"Welcome to the Family" as written by Zachary James Baker, James Owen Sullivan, Matthew Charles Sanders, Brian Elwin Haner and Jonathan Seward....
Hey kid (hey kid)
Do I have your attention?
I know the way you've been living
Life's so reckless, tragedy endless
Welcome to the family

Hey
There's something missing
Only time will alter your vision
Never in question, lethal injection
Welcome to the family

Not long ago you find the answers were so crystal clear
Within a day you find yourself living in constant fear
Can you look at yourself now, can you look at yourself?
You can't win this fight

In a way it seems there's no one to call
When our thoughts are so numb
And our feelings unsure
We all have emptiness inside, we all have answers to find
But you can't win this fight

Hey kid (hey kid)
I have to question
What's with the violent aggression
Details blurry, lost him too early
Welcome to the family

Hey
Why won't you listen?
Can't help the people you're missing
It's been done, a casualty rerun
Welcome to the family

I try and help you with the things that can't be justified
I need to warn you that there is no way to rationalize
So have you figured it out now, so have you figured it out?
You can't win this fight

And in a way it seems there's no one to call
When our thoughts are so numb
And our feelings unsure
We all have emptiness inside, we all have answers to find
But you can't win this fight!

Here for you and all mankind
I've lost my mind
Psychotic rounds in rabid dementia
I won't be fine

I see you're a king who's been dethroned
Cast out in a world you've never know
Stand down, place your weapon by your side
It's our war in the end, we'll surely lose but that's alright
So have you figured it out now, so have you figured it out?

And in a way it seems there's no one to call
When our thoughts are so numb
And our feelings unsure
We all have emptiness inside, we all have answers to find
But you can't win this fight

Deep inside where nothing's fine
I've lost my mind
You're not invited, so step aside
I've lost my
Deep inside where nothing's fine
I've lost my mind
You're not invited, so step aside
I've lost my


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"Welcome to the Family" as written by James Sullivan Brian Haner

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    Song Meaningwhat I get from this song is they are talking to the young teens who are on their way to becoming adults. Around the stage when you realize life sucks and they are saying that your apart of a family of people who have realized that life isn't as grand as when you were younger and had less responsibilities, and you can't fight life. Its gonna happen and responsibility is going to come whether you want it or not. so dont fight it cause you can't win.
    superfritchon August 26, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think its more like "I see you're a king who's been dethroned" not "escaping down a deep road" or "estate has been dethroned." It seems to fit better with the next few lines and the whole song in general. I take it as a person who felt like they were sitting on top of the world and then something happened to bring them "down" to reality, or "to the family". Imo its after the death of the rev. All the members probably felt immortal and on top of the world and then when jimmy passed, they were crushed and felt as everyone else does when they lose someone close. Its a feeling that I am sure they haven't felt before. You get that feeling of hopelessness and not everyone loses their best friend at such a young age.
    Synister71on July 23, 2010   Link
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    General Comment...I believe that this song is about struggling with Drug Addiction.

    -"Welcome to the Family" is possibly about being in a band with a member that has overdosed and died, or at least having a friend/family member O.D.
    "Details blurry; Lost him too early...Welcome to the Family"

    The song is about the realization that drugs are path to nowhere and death..."Have you figured it out now; You can't win this fight".
    ReverendLancEon March 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's "rampant dementia," not "I'm in dementia"
    themonsterinmeon July 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere are the lyrics straight from the book:

    Hey, kid - do I have your attention?
    I know the way you've been livin'
    Life so reckless, tragedy endless
    Welcome to the family

    Hey - there's something missing
    Only time will alter your vision
    Never question, lethal injection
    Welcome to the family

    Not long ago, you'd find the answers were so crystal clear
    Within a day, you found yourself living in constant fear
    Can you look at yourself now?
    Can you look at yourself?
    You can't win this fight

    And in a way it seems there's no one to call
    When our thoughts are so numb
    And our feelings unsure
    We all have emptiness inside
    We all have answers to find,
    But you can't win this fight

    Hey - I have a question
    What's with the violent aggression?
    Details blurry, lost him too early
    Welcome to the family

    Hey - why won't you listen?
    Can't help the people you're missing
    Won't be undone, casualty rerun (but Syn says "It's been done, a casualty rerun")
    Welcome to the family

    I'll try and help you with the things that can't be justified
    I need to warn you that there is no way to rationalize
    So have you figured it out now?
    So have you figured it out?
    You can't win this fight.

    And in a way it seems there's no one to call
    When our thoughts are so numb
    And our feelings unsure
    We all have emptiness inside
    We all have answers to find,
    But you can't win this fight

    Gunning for you, and all mankind
    I've lost my mind
    Psychotic, rabid dementia
    I won't be fine

    I see you're a king whose been dethroned
    Cast out in a world you've never known
    Stand down, place your weapons by your side
    It's our war, in the end we'll surely lose, but that's alright
    So have you figured it out now?
    So have you figured it out?

    And in a way it seems there's no one to call
    When our thoughts are so numb
    And our feelings unsure
    We all have emptiness inside
    We all have answers to find,
    But you can't win this fight

    Deep inside
    Where nothing's fine
    I lost my mind
    You're not invited
    So step aside
    I lost my...
    Super-flyon July 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally think it's about a teenager who slipped into the slums and the more 'heavy criminals' embrace him ('welcome to the family'). In the first lines he starts to slip morally- living a reckless lifestyle- later leading him into drugs and violence. The 'family' that embraces him- were all like him- kings who have been dethroned (people who had a choice before degrading)- the one whos talking to him identifies with his story- the choros is an invitation- we share the same thoughts, we have no one to call to when in distress- but with that invitation he also suggests- we live in the real world, the others are the fake, but we can't win this fight we will always be outnumbered, people will always hunt us down. the final lines are for those who still have a choice- the 'noninvited' to the family, he gives us a taste of their world and why you don't belong, or rather should'nt want to belong in that family. (my first post here..! :) )
    DevilBoyon August 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is directed at everybody who feels that they have a crappy life. It's almost saying "Your life sucks? Well, ours does too. Welcome to the family."
    hockeygrl796on November 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok so it is pretty stupid yall were saying that they got the lyrics wrong cause if u knew the lyrics u shouldnt be on these websites that show the lyrics secondly it has nothing to do with the new drummer
    sidewinder1318on June 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about people who when doing something in there early life screws them over in adulthood from the line not long ago your find the answers were so crystal clear within a day you find yourself living in constant fear. you think its a good idea and then it turns into a "day of constant fear". and then the line there's no one to call when our lives are so numb and feelings unsure would mean in adulthood there is no one to help you out when your life is going bad. and then the you cant win this fight is saying one way or another this world will kill you. They are just saying that eventually you will die and there is nothing you can do and you have to accept it. But they also say that in a war we will surely lose but that's alright that saying even though you will die you have to keep on going and not try to find a shortcut into your afterlife. Basically its a song about life and its problems but you have to deal with them.
    theshaabon August 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit took me a while to figure it out what this song was about it was about murder different ways to die im kinda slow when im not thinking they talk about lethal injection thats a way to die commiting suicide and the suicide part is the violent agression detail blurry lost them early kind of stuff casualty rerun lots of death in this song literally a very dark song
    rokk123on November 14, 2011   Link

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