I've seen your face in the shadows.
I've seen your face in the places I wasn't meant to be.
I've heard them whisper about you.
I've heard the men in the bars
and I've seen the women lock their doors at night
They say your eyes are on fire.
They say you'd kill a man for walking the wrong side of the line
But men, they say a lot of foolish things
and in the end the only words I can find to believe in are mine.

They say

This city, she's been dead for years now... for years now.
So death is not something that scares me... that scares me.
There's worse things than death here.

They told me...

Keep quiet.

I will not be told where to stand!
I will not be told what to say.
Not by man or machine,
Not by you,
not by anyone tonight!
You're gonna have to do better than fear.
You're gonna have to step out of the shadows and fight.
And when they see your face again,
They will know what it means
to have fear dragged out into the light.
Drag it out!

So come on!
Come on!
Step into the light!

This city, she's been dead for years now... for years now.
So death is not something that scares me... that scares me.

There's worse things
than death here
There's loss and there's silence and sadness.

So come on,
come on,
just open your mouths and revive it.


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    General CommentMy favorite lyric is "You're gonna have to do better than fear! You're gonna have to step out of the shadows and fight!!!!" It can be interpreted two different ways if you isolate the line. Could be him talking to himself trying to psyche himself up and not be afraid (this is how I interpreted it at first) or obviously he's telling his antagonist that its going to take more than intimidation to discourage him from reaching victory. I like the first one even though its not really correct. It helped get me out of a panic attack. Told me things were going to be fine, all I have to do is stop fearing.
    nikonmikonon March 11, 2012   Link

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