I don't need brighter days
I just need some faith

You got me walkin' away now
You got me walkin' away
You got me walkin' away now
You got me walkin' away

It was the year of the witch
Nobody steered clear of the ditch
They say brave when you don't flinch
But we never saw the blade, never had the chance to cringe
Don't ever forget to put misery on the guest list
Sippin' on a memory for breakfast
Middle of the of the party, all alone
You wanna dig up bones but your claws ain't grown
Put your half empty glass on a coaster, step backwards slow
Got a sky full of bats circlin' over the crowd
Your eyes go black when you open your mouth
I'm like, walkin' on a frozen rain, wanna claim a block that's got no complaints
But I'm dyin' in a city called "look at me now"
Little piggy wanna cook up the cow
I'm like, might as well knock down them walls
When the earthquakes follow you for all of your faults
Let the facade fall dead in the fog
While the voices that are inside of your head applaud
I'm like, everyone got a course to fly
Run towards her eyes and aim for the sky
So high, sleepin' under the stars
You outgrew the sum of your parts
I used to run wild like a child of thieves
Now I, breathe quiet in a pile of leaves
With a space heater on the back of my porch
For when I take a break from attacking your fort
You said you want it
But you can't see the center of the web because you standin' on it
Don't wait to escape from the ways you escape
Just throw your hands up and say

You got me walkin' away now
You got me walkin' away
You got me walkin' away now
You got me walkin' away

(instrumental)

I don't need brighter days
I just need some faith


Lyrics submitted by maffy06, edited by lachrist

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    General CommentWhat is this song talking about?
    emptybrainfullsoulon May 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI kinda get the vibe that he's talking about the american government. Haven't really sat and thought about it, but that's what I get after a quick listen
    MisterMontyBurnson August 04, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI think its a reference to the illusion that many believe is reality. Stuck in Babylon (read:confusion) many can't perceive the truth and never produce anything of substance: like good works. Set your aspirations, blaze a new path where your effect will be greatest and not based on the facade the world has prepared for you, which is truly just serfdom. Like many of us Slug found out the establishment life is not our life: black and dead and void inside. To all the real people out there: Just Let that facade fall dead in the fog, and lets hit that high road out: We just need some faith. What a gem, thank you Slug you are a master of poetry.
    wallydukeon August 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a negative person who unconsciously brings other people down. They carry a cross for life's problems, complain about everything and think the worst of others.


    Examples:


    "They say brave when you don't flinch
    But we never saw the blade, never had the chance to cringe"

    They're reacting to something that nobody else even thinks is a problem.


    "Don't ever forget to put misery on the guest list"

    There's always one at every party. They're not about to let you forget a missed invite, either.


    "You wanna dig up bones, but your claws ain't grown"

    They try to bring up the past to hurt people or rehash old arguments.


    "Put your half empty glass on a coaster, step backwards slow"

    Classic optimist/pessimist test: Do you see the glass as half-empty, or half-full?


    "I'm like, might as well knock down them walls
    When the earthquakes follow you for all of your faults"

    They think the world is out to get them.


    "With a space heater on the back of my porch
    For when I take a break from attacking your fort"

    They're defensive to the point where anything you say can be perceived as a personal attack.


    "But you can't see the center of the web because you standin on it"

    They have no idea that they even act this way.
    sinrazonon September 20, 2011   Link

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