Strong hands
Big plans
All reduced to this.
Hard won Freedom
How could you have missed?

Scared, are you?
You do it on your own
You do it all alone.
We all did.
Scared, are you?
Half the lines we make up dear
The best that you can do

Everything you would be
Passed you like a ghost.
And kind words are scarce at best
When you need them most.

Scared, are you?
You do it on your own
We all did.
Scared, are you?
Half the lines you make up here.
The best that we can do.

Hope brings you luck
Doors open up.
And if you should fall,
I'll catch you dear.
It must be!
It must be!

Scared, are you?
Finally on' your own
You do it all alone
We all did
Scared, are you?
Half the lines you make up dear.
The best that we can do
And we do

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    Like any great BTE song, this is so easy to listen to and to relate to. For me, it took on new meaning as I was going through a pivotal time in my life, the transition from high school to college, and everything that goes along with moving away from the only home I've known for 18 years. The lines, "Strong hands/Big plans/All reduced to this/Hard won Freedom/How could you have missed?" and "Scared, are you?/Finally on your own/You do it all alone/We all did" relates to the universal feeling when we are finally "freed from the nest," and set off to do our own thing. We all have these hopes, dreams, aspirations, we all want success and happiness but seldom do we remember that it takes time and that the happiness we find is in the journey. The ending lyrics, "Half the lines you make up dear/The best that we can do/And we do" speaks to the listener, reminding us that we can only do our own personal best, and that most of life is reacting to the situations we are presented with. Gosh that was a long comment about such a simple concept, forgive me.

    emann333on June 12, 2002   Link

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