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Silence is a frustrating answer when all you want is a sign.
Silence is a frustrating answer when all you wanted is a sign.

It's hard to be surrounded by the ones that you love when they keep passing
You by.
(Passing you by)

Beneath the tough facade I know that we are getting through.
None of us are ready to just remember you.

Whenever you are lost, I know that we can find you standing outside
Screaming at the sky.

Don't let the tears of agony consume your heart.
Let it beat on in hopes and dreams of a new start.

No one knows the weight on your shoulders.
No one knows the burdens you bare. These thoughts won't stop.

I'd be so easy to take the easy way out. I'd be so easy to take the easy
Way out.

Compassion is a beautiful thing, so show some for yourself.
Rock solid from the outside looking in.
Rock solid from the outside looking in. Inside you're praying for help.
Rock solid from the outside looking in. You're praying for help.

It's hard to be surrounded by the ones that you love when they keep passing
You by.
(Passing you by)

Beneath the tough facade I know that we are getting through.
Life is a gift. Remember this. Remember this.

Break free. Break free. Break free.

I know silence is a hard answer when all you want is a sign.
Patience is a virtue. (a virtue) You will be revived.



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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    In my opinion i see it as a way of life and how the writing appeals to those who are always seem to be cold or heartless but in actual fact have a heart(rock solid from the outside looking in) and that we should be compassionate to ourselves in order to appreciate all. I feel as he also appeals to life choices when he says 'it'd be so easy to take the easy way out' it would be so easy to just sit at home and do nothing at all but we must not choose that way because its redundant. We may have to face our loved ones coming and going but its part of life as we continuously fight to better ourselves and enjoy the gifts of life
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    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 1:39 am
    This represents the struggle we all face when we love someone, but see that their actions are hurting the relationship. The only way to cure their debauchery or defiance is through silence and patience to let them realize.
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    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 6:01 am
    As usual it is about god, the silence, his presence that is questioned by many.. Like if god exist, why he wont answer any of my prayers? My questions..

    And lucky were those who wait (for god)
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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Basically what the last person said below me. Also, it seems like after the "break free" part, it goes into a more upbeat part that sounds kind of... Happy, i guess. After breaking free, you will be in a more positive state of mind. Then it leads into the "you will be revived" part, which i feel is a fitting conclusion to an awesome song.
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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 4:51 am
    I don't mean to be that dark kid, i'm really not. But this song is really about depression and, one could argue, suicide. The lines like "i'd be so easy to take the easy way out. " and "it's hard to be surrounded by the ones that you love when they keep passing you by. " lead me to that conclusion. And i have dealt with depression, and this song totally takes me back to that time, and allows me to let that time in my life go. The song generally maintains a optimistic outlook, but when the "break free" breakdown hits, it's just this huge climax to this song, it's so amazing.

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