I am the future
I am metaphor for war
I take my medicine as I'm praying on the floor
We see the future whats going behind our time
I'm synthesis in motion I am freedom and decline

Raise me to shine I cannot define my cracks
Wash me aside when my levees finally break
In opposition we are never free
When our cause becomes our slavery

The poet and the warrior
The future or the way we were
Stand and rise up, we all know
The secret to the life we chose
So we are

I am not escaping from who I am
I am less than dead, reborn again
We all won't get turned away
All is forgiven when we pray

The poet and the warrior
The future or the way we were
Stand down rise up, we all know
The secret to the life you chose
Stand down rise up, we all know
Stand down rise up, we all know





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    General Commentbitchin solo
    kikujiroon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAccording to the CD book, its actually "all is forgiven when we pay" not "pray"
    Natmanon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreal words

    I am the future
    I am metaphor for war
    fryboy85on July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreal words

    I am the future
    I am metaphor for war
    fryboy85on July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreal words

    I am the future
    I am metaphor for war
    fryboy85on July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI want to know what Rob and Jake eat for breakfast. Guitars are by far the best part of the new cd.
    911forpeaceon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea, they are 2 awsome guitarists :)

    jake is my guitar idol and i take my style takes alot of influence from him. he is great. Strung Out is great, and i hope they come back to sydney again soon cause they put on a kick ass show :)
    Alk3:Don August 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea, they are 2 awsome guitarists :)

    jake is my guitar idol and i take my style takes alot of influence from him. he is great. Strung Out is great, and i hope they come back to sydney again soon cause they put on a kick ass show :)
    Alk3:Don August 01, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionWhoa, these lyrics are messed up in some crucial places. Here's how it should go:

    I am the future
    I am metaphor for war
    I take my medicine as I'm praying on all fours
    We sit in fields of rust, Corinthian and time
    I'm synthesis in motion
    I am freedom and decline

    Raise me to shine like an orchid from the cracks
    Wash me aside when my levees finally break
    In opposition we are never free
    When our cause becomes our slavery

    The poet and the warrior
    The future or the way we were
    Stand and rise up, we all know
    The secret to the life we chose
    So we are

    I am law to save me from from who I am
    I am love spent then reborn again
    We are orchid torn away
    All is forgiven when we pay

    The poet and the warrior
    The future or the way we were
    Stand down rise up, we all know
    The secret to the life you chose
    Stand down rise up, we all know
    Stand down rise up, we all know
    Lightning.Jon April 27, 2010   Link

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