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Well she never was the best
Yeah at following the trends
Stayed one step above the rest
And even though it seemed

Like the world was crashing on her
Didn't let it hold her down
Didn't hold her back oh no

Don't worry you'll show them

There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
There's a scream in your voice
And I hope you will be heard
There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
Until you're heard, you're heard

Seventeen is just a test
Yeah and I would recommend
That you live with no regrets
And even if it seems

Like the world is crashing on you
You shouldn't let it hold you down
Shouldn't hold you back oh no, woah oh

Don't worry you'll show them

There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
There's a scream in your voice
And I hope you will be heard
There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
Until you're heard, you're heard

Relax girl, turn down the lights
No one can see you shining
Relax girl, it'll be alright
No one can stop you if you try

Point of rhythm is to follow it in time
To listen to the beating in your mind
Remember if you seek then you shall find
Woah oh

There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
There's a scream in your voice
And I hope you will be heard
There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
Until you're heard, you're heard

There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
There's a scream in your voice
And I hope you will be heard
There's a fire in your eyes
And I hope you'll let it burn
Until you're heard, you're heard

... until you're heard...



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  • TH_Fur_Immer09
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    TH_Fur_Immer09May 20, 2008 at 1:15 am
    To me it means your just seventeen,you've got your whole life ahead of you. Sure you don't have the best life,or maybe even one of the worst lifes ever,but keep holding on someone will save you,and it'll get better.Just don't live life holding back,do what you want,live your life, and forget about your problems,cause if you don't you'll just always wonder what if.
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    panicloverMay 10, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    4 me it means that do not worrie evey thing will be ok you r just 17 and feel free to be what you whant and do what you whant and do not let any one change it and just be your self
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    NymphomaniacNunMay 10, 2008 at 4:51 am
    I think it is saying that this 17 yr old girl shouldnt give up till shes heard because she is amazing and has that amazing shine i n her eyes, she just has believe in herself and she can do it because shes wonderful! ! ! !... n that goes for all u girls ! ! !
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    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 4:51 am
    This song is about a girl going through a hard time. She's different. "she never was the best yeah at following the trends stayed one step above the rest" even though her world is crumbling and crushing her, he can see that she's still trying her best to keep it together. She has this wonderful passion, and he hopes she'll have the courage to let it burn. She has this incredible expression, and he hopes that she'll let it out loud enough for the world to hear. He wants her to know that she will, one day, show the rest of the world that she made her dreams come true. He wants her to know that she's just 17 and these hard times will pass, because she's strong. He's also telling her that it's ok to relax and let her guard down, otherwise nobody will ever see this extraordinary person that she really is. If she stays true to herself, seeks the path, and then follows the path she finds her mind already knows, she won't be stopped from achieving her dreams. He wants her to know that, in the end, she will be ok.
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    auh_man_duhOct 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    i believe he is saying that.. she is only 17, she is young and even though she has her whole life ahead of her he can already see there is something extraordinary in her that cld make a difference in the world. He believes she will be all she is meant be and the weight of the world or noone can hold her back from shining.. he is reminding her to listen to her heart so she will be capable of changing the world! :) He believes in her

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