So I'll write these words now
For you my friend here after all this time
We may never sing this one
It's just here as a light to help you

When the power goes out
Like the moments you might shake yourself awake
From those horrible dreams
The only ones we never talk about

The glare of madness in grownups eyes
The rage that takes the whole room by surprise
This vicious trap, the male cultural disguise
Is the one we fight against

We go, we go, we go
The one we fight against
We go, we go, we go

So I'll write these words now
For you my friend here after all this time
We may never sing this one
It's just here as a light to help you

The sickness, the silence
As you hide in your room
Wishing so hard to forget you're alive
But you're alive

So the sight of broken things won't mean a pound of flesh
And time you speak up won't be repaid by fists
Praying not to be missed
The night you ran away

We go, we go, we go
The night you ran away
We go, we go, we go

So I'll write these words now
For you my friend here after all this time
We may never sing this one
It's just here as a light to help you

This violence passes for an apology
The trickle down in our society
This is for the peace you never had
This is for the peace we never had
How do we guard the door against your dad?

We go, we go, we go
The night you ran away
We go, we go, we go

So I'll write these words now
For you my friend here after all this time
We may never sing this one
It's just here as a light to help you


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    General CommentHopefully all of Dead FM will be this good.
    Cannsawon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think hes writing a song for all the kids who grew up in a not so "perfect" household. i love his hair!
    larissawillemson December 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the about not growing up in a great house is true. Mainly from the line, how do we guard the door against your dad? line...
    WARADEon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hate this song... infact I hate all of dead fm, i think it's terrible compared to their older stuff.
    CRWon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI take that back... The Promise is okay. I don't listen to Strike Anywhere much anymore.
    CRWon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDuring a recent concert, Thomas said that this song was for and about a neighbor of his - a little girl with an abusive/alcoholic father. Songs like this reflect the changing focus of the band, lyrically - a shift away from macro social issues and towards more personal themes. I think that this provides the band with some healthy balance, but I'd like to see a return to their poetic and scathing social commentary.
    fuzzy dunlopon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have a father that used to beat me. i never had anyone who spoke up for me. im a grown man now and it has made me a cold and unfeeling person. this song has alot of heart and i love the video. the video appears to have a diffrent meaning than the song almost which is fustrating and lot of bands do that. which doesnt make sense to me.
    Romanflakon August 09, 2009   Link

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