"The Running Free" as written by David Katz, Sam Hollander and Claudio / Sanchez....
All non-believers stand aside in fear
A new day's marching through the door
How could you ever think you'd make it here?
Did it bleed? Was it sore?
Through the struggles you've endured

You've come so far from innocence
Provided all the consequence
Only what does it matter now?

[Chorus:]
Cause you're going home
You're running free
As only you would be if you never owed them anything
And now you've found your way out
In the trust you've seen your path on home

Spend your time well before you go
Here in hell

Your living ends before the engineer
What was your motive in this fight?
(did they play you for the weaker of them?)
How could you ever think you'd make it here?
Was it greed that pushed your heart through the struggles you've endured?

You've come so far from innocence
Provided all the consequence
Only what does it matter now?

[Chorus]

Spend your time well before you go
Here in hell

(There's a hell in all of us)
Spend your time well before you go
(There's a hell in all of)
In a lost that's all your own
(There's a hell in all of us)
There are no secrets you can hide
(There's a hell in all of)
From yourself, in your mind, leave the worst of all behind

[Chorus x2]

Spend your time well before you go
Here in hell


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"The Running Free" as written by David Katz Sam Hollander

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  • +1
    General CommentSounds like Claudio's first encounter with Ryan.

    Maybe they fight a little, maybe they don't, but at the very least Ryan tries to get Claudio to commit suicide.

    I'm thinking Claudio and Ryan fight, and Claudio looses, but doesn't die. Possibly Ryan thinks Claudio dies.
    Mauldinion June 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin interviews on the dvd included with the new album, claudio said that alot of the songs had a much more personal influence but still fit the story...my belief that the person leaving is ex-drummer Josh Eppard...and "how could you ever thing you'd might get here" is an obvious reference to his heroin and other opiate addictions...just my opinion though....
    thecrowing76on June 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment2 years ago i moved waaaaay away from home to experience something new and stuff....went thru a butt-load of crap with the culture shocks and all the random problems that come with being out on your own for the first time...once i mastered the whole being away thing, every trip i made to visit my folks "back home", this has been my theme song, and now that i'm considereding moving back, this song doesn't cease to remain in my life's soundtrack...its like C&C are telling me "you've endured a lot of struggles, you've seen where to put and where not to put your trust, you've gone thru this this and that, but nothing matters now, cause your going home!!!" ...as time passes, the more determined i am to go back home and do things with my life i never did before, and this is where they're telling me: "spend your time well here in hell before you go and leave the worse of all behind!!!" goodbye Kansas!!!!
    punkEMTon September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, thats a really great job! I could work anything out but bits of the chorus until I read this ^_^'
    Stellar! Having said that, here's what I think lol:

    All none-believers, stand aside in fear
    A new day's marching through the doors
    Out of the web of fate, you'd break in here
    Was it me, that which the horror
    Through the sorrows, you've ignored

    You've come so far from innocence
    Reminded of the consequence
    Only what does it matter now?

    'Cause you're going home
    You're running free
    As only you will be
    But you never told us anything
    And now, you’ve found a way out
    And it was hard to see
    (No Idea, it doesn’t sound like “Your bad dog hold” but that WOULD be a reference to Apollo after all)

    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    You’ll die well before you go (your dog?)
    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh


    Then its all kinda out of it. Crap recordings.
    Songs kinda poppy :\ but I like it nonetheless *shrug* kinda hoping for an album kinda more like SSTB but well, thats hardly progressive ;)
    Heed_Headon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry for double posting :\


    All none-believers, stand aside in fear
    A new day's marching through the doors
    How could you ever think you'd break in here?
    Was it me, that which you hold
    Through the struggles you’ve endured

    You've come so far from innocence
    Reminded o’ the consequence
    Only what does it matter now?

