Walls are painted as a brightness surrounding the tired and desperate eyes of that figure standing on the edge.
Can it pull its weight when it takes that step and spreads its lovely arms to free-fall without fear?
Shots in my direction dance with my life,
danger in consequence makes me alive.
Won’t you take back the blood on the dirt,
and place the breathing back in its source.
The ambience of this moment makes our tears run so cold.
Why must you be the one to take the pain- my best friend,
look at you now.
They gave you a carved name reflecting back to their wet eyes.
So just let go of regret.
Your wings are linked to fly,
but they may never take flight when you hold onto your regret.
So just let go.
In this pathetic struggle,
this is what I say:
We give our greatest efforts to strengthen our only surviving chances.

Lyrics submitted by Maggot

You Should be Taking Flight Now song meanings
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    General CommentThis could be about the band name and how they got it. if any of you don't know, before the band formed the singer had a girlfriend named August that he wanted to break up with, but instead of just being sad she went to his house and Burned his dog named Redd alive. the headline in the paper was "August Burns Redd." the singer couldn't get that name out of his mind so they used it, they just took out the extra D. it's just a really sick story.
    AdamBurnsRedon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSERIOUS?!
    wowwww that's so funny.

    ps. this song really seems to be about suicide.
    forever_hauntedon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe part where he starts talking, there is a long pause and he starts to say something else, something about starting over....can you hear what he is saying?
    TMVon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's awesome about the band name.
    I think the song is about his best friend that fell to his death (perhaps suicide). The narrator is saying that he couldn't fly when he was falling but could then fly when he became an angel. It's extremely sad. I almost cried.
    agonyburnsredon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really good, lyrics and music is perfect. That's all I have to say
    TheHumanFace_Divineon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell the part that he's saying soemthing that you don't know is actaully part of a narration from the movie platoon. the first part of it is "Maybe I finally found it, way down here in the mud. Maybe from down here I can start up again, be something I can be proud of, without having to fake it, be a fake human being." couldn't find the rest after that
    TheHumanFace_Divineon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Maybe I finally found it, way down here in the mud. Maybe from down here I can start up again, be something I can be proud of, without having to fake it, be a fake human being. Maybe I can see something I don't yet see, learn something I don't yet know. I miss you... I miss you right now..."
    Sadidaon October 13, 2013   Link

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