"Boy On A String" as written by Stephen Daniel Mason, Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine and Matthew Ryan Bronleewe....
The marionette has your number
He's pulling your arms and legs
'Til you can't stand on your own
Dragging your conscience on the stage

And your heart gets rearranged
And you cannot tell you mentor
From you Maker
Look at the crowd bleeding with laughter

Or the way you entertain at beckon call
They don't see behind the lights
Or the painted background
They just like to see you fall

But you don't really mind
And you're just wasting time
You don't feel anything
You're a boy on a string

I feel a sadness like Gapetto
Watching the life that he created run away
Seeing the puppeteer's intrusion
And holding the remains

Of puppets that had rotted away
One day the curtain will not open
And all of the crowds will go away
Crowds will go away (sung in background)

Someday those strings will choke you
But until that day


Just a boy
Just a boy
Just a boy
Just a boy

[Chorus: x2]

Just a boy on a string

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"Boy on a String" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentI think this song is about how people let others control their lives. Kind of like peer pressure. People just want you to go along with the crowd sometimes, and people can pull you down into their sin. You're on a string because you just let them take control and go, and "you don't really mind, cause you're just wasting time...." It's saying that if you don't get focused, one day, "those strings will choke you." In other words, you're gonna end up in BIG trouble!!!
    PrincessDiva282on April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be talking about (at first) a human's life on earth and how the world loves to see then fail. Then it says "but you dont really mind..." refering to the short amount of time we have on this earth compared to the time we will have in the after life. and the second vers is talking about how the creator (god) watches the pupet (human) run away to the puppeteer (devil) and the rotting (death) that follows. and finally telling one to stand firm because one day you will be out of the world.
    JCSBMWon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThey do a great job in reinterpreting an overused metaphor. Putting a positive spin on the metaphor helps make it all the more imperative.
    OpinionHeadon April 20, 2004   Link

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