Inspiring, shining, rising
And when you're in my way
I'm not dividing me from you cause we're working together
Perfect in its splendor like the currents of the weather
The splinter in my center hindering all of my pleasure
Is me manifested as you in this endeavor
Once responsibility is taken I can render
Experience to be however I want to remember

[Chorus]
Time and time again we fall in to the depths of who we are
But you can't keep running away from what you're trying to find

Put yourself through the scariest of scenarios
Enter experiences you normally wouldn't dare to go
It's all for the character and the arrogant afterglow
Of knowing it's appearance according to your patterns of growth
And what your parents handed down to you to handle
Make sure you carry torches when their putting out your candles
Predictions can be unkind but unwind them still
Don't erase the part of you that's responsible for your will

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

Well I've seen you and those things you do
And the way you hide that shadow can't be good for you
Your dark defines your light

There's some utterly damaged particles to deal with
And if I stutter I'm sorry but it's hard to feel swift
When stuck in my stomach is a cannon ball anchor to lift
I've been pushing it down pretending it doesn't exist
Well this is what happens when you're pissed about being pissed
You dig yourself so deep you resist just to resist
And there's no way to get back experiences you missed
So start right now today and risk furiousness for bliss

[Chorus:Repeat x3]


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Time and Time Again Lyrics as written by Benjamin Melan Collins Barry Louis Collins

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  • +1
    General Commentin the music video, its all about this punk who gets sent off to war, gets out alive, and comes back to play in his old garage band. he just stumbles through life, lucky to be alive kind of looking in from the outside. i think thats a cool way to look at it
    pumpkinqueenon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmmm i think this song is about trying to be yourself doing what you will do. I wouldnt say being full of themselves, or at least not more than people usually are. Everybody has to look into themselves sometimes.
    blinkcat00on October 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe’s talking to his parents about their relationship and maintaining your values through the trial of adolescence and the pressures of your parents’ expectations. The risk is to become negative and jaded and to resist just to resist. In the end the best thing to do is to risk your furiousness and allow yourself bliss. In the end, it’s a song about hope, during the tough transitional stages of your life and your relationships while growing into the person you were meant to be.
    gartzon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe video is an excellent piece of work...I downloaded this song soon after I saw it. It's a magical tune that sadly won't be remembered. Several anti-war anthems from 2k4 didn't make a great crash on the mainstream and this is one of them. This is one of the best protest songs I've ever heard and I hope it will be remembered later in my lifetime.
    OpinionHeadon January 03, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationAfter listening to the song countless times and reflecting on it, i think i have a possible interpretation.

    The speaker refers to the three parts of himself. As Freud would put it, the Super ego and Id. He is seeking to strengthen his Ego. His moral side that seeks wise decisions and integrity. And his instinctual side that seeks immediate pleasure. And the part of himself that balances the two and makes the decision. For simplicity i will refer to them as the "good" and "bad" sides, and refer to his actions as the third.

    A majority of the song, the speaker tries to encourage himself to get past his fears that the bad side would tell him to embrace. His good side speaks to him and influences his actions to be progressive for a happy and successful life.

    Ultimately, when the three come together in harmony, the speaker finds his greatest accomplishments.
    rory110689on November 08, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis band reminds me of the gorillaz. now as song meanings goes, I think its about people who are full of themselves. Hence the fall intro the depth of ourselves
    Drewsredwingson September 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool song...same as pumpkinqueeen
    patriots20042004on November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis band really does remind me of the gorillaz...cause it just seems like that...and the song meanings i think it just goin through life....THIS SONG IS KUL
    Sp1k3dAmAnon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMake sure you carry torches when their puttin out your candles
    words to live by
    (i dont know what the song means but a few lines - like that one- stuck out at me and can be interpreted as saying "dont lose yourself through the trials and monotony of life"-- lemmings suck )
    pinkpunkjunkieon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor the most part I agree with Gartz, it is about growing up, but doing so with grace. Being a person that you can be proud of, and being able to be happy, not only with yourself, but with your life. I wouldn't say this is a great song, but it is definatly something that is interesting.
    myddraallon March 15, 2005   Link

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