"(Why Are We) Trapped?" as written by and Dave/hall Rick....
Why are we trapped here in the dark so long?
It's so wet and dark and cold
We've done everything you told us to do
We've done everything you told us to do
Are we going to have to suffer forever?
Why are we trapped here in the dark so long?
We've done everything you told us to do
We've done everything you told us to do
We don't belong here
We were meant to sing
Let us out
Let us

We're drowning in quicksand
We're freezing in the water
We hallucinate in the darkness
We're praying for deliverance
We've done everything you told us to do
We've done everything you told us to do
We don't belong here
We want to go out and play
We don't belong here
We were meant to sing
Let us out
Let us out


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"(Why Are We) Trapped?" as written by John S. Hall Dave Rick

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    General CommentI believe this song is about the futility of believing in a creator or an all-powerful God. Here, Hall takes the position of a captive, wishing to be freed from his prison and questioning why he is trapped. He pleads with his captor, saying he has do e everything he had been told, and how he wants to be left out, but his cries fall on deaf ears. On the religious perspective, the captor is the religious as a whole. They pray and cry out asking for the answers in life and follow their holy writings to the letter, but their God does nothing, so to beg and try to reason is futile. We are trapped in the Neverending cycle of life without a creator, or at least without a caring creator, to turn things around at the darkest and most uncertain times.
    jonnymadon July 14, 2016   Link

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