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You can't feel the heat until you hold your hand over the flame
You have to cross the line just to remember where it lays
You won't know your worth now, son, until you take a hit
And you won't find the beat until you lose yourself in it

That's why we won't back down
We won't run and hide
Yeah! 'cause these are the things that we can't deny
I'm passing over you like a satellite
So catch me if I fall
That's why we stick to your game plans and party lines
But at night we're conspiring by candlelight

We are the orphans of the American dream
So shine your light on me

You can't fill your cup until you empty all it has
You can't understand what lays ahead
If you don't understand the past
You'll never learn to fly now
Til you're standing at the cliff
And you can't truly love until you've given up on it

That's why we won't back down
We won't run and hide
Yeah! 'cause these are the things that we can't deny
I'm passing over you like a satellite
So catch me if I fall
That's why we stick to your game plans and party lines
But at night we're conspiring by candlelight
We are the orphans of the American dream
So shine your light on me

She told me that she never would face the world again
So I offered up my plan

We'll sneak out while they sleep
And sail off in the night.
We'll come clean and start over the rest of our lives
When we're gone we'll stay gone
Out of sight, out of mind
It's not too late,
We have the rest of our lives

We'll sneak out while they sleep
And sail off in the night
We'll come clean and start over the rest of our lives (We have the rest of our lives)
When we're gone we'll stay gone
Out of sight, out of mind
It's not too late,
We have the rest of our lives
The rest of our lives

Because we won't back down
We won't run and hide
Yeah! 'cause these are the things that we can't deny
I'm passing over you like a satellite
So catch me if I fall
That's why you stick to your game plans and party lines
But at night we're conspiring by candlelight
We are the orphans of the American dreams
So shine your light on me

No, we won't back down
We won't run and hide
Yeah! 'cause these are the things that we can't deny
I'm passing over you like a satellite
'Cause these are the things that we can't deny now
This is a life that you can't deny us now



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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 12:08 am
    Those who have not lost do not truely know what they have. Those who haven't done cannot possible imagine. Don't try to put me down about something you haven't done because that makes you lesser, and don't do that yourself. Dont give up on what you have or love because someone else.
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    I bleive this song is about starting over froma struggle due to love. They are not trying to hid their past but they are not letting it define who they will be in the feature
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 3:16 am
    I don't think it has anything to do with class struggle, politics or anything like that. It looks a lot more like a song about a forbidden relationship. Not saying that the forbidden relationship isn't a metaphorical one, but if it is, it's not a very clear one.
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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    To me, this is a song about the current political situation. The politicians are getting more corrupt, and we have 2 parties that won't budge or move to help the other one get what it wants, money. Because of the system, we are poor and left destitute, but people are going to rise up against the establishment. When he says shine you light on me, it's the government showing who isn't going along with their scheme. Both sides are wrong because neither is for the people, and that is what they are trying to say.
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    I believe satellite means tha, in short, you have to break the rules to understand exactly what they are, and that we should not ever back down from a challenge we're presented with.

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