Have you ever got that downwards sinking feeling? And just a touch of human hands make for healing? He's watered down amongst the crowd,
Always lost and searching for his own sound.

These concrete boots he wears, make it hard to reach the air.
These concrete boots he wears.

And now all the eyes are facing towards the south. Just as narrow words try to escape his mouth. The plastered faces are painted white, just to keep the inside out of his sight.

These concrete boots he wears, make it hard to reach the air.
These concrete boots he wears.

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"Concrete Boots" as written by Benjamin Whitney Windsor Andrew Jay J Atkins


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    General CommentI love this song and After The Fall. Why hasn't anyone made any comments about them?
    takingbacksunday_77on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm doing art this year at school and im using it along with another song as inspiration for my major piece. basically how i saw it was that this boy is stuck in a rift where he can't be who he really is inside. he's wearing these concrete boots which stop him from being himself ("make it hard to reach the air").
    that's how i see it anyway.
    Cassedyon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI recon this song is about somebody having potential. these concrete boots HE wears, makes it hard to reach the air. "hes watered down amongst the crowd" and "painted white to keep the inside out of his sight" seem to show he is unaccepted and got a low self-esteem. He wants to be unique but the fear of being further rejected by society stops him from suceeding
    luke_gon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentive been told this is my theme song. what does that mean exactly? the guy lacks self esteem, everything keeps him down. and while that's the case, he'll never achieve what he is capable of, whatever that be. awesome song by the way, atf are bloody awesome
    punkchris55on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentafter the fall r bloody amazin.. i saw them when they toured wit the darkness, it was my first time hearin n that nite but eva since then i carnt get them out of my head.. i agree wit luke g 100% by the way, he wants to reach out n b different but he feels restraind by sociteys image of "cool"
    mejz_on May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song =)
    shortiezalwaysrighton September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a really good song. loved the film clip too
    - hayles -
    hayles89on October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about being oppressed by societies constraints of normal and acceptable, it's someone wanting to break out of the mould because he's drowning in the mediocrity of society, but he can't. Maybe he's afraid, maybe he's just being beaten down by the "normal people." whose faces are "painted white, just to keep the inside out of his sight." I think this line symbolises isolation, feeling different from everyone around him. Like normality is a club he's never allowed to join.

    Amazing song :D
    joAKAmegalomaniacon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dunno.
    LOVE this song.
    i always thought it was about depression.
    the concrete boot and the donwards sinking feeling.
    you know when your feeling shit
    and its all grey, its too hard to move, you feel like your weighed down???

    mm.. my version says deathly sinkign feeling
    im listening to it atm.
    ilovehoratioon July 07, 2009   Link

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