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Borderline,
Dead inside.
I don't mind,
Falling to pieces.
Count me in,
Violent,
Let's begin.
Feeding the sickness.
How do I simplify,
Dislocate,
The enemy is on the way.

[Chorus]
Show me what it's like
To dream in black and white,
So I can leave this world tonight.

Full of fear,
Everclear.
I'll be here,
Fighting forever.
Curious,
Venemous,
You'll find me
Climbing to heaven.
Never mind,
Turn back time.
You'll be fine,
I will get left behind.

[Chorus]
Show me what it's like to
Dream in black and white,
So I can leave this world tonight.
Holding on too tight.
Breathe the breath of life,
So I can leave this world behind.

It only hurts just once.
They're only broken bones.
Hide the hate inside.

[Chorus]
Show me what it's like to
Dream in black and white,
So I can leave this world tonight.
Holding on too tight.
Breathe the breath of life,
So I can leave this world behind.



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    USSOLDIERMar 27, 2010 at 9:09 am
    This song is much complicated than all of you others seem to believe. It's about the complicated world that we live in, a world of extraneous variables and the larger possibility of pain rather than pleaseure. In this world, he feel dead inside, it is too complicated. he wants to extricate himself into a more simple world. Maybe a world of the 'past' where things were more simplifoed and the possibility of happiness far outweighed the latter, where there was more to go around and people weren't disenchanted with their relationships and purpose on life. He wants to leave the world and find a more satsfying/simple place for him to live. The metaphor of climbing to heaven refers to the struggle of leading a worthy life to reach salvation. Even the purest of people have had to comprimise their beliefs in this 'zero-sum' world we live in. By definition, the ownership of someting directly relates to someone else's lack of ownership.. If it wasn't 'mine' it would be 'someone elses'. and thats the life he wants to escape.
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    NAVYboy12Jul 22, 2009 at 7:04 am
    i think its about a soldier in a war that was left behind or got lost...and he is singing this song...and he says hes starting to dream in black and white because he is loosing the color of his life. as he is trying to find the way home he is spoted by the enemy and they r coming to get him. he gets pinned and eventually shot and is now completely seeing and dreaming in black and white... he is still firering back at the enemy.. but they r coming closer and closer... they start sooting... and now he realizes it only hurts once...even though the bullets are breaking his bones...he now tells himself that he has been holding on to tight... as he takes a few last bullets he lays back with his eyes open... and says out loud (as if the enemy would hear him) you will find me climbing to heaven... and as the breath of life leaves him.. he smiles and closes his eyes... and leaves the world behind.
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    emeraldspiritSep 29, 2008 at 5:24 am
    It's about a soldier who has trouble desensitizing himself to the violence of war, and he can't see his enemies as things to be killed, he still sees them as people. (How do I simplify, Dislocate, The enemy is on the way) As time goes on, he loses hope and falls into despair, afraid that he'll always be fighting. (Full of fear, Everclear. I'll be here, Fighting forever.) So he decides that he would much rather die and leave this world than keep on living and fighting forever. ([Chorus])
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    Its like the title: unknown soldier. Nobody knows he/she will save the day. They just want their lives to end instead of beinf the hero.
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    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    The meaning of this song is that no matter what you will die and how the world can only ever see things from two points of view and no one is willing to break the boundaries of there mind and look at it from a 3 point

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