"These Walls" as written by Chris Brown, Simon Ormandy and Peter Charell....
Something missing
Left behind
Search in circles
Every time I try
I've been here before
I've seen you before

I can't escape walking down these halls
Hard to find a place where there are no walls
And no lines begging me to cross
Only straight ahead better move along

Like Clockwork
I commit the crime
I pretend to be
Everything they like
I've been here before
I've seen you before

And I trade everything for this
And I trade everything for this
Why do I read the writing on the wall
Why do I read the writing on the wall

I won't lose my place in line
I've been here too long and I've spent to much time
I won't lose my place in line
I've been here too long and I've spent too much time


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"These Walls" as written by Christopher Taylor Brown Chris Brown

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    General Commentthis song is extra extra good. i can relate, its like someone who acts a certain way to be accepted but realizes its not who they really are. at the same time they know they cant change b/c so much time has been invested and they have gone so far with the lie-it would be like giving up social status to walk away. in the end they just want to be free of all the pressure
    kinlin117on June 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its abou tbeing in jail,

    u know the line about the crime thing

    and reading the writing on the walls like the tallys of the days u have oent in jail
    white_stone_3on July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is da best song
    SimplePlanBlowsWangon April 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. I think this song has the most creative lyrics.
    "Hard to find a place where there are no walls
    And no lines begging me to cross "

    "Why do I read the writing on the wall "
    LOVE it!
    frostedflakes098on May 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so awesome I mean seriously these guys are just inspiratio =) really flippin brilliant !
    audioventon May 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...but i hav to put a few corrections:
    I can't escape winding down these halls
    Had to find a place where there are no walls

    i LOVE it....its soo good
    sweetness855on June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe real corrections that sweetness was attempting to make: "I can't escape walking DOWN these halls
    Hard to find a place where there are no walls."

    Possibly Trapt's best song (as of right now anyway). One question: Why is the song called "These Walls"? Why isn't it called "These Halls"? There is a reference to "these walls" in "Made of Glass"
    gabelogan99on May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEEEEEEEEEEEE WHEN I FIRST HEARD HEADSTRONG ON A MUSIC VIDEO... I HAD TO RUN OUT AND BUY THIS CD IT COMPLETELY ROX... THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SONGS.... SHORT MEANING, BUT AWESOME, ITS A GUY TRYING TO ESACPE... BUT I ABSOLUTELY LOOVE THIS WHOLE CD, ESPECIALLY THIS SONG, ITS GREAT FOR ANYONE WHOS JUS LOOKIN FOR A WAY OUT!!!
    grlatdarocksho22on May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone who is missing out on something because of their own fears and insecurity. But they know they cant escape from wanting it or seeing it/thinking of it all the time. Yet they make the same mistakes "like clockwork" just to protect their reputation or pride. They've had this problem before but they still feel stuck and cant find a solution...but at the end he says "i wont loose my place in line i've been here too long and i've spent too much time" and at the end of the song you have faith that hes going to pull through
    this is my top 2 fav trapt song on the whole cd
    southernrockloveon June 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with southernrocklive. I think the song is about all those things that you want to do, but can't for some reason or another.
    Augthailon November 10, 2004   Link

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