first i told myself there was no more than the sound of the wind through an open door, and if no one entered it was no crime---at least it was none of mine, and all i saw i kept at bay, an empty heart in an empty place, there was no reason for me to live, i had nothing to give, nothing to give i closed my eyes and to my surprise, my heart was beating i was still alive was there really nothing that i could do? no, it can't be true! i've been lying to myself, lying to myself for so long i've been lying to myself, lying to myself and it can't go on cause i'm lying in state, i'm lying in a state of grace and it can't go on at first i tried to blame the world for all the evils that were unfurled, flags of sin blowing in the wind over church and state, the rich and the great, but when i listened all i really heard was my own voice and my own words, sometimes begging for love, sometimes screaming with hate, screaming with hate i don't trust the voice in my head it's not mine, it's the voice of the dead! and why do you ask me what i think is true? i learned it all from you! i've been lying to myself, lying to myself for so long i've been lying to myself, lying to myself and it can't go on cause i'm lying in state, i'm lying in a state of grace and it can't go on in the end, you are my only friend and all is see is you, and all i have to give, my friend, i will give it to you. who do i mean? who am i talking about? how could it be more plain? wake up. look in your heart. who are you? what is your name? if i take a shit in your perfect world it's only so you'll know me by my smell and though you turn away like you don't understand you know all too well you don't want to look, you don't want to touch you don't want pay cause it costs so much you just smile and wish me well you can go to hell! cause i'm lying in state, i'm lying in a state of grace and it can't go on


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    General CommentThis should probably be organized into seperate lines and verses; it's pretty hard to read as it is. Like this:

    First I told myself there was no more
    Than the sound of the wind through an open door
    And if no one entered, it was no crime--
    At least it was none of mine

    And all I saw, I kept at bay
    An empty heart in an empty space
    There was no reason for me to live
    I had nothing to give
    Nothing to give

    I closed my eyes, and to my surprise
    My heart was beating, I was still alive
    Was there really nothing that I could do?
    No, it can't be true

    I've been lying to myself, lying to myself for so long
    I've been lying to myself, lying to myself
    And it can't go on
    Cause I'm lying in state, I've been lying in a state of grace
    I'm lying in state, I've been lying to myself
    And it can't go on

    At first I tried to blame the world
    For all the evils that were unfurled
    Flags of sin blowing in the wind
    Over church and state, the rich and the great
    But when I listened all I really heard
    Was my own voice and my own words
    Sometimes begging for love, sometimes screaming with hate
    Screaming with hate

    I don't trust that voice in my head
    It's not mine, it's the voice of the dead.
    And why do you ask what I think is true?
    I learned it all from you!

    I've been lying to myself, lying to myself for so long
    I've been lying to myself, lying to myself
    And it can't go on
    I've been lying to myself, lying to myself
    And it can't go on
    Cause I'm lying in state, I've been lying in a state of grace.
    I'm lying in state, I've been lying to myself
    And it can't go on

    In the end, you are my only friend
    And all I see is you
    And all I have to give, my friend
    I will give to you
    Who do I mean, who am I talking to?
    How could it be more plain?
    Wake up, look in your heart.
    Who are you? What is your name?

    If I take a shit in your perfect world
    It's only so you'll me by my smell
    And though you turn away like you don't understand
    You know all too well
    You don't want to look, you don't want to touch
    You don't want pay 'cause it costs so much
    You just smile and wish me well
    Well you can go to hell!

    Cause I'm lying in state, I've been lying in a state of grace
    I've been lying to my self, and it can't go on.
    Walberton December 11, 2007   Link

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