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Collective Soul – Scream lyrics

Push me to the left hold me to the right
I never know where to go
Burning that trail to the promised land
You're moving on out of control
Well I don't want to be some puppet on a string
And I don't want to learn of things you can't explain
And I don't want to have your views on everything
I just want to scream
Scream about hurting
Scream about mercy
Scream about something
Scream about nothing
Drop me in the hills, leave me in the plains
Give me some room to breathe
The words you spill, the moves you make
I find them all hard to believe
Well I don't want to be statistic industry
And I don't want to give when all you share is greed
And I don't want to have one more enemy
I just want to scream
There you go with all your might
Giving promises by decree
Well God is great and God is good
But God you'll never be
Well I don't want to be in your hospitality
And I don't want to live in false reality
See I'm the one obsessed with truth and honesty
I just want to scream

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    Shelia Powers
    Since I know a little bit about the band member's before they were famous, that many or all of them are/were Christian, yet they do not perform as some Christian Pop group I really think this song is directed toward certain conservative Christian organizations, maybe church or even the Christian Pop industry. I think they were disgusted by the behavior they saw & were saying that they did not wish to be associated with these types or contribute financially to such organizations. Much of their music is positive & promotes loving & kind values, which is ideally what Christians should be about.
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