"Stepping Outside The Circle" as written by and Matthew Bachand Brian Fair....
Here I go again
A vicious cycle without end
Seeking distance for security
A desperate act to remain free

A balance point cannot be found
This whole thing will come crashing down
Down! Down!
My fear will drag you down
Into this world that i create
Your love for me has sealed your fate

Down! Down!
My fear will drag you down
Can I trust in what i feel?
Praying that this time it's real

Feel the strain!
All this times been spent in vain, MY SHAME!
open wounds that still remain, DECAY!
As my faith is stripped away, YOU'LL STRAY!
The final price I have to pay

Digging in deeper still
The hollowness I yearn to fill
The story always ends the same
The cycle soon begins again

Stepping outside the circle!

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"Stepping Outside the Circle" as written by Jason Bittner Brian Fair


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    General CommentThis song is about commitment into a relationship. The vocalist always used to back out of his relationships because he was afraid to commit, so he would move onto another girl and back down. Hence the verse "the cycle soon begins again"
    The Matterhornon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant guitar and drum work. the song doesnt even need words to be amazing.
    suburbangraffition July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song also has the best guitar solo ever
    The Matterhornon June 12, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI also think it's about commitment, but my interpretation is that it's not about moving onto other men/women due to fear to commit. I think in reaction to fear of intimacy, the vocalist has a wall up and perhaps isolates, stays to himself. Either way, what he fears the most is getting hurt (and also being afraid to hurt the person he's involved with). He's probably been scarred from being hurt in the past and is afraid to trust again.

    Maybe the person he is now in a relationship with hurt him before, or it can be someone else. I also think he is afraid of hurting the other person, knowing that he will drag someone else down with him.

    It's a cycle for him to avoid giving himself fully to someone else. He does not take his chances since he does not want to risk having to deal with more pain and possible rejection. Another spin on it is that he has walls up as a result of him dealing with depression.

    He is questioning his ability to sustain a relationship and feels that he would burden someone else if he were to let a person into his world, which is full of pain. He knows his emotional baggage would affect any relationship, so he does not feel he cannot get too close to someone. He remains isolated and trapped in his own vicious cycle of never sustaining a meaningful, lasting relationship. It eventually deteriorates, because he cannot trust others (or himself).
    xRavenxon October 20, 2016   Link

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