I can't believe how tightly
you can shut your eyes
Mouth open wide your words say more
than any text book could
I've never seen nothing
take up so much space
Your wisdom rings hollow
It's just some shit that your drunk father
nailed into your head when you were ten
He stomped on your mind
You could not bridge the gap
between you and me
Some things are better left unsaid
But I can't just smile - nod my head when
I should be screaming - Screaming at the sun
So I waste my time beating my head
against brick fucking walls
Sharing words with you
With you

Lyrics submitted by SkyBluToo

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    I think this song is about how close minded people can be and I think its especially talking about homophobic people -It's just some shit that your drunk father nailed into your head when you were ten - -----I could be wrong "^_^"
    ThisPlaceSuckson September 25, 2002   Link
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    this is my favorite bane song. it never ceases to blow me away everytime i hear it...
    SkyBluTooon May 04, 2002   Link
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    This song rocks. Its the one I always skip to. It rocks even harder live too. Anyone who has seen Bane knows what I'm talking about. They are one of (if not) the best live bands out there. Their energy is just unreal.
    walkingonawireon May 23, 2002   Link
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    bane fucking own and this song rules
    teenagefuckupon June 11, 2002   Link
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    I used to not like bane . I didnt like the vocals mainly, but i heard this song and it amazed me. Ever since then i liked bane a lot. even the songs i used to hate.
    ILikeGuamTheCountryon July 30, 2002   Link
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    This song really is the best BANE song ever. when you hear BANE play the song live you know it means so much to them. When they played in london UK it really ruled
    XJohnXon April 25, 2003   Link
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    what is the clip at the begining of this song from?
    givingintoautumnon June 15, 2003   Link
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    the clip in the beginning is from "the good the bad and the ugly" great movie. and ditto to thisplacesucks about how its about close minded people
    swornhonoron May 12, 2005   Link
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    BANE really pulls a lot of influence from the hardcore scene itself, so work of that
    flip the tapexXon February 02, 2006   Link
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    "thisplacesucks" what would possibly give you the idea that this song was about being ignorant towards gay people other than the video interview of aaron bedard telling the story about the meaning of the song, about his coworker who hated gays and said bad things about spanish people.. haha
    Jesse138on March 25, 2009   Link

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