"Modern Age" as written by and Christian Mcalhaney Aaron Sprinkle....
Why so afraid to fall
That was then this is now
Horizons look different in a modern age
Are we all lost
Are we all lost again

Fall asleep alone
Safer than the off chance of getting
Your heart attacked one more time
Will you ever come
Will you ever come alive again

Don’t we all
Want to belong
Don’t we all
Write our own song
Let our silence break tonight
Don’t we all
Learn right from wrong
And don’t we all
Want to be loved
Let our silence break tonight

Come now elusive sign
Open up their eyes to see
So many of us are just the same as you
Have we all hid
Have we all hid ourselves from friends
So much else to give
This is her and that is him
Close your eyes imagine them holding you
Will you ever find
Will you ever find the words again

(Sing it)
Don't we all
Want to belong
(Sing it)
Don't we all
Write out own song
Let our silence break tonight
(Sing it)
Don't we all
Learn right from wrong
(Sing it)
And don't we all
Want to be loved
Let our silence break tonight
Let our silence break tonight

There is so much less that we have to lose here
The more we give away
Futures will never keep their promises
If all we hold is yesterday

(Sing it)
(Sing it)
Let our silence break tonight

(Sing it)
Don't we all
Want to belong
(Sing it)
Don't we all
Write out own song
Let our silence break tonight
(Sing it)
Don't we all
Learn right from wrong
(Sing it)
And don't we all
Want to be loved
Let our silence break tonight
(Sing it)
Let our silence break tonight
(Sing it)
Let our silence break tonight


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  • +3
    General Commenti was skeptical about this album after their last 2 efforts, however, THIS song is the best they have put out since dismantle/repair off the cities album. it has everything I love in an anberlin song: somewhat dark tone, catchy synth, deep lyrics (especially 2nd half of the first verse), memorable chorus. it also has a similar song structure to paperthin hymn (the song that got me into the band) including that short section leading into the final chorus where the instrumentals cut out and stephen's voice takes center stage. 15/10!!!!!
    bsmithjmuon October 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning"We can’t expect to be caught if we never fall.

    This song is written for a dear friend who is too afraid to fall in love, they are so lonely but refuse to give their heart a chance. For all those who have been hurt just know that we all have, it doesn’t mean that you should lock yourself away in hopes of never getting hurt. You will be loved." - Stephen Christian anberlinlyrics.tumblr.com June 2014
    Skoobasteve24on June 15, 2014   Link

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