The social commentary in this song is deep and was unexpected. The songwriter is reflecting on how, more often than not, we unconsciously just close our eyes to the marginalized people in our society. “Is this the best that we can do?”, he asks. Hopefully, we can do better than this.
And we sit in our high-rise apartments and complain about things that don't matter
And we race through this life just to see who can die with as much as we can gather
And a few blocks away a teenage mother plays Russian Roulette with her daughter
Is this the best that we can do, is this the best that we can do
Oh my God, this is insane
How'd it get like this, or has it always been this way
Oh my God, I'm so ashamed
When we close our eyes to make this go away
This is a perfect example, in my opinion of course, of what a modern rock song should sound like. There's no hardcore screaming to distract from the beauty of the song. Just clean guitar riffs, uptempo drums and great vocals. This song starts out kinda slow, but once the chorus kicks, it just takes off. And that instrumental with the guitars, pure aural bliss especially with a great sounding headphone. One of my favorite tracks from Sixx:A.M.
I, I bit down on my tongue to see if I could feel
To see if I've been missing anything
And I, I crystallized my lungs to show you they were real
And waited for a sign that never came
If I'm not breathing, resuscitate my soul
Bring on the shame, bring on the pain
Yeah, I know that I'm sick, give me some more
I say yeah, we are the ill and the deranged
Yeah, I know that I'm sick, give me some more ♪ ♫ ♪
A beautiful alternate version of “Maybe It's Time” by Sixx:A.M. In case you're wondering, here is the original.
All the scars, all the lines
On my face they show the times
I've abandoned my own life
I can't breathe, I can't eat
So I just drink myself to sleep
And embrace this morbid pride
But maybe it's time to heal, maybe it's time to try
Maybe it's time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I'll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I'll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life ♪ ♫ ♪
One last good song before I drive home. Yes, I'm working at the office this week.
Also, just wanted to say, listening to this song using Version 3 of my equalizer settings for my Bose Soundsport Wired earhpones, is aural bliss. I can hear the drums clearly, like I was standing in front of the drummer when he does his drum rolls.