When you've finally thrown up your hands
Poured your heart out, yet nothing stands
It seems our efforts are wasted
But yet it hasn't been in vain

Unfulfillment is killing you
Seems like no one shares the same view
We may have never met but
It might be you who pulls me through

Stand up so I can see you
Shout out so I can hear you
Reach out so I can touch you
This is our emergency

Baby you don't have to be
A picture in a magazine
Sometimes you're too blind to see
Anything objectively
Just keep on doing your thing right now

Listen here take it from me
We're gonna go it differently
They'll follow when you start the lead
Strength in numbers is our key
Keep on doing your thing you do now

Don't forget that when you doubt
That anyone will care about
A thing you do and when you're lost
Someone else is always found
A thousand voices, are you listening?

The tiny spark that you create
It can inspire and duplicate
And soon it spreads from state
To state from williamsburg to silverlake
A thousand voices, are you listening?

This is our emergency


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This Is Our Emergency Lyrics as written by Derek Fudesco Andrea Zollo

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    General CommentI sort of agree with mrs_chainsaw, but I see this song more as an "anarchist's anthem", if you will. The way I see it, it's a rejection of the fickle society in which we live. Take:

    "Baby you don't have to be
    A picture in a magazine"

    It's basically sharing the knowledge that we aren't all perfect, that we don't have to be perfect, and that we can reject the media if we want.

    The repetition of the line: "Keep on doing your thing you do now," seems to suggest that there are many different ways we can "express" ourselves; different ways in which we can "fight" the degradation of our society. They just do it by writing music.

    It's also about inspiration and how:

    "The tiny spark that you create
    It can inspire and duplicate
    And soon it spreads from state
    To state from Williamsburg to Silverlake"
    crystal_dreamson January 05, 2008   Link

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