They put on disguises today
To hide the scarlet letters
That each of us has put so far away

In this which trial
Modern day

Despite this it seems that the powers be
Have decided who I am
And who I will be

Who I am who I'll be
Has been decided for me
And they don't even know me

As they pounded in the stake
I thought I heard them say
"Become like us or you will be slain"

You can't tell me who I am.

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Salem's Suburbs Lyrics as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General CommentI think this songs just shows how as you go through life people will always try to label you, to stereotype you, but only God knows who you really are, and that we shouldn't have to take that, people can't control us, but you know, this songs just plain kicks! It is awesome, and Project 86 rocks!
    Auraon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAlrighty if anyone has been following my posts, this is going with the idea that the Truthless Heroes cd is a story...

    Stan(our 'truthless hero') has been through middle and highschool(Little Green Men and Know what it means) Now he has entered.. college.

    And he really feels the pressure of his teachs, family and peers.
    "Who I am
    Who I'll be
    Has been decided for me
    But they don't even know me"

    He is being pushed towards a carreer, that he isn't really intrested in, we'll say they are trying to make him a musician.
    He tries to fight back, becomes a rebel.
    But the head of the college(maybe even his parents) pretty much tell him that if he doesn't go this way with his life, he'll never be good enough for anything, or anyone.
    "And as they pounded in the stake
    I thought I heard them say
    "Become like us or you will be slain" "
    ProjectShadowson February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs ProjectShadows said Truthless is a story but almost every song on the album hits on the ordeal the band was going through with being forced to change their sound to try and hit with the non christian audience by their record label. Thats why who they are and who they will be has been decided for them.
    taintedsmileon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you know anything about the Salem witch trials, you'll realize that the title gives it away. It's about being judged for not conforming to a certain idea or belief.
    vex390on October 10, 2011   Link

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