"Requiem" as written by and Jimmy L / Webb....
She cries, "It's freedom that we need"
But I have yet to see a cause to believe
(I need to feel it, please just let me feel alright)
It comes in waves of need
Ten ways to make you bleed before you get to die

Can we give it one more shot?
Have we thrown all hope away?
Does it have to be this painful
Just to make it through?
This is not a requiem
We're wasting time as victims

Why spend our lives on bended knee
Choosing not to be free
He sighs, "I'm quickly burning out"
All that's left of me are jaded memories
(I need to feel it, please just let me feel alright)

Of what I could have been
If I had only been less of what they wanted
Can we give it one more shot?
Have we thrown all hope away?
Does it have to be this painful
Just to make it through?

This is not a requiem we're wasting time as victims
Why spend our lives on bended knee
Choosing not to be free and we're still here
All together and alone consumed with fear
That one day we'll discover how empty we've become

Sickened and ashamed
We crave what they provide us
So we'll never feel alone
Can we give it one more shot?
Have we thrown all hope away?
Does it have to be this painful

Just to make it through?
This is not a requiem
We're wasting time as victims
Why spend our lives
On bended knee
Choosing not to be free


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"Requiem" as written by Ira Gershwin George Gershwin

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    General Commentcant wait for the album to drop!
    Qkallon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song should get fucking huge
    xperronexon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenterr... not many people commented yet! i really like this song. are boy set fire famous in america?
    xbestfriendxon March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of their best and I really generally hate most bands newer music. :)
    axumbladeon April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. It is an evidence of what Boysetsfire is capable of doing. Great melodies, great power, great message.

    I believe this is song is a call for action. It is amazing and sickening to realize how the world is full with couch potatos who do nothing else than watch life pass by. Lots of us see or live injustice, violence, wrongfullness and do nothing about it. Those things have become so normal, that we have developed a sick tolerance towards them.

    Boysetsfire yells at us: We should stand up. We should speak up. We should`nt see ourselves die tied up. We shouldnt be just visitors at our own burial. Life shouldnt be a requiem. We live in a world full of people, but still, we often fail to establish a connection with our next door neighbours, and we feel lonely.

    We should choose our own individual paths and not let anyone tell us what to do.

    My favorite line:
    "All whats left of me are jaded memories of what i could´ve been if I had only been less of what they wanted."

    well, thats my view on this song
    thesethoughtsofmineon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song....I thought more people would have commented it though

    This song to me is about choosing between a life of weakness and a life of freedom
    tortured_tiarason September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinately, its a great song. im loving it.
    kdooon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentten ways to make you bleed before you get to die
    Can we give it one more shot?
    Have we thrown all hope away?
    Does it have to be this painful
    Just to make it through?
    This is not a requiem
    We're wasting time as victims
    Why spend our lives
    On bended knee
    Choosing not to be free
    He sighs, "I'm quickly burning out."
    All that's left of me are jaded memories
    (I need to feel it, please just let me feel alright)
    Of what I could have been
    If I had only been less of what they wanted

    don't feel sorry for yourself if you are going through pain or anything. you're wasting time as a victim, stand up and take responsiblity for yourself, your feelings etc. don't let other people dictate your life. he thinks of what he could have been if he'd only been less of what people that shit on him wanted him to be.
    blc43519on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song!
    I wonder if the beginning of the song is a reference to the beginning of 'pattern against user' by At The Drive-In.
    slightly_obsessedon February 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsweet song!
    tjtech12on February 23, 2008   Link

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