"Great Awakening" as written by and Principe/mcilrath/barnes/wleklinski....
Buried words
Under lights
Soundtrack to this stagnant life
This meaning lost in translation
Message sucked out of his hands again

This could be my great awakening
But how would I know
'Cause it's all noise to me
Are these words falling on deaf ears?
Staring at the empty stares
Realize that he no longer cares about the wrong or right
The downward spiral begins tonight

And this could be my great awakening
But how would I know 'cause it's all noise to me
Are these words falling on deaf ears?
This could be my great awakening
But how would I know 'cause it's all noise to me
(Nothing I can do will make you hear)


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    General Commentgreat song
    thrice71on November 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenta really awesome song. the album in general is great.
    alionsheadon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about people not knowing the meaning of the songs.
    There trying to get a message out and no body is really getting it
    Big-Mikeyon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood point big-mikey. could still have additional meaning, but that interpretation definately works
    nyghtcrawleron March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is definately about not knowing, but I think it goes deeper than just songs. I think it could be talking about our current media. About how everything gets lost in the politics behind it all and the truths get so far skewed into lies, we're no longer sure of what is a truth, and what is a lie.

    Awesome song, Rise Against has been my Fav. band for a while now.
    lutheriuson April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Are these words left falling on deaf ears" means do you not hear what I say is what I say for no reason at all. He knows what to say, but the person he says it to doesn't get the message, "The meaning lost in translation, message sucked out of my hands again"
    Matthew15on July 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about having a moment in life that you can learn from but not knowing what it is because there is so much going on.

    "this could be my great awakening, but how would i know? its all noise to me"

    The downward spiral begins tonight

    Maybe saying that if he misses the oppourunity to learn he will inevitably spiral down

    My2Centz
    Buskaon May 02, 2010   Link

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