We are the ones with the radiating eyes.
We are the ones who have a fire inside.
We are the ones only we can recognize.
We've been rejected (we've been rejected)- Suffered the ignorance,
suffered the selfishness,
been pushed so far down now comes our time to surface.
Turn from the light, that made them all go blind.
We've been protected (we've been protected)
We've hurt ourselves,
and I feel the sting of broken hearts and burning wings...

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    General Commenthide away out of the light because all of them can't see anything but light, we see both. we'rethe few. and we can't be brought down because we're all ready at the bottom. that's what i think.
    hewhoisnothingon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about all the kids that were outcasts and finaly found someplace they were accepted and gained the strength they never had.

    afipunk01on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like this song..

    I love afi.

    They are so talented.. beautiful lyrics.. and davey has a beautiful voice. Good job guys..

    HopesUnknownon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs on Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes, even if it is pretty short. I think the song is basically about being rejected by society but finding a different group that prefers the dark that accepts and embraces you. This is a great gathering/introduction song, and they used to open concerts with it, although now they use Strength Through Wouding or Fall Children. Anyway, this is one of my favoreit AFI songs.
    Madcappunkon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentStill one of my fav. intros to any cd. I love Daveys shut your mouth/Black Sails lyrical themes. He fucking rocks and so deos the whole band for that matter. I find it odd though that the old bass and guitar players kinda just fell off the face of the earth or something. OH well. Jade and Hunter rock too.
    Torch In The Darkon October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts pretty much like saying weve seen the trends and what you could be and that we are what we are so make something of it. Theyre saying that were not really as despicable as others have labled us to be and we never did anything about it because theyre the ones who are fucking dumb and ignorant and trendy and evil and they dont see that. Only we can see our greatness. Only we can do something about the situation...thats what i think.
    FallXXXChildon June 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the best part of this song is that he capitalizes "We".... like they're not just a bunch of normal kids, they're a powerful important group.

    This is definately one of my favorite AFI songs, ever. To me, it means something like all the outcast kids have been through suffering and humilatin but now they're better people because of it.
    Telephonneon November 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentive never heard this song but it like describes how i feel rite now i feel different and like i dont fit in anywhere and thats basicaly wat his song is about
    emogirl28on August 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"This song is about all the kids that were outcasts and finaly found someplace they were accepted and gained the strength they never had."

    poetry.in.despairon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's cute... there's a lot of those AFI songs that seem to be saying "Hey, we're freaks, but at least we have each other." I'm very jealous 'cause I have no one, who'd be freak with me. All the people are just so damn normal. Where the hell are all the freaks?
    MissNeuroticon December 04, 2007   Link

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