"Back And Forth" as written by Dan McClintock and Ted Bond....
Late at night all alone in the bathroom
You're freaking out cause you just can't control everything
That happens around you
Set in stone with no proof of validity
Your so-called faith keeps you terrified in anything
That threatens your standing

The eyes of the world, the eyes of the church, the eyes of your peers
The wagging of tongues, whispering shame, upon eager ears

Have all the plans that you laid out so carefully
Fallen short of your neo-Victorian fantasy
You cling to so desperately
So look at all your hard work is coming to
Despite your effort you still can't buy security
So what is your money worth?
And maybe it's right and I should feel pain for bending the rules
But I'm not the one who's trying to choose between fools

Back and forth the orchestra plays
But neither side is tuned to the other
Back and forth the orchestra plays
But neither side is tuned

Pull the shutters and tighten the blindfold
Turn away anyone who doesn't fit the mold
The story goes untold
Despite the righteous beliefs that you profess
You still can't cover the stain that marks your Sunday dress
No need to confess

Back and forth the orchestra plays

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"Back and Forth" as written by Benjamin David Einziger Benjamin Einziger

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    General CommentThis song sends shivers down my spine, especially the part towards the ending. Too bad it's poorly produced (in my opinion)...
    appelon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree, the recording is a bit poor, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a classic song. It's Craig's Brother's best song. I love the teenage-oriented lyrics..
    Cherub Rockon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is like.. one of my top fav. When the violons kick in... DAMN!!
    Hims3lfon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsean from yellowcard plays violin i fink
    silentmboon March 06, 2005   Link

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