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Breaking Benjamin – I Will Not Bow lyrics

Fall!

Now the dark begins to rise
Save your breath
it's far from over
Leave the lost and dead behind
Now's your chance to run for cover
I don't want
to change the world
I just want to leave it colder
Light the fuse
and burn it up
Take the path that leads to nowhere
All is lost
again, but I'm not giving in

I will not bow, I will not break
I will shut the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away

Fall!

Watch the end through
dying eyes
Now the dark is taking over
Show me where forever dies
Take the fall and run to heaven
All is lost again, but I'm not giving in

I will not bow, I will not break
I will shut the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away

And I'll survive, paranoid
I have lost the will to change
And I am not proud, cold blooded, fake
I will
shut the world away

I will not!

I will not bow, I will not break
I will shut the world away
I
will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away

And I'll survive, paranoid
I
have lost the will to change
And I am not proud, cold blooded, fake
I will shut the
world away

Fall!



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    "the darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in our own hearts we should fear. " the meaning of this song goes deeper than just a sole persons troubles. It speaks of angels and demons in that the darkness poured upon us by society and by those around us isn't something we should fight against, but rather embrace. It speaks of inner knowing, rather than fear. Just because ones given path is not one that another would choose to tke does not mean their not human. The message is simple: no matter how many times you fall, or take the wrong path, and regardless of your own paranoia, pain, and suffering, do not change for the benefit of others. Stand strong and be who you are. That's what truly takes others breath away.
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    Its an addiction, telling the soul that its haning on to, that it will not back down to destorying everything you once were. I am an addict in recovery, and this is what this song means to me. The addiction will always be inside of me, reaching to come to the surface, to once again destroy everything that I am. I will rise above, I will come out on top, but always in my mind, my addiction will be lurking.
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    The devil is soon coming to rise again. He is warning us. Watch the end through dying eyes now the dark is taking over show me where forever dies take the fall and run to heaven all is lost again but I'm not giving in. Watch the end through dying eyes. New world order is our end of freedom and we will watch it happen because most of us are too scared to fight. Now the dark is taking over show me where forever dies. Dark meaning the dark lord and its followers and show me where forever dies is agreeing to be initiates where they promise you immortality yet lie. He says take the fall and run to heaven. So do so.
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    This song is about being who you are, even if no one, not even you, know who that is. It is about being true to yourself even if you feel like your life has no meaning or purpose and not letting anyone tell you who to be or what you should do in life. It's not about changing the world, its about leaving behind whatever mark you decide you want to leave behind.
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    In this song ben writes a conversation between two people. One person is ben himself, or a person who tries to deliver a message of hope and the second is a caricature of a person who is too headstrong and arrogant to accept help. If you know the band and where they stand it's easy to understand it. Ben is really clever in his writing, so not everyone understands the song. The band is called breaking benjamin. Ben made the band to break himself. This song is about the opposite of what they stand for. The character will not break, will not bow. They leave the world in darkness.
    The song starts out with a statement, "fall! " this conversation starts after the fall of the world.
    The first four lines are from the character or perspective of hope.
    Now the dark begins to rise.
    Save your breath it's far from over.
    Leave the lost and dead behind.
    Now's your chance to run for cover.
    After the fall dark rises, but it's not over. The voice says leave the lost, take hope. The next four lines is the other characters reply. You'll notice ben changes his voice, it's almost a high and whiney voice.
    I don't want to change the world.
    I just want to leave it colder.
    Light the fuse and burn it up.
    Take the path that leads to nowhere.
    All is lost again, but I'm not giving in.
    The character does not wish to change the state of the fallen world. He takes the path that leads to nowhere. Then the chorus kicks in, from the second perspective, the character refuses to bow. Refuses to break although he very well should. (big band culture note, they're called breaking benjamin).
    In the next verse a second chance is offered by the first voice.
    Watch the end through dying eyes.
    Now the dark is taking over.
    Take the fall and run to heaven.
    The voice said to run to cover, run to heaven, run to home.
    Again the second character says "all is lost again, but i'm not giving in. "
    Repeat the chorus again and again. We see the character will survive, paranoid, which is no way to live. There should be a period in one of the lines. I am not proud. Cold blooded, fake. The character dodges all cares for other people, all hope to change himself or the world. Change is required to move forward, the character has fallen behind.
    The world is fallen, the character falls! After the first chorus statement, and then finally falls! Again after the last repeating chorus tantrum.
    This song isn't a good fist-shaking song to be proud of. It's a sad look at a situation that actually happens in the world made from the tender heart of writer. I think ben draws this to tell about the situation he sees and hopefully illustrate the story so others can see it and learn from it.
    To stand first you must bow. To be whole first you must be broken.
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