"Violent" as written by Alan Donohoe, Matthew Swinnerton, James Horn-smith and Lasse Petersen....
I checked in a room today
Up above the downtown market bricks
Right now a boy gets old
A boy gets bitter
A boy learns not to trust
Someone inside his room
The door locks tight
You keep the door locked

Months went by and doors got kicked in
Two outlaws collecting what they loaned
In a room beside my walls
A girl gets choked
She can't pay back the loan
48 more hours to go
"48 more hours" that's all they say
In two more nights
I hear a sound
A shrill from one thin wall away

[Chorus]
Every place is the same
Every day is the same
Every place is the same
Violent
There's a conflicting sound
Hear the arguments loud
Everyday,

The sounds of the violent, violent, violent

I moved uptown a bit
Not much changed
The conflict's never gone
But just as a calm sets in
A police line barracades
A place next door I asked
Around the lot a store
Clerk told me two young
Kids were shot mother
Was near the tracks dragged
To where a train would go past

[Chorus: x2]

The sounds of the violent, violent
The sounds of the violent, violent


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"Violent" as written by James Horn-smith Alan Donohoe

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    General CommentI really like this song, b/c it reminds me of where I used to live, or some old 50's movie. Good shtuff.
    SparkedWorshipon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe best part of this song is outside the lyrics... The refrain, and end breakdown on the synth is genius.
    jmiggityon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti had this crazy dream. a small group of my small friends and i literally beat some guy to death. but im the one who delivered the final blows. i pretty much liquified this guys skull. the weirdest part is that im not an violent person at all. well anywho, im just mentioning this because the song was in the dream. like the soundtrack to it.
    thedindanielon August 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the ""a boy gets bitter a boy learns not to trust"" lines... they are so great
    feelinleftouton July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best Faint song, and I think it deals with modern society's obsession with violence. It's all the same. A plague of violence.
    Sepulchraveon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis was also my favorite song on the album. After sharing it with my class I wish there could have been a more positive way we can view the world so events in the songs wouldn't be so commonplace. Such a depressing song, really.
    nightsunon June 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe line "i hear a sound, a shrill from one thin wall away" sounded really dramatic and intense to me awhile ago, so it became my screenname type thing for everything I signed up for on internet every since I heard it. I loved it THAT much!
    onethinwallawayon July 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit has to deal with whats around us today no matter how safe a place looks....great tune..better lyrics.
    a fond farewellon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentokay, not only are the lyrics the coolest shit EVER, does anyone else think that the intrumental gunfight is not incredibly amazing? its so kickass.
    thendofthetouron September 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdeff one of the best songs out there.
    HWOntoFireon August 26, 2008   Link

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