"Reception Fades" as written by and Principe/mcilrath/barnes/wleklinski....
You talk about the way things were
But I can't hear what you're saying
A time when life was not this hard
Blessed by the innocence

Is the best yet to come?
Or did it pass by long ago?
Are we holding on to a thread
Of something already dead?

I'm not your reason to stand up straight
Shoulders back chest out and eyes raised
Stepping back, I hesitate
I can't let myself be taken

The reception fades, the signals breaking up
And am I moving on or am I giving up?
If you walk away from this with anything
Live your life today

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Reception Fades" as written by Dan Wleklinski Brandon Barnes

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    General CommentThe quote at the beginning of the song is from the movie "Henry Fool". It's good, I suggest you check it out.
    dirtywingedon March 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the beginning lines:
    it is, in the end whatever the hell i want it to be and when im through with it, its gonna blow a whole this wide, straight through the worlds own idea of itself...there throwing bottles at your house, common lets go break their arms"..i think that is the sickest quote ever..does anyone know where it came from??
    afipunk84on April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentconfused about something, wether it be a relationship, friendship, scene, revolution, movement im not sure. It's cool how anything could really fit. The last line Live Your Life Today. Simple but good line
    firstarsbrnwhiteon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is totally about a relationship. It's about staying in a relationship after it's over because they've been together so long, they don't know how to live life without each other.

    The song is saying, you can't use me as a crutch anymore, you have to live your life and I have to live mine.
    powerbaiton July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know what he shouts on the middle bit? before the 'reception fades...' bit
    Kid_on_Coffeeon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyou cant change your mind, expect me to care, u just cant snap your fingers and expect me to be there. cant change your mind expect me to care, u just cant snap your fingers and expect me to be there.CANT JUST CHANGE YOUR MIND!!! ----that part kicks soo much azz. best song ever by rise against and if u think its good on cd. it gets intense live
    ahope4tomorrowon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah afi punk i have no idea either .. cause they don't seem very relevant to the rest of the song ... i just dont know
    sofarfromhereon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a relationship going through hard times and their asking themselves if its still worth it and if its going to get better. That's where the lyrics "Is the best yet to come" come in.Also. one of them is saying that there not the others reason to try their best and they don't want to be taken into the relationship like that. They don't know if they're moving on in the relationship and forgetting the problem, or just pretending that everything's fine but in reality giving up. "The reception fades the signals breaking up" thats just a metaphor that stands for how they don't know if they're moving on or giving up. Great lyrics.
    XxRiseAgainstxXon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Henry Fool is a great movie! I don't know what's the song about though...
    MissNeuroticon December 18, 2007   Link

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