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
Retrace the steps
Retrace the steps

A monument to the depths of human misery
Retrace the steps
Retrace the steps

Retrace the steps
Retrace the steps
Retrace the steps
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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