Untried and untested,
One fits nowhere but here in anonymity.
There is no birthright - no innate guidance.
No direction or destination is handed down.
Shackles are the one thing free for all.

Dead ends and dead lives abound here,
and failure obscures all but the immediate.
Sweet dreams fall from reach here;
fade from existence - fade from sight.
They merge with the black in decay and neglect.

The surroundings here are sparse and desolate,
and life here is grief,
but the path leading here is short and simple-
it is so like these aspirations.

There's a better way, that we've made
We can all make this change
There's a better way

Better ways and better times are bitter memories.
Lost lives live here without inspiration or desire.
Here is the lowest of places,
but do not despair.


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x, edited by sokorny

Aspirations song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment"This song is about the state of hopelessness that is reached when we give up on our dreams. It is true that nothing desirable is given to us for free. The only thing we can be certain about is a mundane, repetitive, and thoughtless existence. Improving our lives takes dedication and hard work, as our dreams won¹t simply become reality. Those who give up trying to better themselves get stuck in a state of hopelessness with no aspirations or goals. They live only in the depressing present. They blend into the crowd of people stuck in the same place and their lives slowly drain their hopes and desires. Seeing people in this situation is disheartening, but no situation is absolutely hopeless. Any situation can be changed if there is a will to change it. -jason" - taken from betweentheburiedandme.com
    Patacox1126on March 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had heard about these guys from a friend, so I downloaded this song, and it is absolutely incredible. This song started me on these guys, and now I cant stop listening to them.
    xKidNikarusxon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"This song more or less deals with child abuse, both mental and physical. The lyrics were inspired by the story of a specific person who had all the potential in the world to be whoever she wanted, but that potential was devoured by her overly controlling parents. The title of the song is just a reference to the specific person that the song is about, and the career that she fell into after running away from home. -paul' -taken from betweentheburiedandme.com
    Patacox1126on March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteverything sucks and we must live until death
    indeedion August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had a friend who went to school with them and gave me their demo. I was impressed I downloaded a bunch of songs and this one is great.
    borednesstakesoveron June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song blends all of the right genres into one song, and they do it pretty well.
    dylan617on March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbetween the buried and me is THE shit.
    Animals_pigon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, they are the shit. However there is no way these are the correct lyrics. I mean, yes, they are from the site, but in the actual song, towards the end, he sings something like, "We can all make this change, there is a better way than we have.......(something, I can't make it out). I was just curious about that.
    ekyryliukon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me, or are these lyrics incomplete? Like......REALLY incomplete. The whole high-pitched part and a bunch of other parts are just flat-out missing.
    psychomonkey62on March 18, 2009   Link

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