"I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore" as written by and Tim Mcilrath....
On pins and needles we are waiting for the fall
We count the days scratching lines on the wall
Wait in the wings at someone's back and call
No longer recognize the place that I call home
No longer recognize this face as my own
Somewhere this fate, I lost control

We backed down, we took no for answers far too long
We felt those walls close around

I don't want to be here anymore
I know there's nothing left worth staying for
Your paradise is something I've endured, whoa whoa
See I don't think I can fight this anymore
I'm listening with one foot out the door
And something has to die to be reborn
And I don't want to be here anymore

On hand and foot we answered every single call
Weathered every day like passing storms
But when we break we will all be gone

Won't back down, won't take no for answers anymore
These walls close, we pace back and forth

I don't want to be here anymore
I know there's nothing left worth staying for
Your paradise is something I've endured, whoa whoa
See I don't think I can fight this anymore
I'm listening with one foot out the door
But something has to die to be reborn
I don't want to be here anymore

The point where we break is closer everyday
But where do we go? But where do we go?

I don't want to be here anymore
I know there's nothing left worth staying for
Your paradise is something I've endured, whoa whoa
See I don't think I can fight this anymore,
I'm listening with one foot out the door
But something has to die to be reborn
And I don't want to be here anymore
Anymore


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"I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore" as written by Joseph Principe Brandon Barnes

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  • +5
    My InterpretationLove this song off the new album, it runs pretty deep with what i've got going on.

    I interpret this song to be about a metaphorical prison cell: "we count the days scratching lines on the wall" is something prisoners have been known to do to keep track of time, and this is supported by the mentions of "felt those walls close around" and "pace back and forth".

    But i reckon it's more than just a Prison Cell, and its about being trapped somewhere you don't want to be - such as a relationship. A lot of the lyrics fit in with this, and the relationship gets closer to the "point where we break".
    AsteriskProjon July 06, 2014   Link
  • +5
    Song MeaningRise Against has always been known to write about world events. Generally, their songs have reflected the unfortunate events and tragic events that have become yesterday. I believe their songs leading up to this album have been about trying to make us notice where we as a civilization are failing. And that we need to take action to correct our faults if we want a future. But this song is different.

    I don't want to be here anymore - is acknowledging that we've past the point of no return in fixing the issues our world suffers from caused by humans. It's simply stating, we are no longer in control of our future, and it's from our own doing. The wars - politically and/or religiously driven, our lack of respect for fellow man - equality/inequality, our lack of respect for mother nature and it's creatures who roamed the earth long before mankind.

    My generation has been through more than any generation before us has endured. There's no turning back from the breaking point, and all we have left is the end. Tim's tone comes across as "fed up" with having to battle the world's issues. He almost seems to say, "I have tried my best, but I'm tired of seeing day in and day out the same sadness and polluted world we have become."

    Many of Rise Against's songs project the problem, then suggest a solution or talk of positive outlook at the end if we can change, and that things will get better. Yet, this song doesn't provide a solution or even suggest things will turn for the better. It's almost as if apathy has set in, and he just doesn't care anymore.

    "...something has to die to be reborn...", this particular verse of the song is stunning. It sounds like he's conceding and passing on the burden to someone else.
    3xXon July 24, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI don`t think it`s just about relationship. It can be about any situation that one could face and he want to get out of it.
    kira100005on July 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you have not already go check out the music video, it has some really interesting statistics and brings to light a lot that's going on with all the ISIS stuff and basically how this earth is just destroyed
    huntymanon September 12, 2014   Link

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