"Audience Of One" as written by Zach Blair, Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath and Brandon Barnes....
I can still remember
The words and what they meant
As we etched them with our fingers
In years of wet cement
The days blurred into each other
Though everything seemed clear
We cruised along at half speed
But then we shifted gears

We ran like vampires from a thousand burning suns
But even then we should have stayed

But we ran away
Now all my friends have gone
Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone?

Identities assume us
As nine and five add up
Synchronizing watches
To the seconds that we lost
I looked up and saw you
I know that you saw me
We froze but for a moment
In empathy

I brought down the sky for you but all you did was shrug
You gave my emptiness a name
And you ran away
Now all my friends have gone
Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone?

We're all OK, until the day we're not
The surface shines, while the inside rots
We raced the sunset and we almost won
We slammed the brakes, but the wheels went on

But we ran away
Now all my friends have gone
Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone?


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"Audience of One" as written by Joe Principe Brandon Barnes

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    General Comment"A show of hands from those in this audience of one
    Where have they gone ?"
    I think this line means that there is no one to blame but his self.

    And to address the haters that apparently have invaded songMEANINGS.net: When did it become that whenever a punk band has "harmony" or "melody" it is automatcially "horrible" pop-punk? And if you want to classify it as that fine, but to me Rise Against is one of a very few punk bands that have reached a wide audience (gasp the horror) and still have a message and a meaning behind their ART. And that is what punk (to me) means carrying a message of change, of outrage, of genuine emotion. ($0.02)
    LazyEmc2on October 08, 2008   Link

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