"The Lock Down Denial" as written by and Shaant Timothy/czum Hacikyan....
Slightly bruised and a little bit used
I never thought they'd be so amused
Brothers bond broken by the bailiff
For the first time

Prison proves, gotta pay my dues
Now I know I'll never be with you

If I, if I, if I die inside
Would anyone realize?
(No, God help me!)
If I, if I, if I die inside
Would anyone realize? (No)
I lived a lie
(Is anyone gonna realize)

Change in sights
I ain't gonna sleep tonight
This is no way for a man to live his life
Paranoid on the prisonyard pavement
For the first time

So I served time for my addiction
I pay the price for my affliction
A judge took my life with his conviction
For the last time

Lights out, lockdown
Don't make a sound
Lights out, lockdown

If I, if I, if I die inside
Would anyone realize?
(anyone realize?)
If I, if I, if I deny that crime
Would I, would I serve the time?
I live a lie

Someone speak, I'm a drumset in my head
Something, a different beat
Beat myself to the sound of the walking dead
Rinse and repeat
Someone's beat on the drumset in my head
In my head, head

If I, if I, if I die
If I, if I, if I die inside
Would anyone realize?
(Would anyone realize?)
If I, if I, if I deny the crime
Would I, would I serve the time?
I live a lie


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"The Lock Down Denial" as written by Jeff Czum Shaant Hacikyan

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    General CommentI think it's a big song about if you "get away" with something - say, stealing something from a store, do you really get away with it? Not only a crime, but something you simply shouldn't do for moral's sake, like breaking someone's heart or having a one-night stand. Even though you "get away" with it, like, no one finds out you stole the item or the one-night stand it forgotten, you didn't really, because YOU will always remember. You try to deny it to yourself, but really, you're "locked down" by your own guilty conscience.
    As for the addiction part, addiction is a very broad word. "Addiction" could be to a substance, sure, but it could also being an addiction to an emotion or feeling, like sexual satisfaction. Some people even get addicted to the high they get from stealing something. He could feel trapped by his own addictions, and thus though he may "pay the price for my affliction", he can't escape it in his own mind.
    And again, the prison doesn't have to be an ACTUAL prison. People say "I'm a prisoner in my own house" and stuff like that, and I think that's the kind of prison he's talking about.
    taylorsaurus rexon October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprison proves* gotta pay my dues

    a judge* took my life with his conviction
    likegiantson June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho is this about? i dont know much about ciwwaf but this is a surprising song to say the least.
    you_know_me_21on June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, this entire album has amazing written all over it. Very compelling lyrics. i feel Its about someone with an addiction, whose problem landed them in the pen. They're not the criminal type yet their record will now speak otherwise. just an idea. Love this song and, well, all the others as well.
    T Y R A N Ton June 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone's behind the drum* set in my head
    dancewanneexxon July 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPrison proves I gotta pay my dues
    Now I know I'll never be with you


    it's refused, not with you.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking amazingggggggg song.
    dec0rated_emergencyon July 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just wanted to fix some of the lyrics.
    I have the cd so I'm positive these are correct.

    Prison proves I gotta pay my dues
    Now I know I'll never be with you

    this is what is says.
    it should say.


    Prison proves I gotta pay my dues
    Now I know I'll never be refused.

    Not a big difference. I just thought people would like to know.
    escape.katieon July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt should be "chains and stripes, i aint gonna sleep tonight"

    And "someones behind the drumset in my head"

    This song is soooo good
    em_ilyon August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay so this song is deff about addiction!

    He's addicted to somthing that can put him in jail or could possibly kill him and he's asking if he dies is anyone gonna realize
    Pearlxciwwafon September 06, 2008   Link

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