"Tension" as written by and Christopher M Neal....
I wake up every morning, bright and early
Roll out of bed but I'm never quite alone
Tension is pulling me in all directions
And I'll be done once you use me as a rope
Sometimes the pressure will just drive you crazy
At any time I could explode
I need some piece of mind, it's got me tired
Don't wanna lose it, but I'm turning down that road

I need a moment cause I've spread myself to thin
We all need a moment in our lives
Works hard, the days too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

I sit in traffic every single morning
Just as I arrive, I'm slaving to the grind
Making the money so I feed my family
But I can't raise them, 'cause I ain't got the time
I got no free days on my busy schedule
I turn the page and it's the same
Don't like my situation, you don't either
Don't wanna look back scared, I will get away

I need a moment cause I've spread myself to thin
We all need a moment in our lives
Works hard, the days too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

But every now and then
I drive alone
And over all
Hot summer days
A gentle breeze that feels alright
Home alone
And I can't feel the pain
Only strain
Enjoy the sights
I feel alive
When actually here just feels alright
Far from home

I need a moment cause I've spread myself to thin
We all need a moment in our lives
Works hard, the days too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time


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    General CommentDiamonds in the Rough
    byakuyaon September 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like the XFiles at the start, but other than that this song is so awesome. I think a lot of people can relate to feeling like this, like the weight of the world is on their shoulders and they're trying to just power on through it.
    somesenseofsecurityon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI found a flaw in the lyrics.

    Don't like my situation, you don't either.
    Don't wanna look back scared, I will get away.

    It should be

    Don't like my situation, you don't either.
    Don't wanna look back scared, I'm workin' life away.

    Also the song is about someone who works so hard in his/her life that hardly has any time for his/herself or to spend with family, but then it talks about getting away and relaxing. Other than that, I dont think there;s a deeper meaning.
    renegadekidon February 14, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthis song is so simple yet so meaningful and deep plus The REVs dumming is fucking sick in this song. altogether one of my favorite songs from this album.
    josuf7xon February 19, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPretty basic meaning, but amazingly put together.

    First part of the song that sounds stressed and (as mentioned) 70-ish, it's about a "working stiff" and how bad their life is going, and how stressed and tense they are

    The second more western sounding bit is him unwinding and relaxing over the open road (could be metaphorical, could be literal).

    Love the MJ-ish opening :)
    slomifieron March 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentkind of reminds me of the theft by atreyu
    usmc9790on March 28, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song starts so... '70s :))
    stefan333on September 22, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song is perfect for how i feel right now
    DarkSeraph2007on September 24, 2008   Link

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