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Alone at last we can sit and fight
And I've lost all faith in this blurring light,
Stay right here we can change our plight!
Storming through this despite what's right!

One final fight for this tonight
Whoa-oh-oh
With knives and pens we made our plight

Lay your heart down, the end's in sight
Conscience begs for you to do what's right
Everyday it's still the same dull knife!
Stab right through and justify your pride!

One final fight for this tonight
Whoa-oh-oh
With knives and pens we made our plight
Whoa-oh-oh


Well I can't go on without your love, you lost, you never held on
We tried our best... turn out the light! turn out the light!

One final fight for this tonight
Whoa-oh-oh
With knives and pens we made our plight
Whoa-oh-oh

Well I can't go on without your love, you lost, you never held on
We tried our best... turn out the light! turn out the light!



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    theepicpandaFeb 13, 2013 at 5:32 am
    It's about the world thinking we are "emo" and "faggots" and "pussies" and being bullied into cutting.. so we cut with knives despite what is right and we write letters, poetry, lyrics with pens showing what we stand for... (at least that's what I get from it).
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    IAmMe123Feb 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    this song means alot. Andy really understands the choices people make because he admits in interviews he chose writing.. but for others its different. I wont sit here and preach because im not perfect. Iv cut, burned and so on. Sometimes i look at the scars and think 'why did i even do that' . Im also not going to 'lable' or 'steriotype' myself or other people. Im not 'emo' or 'goth' or 'a jock' or 'preppy' . Im ME . and bottom line is whatever your interests are, there's always going to be someone who wont agree and will steriotype you. I feel bad for those people... so small minded. Music like this isnt just for 'emo's' and 'scenes' its for anyone who finds that they like it. So seriously next time you go to say something to someone or lable someone look in the mirror and think 'am i really that different' . Because your not ok... we all go through the same thing. and the more we hate. the further apart we become
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    Cassie_PryoFreakSep 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    I love this song. This song has so many great meanings and a few of them can match up to anyone.
  • Emoangel18
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    Emoangel18Apr 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    I am em and i will admit it but using knives and cutting yourselfs will not help chosse pens not knives, this song means the world to me it really says what kids who dress in black and write sad stuff goes though
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    Dcloud90Jun 23, 2011 at 12:13 am
    If you watch the music video it pretty much discribes what its about it also reflect on Andy's life and childhood

    Its about a kid who gets bullied at school and decides wether to use knives to cut him self to forget about his problems or pens to write or draw to calm yourself

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