Live The Life You Have Imagined

July 29, 2010
By MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.


From the darkness of the sky,
To the claustrophobia laced crowds,
The fluorescent images of the world
Have never screamed so loud.

The tree’s arms block the street lamp,
My only source of light,
As the city’s bulbs all flicker out
And leave me blinded by the night.

In a world that never sleeps,
And a sleep that never ends,
When will we finally recognize?
When will the show begin?

‘Cause we tell ourselves, and tell ourselves:
“Go to sleep, we’re all okay.”
And pray with our last conscious thoughts
We’ll see the light of a new day.

A social riot runs full force,
But stops not once to think:
“Is this world I hate the world I made?
Do these horrors belong to me?”

The truth, it is a painful thing.
Sometimes our eyes just cannot see;
But it’s always there, hidden yet clear,
As only truth can be.

In a world that never sleeps,
And a sleep that never ends,
When will we finally recognize?
When will the show begin?

‘Cause we tell ourselves, and tell ourselves:
“Go to sleep, we’re all okay.”
And pray with our last conscious thoughts
We’ll see the light of a new day.

We are nothing but a disease,
A warning and a threat.
But what we are, we still can cure;
There is always some hope left…

So forget the treachery you’ve been told.
Your brainwashed thoughts have grown so old.
Blow the haze away from your eyes,
And see every word they speak is a lie!

We are a world that never sleeps,
We are a sleep that never ends…

‘Cause we tell ourselves, and tell ourselves:
“Get some rest, we’re all okay.”
And know with our last conscious thoughts
We can make this world a better place.


The author's comments:
HERE WE ARE:
my bad attempt at a song. It's an even WORSE attempt at a Rise Against-like song.
I try, people, but I'm no lyricist. (Is that the right word?)
Errr...if you want to sing it for some crazy reason, I imagined it with a mixture of Heaven Knows and Generation Lost tunes (both songs by Rise Against)...so, yeah. Haha I really mustn't have any originality :P

"I see myself inside you, you dream the dreams that I do..."
<3
(That's from Heaven Knows, by the way.)

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on Oct. 13 2011 at 3:52 pm
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
79 articles 0 photos 210 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

THE TITLE comes from the quote by Henry David Thoreau: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

It is my favorite quote, definitely.


on Oct. 1 2010 at 5:39 pm
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
79 articles 0 photos 210 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

Oh, haha, I just now saw this comment =O

I'm sorry for taking so long...*shame*

But anyway, I really appreciate your commentingness!!!

Thank you very much!!! :3


on Aug. 22 2010 at 2:20 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

well i thought that was really friggin awesome!! i loved the lyrics nd loved the meaning ^^ good job:DD


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