"Shaken" as written by Jeremy Dawson and Stephen Petree....
Running in circles
Chasing pain
Of yesterday
Shaken...fearful
Because I've come
Back for what is trouble
Still...

[Chorus]
I will wait it out
I will wait it out
I will wait it out
I will not be shaken


Strange calls to meet those
Who feel and know
How to give up
The stage lights
And heroes
Razor pain
Rubbed it all away, love
Still

[Bridge]
Didn't notice it right away
Didn't notice it until it was too late
I'm gonna change my desire
For your all consuming fire
Didn't wanna cry out at night
Didn't wanna stop at mid flight
I didn't plan for the fall
When I was running from it all...


Have I no evil
Citizen Cain
Slowed-- my desperate running
Still....


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"Shaken" as written by Stephen Petree Jeremy Dawson

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    General Commentabout indulging into conformity. attempting to give it up by waiting it out.
    talks about the peer pressure and being changed by something some outside force.
    tifftiff987on December 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea what this song is about, but i love it.
    d3fy_on March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about smoking.

    Running in circles
    Chasing pain
    Of yesterday
    Shaken...fearful
    Because I've come
    Back for what is trouble
    Running in circles maybe in his head, wanting to quit or wanting to cure yesterday's pain (nicotine withdrawals) Shaken because he's getting stuck into an unhealthy and dangerous addiction.

    I will wait it out
    I will not be shaken
    Facing the symptoms, rejecting peer pressure or urge.

    Strange calls to meet those
    Who feel and know
    How to give up
    The stage lights
    And heroes
    Seeking help despite the very tempting and glamorous habit.

    Razor pain
    Rubbed it all away, love
    Pain of fighting it and this might be a stretch - but rubbing it away as in maybe taking meds or doing other things to suppress it.

    Didn’t notice it right away
    Didn’t notice it until it was too late
    Didn't notice he was addicted until he faced the pain

    I’m gonna change my desire
    For your all consuming fire
    People are just consuming something harmful, and he's going to have to learn to desire the opposite

    Didn’t wanna cry out at night
    Didn’t wanna stop at mid flight
    He didn't want to have already made the mistake and feel the guilt, and he didn't want to have to stop when the addiction has already began.

    I didn't plan for the fall
    When I was running from it all...
    He didn't plan to get addicted because he had already been trying to get away from smoking. It's like the one time he tries it he gets sucked in, falls.

    Have I no evil
    Citizen Cain
    Slowed-- my desperate running
    This also might be a stretch, but "Have I No Evil" seems sarcastic, kinda mocking the fact that he's fully responsible and it's no-one else's fault. Citizen Cain was a movie about a man who "started at the top and worked his way to the bottom" and it's set up so in the beginning he is dead and it goes through his life and the shame from his friends and family for his downfall... His desperate running, his evasion from the habit is greatly slowed by this addiction.
    lloorrenon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a boy who dumped me for the color of my skin. SUCKS!




    but I love this song A LOT!
    himynameismarqon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthas anyone ever seen citizen cane?
    it's amazing.
    hanahiscoolon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlloorren - you were MOSTLY right - if you replace cigarettes with drugs (coke most likely, given the razor reference)
    seanredenbaughon May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell not that none of you could be right, but i think these guys' lyrics are a bit more deep than others give them credit for. i can see this being about standing for what you believe in and waiting out the storm that others create around you..to me that would be my faith, the part about all consuming fire just makes me thing God and the rest of that part is like how sometimes you don't realize and don't want to acknowledge His presence in your life but BAM you fall and you realize He's got you anyway. so yep, thats my two cents, about a year late i see but oh well!
    bah923on January 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmaybe its about getting over a drug problem, i don't really know. I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN!!! hehehe
    laceFirefliyon May 12, 2010   Link

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