"Scarecrow" as written by and Benny Goodman....
I put my faith in the absence of something better
If it doesn't fit then it's out of reach for me
I'm a tightly wound mess
Neatly perched inside my own distress
And you talk of freedom that means nothing to me
And then you say:

How are we ever gonna know if there's something better?
Is the only way to know ourselves to go too far?
I spend my days in a fear one day
A wind will blow me away
The only thing that keeps me here are these strings of mine that hold me down
I watch the rise and fall of a thousand days
It means nothing to me
Cause i've been promised redemption for a life time wasted in these golden fields

So far so good so many promises
Swinging in the wind directions
Something that I can't control
Creation eludes me its all just waiting time here in this field Nothing but a scarecrow waiting for the world to tear me down

How are we ever gonna know if there's something better ?
Are we ever gonna be the same?
Or just go to far to realize?
Are we ever gonna become something better than what we've become?
Or are we just scarecrows waiting for the world to blow us down?

Lyrics submitted by EverPeace

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    General CommentThis is a great song, I suggest to anyone who reads these lyrics that they listen to this song. Also, try listening to Mephisto by the same band.
    EverPeaceon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn right both those songs are sweet.
    rxbrotheron April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthell buy element of sonic defiance, 8 of the best songs ever written
    SongMeaningson May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree, although Jackie-o is starting to wear thin on me. (it HAS been about 4 years I've had the cd though)
    Avaranton February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwicked tune. one of strung outs best. To me this song is about how fragile life is. How all life on this planet is lucky to be here and the thin thread we dangle on. It is asking a question "Are we ever gonna become something better than what we've become?" Are we going to evolve to something better or continue our life of conveniance and become weaker? How powerless are we to change the world? Or are we isolated and without control over what we are...
    anyway im starting to ramble
    M1k3ron March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about being paranoid. that one day we're gonna just be "blown away", and are we ever gonna get over that or just live our lives in fear
    devoidedon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought of this song as being too afraid to go beyond yourself and try new things because you have low self esteem or feel that things are outside your control.
    deschainxon October 22, 2008   Link

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