Let there be a volume that cannot be denied
Let there be an emotion that you cannot fake
With our goals one day met, let us know a feeling of great accomplishment
Let them know hatred, fear, and war
Let there be a peace for us all
With our goals one day met, let us know a feeling of great accomplishment
With our failures complete, let us learn to survive

Your body will know if it's not the right way to go
Just listen closely to your heart and follow
You must be willing to abandon it all
You must be willing to starve

Let us challenge the wait for a day of reckoning
Let us deny shame and guilt
Let us know with absolute certainty that we were fools to ever second guess ourselves
Let us know a feeling of invincibility, as real as our fragile bones
There's a truth to be learned, I'm sure of it, just like I know there is nothing at all

Your body will know if it's not the right way to go
Just listen closely to your heart and follow
You must be willing to abandon it all
You must be willing to starve


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    General Commentthis deserves much more than being a b side, though as a record thrash unreal and this go just great together on their own.
    CowardOfTheYearon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy was this not released on new wave? It's an amazing song.
    JelloWasRighton October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree this should have been on the album instead of animal
    marsoon July 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song seems about as obvous as can be without screaming "I'm transgender!" I mean the chorus and this other verse c'mon..

    Your body will know if it's not the right way to go
    Just listen closely to your heart and follow
    You must be willing to abandon it all
    You must be willing to starve

    The chorus is talking about transition, I feel like it's her questioning whether or not its the right decision. Last line of the chorus basically says "you must be willing to make sacrifices in life, (sometimes difficult sacrifices) in order to get what youre looking for"

    This part is a whole other story though..
    Let us challenge the wait for a day of reckoning
    Let us deny shame and guilt
    Let us know with absolute certainty that we were fools to ever second guess ourselves...
    There's a truth to be learned, I'm sure of it, just like I know there is nothing at all

    To me, this seems like the closest thing to where Laura is directly talking about "coming to terms with herself". Especially that line "let us know with absolute certainty that we were fools to ever second guess ourselves".
    what111746on October 21, 2016   Link

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