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You had something to hide
Should have hidden it, shouldn't you
Now you're not satisfied
With what you're being put through

It's just time to pay the price
For not listening to advice
And deciding in your youth
On the policy of truth

Things could be so different now
It used to be so civilized
You will always wonder how
It could have been if you'd only lied

It's too late to change events
It's time to face the consequence
For delivering the proof
In the policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before

Now you're standing there tongue tied
You'd better learn your lesson well
Hide what you have to hide
And tell what you have to tell
You'll see your problems multiplied
If you continually decide
To faithfully pursue
The policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before



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    DubHawkinsApr 12, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    Grammatical oops, correction: (***)
    I take a loosely spiritual meaning to this song. Mainly about innocence, (Ability to love like chidren) and people whom try to maintain it by being true to soul, (hence innocense) will usually be the ones left to "face consequence" after "delivering the proof" of their "Policy of truth". It's also a warning, about*** hiding such deep truths from most people's eyes. "Problems multiply". And the spiritual part, to me, comes in with the "Never again, is what you swore, the time before", because I tend to think of that as something of a prayer to God or a higher being, about being in the same "life-situation again". (Questioning something above us, WHY)Maybe one explanation of loving people's re-current loss. Same as "why good guys finish last" kind of thing. Maybe? *Or until this song hits them home...innocent hearts (pure) are not very popular currently, so careful what ya show, and most people see.
    Summated~
    *The battle of the innner soul, and the outer flesh, that only very few people will "get".
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    DubHawkinsApr 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    I take a loosely spiritual meaning to this song. Mainly about innocence, (Ability to love like chidren) and people whom try to maintain it by being true to soul, (hence innocense) will usually be the ones left to "face consequence" after "delivering the proof" of their "Policy of truth". It's also a warning, about not hiding such deep truths from most people's eyes. "Problems multiply". And the spiritual part, to me, comes in with the "Never again, is what you swore, the time before", because I tend to think of that as something of a prayer to God or a higher being, about being in the same "life-situation again". (Questioning something above us, WHY)Maybe one explanation of loving people's re-current loss. Same as "why good guys finish last" kind of thing. Maybe? *Or until this song hits them home...innocent hearts (pure) are not very popular currently, so careful what ya show, and most people see.
    Summated~
    *The battle of the innner soul, and the outer flesh, that only very few people will "get".

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