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Album: My Own Prison (1997)
Charted: 70
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  • Affirmative may be justified
    Take from one give to another
    The goal is to be unified
    Take my hand be my brother
    The payment silenced the masses
    Sanctified by oppression
    Unity took a backseat
    Sliding further into regression

    One, oh one,
    The only way is one
    One, oh one,
    The only way is one

    I feel angry I feel helpless
    Want to change the world yeah
    I feel violent I feel alone
    Don't try and change my mind no

    Society blind by color
    Why hold down one to raise another
    Discrimination now on both sides
    Seeds of hate blossom further
    The world is heading for mutiny
    When all we want is unity
    We may rise and fall, but in the end
    We'll meet our fate together

    One, oh one,
    The only way is one
    One, oh one,
    The only way is one

    I feel angry I feel helpless
    Want to change the world yeah
    I feel violent I feel alone
    Don't try and change my mind no

    I feel angry I feel helpless
    Want to change the world yeah
    I feel violent I feel alone
    Don't try and change my mind no

    I feel angry I feel helpless
    Want to change the world yeah
    I feel violent I feel alone
    Don't try and change my mind no

    I feel angry I feel helpless
    Want to change the world yeah
    I feel violent I feel alone
    Don't try and change my mind Writer/s: MARK T TREMONTI, SCOTT A STAPP
    Publisher: RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Bob from UsaThe song decries racial tensions in modern society and "discrimination now on both sides" which cause "seeds of hate [to] blossom further." The song specifically denounces calls that affirmative action "may be justified" as causing a "sliding further into regression." Instead, the song suggests that "the goal is to be unified" and therefore "why hold down one to raise another." To move on, we must realize that "the only way is one" because "all we want is unity" and "in the end we meet our fate together."
  • Kayla from Martinsburg, WvOn September 11th 2001 after almost 10 hours of uninterrupted news coverage DC 101(Washington DC) played this as the first song back on the air at 7:00pm.
  • Wendell from Milton, PeThis song is the ultimate in angst and guilt ridden Christianity. Definitely an underrated smash.
  • B from Raleigh, NcWe may rise and fall, but in the end we'll meet our fate, together
  • Cody from Spencer, WvThis song really sends out a message. In my eyes it explains how todays world is racist, selfish, unwilling to work together,and people are willing to bring down others just to have wealth and power, but the only true judge is Christ himself
  • Sam from Sydney, --When Creed performed the song on Late Night with David Letterman, they started to play before David finished telling the viewers about the album "My Own Prison" which the song came from.
  • Tom from South Bend, InThis song is about the inherent racism in the world and the political response to it. It is evil(racism) and the only judge is THE ONE; GOD/CHRIST. The human response to racism is affirmitive action and in its own response is inherent as racist and is as evil as racism itself. EXAMPLE; promoting an individual above another based on race rather than talent in that particular field is as, if not more, racist than oppressing an individual because of the same thing. In the end, God decides who is right and who is wrong, not politics and public opinion.
  • Kristen from Homer Glen, IlI first heard this song when I was 14 going on 15 and it reminded me of overcoming my fears it's a butt kicking song
    Kristen, Homer Glen IL.
  • Steve from Burkburnett, TxYa im not a huge creed fan, but this is a cool song. I really like that bass lick in the begining. Also i really like the message it put out.
  • Erik from Willow Hill, Patheir first cd was their best one. great song!
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