I've been a prisoner
Trapped in by fear
Ordered for the rest of my life
Condemned in a jail cell
Ain't seen life in years
Escape is the only way out

Restart my life
Or self destruction
To climb this wall
Of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons me

My sanity is all but gone
My patience is growing very weak
I need to get a hold of myself
I stare at the wall
For the right time has come
Escape must occur on this night

Stand in my way
And I'll run you straight through
There's no one to stop me now
For I'm on the loose
And I'm ready to start
Torture and hell an this town

Over the wall!

The search will not stop
And hounds will not rest
Till I am back in my cell
For if I am caught,I'll try it again
Over the wall I will go, I will go

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Over the Wall Lyrics as written by Eric Stanley Peterson Alexander Nathan Skolnick

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    General CommentA prisoner escapes from prison. If this is referring to any particular prison, it's probably Alcatraz, because that's the one they show in the music video.
    Testaheadon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentActually, I really think that this song is about the great wall of Berlin. The damn commies put people in jail if they disagreed with their facist rule. The wall of Berlin was 11 ft. tall, and it was rounded at the top so that if someone tried climbing it, they couldn't grab ahold of anything. Over the wall however were watch towers with armed guards, and sand pits. The sand pits were used to track someones foot prints if they did manage to climb the wall. I think this is what the song was about.
    aceticaon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSorry, but Communism and Facism are polar opposites....
    MetalKing00on April 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti hate those damb fascist terrorist islamist eye raky yellow north korean red commie milltants. is what i would say if i were an ignoramus brainwashed by the oliarchic governments that 'rule' this earth.

    i'm not sayin that communism is the way but commie bashing sure as hell is not, and i don't think this site is a place for the voice of ignorance. If you confuse black and white or blue and red you probably shouldn't tell us about how bad one is or how you love the other.

    the same is true aabout religion polotics and evrything else. start to think before you start to talk
    the painkilleron March 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfurthermore theres no lyrical evidence that suggests acetias view is the case. i may as well say its about the wall around my garden
    the painkilleron March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty convinced that this song is pretty much a "Carpe Diem" vibe.. Chucky's (or whomever the lyricist is) has got a fire under his ass after being beat down or missing out on life.. and wants to grab life by the balls and live a life of little or no compromise... and no one can stop him from reaching his goals. If its not about that, it would be a huge irony because its the perfect analogy. "Restart my life or self desctruction."
    BrazosDazoson July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first sight, it sound like a prisioner triyng to escape, but there are some phrases that sound much more like escaping from a social order or something like that.

    Because it says "I've been a prisioner trapped in by fear", not by a jail or something. And it also says "Torture and hell in this town". I think is about the berlin wall but not in an explicit matter, but escaping from comunism or capitalism.
    Metalmesson April 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys are all wrong. This song is not about a real wall or prison, but a metaphorical one. The narrator has trapped himself in a prison of his own creation. "I've been a prisoner trapped in by fear." The narrator fears his only way out is to restart his life elsewhere or else destroy himself "Restart my life or self destruction to climb this wall." The narrator eventually breaks free of his mental prison, but it takes a lot of his energy and he almost looses it, "My sanity is all but gone my patience is growing weak I need to get a hold of myself I stare at the wall" The narrator is still haunted by his past, but he is determined to never fall back into place he was in before, "The search will not stop and hounds will not rest till I am back in my cell for if I am caught, I'll try it again over the wall I will go, I will go"
    Tarboy9on July 31, 2018   Link

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