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)
ALL ARISE TO WHAT WE BRING,
OUTSTRETCHED HANDS,
UNFOLDED WINGS.
We've hurt ourselves,
and I feel the sting of broken hearts and burning wings...


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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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