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once you were free and you stretched out your wings to the sky
sky was the limit, cap on your creativity
team against team could we even the score
our hearts kept the rhythm, that forbidden beat
your talons now grip like steel to the weight they chained you to
two in the morning, you can't hear the rumbling train
trained not to think or question anything
the chains that had bound you are now obsolete

please open your eyes,
everything they told you was a lie,
think for yourself won't you even try to look past all of those lies
think for yourself

for generations the answer has always been no
no one remembers and nobody cares to ask
asking a question is deemed criminal and slowly the silence grows
on the growing list of the mindless, by your name a check
checkmate the situation if we all toe the line
line up and never open up your eyes
and don't even think about raising your voice

leave your mind without thought (they fill it)
identity erased
place refuse in your sight (you swill it)
yeah it seems they got you bound (bound tight)
yeah it seems they got you beat
the chains that held you down (you down)
they now hang obsolete


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    General Commentthis song rocks. thrice is the best band ever.
    thriceforeveron May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThrice fuckin rocks...this song shows the standout ability of Teppei
    Finchon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTEPPEI rocks! ;D
    punkrock_princesson August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSong is about school, to me. BRAIN WASH!! Thrice Rocks!
    NickmanHWMon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentseems like this song is about jehovahs witnesses
    Thricecubeon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like how the different singers lead eachother into the next thing they say.
    "Once you were free and you stretched out your wings to the SKY/SKY was the limit, cap on your creativity

    creativity indeed, I love it.
    AnalInvaderon March 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm just waiting for some fundamentalist to find a connection to christianity in this.

    Nah, why wait, I'll give them a hint. This song is all about religion.
    balbaneon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou know, a lot of songs mean whatever they mean to another person, if that happens to be a "fundamentalist chirstian" and they that the song means something to them they can believe that. Why would you have to rip them up about it? also considering Dustin is a christian and he writes the songs. so its not that far fetched to think that it might be what he writes about
    maffybeyloon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song sounds like youth, and growing up and realizing the lies.
    "once you were free and you stretched out your wings to the sky
    sky was the limit, cap on your creativity
    team against team could we even the score
    our hearts kept the rhythm, that forbidden beat"
    That sounds like when you're a little kid, your parents telling you things like "You can do anything! You can be anything you want to be!" But when you start to grow up, toward and into the teenage years, the tone starts to change,
    "two in the morning, you can't hear the rumbling train
    trained not to think or question anything"
    Sounding more like this. You're trained not think or question anything.. A grim thought.
    Then: "for generations the answer has always been no
    no one remembers and nobody cares to ask
    asking a question is deemed criminal and slowly the silence grows"
    Sounds like how some parents get more and more short with their kids and even asking a simple question could elicit a response like "Don't Talk Back To Me!!" and how any request is answered with "NO"

    I could go on, but I think I got my view of this song across
    ZealousSonon November 06, 2008   Link

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