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[The perversion], this distortion
came so swiftly
[Kept the core] from this day forward
we'll be drifting

No direction, no affection
Watch the soul dive
You're dissected, resurrected
still don't know why
This illness is like a monster that is
eating us alive

Hold on, be strong
So right, so wrong
With all of our senses
All of our defenses
Hold on, be strong

New arrival, our survival
still not certain
[What's a virtue], where do you go to
when you're hurting?

It's a weakness, it's a sickness
in the gene pool
Show no mercy, people here say
"Kill the damned fool"
This illness is like a monster that is
eating us alive

Hold on, be strong
So right, so wrong
With all of our senses
All of our defenses
Hold on, be strong

My
Soul
Blood
Run

Don't ever let me go, no
Don't ever let me go, no
Never never let you go, no
I'll never let you go, no


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    General Commentwow, first one to comment ^_^

    pretty much the heaviest track off Untitled... "Innocent Bystander" comes close

    The song's about being yourself:
    >"Hold on, be strong, so right, so wrong"
    ...no matter whether you're right or wrong, it's your own way and you should stick with it
    >"With all of our senses, all of our defenses"
    ...decide by yourself what's good, let your senses defend you.
    coldFlameon July 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song - one of the best off Untitled
    Joe_Dullon July 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was about depression but I'm probably wrong
    Grunger1810on November 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about being different and getting made fun of and telling yourself to hold on,and i think the last lines is saying you'll never let go of the real you and be the same as everyone else....i think
    BlankMemoryon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti also think it's bout JD's sickness( idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura) and telling himself to hold on,and maybe telling his wife and kids to hold on also
    BlankMemoryon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song has a diverse meaning, from sickness, to being picked on, relationship issues, etc..In the DVD that comes with the limited edition album, JD says its about holding on to be strong enough to get through your problems.
    Ross3on August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me of something that would have been on the Queen of the Damned sountrack.
    some1_named_no_1on September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best songs off their latest album. its featured on a car commercial, i cant remember what car company it is though...
    ChaDMcBaDDon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIMO, it's about stigmatizing people who have illnesses. Reading the above, I guess it's about his blood disorder, but I was guessing it was about mental illness, like depression.

    Where do you go when you're hurting?
    Foobearon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song talks about alot more than that if you watch the video it shows the society stereo typical gotta be bad ass and have big balls show you your worthy. a song for fans more so i guess, i respect it though. to the kids who feel like there picked on by kids and by the general thoughts beat into your haed by society being hated for just you bubt it also shows to the ignorance of the soceity the reference to religion kill the damned fool and how tons of poeple in this world hate each other with ignorance its to hold on through everything when our world is getting harder and harder
    mmmcakeandsodomyon January 20, 2008   Link

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