It's all brand new
A precious start with the newest beginning, oh
So fresh and true
You'll just be fine if you let it to set in

(Yeah) This plague will thrive on the weary and beat down
(Yeah) This plague will thrive in the heart of us all

Give me shelter
This place is killing me
Give me shelter
This place is killing me

Your weakness is fear, we're preying on it
Your weakness is fear
You're such a brave start and now we're preying on it
You're such a brave start and now we're preying on it

Just passing through
So out of place and feeling so uninvited, oh
Sad but true
Histories wiped out, we'll shrug it off like the next man

(Yeah) This plague will thrive on the weary and beat down
(Yeah) This plague will thrive in the heart of us all

Give me shelter
This place is killing me
Give me shelter
This place is killing me

Your weakness is fear, we're preying on it
Your weakness is fear
You're such a brave start and now we're preying on it
You're such a brave start and now we're preying on it
You're such a brave start and now we're preying on it
You're such a brave start..

It's all brand new
A precious start with the newest beginning, oh
Cold and blue
Look on your face when all the eagles descend

Full of doubt, self conscious rides
Even at its best, this is a suicide

(Yeah) This plague will thrive on the weary and beat down
(Yeah) This plague will thrive in the heart of us all

Your price is set
You're bought and sold
Trapped in debt
This is a choke hold

Your price is set
You're bought and sold
Trapped in debt
This is a choke hold

Your price is set
You're bought and sold
Trapped in debt
This is a choke hold


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    General Commentguest vox by Ben from Billy Talent.

    So kickass, Liam sang this by himself live and it was still infernally amazing. The last 30sec are just gut-wrenching guitar slides and slamming vocals. fuck.
    animalawareon May 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim so bummed i thought their show was the 27th of this month but its the 27th of september so i have to wait
    shenanigan0on August 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti really love the way this band can scream in a high note. they're so amazing it makes me just want to fling m y hair around. its different in a way you dont see too often, like when the screamer's voice is really deep, but since they sing higher you can understand what he's saying.
    ScreamoTechnoFanon December 09, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song is about standing up and taking things like a man. Living constantly in fear and avoiding too many things results in a plague, you will be feed off of.
    YourDad131on March 04, 2009   Link

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