"The Strength to Go On" as written by Zach Blair, Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath and Brandon Barnes....
Welcome home
While away
They have tampered with the locks
And your things they rearranged
"We propose,
A better way"
Said the note they left behind
In their wake of disarray

You fell in place
Don't fall asleep
They'll find us here
I know a place
To disappear
As a voice proclaimed

What we are is the sum of a thousand lies
What we know is almost nothing at all
But we are what we are 'till the day we die
Or 'till we don't have the strength to go on
'Till we don't have the strength to go on

Let us cry
Let us be
Let us open up our hearts
Without fear of anything
Faith alone's
All we need
To traverse this burning bridge
Now before it gets too late

You claim, "it's fine"
But the heart reveals
What smiles betray
Your sad sad eyes
Gave you away
And don't you know

What we are is the sum of a thousand lies
What we know is almost nothing at all
But we are what we are 'till the day we die
Or 'till we don't have the strength to go on
'Till we don't have the strength to go on

Our shoulders bear an awful weight
But still we trudge on just the same
Our colors run then leave a stain
They blacken our once honest name
How can we argue, tell me
Over the fury and the fire
How many times can we tell you that we
Are not like you, we see right through
The poor disguise that fails to fool
The wary eye is trained on you

What we are is the sum of a thousand lies
What we know is almost nothing at all
But we are what we are 'till the day we die
Or 'till we don't have the strength to go on
'Till we don't have the strength to go on

What we are is the sum of a thousand lies
What we know is almost nothing at all
But we are what we are 'till the day we die
Or 'till we don't have the strength to go on
'Till we don't have the strength to go on

Yeah we don't have the strength to go on.


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"The Strength to Go On" as written by Joseph Principe Brandon Barnes

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    General CommentThis song begins with a 1984 feel:

    "They have tampered with the locks
    And your things they rearranged

    'We propose a better way.'
    Said the note they left behind"

    the chorus is a fairly true statement of all people, being the sum of many a lie, but the emphasis is that the song sings of people particularly surrounded by lies and little truth to the point at which they have little they can truely be certain of. I like the point they make that people are who they are until they die or until they break under pressure. Everyone breaks down under torture it's just a matter of time and pain.

    one of the more interesting themes of the song is the distrust of one of the people that accompany the main singer. He distrusts someone (the second person understood) because the look in their eyes but truly he's heard too many lies to really believe that they're really a liar despite the look in that person's eyes. run through a world of lies there's little to believe, so despite the belief that they aren't who they say they are they remain with the main singer despite the many times he tells the second person understood that he doesn't believe them.
    aardvarkscanflyon October 06, 2008   Link

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