I feel a tension at the seams
I feel a pressure I never dreamed
I feel there's something more at stake
Too late to run away, too late to run away

Something screaming inside me wants me to stay
I've got to stay
I've got to stay

Though this road up ahead is marked with sharp daggers and flames

I've grown addicted to the thrills of the mystery
I'm just a sucker for anything I'll never see
Increasingly intrigued with impossibilities
Can't help myself believe
There's something we're not seeing

It's ok cause, we'll find it sooner or later
There's a bridge just up ahead now
We can't see where it will end

OH it shakes in the wind and it's narrow and thin
We hold on for dear life

I'm shaking at the knees
Ready for the world to see
I pray God'll send relief
I'm scared as hell but
Something screaming inside me wants me to stay
Got to stay
Got to stay

Can't keep my heart at ease
Run till I hit the floor
I never had a key
I keep knocking at the door
Need to be in control it seems we never know
What lies in store for us

How can we keep this up?
There's such a long way to go
But still we press onward the same
There's a bridge just up ahead now
We can't see where it will end

Oh it shakes in the wind and it's narrow and thin
And the ropes that suspend it are fraying
It seems that we live for the thrill of the fall
Oh for the thrill of the fall


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    General CommentI'm surprised this has no comments, probably my favorite RoK song. I always get a sense of intrigue and adventure from this song, as it seems to be about pushing limits and facing the unknown or dangerous. Probably mostly metaphor, but I love the imagery they use in the lyrics, things like the fraying rope bridge and 'daggers and flames' really add to the mood.
    CoyoteLongshoton July 28, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis has grown on me very powerfully over the last months. Generally speaking, we are so small and narrow minded on regards to everything what's happening around us. The lesson (if any) displayed in this song is to remind us that we should try to live our lives as best as we can, in all ways possible. Learning new things, discovering new things, putting aside bad feelings such as regret, hate and anger. The time that has been given to us is so small if we compare to the Earth's age and its just a shame that many people just live their lives feeling miserable or without a scope aimed to true happiness. They're so busy with saving money to get a new car or a new mortgage for their new house. I mean, we got to have some comfort but we can't forget that we don't take anything when we pass way. Lastly but not least, the finale metaphor that we live for the thrill of the fall brilliantly gives this awesome song a remarkable set of song structure, especially noted in Steve's frantic drums and Mike's beautiful guitar sound effects. Bottom line is... it's ok cause... we will find it sooner or later!
    lgznon January 27, 2014   Link

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