are you wishing on a star. did you know your dreams are sold. to people who dream only of gold. they'll find a way to pull stars down. stand there. dance with a memory. the caption reads it's all over now. do you feel alone in the secret. are you standing there just weeping. do you feel the light is gone. is it hard to remain strong. in the face of all you know. in a world that's brought you low


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    How could anyone create something so absolutely mindblowing? This song is unbelievable. I have been a huge fan of AC for years, and I still could not make sense of this song as a whole. I disagree with peoples' idea of it being about corporates. I think the "do you know your dreams are sold to those who dream of only gold" is just a figure of speech for something else. Each verse has its own meaning to me. Either way, the song is just rediculous.

    Jester580on January 06, 2007   Link
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    How is it possible that a song can make me feel depressed yet make me feel hopeful about the future at the same time?

    YogurtGirlon May 22, 2002   Link
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    damn, i relate so unbelievably much to these lyrics. they'll find a way to pull stars down.

    cardamomon July 02, 2002   Link
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    to me this song is about corporate greed. and how big business, govornment, and all other leaders of the nation tend to take the life out everything. they are heartless wretches searching for ways to fill their pockets. i think appleseed incorporates the 'greed' storyline throughout the entire low level owl series. its nice to hear meaningful, beautiful music....about something other than heartache and loneliness...though this song can make one feel quite lonely. it is still beautiful in every aspect of the word. (breath of relief)....finally a band that can right wonderful, meaningful, breath-taking music. all within stride.

    one*name*famouson August 24, 2002   Link
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    My absolute favorite song.

    jawbrokenrhymeson July 08, 2002   Link
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    Yes, this song is beautiful.

    emoJustinon July 23, 2002   Link
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    These lyrics are absolutley amazing

    sacredgrlon July 29, 2002   Link
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    Amazing song...seeems to make me think a lot, and is very catchy, makes me depressed, and makes me happy, and also makes me fall asleep. Great song by a great band.

    XDelirium-TriggerXon August 26, 2002   Link
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    I go to sleep listening to this song EVERYNIGHT....Its so mellow and beautiful.

    los_spaudoon September 04, 2002   Link
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    I'm feeling moses on this one

    Phrenchornon November 23, 2004   Link

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