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Don't shoot until you see
The red and white
And blue in my eyes
They say were straving fences
And it's not so comfortable

He thinks he grow up to be boring
And so he goes to change his life
I saw you get up on your toes
But don't step back too fast
Or you'll cut yourself in half

All I wanted,
All I wanted was to find
There's something here inside of me they couldn't keep
They woke up to hear me screaming

Just shoot until you see
The red on white
And blue in my sky
The proof is in the pictures
And it's not so comforting

He knows that one day they'll ignore him
And push him to the side
He said he kissed the flag before he died
He took one for his country
She said i'd do anything to have him back

All I wanted,
All I wanted was to find
There's something here inside of me they couldn't keep
They woke up to hear me screaming

God help us
Can we really win this fight
Cause no one knows which side you're on
Anymore, anymore
I'm lost and by myself

When this ends
Will freedom be the casualty
Or will it only
Will it be only me
Will it be only me
Will it be, only me

All I wanted,
All I wanted was to find
There's something here inside of me they couldn't keep
They woke up to hear me screaming

God help us
Can we really win this fight
Cause no one knows which side you're on
Anymore, anymore
You're not lost or by yourself



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    nobodyspecialSep 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    Don't shoot until you see
    The red and white
    And blue in my eyes
    --- Don't shoot until you've seen my courage or how fearless I am.

    They say were straddling fences
    And it's not so comfortable
    --- Sent to war because you are told its defending your country, when you get to wherever you are going you see a different story and now your straddling the fence, doing what your told, and going against what you "Feel" is right.
    You know? that feeling you get when you've done something you knew was wrong, but you do it anyway? Not a comfortable feeling.

    He thinks he grow up to be boring
    And so he goes to change his life
    --- line says it all, goes to change his life by joining the military in hopes of finding a not so boring life.

    I saw you get up on your toes
    But don't step back too fast
    Or you'll cut yourself in half
    --- (I think this is from the girls perspective) I saw you get up on your toes (Stood up taller than you ever have stood, but don't step back or you will cut yourself in half. You know the saying, 1 step forward 2 steps back, dont step back because you will cut yourself in half, or dont back out now.)

    All I wanted,
    All I wanted was to find
    --- all he wanted was to find something that wasnt a reflection of his boring life.

    There's something here inside of me they couldn't keep
    They woke up to hear me screaming
    --- (he made it back home) After leaving the military, they couldn't keep all he has seen, they will never be able to take that, so his family wakes up to hear his screaming as all the horrible things play over and over in his mind.

    Just shoot until you see
    The red on white
    And blue in my sky

    The proof is in the pictures
    And it's not so comforting
    --- The news, the media...

    He knows that one day they'll ignore him
    And push him to the side
    --- When he has grown older, the government will push him aside forgetting all he has done for the country.

    He said he kissed the flag before he died
    He took one for his country
    --- He died inside after doing what was asked of him, he took one for his country.

    She said i'd do anything to have him back
    --- He is not the same now as he was before he went to war, and never will be, she would do anything to have him back to how she knew him.

    All I wanted,
    All I wanted was to find
    --- all he wanted was to find something that wasnt a reflection of his boring life.

    There's something here inside of me they couldn't keep
    They woke up to hear me screaming
    --- (he made it back home) After leaving the military, they couldn't keep all he has seen, they will never be able to take that, so his family wakes up to hear his screaming as all the horrible things play over and over in his mind.

    God help us
    Can we really win this fight
    Cause no one knows which side you're on
    Anymore, anymore
    --- Can you really win something when what your fighting to change, to make better, doesn't want the change?

    I'm lost and by myself
    --- confused, and no one knows or will ever understand his confusion.

    When this ends
    Will freedom be the casualty
    Or will it only
    Will it be only me
    Will it be only me
    Will it be, only me
    --- In the end, was it worth it? was there really a point?

    All I wanted,
    All I wanted was to find
    --- all he wanted was to find something that wasnt a reflection of his boring life.

    There's something here inside of me they couldn't keep
    They woke up to hear me screaming
    --- (he made it back home) After leaving the military, they couldn't keep all he has seen, they will never be able to take that, so his family wakes up to hear his screaming as all the horrible things play over and over in his mind.

    God help us
    Can we really win this fight
    Cause no one knows which side you're on
    Anymore, anymore
    --- Can you really win something when what your fighting to change, to make better, doesn't want the change?

    You're not lost or by yourself
    --- (the girl letting him know she is here for him)

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