begin again


Lyrics submitted by Toshio181, edited by slipdown, Wkay

"Begin Again" as written by Brent Smith Anthony C. Battaglia

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    General CommentThe song to me is about a person who mentally sold his soul to the devil to become something better, but he is regreting what he did soon after. He is wanting to psycologically return to humanity, and out of this mental Hell, but he can't because socioty will not accept him for what he has done. He knows they would never understand what he went through, and what he's going through now, and so he forever rotts his mind in this chamber of Hell. Shinedown is alot like reading Shakespere, lots of deciphering and mental challenging.
    upperman66on April 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe's not saying "they find an image" he's saying "they burned an image" buddy.

    and he screams "image" those last two times.

    ScyKill got the lyrics right. no idea where the original guy got his lyrics.
    Sea_Anathemaon January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song... I saw Shinedown back in 2004, I think... and they were awesome. They did Simple Man and blew it away. It was awesome. I'm going to see them January 29, 2006 with Seether, Flyleaf, and Halestorm... That should be an awesome show.
    Anyway this is my favorite song on the Us and Them CD. I think its about people trying to make it in this world. The demons in your head. Talks about the rich arrogant people in "They never walked/They never cared" I think Shinedown is just a down-to-earth band that deserves much more than they got right now.
    addictionbreak18on January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou build a foundation and people try to get in all the time, and tear you down because they are to _____ to face you on the outside.
    The Concert was awesome, you should see them sometime
    addictionbreak18on February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres a blend of two things that i see in this...and they are kind of similar...first off, the way things are in the world. the way people are, with jobs and stuff you have to act certain way, and they kind of "burn your image" and your just trying to fit in with these people, even tho they are molding you into someone you dont really want to be. The other thing it reminds me of is being in relationships with people, and just try to be with them, and change to be with them, and then you break up and u have to begin again.
    nohopz4sureon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think they lyrics are wrong, I found these.
    Welcome friends
    To seconds lost, and to starts that won't begin
    To twisted eyes that see inside
    Rules that always bend
    A simple task, a see-through mask
    That questions where and why
    We shared our skin to occupy, and keep our piece of mind

    Bring only what you need to survive
    They burn an image from lines on my face
    They stole it from the pages that kept my place
    I stand on the outside, would die to get in
    I crawl inside just to begin again

    It's so unfair
    This broken smile that keeps us all aware
    Of wishful thoughts, and scenes we lost
    And times we'll never share
    I'll ask you now to show me how
    To fill the circle in
    What tells us all?
    There is no fall, and the story never ends

    Bring only what you need to survive
    They burn an image from lines on my face
    They stole it from the pages that kept my place
    I stand on the outside, would die to get in
    I crawl inside just to begin again

    They never loved
    They never cared
    I wished you'd understand
    I'm already dead
    What would you be
    Why would you die
    How could you lie
    Take something from me
    (they burn an image)
    They took it from me
    (they burn an image)
    They took it from me
    (image)
    They stole it from me
    Image
    Image

    They burn an image from lines on my face
    They stole it from the pages that kept my place
    I stand on the outside, would die to get in
    I crawl inside just to begin again
    They burn an image from lines on my face
    They stole it from the pages that kept my place
    I stand on the outside, would die to get in
    I crawl inside just to begin again


    This is by far my favorite Shinedown song. I think it's about being taken advantage of by someone by someone you love, and figuring it out hurts the person so bad emotionally.
    ScyKillon October 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat great song, totally rocks. ScyKill has the right lyrics.
    doqtoron November 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure its about someone who is willing to do anything to gain power and peace of mind. He'll trade in his humanity to get something better, and although he'll miss what he gives away, he's prepared to sacrifice anything. Nobody understands what it is he needs, and he will create a new beginning for himself. At least, that's my take on it.
    Occams_Harmonyon January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really hard to interpretate so ill just give you my take on it.

    i think it is a person who is judged as being a loser or whatever just because of what he looks like and how people look down on him for it.

    i know thats not exactly correct its just my take,
    but either way this song is awesome
    PearlJamRuleson April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't hear "demons:
    iforgoton July 14, 2007   Link

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