Audience Of One cover
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Audience Of One Lyrics Meanings
by Rise Against

Rock
2014
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Audience Of One Lyrics

I can still remember
The words and what they meant
As we etched them with our fingers
In years of wet cement
The days blurred into each other
Though everything seemed clear
We cruised along at half speed
But then we shifted gears

We ran like vampires from a thousand burning suns
But even then we should have stayed

But we ran away
Now all my friends have gone
Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone?

Identities assume us
As nine and five add up
Synchronizing watches
To the seconds that we lost
I looked up and saw you
I know that you saw me
We froze but for a moment
In empathy I brought down the sky for you but all you did was shrug
You gave my emptiness a name
And you ran away
Now all my friends have gone
Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone?

We're all OK, until the day we're not
The surface shines, while the inside rots
We raced the sunset and we almost won
We slammed the brakes, but the wheels went on

But we ran away
Now all my friends have gone
Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone?

Writer(s): Brandon Barnes, Joe Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Zach Blair
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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A song about running away. Althought I reckon this song's bitter closure: Trying to run away from the misery of this life, towards the misery of a new life, perhaps heavier. Beautiful words are chosen, to describe glimpses of that past life, what was decided to be left behind, in the alter of "moving on"....

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