"We Are" as written by Andrew Francis Goddard, Mark Daniel Hosking, Ian Lewis Kenny, Stephen Charles Judd and Jonathan Peter Stockman....
I know there's something wrong stop making it up
We're too proud to see we've lost more than our trust
And now there's nothing left, well's dead and dried up
Its disease has left a foul taste in our cup
It just keeps on flowing
And we drift on knowing
It just keeps on flowing
This babble from our mouth

Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on shuffling in order and in line
Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
Stare into the light
And it feels familiar for good reason

I want us to break the case we're in
With one of the tools of this catatonic skin
Remove all the parts
I want us to face the shape we're in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Lets reset it all
Lets reset it all

Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it's meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it's meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, a small price to pay to be
In control and rebirth what our future's meant to be

Who we are I fear most of the time
So carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
I want us to face the shape we're in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Let's reset it all (we are, we are, we are)
Let's reset it all (we are, we are, we are)

These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness


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"We Are" as written by Ian Kenny Andrew Goddard

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  • +5
    My InterpretationIm 90% sure that its fear not feel.

    'Who we are, I fear most of the time.'

    The song is touching on the ignorance of humanity toward an impending self inflicted doom. Then at the end offers a resolution of sorts.
    The "who we are, I fear" line is showing the composers disconnection from society as he feels pride and the problem, reaction, solution archetype have clouded judgement.
    vidmarincon June 29, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe first two times he definitely says "This is the WORST day I've ever had to stand and witness".. I interpret this as the painful and futile realisation that he sees no way forward but to "reset it all".. Its an unsettling feeling to know everything you've lived is all part of the same lie.. He has no vision for the future... "These words of wisdom come with lack of vision"..
    Marinason November 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always heard it as "In control, a rebirth". I could definitely be wrong, but it makes more sense to me.

    I also though it was "We drift on knowing", but "unknowing" makes more sense.

    Great job on this!
    jamesm601on July 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentCheck the acoustic version to hear the lyrics more clearly: youtube.com/…

    I know there's something wrong stop making it up
    We're too proud to see we've lost more than our trust
    And now there's nothing left, well's dead and dried up
    Its disease has left a foul taste in our cup
    It just keeps on flowing
    And we drift on knowing
    It just keeps on flowing
    This babble from our mouth

    Who we are I fear most of the time
    Carry on shuffling in order and in line
    Who we are I fear most of the time
    Carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
    Stare into the light
    And it feels familiar for good reason

    I want us to break the case we're in
    We've worn it for too long, this catatonic skin
    Remove all the parts
    I want us to face the shape we're in
    A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
    Lets reset it all
    Lets reset it all

    Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it's meant to be
    Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it's meant to be
    Well it stings and it hurts, a small price to pay to be
    In control and reborn; what our future's meant to be

    Who we are I fear most of the time
    So carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
    I want us to face the shape we're in
    A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
    Let's reset it all (we are, we are, we are)
    Let's reset it all (we are, we are, we are)

    These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
    This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
    These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
    This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
    These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
    This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
    These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
    This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
    These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
    This is the first day I've ever had to stand and witness
    gcj725on July 24, 2014   Link

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