We look past the obvious
We blind ourselves to the truth
No escape, resistance is futile
The old roads lead back home

A place where I belong
I lay my head where I lay my hat
(Affection, redemption)
A clenched fist screaming

There's pain and then there's living
Both make sense to those who're willing
And there's nothing left to say
We carry on, we carry

(Sacrifice, every day)
To make amends for the debt we pay
(This way)
An instrument of constant struggle
There's nothing left to regret

(A promise is a promise kept)
Whether history will forget
(To open up with friendly arms)

This wrench screaming

There's pain and then there's living
Both make sense to those who're willing
And there's nothing left to say
We carry on, we carry on

There's pain and then there's living
Both make sense to those who're willing
And there's nothing left to say
We carry on, we carry


We struggle every single day
Never giving up or giving in
No single sense of self-respect
We turn around and walk away
No sense of community
We fear each and everyday
Behind closed doors and closed minds
We shelter away from our lives

There's pain and then there's living
Both make sense to those who're willing
And there's nothing left to say
We carry on, we carry on

There's pain and then there's living
Both make sense to those who're willing
And there's nothing left to say
We carry on, we carry on
We carry on, we carry on
We carry, we carry on


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    General CommentThe lyrics to this song are very storng and defiant, and lead me to think that they are about taking setback as it comes, and "carring on" even though people are fearful, and will not stand up. It's about being forced to leave your home, where you feel you were once safe, but now there is no choice, due to oppresion, loss of freedom possibly?
    XrookieoftheyearXon October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAn interview Matt had with Rocksound, about the new songs and their meanings.
    This one obviously regarding Wrench:

    “That’s about the manipulation of the work force. I’m getting all political in my lyrics now [laughs]. It’s kind of how big business, capitalism in a way, can afford to treat the workforce with such throwaway attitudes. [It’s about] people who rely on their jobs to get by to survive [and] feed their families and how somebody, for the sake of making shareholders more money, can cut them loose. I think it’s a concern. That whole song is about the workforce and how it’s been cheapened since Margaret Thatcher got her hands on it. It’s a very strong song in that regard, as is ‘Captains Of Industry’ really. They’re both linked, and a lot of the themes on the four songs are quite intertwined.”

    MichaelHutcheonon October 07, 2009   Link

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