Living in fear because the world is cold
And hope might be coming but you never know.
There are dead end streets around every turn.
And a road map too beaten up, torn, and burnt to read.

Dead weight carried on for miles and miles.
And someone's telling jokes but you never smile,
As the rows of tombstone houses pass you by.
And I say, you say, we say change.
But we all know just what they say.
The more things change the more they stay the same.
They just stay the same.

This time it's eating me alive.

It's a long cold winter in the dead of night.
And the candidates are saying they can make it right.
And we'll buy almost anything that they sell.
Drop dead headlights coming down the road.
And we're frozen blind
Believing in a heart of gold that will
Swoop right in and save us from our sins.
Save us from our sins.

This time it's eating me alive.

I'm a bug on it's back kicking legs in the air
On a sidewalk in a city somewhere
Seconds from thundering steps and ten ton shoes.

This time it's eating me alive.

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    General CommentI think each stanza represents something different, but all tied together by one word,
    First: being scared because you can't see where your life is going, or if it's going to turn out okay, and feeling a bit helpless.
    Second: feeling depressed and saddened by a lot of things around you; you're not laughing at jokes, you see houses as tombstones, which I absolutely love the imagery that the people buried in their "houses" are all just as dead as you feel. You feel helpless knowing that now matter how many things change in your life, you still feel the same way.
    Third: the election, obviously. though I really don't think SLR is picking sides. I think they're trying to represent that, like in one of the other new songs, that there is a lot of empathy going on regarding this year's election. And that there are many voters who are not educating themselves enough on both of the candidates and their veeps to be able to wisely choose a candidate that is right for them. We're deer in headlights; blind. Knowing we want change, we want to be helped, we want to be saved, we want our past resolved. Yet we're frozen; depressed; helpless.

    And you just can't take it anymore.
    ellie117on September 03, 2008   Link

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