"Sixteen" as written by Gavin Burrough, Ryan Richards, Matthew Davies-kreye, Kris Coombs-roberts and Richard Boucher....
Waltzing daydream serenade
Preaching god and country like lines on a telegraph
Seems like we all want to be
So very different but nothing changes

Young and defenceless, waiting son at arms
Beating hearts against a tide of one
Young and defenceless, waiting son at arms
Beating hearts against a tide of one

We all end up like magazines
Crumpled up discarded, catalogued, forgotten
Read the pages that are free
Living something careless
Just sixteen all over

Young and defenceless, a waiting son at arms
Beating hearts against a tide of one
Young and defenceless, a waiting son at arms
Beating hearts against a tide of one
Beating hearts against a tide of one
We’re all alone
We’re all alone
Beating hearts against a tide of one

Beating hearts against the tide

Young and defenceless, a waiting son at arms
Beating hearts against a tide of one
Beating hearts against a tide of one
We’re all alone
We’re all alone
Beating hearts against a tide of one


Lyrics submitted by Chrissalix

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    My InterpretationI guess this song is about how countries, religions, the media and other influences want's us to fit in a role we don't want to be - or at least we don't get a chance to decide. So the individual, when it's still young (child, teenager), get's supressed by the environment because it's kinda easy to manipulate and formed the way others want them to be. This could make "sons at arms" out of children, because they have to fight battles they don't have to or are not supposed to.

    And if we're not trying to raise, aspire or make up our minds, we're all just the same.
    So we should be about to live life our way, the way we want to. \m/

    Great song anyway!
    Kerdukieon October 20, 2010   Link

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