"One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand" as written by and Markus Acher Michael-anton Acher....
Prepare your shoes
Not to come back soon,
Prepare your heart
Not to stop too soon.
You cannot walk with us.
One step inside doesn't
Mean you understand,
One step inside doesn't mean I'm yours.
In your world my feet are out of step,
My arms don't move, my hand
Won't grab.
I will never read your stupid map,
So don't call me incomplete,
You are the freak.


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"One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand" as written by Michael-anton Acher Markus Acher

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    General CommentI think it's about being an individual in the world. Society is generally not very accepting of individuals, and tries to label and stereotype people who are different from the norm. But the so-called normal people are freaks for going along with conformity for conformity's sake alone. I actually don't see this as a sad song at all, but rather as an anthem for the outcasts of the world and everyone who dances to the beat of a different drummer. Lovely!
    classydameon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think he's getting his own back on someone selfish who can't see from another person's point of view. Though I'm probably wrong...

    One of the best openers for an album I've ever heard.
    IdiotequeDanceon June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it is a great opener. Whenever I listen to this song, I am reminded of the people who come knocking on your door, or stop you as your leaving a concert to tell you that you are going to hell.
    bottledinspirationon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentamazing song
    noyeson May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this.
    i mean. absolutely love.
    danseon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentso sad
    mikematyuson October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about himself and his friends being diffrent, and the person it's about wants to 'walk with them'. And because that person can't, he or she calls them freaks. On which the singer replies that he or she's the freak, not them.
    Saga Lhanon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHell I agree. To an extent.
    laurengrc08on January 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow - classydame, i completely agree with you. seriously. nice.
    Loveisbriefon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always heard "map" as "myth," which made me think of christianity. even if i misheard, i still thought it was a viable interpretation.
    sensitivetofateon May 11, 2006   Link

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