Flourescent lights engage
Blackbirds fryin' on a wire
Same birds that followed me
To school when I was young
Were they trying to tell me something?
Were they tellin' me to run?

The hammer clicks in place
The world's gonna pay
Right down in the face of god and his saints
Claim your soul's not for sale
I'm a dyin' breed
Who still believes
Haunted by American dreams
Haunted by American dreams

Lyrics submitted by evanreyes

Things That Scare Me song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is underappreciated perfection.
    lilchenon July 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis was my first Neko song, a few years ago... and still gives me chills when she sings "I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by... american dreams"... Neko is a powerful composer and this song is to date on the top 5 on my list.
    TigerlilyGirlon March 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis reminds me of Death of a Salesman... a guy who sold himself out for a shot at the "American Dream" and has nothing now... To me, he seems to be about to kill himself(hammer clicks in place) or go on a killing spree.
    dramaelfon September 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why but this song just makes me feel so alive.
    SADBOYon July 13, 2016   Link

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