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There's a darkness upon me that's flooded in light
In the fine print they tell me what's wrong and what's right
And it comes in black and it comes in white
And I'm frightened by those that don't see it

When nothing is owed or deserved or expected
And your life doesn't change by the man that's elected
If you're loved by someone, you're never rejected
Decide what to be and go be it

There was a dream and one day I could see it
Like a bird in a cage I broke in and demanded that somebody free it
And there was a kid with a head full of doubt
So I'll scream til I die and the last of those bad thoughts are finally out

There's a darkness upon you that's flooded in light
And in the fine print they tell you what's wrong and what's right
And it flies by day and it flies by night
And I'm frightened by those that don't see it

There was a dream and one day I could see it
Like a bird in a cage I broke in and demanded that somebody free it
And there was a kid with a head full of doubt
So I'll scream til I die and the last of those bad thoughts are finally out

There was a dream and one day I could see it
Like a bird in a cage I broke in and demanded that somebody free it
And there was a kid with a head full of doubt
So I'll scream til I die and the last of those bad thoughts are finally out

There's a darkness upon me that's flooded in light
In the fine print they tell me what's wrong and what's right
There's a darkness upon me that's flooded in light
And I'm frightened by those that don't see it



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    UnregisteredAug 16, 2012 at 2:35 am
    I think it has to do with always telling people (especially the younger generation) that they can do whatever they want or be whoever they want to be, but the truth is, most people don't take that advice. Even though a lot of people have the opportunity, (i.e. "a road full of promise"), they don't know what to do with their lives or don't believe in themselves enough to reach their full potential (i.e. "head full of doubt").
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    I have a sadness that can be seen by everybody. "there's a darkness upon me thats covered in light" you can't be who you want to be because you are expected to conform to society. "in the fine print they tell me whats wrong and whats right. " even though it may not be that way. When you put aside all of those pressures of conforming "when nothing is owed or deserved or expected. And your life... " you can make what is the right choice for you "decide what to be and go be it. "
    your dreams and ambitions are yours to chose and take on. No one should suppress them just because they want to place their opinion or ideas of wrong and right on them.

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