set me free
let me be
who and what I am
why can't you see?
you never seem to understand
this pain I feel
is as real as your ignorance
question fate
as I await deliverance

like a fantastic fork
in bloody meat
don't give me love
I wanna drown in your deep divide

tumbleweed
sew the seed
in this ghost town
you never know
what you'll see
when the sun goes down
I saw her last
in a dream
she seems to astound
heard of her first
third verse
(216)
hands bound
taken from me in my mind
empty without it inside
starving I am the deprived
just want it once
desires strong
resistance is weak
it's hard to win
when you've got
so many mouths to feed

I could die
for all of my sins
no not for that
for all that I have never had
this life's a fight
for fulfillment
inside a war of my own
hindsight look back
with resentment
taken as I find
myself all alone
taken from me


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    General CommentJMann AKA Jason Popson the singer with the lower voice, the first voice heard of this song gives an obscuree reference to the bad he originaly came from - (216)

    "I saw her last in a dream she seems to astound heard of her first third verse (216) hands bound"

    (216) was a four peice from Ohio (Also the area code for Cincinnati, Ohio the home town of (216) and Mushroomhead.) that released an independant CD and contained a song called "Hands Bound" I am nowhere near about to attempt decyphering these lyrics, however here are the lyrics to the thrid verse of "Hands Bound" so you all can make your own personal assumption.

    "BLUE GREY GREEN
    I CAN FEEL HER EYES ON ME
    IT TEARS ME APART
    THIS VENGEANT HEART
    THIRSTS FOR
    LOVE LIVED THROUGH ART
    BOTH SIDES OF THE SWORD
    SPLINTERED
    ID WALK FOR MILES
    TO TASTE YOUR SMILE
    THESE EYES
    SEE THROUGH DENIAL
    TURN OF A DIAL
    STATIC SINGS
    IT TEARS ME APART
    THIS VENGEANT HEART
    THIRSTS FOR
    LOVE LIVED THROUGH ART
    BOTH SIDES OF THE SWORD
    SPLINTERED
    ID WALK FOR MILES
    TO TASTE YOUR SMILE
    THESE EYES
    TURN OF A DIAL
    STATIC"

    I myself don't know what to think even after reading that...I sure as hell hope somone selse does.
    Killer_Divineon March 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe hands bound song is about loving a girl but feeling powerless to act on the feelings. As for the reference in Before I Die, sounds like he's regretting inaction or taking a wrong course of action with her. Nothings part seems to constantly speak of deprivation of all sorts; don't give me, empty without it, all that I have never had. What he's talking about is probably something only he will know.
    adamizeron May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah its about love and how fucked the feeling can get you...this song was amazing at Ozzfest (UK) this year. Mushroomhead RULE!!!
    hell_i_call_my_headon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me it means not doing things when you had the chance to do them...like someone before said "loving a girl but being powerless to act." i dont think the song is JUST about loving a girl...i think it's about life in general, and not making the most of it.
    HateBreed666on June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlessthanjason is a fucking cheap ass rip-off of the band "less than jake". If you listen to that cheap wanna-be emo shit then you might as well kill yourself. mushroomhead kicks ass, you just dont have the intellect to understand them....
    outKast524on July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about a girl....look back with resentment as i find myself all alone....he screwed up...blue grey green eyes...come on now
    adamizeron July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes this band has a site?
    brohymn_hxcxon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmushroomhead.org/
    Gothy_Buraon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentumm less than jason... my god, how retarded? I used to listen to ltj but then they got lame. guess what I listen to now?
    trucutzon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDashboard Confessional?
    SilentAenimaon September 25, 2002   Link

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