& when your mind is ded
empty eyes sit in your head
& you sense there's nothing left
with every passing breath
but you soldier on each day
why should thoughts get in the way?
there's a place for you right here
cause conformity hides fear
i'd say to you
i'd say to you "just try to change"
empty minds can fill again
we're not doomed by any fate
& it will never be too late

unless you die like all my friends
meeting silent jaded ends
then a lesson might be learned
you can fade away & burn
the two are not exclusive things
but the sorrow that they bring
it can jade us all to hate
cause empty lives don't devastate
i'd say to you
i'd say to you " just try to change"
empty lives can fill again
we're not doomed by any fate
& it can never be too late

it's a wheel of betrayal
it's a static emotion
it's the will to survive
with an inborn devotion
it's the courage to change
and admit your mistakes
it's the chance to make right
with the raising of stakes
it's your consciousness
and the guilt you must feel
it's the time to stand up
and take back the raw deals
because the time has come
to put folks before wealth
or you will lose your family
friends and yourself
it's the horror and terror
that you sweep out of sight
it's the blaming of others
to help you sleep at night
it's the raping and death
that lies under your smile
it's the real estate
and the cash that you pile
it's all of these things
that are causing us pain
so i'll tell to your ass "just try to change"
cause empty lives can fill again
yes empty lives can fill again


Lyrics submitted by lzacrack666

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    General CommentI really love this song, probably my favorite one of the album.
    ''
    unless you die like all my friends
    meeting silent jaded ends
    then a lesson might be learned
    you can fade away & burn''

    I think that this is song is clearly talking about the fact that even if you lose everything you got, you can live again and you must learn a lesson from what happened to you instead of being sad or deject, like stza sing: we're not doomed by any fate and it will never be too late. We all have hard ordeal to pass by, and it'll be like it until we'll die...!
    gui-emon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    "unless you die like all my friends
    meeting silent jaded ends
    then a lesson might be learned
    you can fade away & burn"

    i think the last line is a reference to part of kurt cobain's suicide note "it's better to burn out than to fade away" (neil young- my my, hey hey), and he's talking about his friends dying from heroin use (silent, jaded ends).
    theygutteduson November 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentunless you die like all my friends
    meeting silent jaded ends
    then a lesson might be learned
    you can fade away & burn"

    The first line is in reference to Stza's 3 dead best friends. I'm not sure how they died, however. The second line describes the end of their lives. The last two lines describe how even though there has been a tragedy, no matter how unfortunate, you have to move on with your life. You only have 1 life, It's not worth spending it in depression and sadness. The last line, I think, shows that maybe his friends were killed by being extremely reckless. Possibly as a teenager. When you think that you can do anything and not be hurt. It describes that you can be hurt or killed doing reckless stuff.

    Beautiful song. Stza is a genius.
    XcharlieMANSONon December 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpretty much just saying if your one of the millions of people who go through life who only care about money, lie to themselves to stay content, don't think for themselves and don't really care about other people, there is hope and you can change... unless you die from a heroin overdose... haha.

    it's that crack rock steady beat!
    thedeadwalk138on January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think he is talking about how you can end up like his dead friends who through thr trials of life resorted to a substance to dull the pain rather than living through it and rising above. Or you can learn a lesson from the torment our lives consist of. No matter how empty your soul may be, there is always a chance to fill it with whatever beauty we can create for ourselves. Also he might be trying to say that society is not the way it is because it chooses to be, it was formed by people. therefore to change our society we must change ourselves.
    deathlessbelovedon February 16, 2010   Link

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