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Are we so alone,
So distant,
So forgotten,
As we think ourselves to be?

These are our lives
But did they ever even matter?
Are we worth remembering?

These machines feed on the tears of broken lives and dying dreams
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)
We're throwing wrenches in the gears
Our lives will not be lived in vain
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)

When this is all said and done
We spent this life on the run
Judged by the company we keep

Our language, buried inside
These lungs that keep us alive
We breathe so selfishly

Promises we plan to break
Are made in whispered voices
Cause our despair knows many names

We make mistakes
But we apologize with roses we never stop to smell on the way

These machines feed on the tears of broken lives and dying dreams
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)
We're throwing wrenches in the gears
Our lives will not be lived in vain
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)

When this is all said and done
We spent this life on the run
Judged by the company we keep

Our language, buried inside
These lungs that keep us alive
We breathe so selfishly

We fell from the sky today
We melt into balls of clay
We sell ourselves everyday
Don't tell me how to live this way

Pushed so far to the edge
We teeter just on the brink
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)
You can lead me to the bloodbath
But you can't make me drink
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)

As these machines feed on the tears of broken lives and dying dreams
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)
We're throwing wrenches in the gears
Our lives will not be lived in vain
(Oh, Ohhhhhhhh, Oh, Ohhhhhhhhhh)
My life will not be lived in vain



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    emoloveslifeJan 2, 2011 at 4:50 am
    On one hand we're not so alone as we think, but on the other hand, our lives could mean nothing to the rest of the people.
    The machine of society tears peoples hearts and souls into pieces, but we are the resistance to this awful machine. And when this is all said and done, the machine tries to eliminate us by judging us. And when we try to relate to one another, we forget who we are and think only of ourselves.
    We all deceive eachother in some way and nobody knows who to blame for their despair. We acknowledge our mistakes and apologize, but we hardly make anything of it and seem not to even care.
    We get so sucked into the grasp of society that we lose our individuality. It's true that we get sucked in, but we can't let the machine control us.

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