In a room you can build a home
Plant the seed and life begins to grow
When it’s outgrown life inside
How will it live?
And will it survive?
On it’s own outside

I wonder if the world is just the same
And does the life that I knew still remain
Journey to the life outside
Return to those I left behind

‘Cause I’m ready to go now
Yes I’m ready to go now

I wanna get back to the city
Get on with my life
Cause I’ve done my time
And I’m ready to go now

So now it’s time to leave the room
And not for one minute too soon
If you spent 16 years
Then you’d almost understand

Time waits for no man to return
A whole new set of rules to learn
It had been 16 years
Since they put me in the cell

We will never leave
We ain’t ever gonna leave the room
We could be here for life
We will never leave the room

And as it all gets rearranged
You find that everything has changed
And there’s no place for you
In this foreign world

You always believed
One day you’d be free
And never return so soon

If I lent my arms to you
Would you hold me
And embrace me
Or replace me

The closest to a mini-epic on the album. I’ve always been fascinated at the concept of a prisoner that is released after a long sentence but unable to cope with readjusting to the outside world. Deals with the strange desire to return to the familiarity of prison
-Chris Cheney