[I. Different?]
Once in the middle of the crowd, I stopped
Suddenly I felt so good not being on the move
But became an obstruction in your way
And I was surprised how fast you could unite against me
When you forced me to the ground and tied my hands
Certain I couldn't disturb anymore
I saw the sadness in your eyes, your fear
And the most secret desire: "Escape from here"

In pursuit of uniqueness and individuality,
we must be unlike anyone else to survive
But in the mass of different runners, different lives,
we can't make time to realize how the same we are

[II. Hedonist Party]
So let me live without your pain
Just let me live without your pain
Because I want to feel so

It's not right
It's not fair
When I am forced to live your life
It's not right
Just let me live without your pain (x4)
Just let me live without

[III. Straw Man Dance]
Congrats! This time you're a borderline pass
Here's your reward
Now smile
After all, you conform to us
Drag on, forget yourself in the final dance
You already know the steps

Lyrics submitted by NickBush24, edited by Octavarium64

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    General CommentHave you ever felt the relief (really euphoria) of being an individual? Of following your own commands and acting and appearing the way you feel like acting or appearing? What's so sad is that this feeling is hardly felt by any of us. We are usually so caught up in decision making with the expectations of outside influences in mind that we miss out on the very lives and the limited hours that we possess to enjoy it. John Lennon said it best when he wrote "ife is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

    I really love Riverside. They are tremendous. Coming from a non-mainstrean country it's even more incredible that I am fortunate enough to be exposed to their brilliance. This song is a perfect example of how brilliant they really are - progressive intelligence with major talent!!

    Lyrically fantastic and musically talented. Thank you Riverside - keep on going - you are slowly and steadily taking over the progressive world!!

    Oh, by the way, this song, in my opinion, is a very excellent attempt in making you realize that this is "your" life - so enjoy it!!

    DTFANIAMon January 11, 2011   Link

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