Happiness is just a word to me
And it might of meant a thing or two
If I had known the difference

Emptiness, a lonely parody
And my life, another smokin' gun
A sign of my indifference

Always keepin' safe inside
Where no one ever had a chance
To penetrate a break in

Let me tell you some have tried
But I would slam the door so tight
That they could never get in

Kept my cool under a lock and key
And I never shed a tear
Another sign of my condition

Fear of love of bitter vanity
That kept me on the run
The main events at my confession

I kept a chain upon my door
That would shake the shame of Cain
Into a blind submission

The burning ghost without a name
Was still calling all the same
But I just wouldn't listen

The longer I'd stall
The further I'd crawl
The further I'd crawl
The harder I'd fall
I was crawlin into the fire

The more that I saw
The further I'd fall
The further I'd fall
The lower I'd crawl
I kept fallin' into the fire
Into the fire
Into the fire

Suddenly it occurred to me
The reason for the run and hide
Had totaled my existence

Everything left on the other side
Could never be much worse than this
But could I go the distance

I faced the door and all my shame
Tearin' off each piece of chain
Until they all were broken

But no matter how I tried
The other side was locked so tight
The doow it wouldn't open

Gave it all that I got
And started to knock
Shouted for someone
To open the lock
I just gotta get through the door

And the more that I knocked
The hotter I got
The hotter I got
The harder I knocked
I just gotta break through the door

Gotta knock a little harder
Gotta knock a little harder
Gotta knock a little harder
Break through the door


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    Music by Yoko Kanno Lyrics Tim Jensen Vocals by Mai Yamane

    Feaston January 15, 2002   Link
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    You keep yourself at distance from everything and eventually when you want to get close to something you may not be able to.

    He was just all alone. He couldn't enjoy a game with anyone else. Like living in a dream... That's the kind of man he was...

    Fruhmannon May 03, 2003   Link
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    This is one of the most amazing songs that I've ever heard. I great closer to one of the greatest series in tv history.

    Realityon April 23, 2006   Link
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    This remind anyone else of David Bowie circa Oh You Pretty Things? Don't get me wrong, I think its a great tune, but I feel a heavy connection.

    orangetomorrowon September 08, 2007   Link
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    This Song tell the Story of my life...

    lewellyenon March 20, 2014   Link

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