School yards to smokey bars/
All these shadows a long the wall/
Wide eyed under endless skies/
When ceilings seemed so tall/
Erase and replace/
I found a monster to call my own/
Reflections trace a changing face/
Regrets in flesh and bone/
I've built this castle in sand/
It becomes smaller with every grain/
I've built this future with my hands/
The silouhettes mark my gain/
Suffocate this child and choke on the result/
These seeds with no light/
A blind will to grow/
Blueprints of descent/
It's etched in the past that we all know/
Scarred chins and splitting shins/
Caloused with fears that show/
Erase and replace/
I found a monster to call my own/
Red crayons and open hands/
I was taught by sticks and stones/
Seperated but the kids still breathing/
Somewhere in between/
It's when our limbs they weigh us down/
We retrace the seams/
But under cold rain and hot air I once watched time stand still/
I stepped back and smiled at the small shoes that I've filled/

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    General CommentI love this song. It seems to me that it's about education and how kids a forced into it, and pushed into a completely different life that they may not want in future. Looking back, the qualifications that you gain are like 'silouhettes', implying that they don't actually count for anything, or exist for that matter.
    skacore_dudeon February 04, 2005   Link

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