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Have not the strongest
And closest ties been bound so long
I've called upon them
They remind me where I'm from
With deep conviction
I am connected cross the miles
With out them nothing worth relying on

It's been so long since I could say
I've needed anything stronger
We can't be wrong when we have ties that bind us
If I rely and I know the strength
In those who taught me of the
Power in the ties that bind

When I turn inward
And look for strength within my self
And demonstrations of courage
Are the result
If inspiration is wholly shared
Then more is the gain
Then I will follow
The selfless actions displayed

It's been so long since I could say
I've needed anything stronger
We can't be wrong when we have ties that bind us
If I rely and I know the strength
In those who taught me of the
Power in the ties that bind

We are made powerful (x2)

It's been so long since I could say
I've needed anything stronger
We can't be wrong when we have ties that bind us
If I rely and I know the strength
In those who taught me of the
Power in the ties that bind

We are made powerful (x4)



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    akidudontknowMar 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    not sure if i'm right here, but i think he's talking about how he's never really asked for help until he realizes just what other people like his friends and famiily can do for him, and then he finds it nearly impossible to live without their presence
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    UnregisteredMar 25, 2012 at 1:31 am
    This song, in my opinion, is about the powerful ties that true friends share. They are connected despite the distance, and they remind him of where he came from.

    The reference in the name chiron, is that to the mentor of mythological heroes such as peleus, achilles, actaeon, and patroclus. He as their mentor, formed a bond with them which "made them powerful"

    Chiron's death was also a "selfless action" because being the son of a titan cronus, he was immortal. He traded his immortality for the life of another, then dying from a poison arrow which he had been struck with before the trade of his immortality
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    NanaairplanneAug 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 274 (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
    "Inventors and their inventions . . . Chiron, son of Saturnus [Kronos, Cronus], first used herbs in the medical art of surgery."
    "Cerberus is a fierce, pitiless, flesh-eating watchdog, the guardian of Hell, stationed by the River Styx. Let's get our Greek gods and their myths straight.
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    Synyster_A7XESFeb 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    I'm not quite sure on this, but I personally think this song is more about a relationship between two or more people, and not Greek mythology. I say this because while SuperDrummer and vincevalfan's meanings make sense, there is just one part that doesn't; when he says "WE can't be wrong when WE have the ties that bind US." If he was indeed speaking of himself as Chiron, it wouldn't make sense for him to say "we" and "us". Plus, if you read the rest of the lyrics that All That Remains has written, a song about Greek mythology doesn't exactly fit in there.
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    vincevalfanNov 19, 2009 at 3:06 am
    umm I hate to say this SuperDrummer, but Chiron was the centaur that trained many heroes throughout greek mythology, for he was immortal as long as there was need for him. ChAron was the ferryman to the underworld, not necessarily hell, since the underworld also held the Elysium Fields, the greek equivilant to heaven... and the the field of asphodel, basically lymbo... but your meaning of the song is pretty accurate, and don't worry, it's easy to mix the two characters up

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