Should I have believed I was still a boy
Naive and sane, protected wholly
Tongue-tied and restless
Breathing of futures
Know me; I am not a child
'Though you have age
You have not felt the pain...
Should I have remained obedient and docile
So far restrained
The hands that hold me back
Could break my bones
As each one snaps
I hate my home
Far on my way
I should know, I was born here
Know me
Am I just some fool? Am I far from ready?
Just let me fall and I'll believe you.
Chained up and pampered I strain until I crack
Know me before you kill what I want to be
And leave me cold
Bled white
And feeling old
Far on my way
I should know, I was born here
Know me--know all I am
Far on my way
I was cold then I exploded
Know me...

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  • +1
    General CommentThe first part of the song is another song called Humble

    "I love an object a singular thing
    Carried beside me and flaunted for me
    I know I'm not holy just partially good
    No time for my family or patience to brood
    I want to be a great man
    A hero, a martyr, immortal I'd stand
    Well I haven't the guts to touch lepers or queers
    Though I'm happy to waste away time with you here"
    piemericaon August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a very powerful song. Sounds like it's about a child who is sick of being seen as meek, childish, and helpless. Toad did a great job on this one.
    Bravuraon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere is the first part of this song? There is some speaking for awhile before the first line and I can't find the lyrics anywhere.
    drew29on July 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about places like suburbia, where it looks fine on the outside, but htings are really screwed up on teh inside.
    cheesedogon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a coming of age song. Full of frustration and general angst. Maybe a bit dramatic, but weren't we all once?
    triviafairyon June 13, 2011   Link

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