"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 CommentThese are just basic thoughts and opinions
    Audience of One...The one being George W Bush.

    "As we etched them with our fingers
    In years of wet cement"
    -The election of George W Bush

    "We cruised along at half speed
    But then we shifted gears"
    -Everything was fine for awhile the shit started to go down

    "We ran like vampires from a thousand burning sons
    But even then we should have stayed"
    -Those who voted for him decided they made a huge mistake. They are rethinking it and they know its too late.

    The next verse Im still thinking about.

    "I brought down the sky for you but all you did was shrug
    You gave my emptiness a name"
    -I think its basically the fact that a soldier may have killed someone and was expecting praise maybe afterwards but all he felt was emptiness,depression, and regret.

    "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"
    -I think it means We act like it was all okay when we know for a fact that it isnt. We may live a perfectly normal life when on the inside we're in pain. We thought we stopped the chaos when we know its still happening.


    Just an opinion.

    tw15tedon January 21, 2009   Link

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