She turns like the ocean
She tells no emotion
She's been gunning down the fight
She's just reminiscing
Blood sweat and one things missing
She's been breaking up inside, inside

Singing without tongues
Screaming without lungs
I want more than my lonely nation
I want more than my lonely nation
Desperate we are young, seperate we are one
I want more than my desperation
I want more than my lonely nation

We are the target market, we set the corporate target
We are slaves of what we want
We're just not amused and, we're just used to bad news
We are slaves of what we want

Singing without tongues
Screaming without lungs
I want more than my lonely nation
I want more than my lonely nation
Desperate we are young
Seperate we are one
I want more than my desperation
I want more than my lonely nation

Lonely
Lonely

Don't leave me
I'm tired
Don't leave me
I'm tired of feeling low
I'm feeling low
I'm feeling low!

Singing without tongues
Screaming without lungs
I want more than my desperation nation
I want more than my lonely nation
Desperate we are young, seperate we are one
I want more than my lonely nation
I want more than my lonely nation
I want more than my lonely nation
I want more than my lonely nation


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    General CommentI saw Switchfoot last night in Sydney and they opened with this song. I didn't know it last night and now I can't stop listening to it. It's so powerful, lyrically and musically. At the concert it really just hit me and I couldnt help giving in to the song it was so great! Anyway I found this on the Switchfoot website, this comes straight from Jon:

    "Desperate times call for desperate measures. Over the course our time on the road as a band I have met so many amazing, beautiful, desperate, lonely people. We are the lonely nation. We are the disenchanted, the disillusioned- we are the remnant of lonely souls wanting more than anything that we can buy with this cold, hard cash. I wrote this song while we were playing a stretch of rock radio shows. I'd walk around near the back and just breathe in the loneliness- masses of lonely, scared kids. I remember thinking about the irony. Here you have this connected generation of online communities, IM, TM, myspace, and cell phones that grows more and more lonely every day. This is a song is still yearning, saying, "Don't settle, please, don't give up. Fight for only the true and the beautiful!"

    We wanted to start the record with this track because we feel that this song picks up where Meant to Live left off. There is hope for meaning and truth in this life but it probably doesn't come in the form of a corporate slogan. We, the target market, want more than this world has to offer. This is a song where tim and chad drive the verses and the guitars take the chorus. We've played this song many times live and refined it quite a bit from it's original state. There's nothing like playing a new song in front of real people with real opinions. The people at those shows, (the extended switchfoot family), they shaped this song as much as anyone."

    Peace out : P
    AiR7oNon October 01, 2005   Link

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