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on March 24, 2010 - 1:49pm
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shock's picture

I am proud to hear songs of awareness and caring for less fortunate others. there has been way too much hate and anger in music for years. maybe it will help everyone see that we are not all the same. thank goodness music is universal. rock&roll for ever

hagstrom's picture

This song hits home every time I hear it. I lost a good friend to addiction and stress. He was someone who loved everyone and only a few knew him well. - RIP Joe.

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The beautiful thing about music is that each song is a gift given to us by the people who collaborated to make it what it is. They give it to us, and then we are free to make it ours.

I’ve read the comments below, and I’ve shed tears for many. When I heard this song I made it mine in a personal way as well. After years of denial and repression I unwillingly came to the conclusion that I’m gay – married and living in a socially and religiously conservative family. I hid my secret from everyone and I hid my two sloppy attempts at suicide. Finally, I came out to my wife, my parents, and church leaders… that night I executed a carefully planned suicide attempt – I woke up in complete disbelief two days later in the Intensive Care Unit.

To me this song speaks strongly of how I’ve been judged by the people I have the most love and sympathy for. I just wish they could understand that “we’re not all the same” I can’t help who I am. I’ve gotten help, but life still isn’t easy for those of us who have been subjected to judgment for “a life that you can’t change”, not even if I could change.

So “thank you” to every person who made this powerful song possible.

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Another fantastic song..I can listen to you guys all day :D

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I have been listening to rock and country music all my life.
I've heard some great bands in my life, and have seen many of them live. I will have to say that Shinedown is one of the greatest bands that I've had the pleasure of listening to in 30+ years. The intensity and messages of your music are second to none. I look forward to many more decades of fine rock. KUTGW!!!

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I love this song it reminds me of when i came back from vietnam. i was treated as if i was dead to my friends who opposed the war. i felt guilty for a long time but im over it now. shinedown has to be one of the greatist lycrical bands i have heard in 60 years. GOD bless SHINEDOWN they say it all, the way people feel in their lives. keep up the great work

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I have struggled with addiction for 20yrs all though you would never know it if you seen me,no one would believe it. Im 45 mother of 2 soon to be grandmother. Ive hid my addiction to pills from everyone till recently when I finally went to rehab to get help. Its amazing how differently pople look at me and treat me now like Im a bad person. What a shame im still the same caring loving person I have always been. People can be so unfair. Thanks again for another song that has changed my life <3

amaryllisflower44's picture

i wish we had more bands like Shinedown. they are the greatest.

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WOW!! SO EVOCATIVE! AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING. EVERYTHING A BAND IN THIS DAY & AGE SHOULD BE. SHAME IS IMPOSED BY OTHERS, OFTEN WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION OR UNDERSTANDING & NEVER W/EMPATHY. WILL WORK ON WATCHING MY JUDGEMENTAL NATURE; YOU ARE SO RIGHT, IT IS UNFAIR AND USELESS TO 'JUDGE A LIFE THAT YOU CAN'T CHANGE...'

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I am proud to hear songs of

I am proud to hear songs of awareness and caring for less fortunate others. there has been way too much hate and anger in music for years. maybe it will help everyone see that we are not all the same. thank goodness music is universal. rock&roll for ever

This song hits home every

This song hits home every time I hear it. I lost a good friend to addiction and stress. He was someone who loved everyone and only a few knew him well. - RIP Joe.

The beautiful thing about

The beautiful thing about music is that each song is a gift given to us by the people who collaborated to make it what it is. They give it to us, and then we are free to make it ours.

I’ve read the comments below, and I’ve shed tears for many. When I heard this song I made it mine in a personal way as well. After years of denial and repression I unwillingly came to the conclusion that I’m gay – married and living in a socially and religiously conservative family. I hid my secret from everyone and I hid my two sloppy attempts at suicide. Finally, I came out to my wife, my parents, and church leaders… that night I executed a carefully planned suicide attempt – I woke up in complete disbelief two days later in the Intensive Care Unit.

To me this song speaks strongly of how I’ve been judged by the people I have the most love and sympathy for. I just wish they could understand that “we’re not all the same” I can’t help who I am. I’ve gotten help, but life still isn’t easy for those of us who have been subjected to judgment for “a life that you can’t change”, not even if I could change.

So “thank you” to every person who made this powerful song possible.

Another fantastic song..I can

Another fantastic song..I can listen to you guys all day :D

I have been listening to rock

I have been listening to rock and country music all my life.
I've heard some great bands in my life, and have seen many of them live. I will have to say that Shinedown is one of the greatest bands that I've had the pleasure of listening to in 30+ years. The intensity and messages of your music are second to none. I look forward to many more decades of fine rock. KUTGW!!!

I love this song it reminds

I love this song it reminds me of when i came back from vietnam. i was treated as if i was dead to my friends who opposed the war. i felt guilty for a long time but im over it now. shinedown has to be one of the greatist lycrical bands i have heard in 60 years. GOD bless SHINEDOWN they say it all, the way people feel in their lives. keep up the great work

I have struggled with

I have struggled with addiction for 20yrs all though you would never know it if you seen me,no one would believe it. Im 45 mother of 2 soon to be grandmother. Ive hid my addiction to pills from everyone till recently when I finally went to rehab to get help. Its amazing how differently pople look at me and treat me now like Im a bad person. What a shame im still the same caring loving person I have always been. People can be so unfair. Thanks again for another song that has changed my life <3

i wish we had more bands like

i wish we had more bands like Shinedown. they are the greatest.

WOW!! SO EVOCATIVE! AND

WOW!! SO EVOCATIVE! AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING. EVERYTHING A BAND IN THIS DAY & AGE SHOULD BE. SHAME IS IMPOSED BY OTHERS, OFTEN WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION OR UNDERSTANDING & NEVER W/EMPATHY. WILL WORK ON WATCHING MY JUDGEMENTAL NATURE; YOU ARE SO RIGHT, IT IS UNFAIR AND USELESS TO 'JUDGE A LIFE THAT YOU CAN'T CHANGE...'

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