Guess we came up in a ghost town.
Now all those buildings have burned down.
Another price to be paid for being free.

It's getting harder to see now that the lights have all gone out.
Can't pay for the electricity.

And all along they've been saying nothing new to me.
Lately, seems right is wrong and wrong is everything we need maybe.
And still the beds are burning, burning in our sleep.
Take me away from everything I see.

There's gunshots on the dancefloor.
Please tell me what do we die for?
And by the way, yesterday, bet you were me.

Seen hard days, probably see more.
There's police at the front door saying
"by the way, yesterday, heard you were free."

And all along they've been saying nothing new to me.
Lately, seems right is wrong and wrong is everything we need maybe.
And still the beds are burning, burning in our sleep.
Take me away from everything I see.

And we'll dance on the ashes of what's left,
as long as these hearts beat in our chests.
And we fell through the railings and pavements,
while I wondered if they get what I get.
And I promise you I won't be leaving,
without taking you when I go.
See the price of belief's in believing.
Anywhere that we go we'll sing this same old song.

And we'll be standing singing.
As if it's life we're living.
As if it's blood we're spilling.
As if we're leaving here some day.


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    General CommentThis reminds me of the war in Iraq. And how many people feel that it has cost them and us alot to set them "free."
    musicislife2323on October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of the war in Iraq. And how many people feel that it has cost them and us alot to set them "free."
    musicislife2323on October 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    shopaon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a political and environmental song.

    musicislife was right in a way, however it is not a specific statement. The two major themes of the song are global warming and freedom.

    So to an extent it is about current political climate regarding war, hence the "The price for being free"

    Global warming etc comes into play with the "And all along they've been saying nothing new to me.
    Lately, seems right is wrong and wrong is everything we need maybe."

    What follows convinces me more of that fact as this is a nice but blatant reference to midnight oil "And still the beds are burning, burning in our sleep" (see beds are burning)

    The song sort of breaks out saying we/he will survive and dance ont he ashes of whats left, whether this be due to war or environmental issues
    Dannymhon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a political and environmental song.

    musicislife was right in a way, however it is not a specific statement. The two major themes of the song are global warming and freedom.

    So to an extent it is about current political climate regarding war, hence the "The price for being free"

    Global warming etc comes into play with the "And all along they've been saying nothing new to me.
    Lately, seems right is wrong and wrong is everything we need maybe."

    What follows convinces me more of that fact as this is a nice but blatant reference to midnight oil "And still the beds are burning, burning in our sleep" (see beds are burning)

    The song sort of breaks out saying we/he will survive and dance ont he ashes of whats left, whether this be due to war or environmental issues
    Dannymhon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlso meant to add that beds are burning is a song about saying sorry to the aborigines and making amends for the past.

    That may also be a sub-theme of this song
    Dannymhon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw them at the Stone Pony is Asbury Park, NJ this past week and he said that he wrote this song in Asbury Park about Asbury Park. I think he said he wrote two years ago from 11/07 (so 11/05 which was when they were last there) was wondering if anyone could elaborate on what this could mean. Asbury Park is a pretty bad place that is kind of dying like the ghost town part in the beginning of the song. Also the obvious theres gunshots on the dance floor, police at the front door (like literally something violent happened at the show). I think the meaning could lie in the fact that Asbury Park is kind of a run down place and is kind of a by product of the freedom of our capatalist society and the extreme of rich and poor in the modern world. Great Song, figured I'd share this and see if anyone knew something more.
    NJHCon November 26, 2007   Link

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