When the pawn hits the conflicts he thinks like a king
What he knows throws the blows when he goes to the fight
And he'll win the whole thing before he enters the ring
There's no body to batter when your mind is your might
So when you go solo, you hold your own hand
And remember that depth is the greatest of heights
And if you know where you stand, then you know where to land
And if you fall it won't matter, because you'll know that you're right


Lyrics submitted by merchantpierce, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentI think this means that if you want to do something, just do it. Don't really think about the consequences if it's your dream. Just go for it. And if it turns out wrong, it's okay, because YOU made the choice so it was the right thing for you at that time. Make sence?
    FeyTHon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn i love this title... the longest one ever lol. hah i love it for the poetry all the same :)... hope yall like it too!
    coughatwhoeveron July 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what FeyTH said. I hated how everyone gave Fiona so much shit for this title. YES, it is strangly long, but I wish more people would really read it all the way through, because it is SUCH a cool poem.

    "And remember that depth is the greatest of heights," is my favorite line. Fiona's not afraid to look inside herself, and she's not afraid to put it out there on the line for us all to see, either.
    fallonyourKNEESon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow.
    mourningthebestofmeon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah. fiona is wow. genius.
    Adagio%Breezeson April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a good poem, but I have to agree with the people who gave her flack for making it the title of the album. I love Fiona, this is a good poem, but it just makes more sense to give a CD a title that people can actually remember.
    LittleBriddieon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love that she used it as the title.

    and if you try you can remember it. so ha.
    mourningthebestofmeon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a poem that she wrote in response to a bad review that she had received.
    bighairycoconutson November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat poem!
    vadgeon November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's like being Republican...you gotta stand up!!!
    frkishlyrepublicanon November 04, 2004   Link

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