I've walked these streets a thousand times, still this world never seemed colder.
Compromised a thousand times to the will of malicious minds.
Reality never hit so fucking hard.
Crushed by endless desperation, endless surrender.
Retrace the steps, retrace the steps.
Is this what I have become?
Retrace the steps, retrace the steps.
What the fuck have I become?
Security, illusion for the weak.
Refuge, sought in routine.
Another gear in their fucking machine.
See, you can win the rat race but you're still nothing but a fucking rat.
So seek that crown, because in this kingdom of fools true ignorance reigns supreme.
I see this city for what it is, a monument to the depths of human misery.
Retrace the steps.
What have we become?


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    General CommentJust downloaded Deep Blue this morning. This gong is an EPIC start to the album!
    irok7007on June 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI could be wrong (and probably am) but I think it's talking about how people these days are all the same, and no one really has their own opinionabout things; they just do the same as everyone else. "a monument to the depths of human misery" means if people continue to live like this for years to come eventually everyone will be miserable. That's what I think it means anyway.
    MrHighwayon June 27, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about him living in a city with a corrupt govt who hides it's true form.
    "I see this city for what it is" - He's obviously the only one who knows this while everyone else is blinded by propaganda and lies.
    "You can win the rat race but you're still nothing but a fucking rat."
    - You can try and succeed but this corrupt power will always push you back down; no matter what, you can't win.
    The following songs are all a story tied together. All in all, this albums kicks ass.
    BLaacKeNon September 10, 2010   Link

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