    'Cause you're going home
    You're running free
    As only you will be
    But you never told us anything
    And now, you’ve found you’re way out
    And it was hard to see
    (No Idea, it doesn’t sound like “Your bad dog hold” but that WOULD be a reference to Apollo after all)

    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    You’ll die well before you go (your dog?)
    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    In the bleeding end

    Broken life before an ancient mirror
    What was your motive in this fight?
    How could you ever think you’d break in here?
    Was it me, that which you hold
    Through the struggles you’ve endured?

    You've come so far from innocence
    Reminded of the consequences
    Only what does it matter now?

    'Cause you're going home
    You're running free
    As only you will be
    But you never told us anything
    And now, you’ve found you’re way out
    And it was hard to see
    (No Idea, it doesn’t sound like “Your bad dog hold” but that WOULD be a reference to Apollo after all)

    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    You’ll die well before you go (your dog?)
    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    In the bleeding end


    Tales are telling (???)
    Tales are telling (???)
    Tales are telling (???)
    Tales are telling (???)

    ‘Cause you’re going home…

    You’re running free

    As only you will be
    But you never told us anything
    And now, you’ve found you’re way out
    And it was hard to see
    (No Idea, it doesn’t sound like “Your bad dog hold” but that WOULD be a reference to Apollo after all)


    'Cause you're going home
    You're running free
    As only you will be
    But you never told us anything
    And now, you’ve found you’re way out
    And it was hard to see
    (No Idea, it doesn’t sound like “Your bad dog hold” but that WOULD be a reference to Apollo after all)

    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    You’ll die well before you go (your dog?)
    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    In the bleeding end
    Heed_Headon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like someone is dying. the song has kinda has a glorious, heroic sound to it. perhaps claudio the character has met his end or maybe this is a song in which he battles deftinwolf himself.
    ('Cause you're going home
    You're running free
    As only you will be
    But you never told us anything
    And now, you’ve found you’re way out
    And it was hard to see)
    ...it's like a someone is hurting him and his way out is by dying. can't wait until october.
    thebodyelectricon July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds more like "Stand and fight in fear"
    and "How could you ever think you'd make it here?"
    and "fears are held in"

    At the first performance of this [in pomona at warped tour] i was there, and was too excited to hear the new song that i didn't even think about figuring out lyrics. =] oops! haha
    iforgoton July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I don't need you with me"
    sounds more like
    "As only you would be."
    iforgoton July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthate to be a prude but you both are off on some stuff:

    All non-believers, stand aside in fear
    A new day's marching through the door
    Why did you ever think you'd break in here
    Was it me, that which the horror
    Through the sorrows, you've ignored

    You've come so far from innocence
    Reminded of the consequence
    From here, does it matter?

    'Cause you're going home
    You're running free
    as only you would be
    But you never told us anything
    And I have found a way out
    And it was hard to see
    Your bad dog hold

    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    And you'll die well before you go
    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    here in Hell

    Broken life before an ancient mirror
    What was the motive in this fight?
    Out of the web of fate, you'd break it here
    Was it me, that which the horror
    Through the sorrows, you've ignored

    You've come so far from innocence
    Reminded of the consequences
    Does it matter?

    'Cause you're going home
    Running free
    I don't need you with me
    But you never hold on to anything
    And I have found a way out
    And it was hard to see
    Your bad dog hold


    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    And you'll die well before you claim
    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    He'd feel it

    Health clean, whole and heart
    Theirs are telling, whole
    Tales are telling, old and honest
    Tears are held in, home
    Broken heart

    I don't need you with me
    But you never hold on
    'Cause I've found a way out
    And it was hard to see
    Your bad dog hold

    You're going home
    You're running free
    I don't need you with me
    'Cause you never hold on to anything
    And I've found a way out
    And it was hard to see
    Your bad dog hold me

    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    And you'll die well before you claim
    Wuh-Oh-A-Oh-Wuh-Oh-A-Oh
    He'd feel it
    COloganCAon July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bastard submitted it before i finshed the corrections but you get the idea
    COloganCAon July 15, 2007   Link

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