Underneath the crushing weight of the world
is someone searching for a purpose
Play the part that you've been dealt by the herd
mouth and nose beneath the surface

For all the times you held your tongue and rehearsed
things you would say
if ever brave enough to stand in their way
And all with lies we make our beds and sleep
tucked away
Out of sight and out of mind we remain

And you start to paint a picture
of the world just out of view
Bring it with you as you dream and
maybe you can wake up too

Do you believe in the world they made for you
Do you belong
or do you try to
erase yourself just to pass as one of them,
a different day today
and that was then

Walk the streets with newfound eyes and see
things from a whole new perspective
Maybe not what you believed you'd be
but something so much more addictive

Put on your new face and run run run
through the night
And take on those who rape and kill and steal
And though the war path hardly knows your name
all the same
The taste of blood between your teeth feels real

And you start to paint a picture
of the world just out of view
Bring it with you as you dream and
maybe you can wake up too

Do you believe in the world they made for you
Do you belong
or do you try to
erase yourself just to pass as one of them,
a different day today
and that was then

You find it easier to play along
but you are wrong
And that is why you need those emo songs
Why don't you get that you have killed yourself
You're in Hell
And it is your own fault for once as well

Now you start to paint a picture
of the world just out of view
Bring it with you as you dream and
maybe you can wake up too

Do you believe in the world they made for you
Do you belong
or do you try to
erase yourself just to pass as one of them,
a different day today
and that was then

Do you believe in the world they made for you
Do you belong
or do you try to
erase yourself just to pass as one of them,
a different day today
and that was then


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    General CommentI just played Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and knowing MaSu love for anime and games this song could totally be about this game. Especially these lines relate:

    Put on your new face and run run run
    through the night

    Main character loves emo songs and chorus

    Do you belong
    or do you try to
    erase yourself just to pass as one of them,

    merely refers to game's final decision.
    But I could be wrong.
    Brakisson September 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI personally feel this song is about a soldier who goes to war, experiences the horrors, and returns home a changed man with completely different views on the world
    HerroSerWahUWannaEaton October 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI personally feel this song is about a soldier who goes to war, experiences the horrors, and returns home a changed man with completely different views on the world
    HerroSerWahUWannaEaton October 13, 2011   Link

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