I'm not the same as yesterday
Ooh...It's hard to explain
How things have changed
But I'm not the same as before
And I know there's so much more ahead
I can barely believe that I'm here
And I won't surrender quietly
Step up and watch me go

Break down, ya really want it?
Wanna make a scene?
Show me what ya mean
Let's get it started
Let me see whatcha got
Can ya take it up a knotch?
Don't think you got it
Can't handle the pressure?
Get, off, stop talkin' about it
Gotta make this count, let's go

When we move
We camouflage ourselves
We stand in the shadows waiting
We live for this and nothing more
We are what You created

I can feel the storm
The winds have changed
Ooh...'Cause we're worlds a part
But just the same
But we won't leave the way that we came
And I know there's so much more ahead
I can barely believe that we're here
We won't surrender quietly
Step up and watch it go

Are you ready? Are ya ready?
Are ya ready for me?
Are you ready? Are ya ready?
Are ya ready to see?


Lyrics submitted by rkfanatic101

E For Extinction song meanings
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  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is talking about angels - or at least the chorus is.

    "When we move
    We camouflage ourselves
    We stand in the shadows waiting
    We live for this and nothing more
    We are what You created"

    I think angels camouflage themselves when they're watching over us, so we can't see them. And they wait in the shadows to come out when we're in trouble. I think they live just to serve God and that He is who created them.
    simplybeckaon January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about some one got saved
    "Ooh...It's hard to explain
    How things have changed
    But I'm not the same as before
    And I know there's so much more ahead
    I can barely believe that I'm here
    And I won't surrender quietly
    Step up and watch me go"

    and how some christian are too much like the world

    "When we move
    We camouflage ourselves
    We stand in the shadows waiting
    We live for this and nothing more
    We are what You created"
    cheeseninjaon September 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti forgot to had this line on the my fisrt comment on the lyric set #1

    "I'm not the same as yesterday"
    cheeseninjaon September 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really don't think there is a whole lot of meaning to this song. Trevor Mcnevan (lead singer, and writer) said that it came to him while he was watching movies, sports, and stuff.

    TO me its always been a song about X-Men :)
    Darkscreamer785on January 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningWhen I looked at this song I kinda came to the conclusion it's about Christians. They (we) blend into community as normal people ("When we move; We camouflage ourselves; We stand in the shadows waiting") and basically they're ready to convert others, that's what we were make for by God. Overall one of my favorite songs off the album.
    Josaon April 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion, he explains what it's like when you're trying to change something in the world. Can relate to Christians, but doesn't have to. :)

    And ps., how do you understand the strange title? xD Maybe the change we gotta make is fighting with our "extinction" (abortion, in vitro, etc). I dunno, I'm just pro-life ;).
    karinaKMJon June 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminded me of Fight club. It's about ordinary people and their anger created by those who think they are something more.
    DJDarkWolfon February 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's the Fall. Satan is arguing with God, trying to match the beauty of His song but failing, making a violent terrifying but totally adrenaline-inducing rhythm
    MrTentacleson April 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI feel like it's about a protest Turning into a Riot.
    "I'm not the same as yesterday
    Ooh...It's hard to explain
    How things have changed
    But I'm not the same as before
    And I know there's so much more ahead
    I can barely believe that I'm here
    And I won't surrender quietly
    Step up and watch me go

    Break down, ya really want it?
    Wanna make a scene?
    Show me what ya mean
    Let's get it started
    Let me see whatcha got
    Can ya take it up a knotch?
    Don't think you got it
    Can't handle the pressure?
    Get, off, stop talkin' about it
    Gotta make this count, let's go

    When we move
    We camouflage ourselves
    We stand in the shadows waiting
    We live for this and nothing more
    We are what You created

    I can feel the storm
    The winds have changed
    Ooh...'Cause we're worlds a part
    But just the same
    But we won't leave the way that we came
    And I know there's so much more ahead
    I can barely believe that we're here
    We won't surrender quietly
    Step up and watch it go."
    The government doesn't listen to us when we're calm so we get so serious meausures .
    ScreamWhenTheyCantProtecton March 24, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe songs is about the soldiers out there in the war.

    "I'm not the same as yesterday
    Ooh...It's hard to explain
    How things have changed
    But I'm not the same as before"

    Says about what the soldier is seeing in the war. How it changed his mind.

    "And I know there's so much more ahead
    I can barely believe that I'm here
    And I won't surrender quietly
    Step up and watch me go"

    He knows that the war isn't over yet and that more war is to come. He can barely want to be there, but now that he is, he has to come back home so wont surrender quietly.

    "Break down, ya really want it?
    Wanna make a scene?
    Show me what ya mean
    Let's get it started
    Let me see whatcha got
    Can ya take it up a knotch?
    Don't think you got it
    Can't handle the pressure?
    Get, off, stop talkin' about it
    Gotta make this count, let's go"

    Shouts, commands and angry words during action or breaching throw buildings killing/capturing enemies.

    "When we move
    We camouflage ourselves
    We stand in the shadows waiting
    We live for this and nothing more
    We are what You created"

    Remembering that they are there, but who takes the credits are the government. They obey and wait for commands strategically. As they live that moment, that is what they are made of, they've been training, remembering the same government that they are what the government itself created, as they are, soldiers, fighters, killing machines.

    "I can feel the storm
    The winds have changed
    Ooh...'Cause we're worlds a part
    But just the same"

    Things are changing, maybe a hope to the war ends and to extraction to come, since they changed so much that there is no wish to be there again.
    quaker02on December 10, 2016   Link

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