2. Broken Glass
4. Want to Know
5. Someone to Blame
7. Who Could See
8. Inside of You
9. The Day we All Fell Down
Inside of You
two years ago soldier was taken prisoner never make it home no home washed his mind of all his purpose gods they were his own thoughts worthless their torment his delight though he smiled it wasn't real and wasn't right i will never leave here i will haunt this hall forever my image it remains a part of you DOUBLE MEANINGS WASHED IN FEELINGS BLOOD AND TEARS MY VEINS ARE SEETHING BURNING OUT MY SOUL IT WILL CONSUME YOU'LL NEVER KNOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW BUT EVERYWHERE YOU GO I'LL BE THERE TOO INSIDE OF YOU two years long soldier was beaten please he said my mother take me home suspended figure up in chains where all could curse and foul his name through cracks of light he saw his life but trapped his pain within well out of sight you gave your soul away and now you fall it doesn't matter what is wrong 'cause what is owed to you has been laid down and now the answers are all gone
Inside of you is both a story of a POW and an analogy. The double meanings of this song entwine this uncommon but iconic imagery with a more common relationship experience. It's about not being able to forget certain experiences: you always carry them with you, inside of you, and it is hard to let them go. Why I chose the soldier analogy I can't exactly say. Certainly it's something I know little about. It's something I really want to know nothing about as much as seems fair. But it seems to me that being held prisoner for years, against your will, probably unfairly, and being beaten and defiled and held on the brink of living... Sometimes emotionally that is what people do to themselves. All I can say is that it is my experience that the day of release does come (like the end of the song). In some ways you have to make it come, or let it come, but it does come. So just forget about what has been done and what is right and what is wrong and just look to tomorrow. Because oftentimes really good explanations are not forthcoming. You just have to let it go.
Everything written and performed by JC Simonsen except female vocals, performed by Julie Van Horn.
Copyright (c) 2000 JC Simonsen. All Rights Reserved.