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Grab a hold of me
I've got my arms up
Pull me up from this darkness
It's so hard for me to see light at the end of the tunnel

If it's a war you came to see
You will never see a waved white flag in front of me
I can't end up dead, I won't be mislead
I'll keep singing this song inside my head

My feelings rise, on your demise
Do I have to put your name on this grave?
I'll give you one more shot
This addiction came like a freight train (oh)
You're coming off of the rails again
It's hard for you to see the light at the end of the tunnel

If it's a war you came to see
You will never see a waved white flag in front of me
I can't handle that, I won't be this way
I'll keep singing this song inside my head

If it's a war you came to see
You will never see a waved white flag in front of me
I can't end up dead, I won't be mislead
I'll keep singing this song inside my head

On a one way course set for destruction
Full speed ahead
The time has come for you to start things over
Hold on, full speed ahead

All my life, I've been waiting for something
That never came, it never came, but I'm still singing
All my life I've been searching for something
To break these chains, to break these chains, But I'll keep swinging

All my life, I've been waiting for something
That never came, it never came, but I'm still singing
All my life I've been searching for something
To break these chains, to break these chains, But I'll keep swinging

All my life, I've been waiting for something
That never came, it never came, but I'm still singing
All my life I've been searching for something
To break these chains, to break these chains, But I'll keep swinging

All my life, I've been waiting for something
That never came, it never came, but I'm still singing
All my life I've been searching for something
To break these chains, to break these chains, But I'll keep swinging



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    *just my interpretation - everyone should gather their own meaning

    At a quick glance in looked like a typical rock song about drug abuse; images of darkness, surrender, addiction, derailed train, etc. But then the words started to lose their cohesiveness. So i came up with another theory.

    This could very well be a song about the long and tiring fight of the artist trying to truly succeed (including monetarily, as many musicians can now receive great exposure through media sharing sites but rarely get a chance to set up a 401k)

    It's the internal struggle to continue what you love no matter the opposing forces. When things are dark, we are left reaching for the light. We'll never quit when we're faced with losing that which we truly love (white flag).

    I saw the third stanza as a conversation with himself - with the separation of the artist from the corporeal self.

    He then goes on to speak of heading towards destruction at full speed, needing to start things over (life beyond career musician) and then saying 'hold on, full speed ahead' reiterates the 'i won't quit' mentality.

    'all my life, i've been waiting for something
    That never came, it never came, but i'm still singing'

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