"Running In Place" as written by and Brett Johnson....
The sounds bounce around
The noise just drowns me out
To fast to focus
Nothing is showing any sign of slowing down
Dreams feed to me
In the form of a magazine
I can't control it
Channels have chosen what I'm supposed to be

It's hopeless
As far as I can see
There's no rest
Because we're stuck on repeat

Stand here and wait
For the to finally stop running in place
Chasing after what we don't need
Keep running
I'll stand here and wait for the world

Bright flashing lights
The ads just fill me eyes
Colors colliding
Voices inviting me to buy a better life
She speaks to me
He knows just what I mean
I can't control it
I have to own it
Everything is made of green

It's hopeless
As far as I can see
There's no rest
Because we're stuck on repeat

Stand here and wait
For the to finally stop running in place
Chasing after what we don't need
Keep running
I'll stand here and wait for the world

For the world to finally stop
Chasing after what we want
Take it all away
Flush it all away
We won't change

I'll stand here and wait
For the to finally stop running in place
Chasing after what we don't need
Keep running
I'll stand here and wait for the world

For the world to stop
For the world to stop
For the world to stop
For the world to finally stop


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"Running In Place" as written by Brett Johnson

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    General CommentGreat song... one of the best in the album.... basically its about what media trying to fill our brains with of stuff we don't need, yet we continue to run after them
    armedmon September 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "Dreams feed to me In the form of a magazine" It's stating that people don't really want this stuff, but then they see an advertisement for it and they are like 'I need this, or I need that...'.Also the line "to buy a better life" And I ask, can you really BUY a better life? And even after you get something new to make your life better, you will only get tired of it then want something else.

    And I don't think that the song's major point was that the advertisements are the bad thing. I think he(song writer) was focusing on how the people are so greedy and believe that money will solve anything they need it to. So, the reason the wold is running in place (not getting any ware) is because all people do is want and solve all their problems by buying stuff they don't need.
    ThePresienceon April 24, 2011   Link

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