"Lion" as written by Griffin Boice and Writers Unknown....
I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see a lion when you look inside of me
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
'Cause I am a lion born from things you can not be
How can I sleep at night there's a war inside my head
I found a lion hidden right beneath my bed
I will not hide myself from the tears that you have shed
'Cause I am a lion, and you are dead

Heres a story of everything we'll ever be
You can hide but some of us can never leave
And if you go I don't need those little things
They remind me of all our little dreams
Can you hear the words, all I can say
We can watch the world even if they walk away
Forget about tomorrow, tomorrow is today
You where born a lion and a lion you will stay

I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see the lion when you look inside of me
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
'Cause I am a lion born from things you can not be

Remember an army of all those little kids
Livin' life like they only get a little bit
It's hard to fight when you're born in the middle-end
I'd rather die then watch you givin' in
I'm sorry daughter but you're fathers not the same
I can look into your eyes and I swear that I will change
But tomorrow is tomorrow so forgive me if I say you can hide
Beneath the covers while I hide behind the pain
After all only so much we can say
Words can lose their meaning once you walk away
Promise me that you'll love me, watch me as I fade
I'll give you all the things that these lions never gave
The hands on the clock and the things we cannot change
Tearin' out the pieces and take back what I made
If there's one thing I'd keep, it's you that I would save
'Cause I am just a lion and a lion I will stay

I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see the lion when you look inside of me
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
'Cause I am a lion born from things you cannot be

Hey! I never meant to let go
All I want and you're all I'll ever wanna know
Can't hide in the attic of a pretty home
Of a pretty home, of a pretty home
Hey! I never meant to let go
All I want and you're all I ever wanna know
Can't hide in the attic of a pretty home
Of a pretty home, of a pretty home
Hey!

I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see the lion when you look inside of me
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
'Cause I am a lion born from things you can not be


Lyrics submitted by KizzyStix, edited by desr12

"Lion" as written by Daniel Murillo Jorel Decker

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +8
    General CommentI think the song talk about the way people live their lives.
    Some just follow the crowd, hide their true personalities with a mask.
    Some are scared of failure, then make no attempt to chase their dream and put an end to all their ambitions.
    However, deeply inside us, behind our mask, spirit is still there.
    Therefore, just throw off the mask, live our own lives, dare to take risks, neednt care any preconceptions. Cos facing the ups and downs helps us grow even tougher.
    thaitrancson January 21, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis song has a large part to do with Johnny 3 Tears and his life. My opinion is supported by him rapping "I'm sorry daughter but your father is not the same, I can look into your eyes and swear that i will change". This song has a large part to do with his daughter and how much he loves her and how hard it is for him to be away from her when they are on tour. He tells her he will change, that things will be different but he knows they wont. So she "hides beneath the covers, while he hides behind his pain". The key point in the song is when he says "If there is one thing i would keep, it is you i would save. Cause i am just a Lion and a Lion i will stay." Essentially here he is saying that it is too late for him to change, for someone to save him. But if he could, he will save her and protect her from the "Lions" of this world.
    PanicPandaon April 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about the what people expect you to be.
    and that they should be freed from what other people put on them.
    You are what you are and of your not then you should be freed from what your not.
    robothumanon February 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt seems that this song has a combination of Johnny 3 Tears life and the views of John Hughes, a serial killer who describes himself as an "anti-christ." He views himself as a lion among men.
    Chanse1on October 21, 2013   Link
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    General Commentits like he wants to escape the failure he's in like depressed like he's going to break down he does set free. He's doesn't wan a hide he lost his wife and stuck staking caring of his daughter and he's not the same because his wife is dead. he's just want escape his misery that he's caged in.
    kittygirl22on December 02, 2014   Link

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