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[Lead: Andy]

Time is
A thing we must accept
The unexpected
I sometimes fear
Just when
I feel there's no excuse
For what happens
Things fall into place

I know there is no way
To avoid
The pain that we
Must go through
To find the other half
That is true

Destiny
Is what we all seek
Destiny
Was waiting for you and me

[Lead: Chuck]

I believe behind confusion
Awaits the truth for us
Past the obstacles we face
I value our life and trust

Years of questioning
Why things happen the way
They do in life
Wishing
That I could turn back time
So we could join our souls

I know there is no way
To avoid
The pain that we
Must go through
To find the other half
That is true

Destiny
Is what we all seek
Destiny
Was waiting for you and me

[Lead: Chuck]


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    My InterpretationThe way I interpret the song is that it's about a lover and something happened between the two that caused the two to break up (whether they broke up with him or vice versa). At the beginning of the song, he accepts that he can no longer be with this person, he is done with them. However, the middle to the end of the song he doesn't care for whatever happened and gives in to his feelings, wanting them back.

    "Time is a thing we must accept
    The unexpected I sometimes fear
    Just when I feel there's no excuse
    For what happens, things fall into place."

    To me, he's saying that time has to do with the split. Either they spent too much time without each other or overtime his lover lost interest. He goes on and says he's scared of what might (have) happen during that time. And then (this is my favorite line of the song) he says that he never found a reason why things happened the way they did, BUT, it all added up afterwards and it made sense to him why it happened (hence the title of the song.) He has accepted whatever happened between them.

    "I know there is no way
    To avoid
    The pain that we must go through
    To find the other half that is true."

    This one is a little confusing to me. It could either talk about during/before the break up, or it could also talk about people in general finding it hard to avoid the pain of finding the one who is true for them - their "true love." I could be interpreting this wrong.

    "Destiny is what we all seek
    Destiny was waiting for you and me."

    Again, the first line is talking about people in general. The second line could mean two things: 1. it could be a contradiction of the first several lines of the song where he accepted what happened. In the beginning of the song, he has accepted the separation. Here, he is saying that he believed "destiny" was going to keep them together, but sadly, it didn't happen. Or 2. He simply has accepted that destiny has broken them apart, but it wouldn't make sense in the progression of the song.

    "I believe behind confusion
    Awaits the truth for us
    Past the obstacles we face
    I value our life and trust"

    He says that he believes that the lover was confused about what happened to the relationship, and that they should seek into the truth "past the obstacles [they] face." At this point, he wants his lover still, and admits he values the history and trust they had together.

    "Years of questioning
    Why things happen the way
    They do in life
    Wishing
    That I could turn back time
    So we could join our souls."

    This is another contradiction of the beginning of the song. He sort of repeats himself here ("just when I feel there's no excuse for what happens...") except he denies the reasoning and acceptance ("things fall into place") and doesn't care for what happened. It seems like he now has no chance of winning his lover back and that he wishes he could go back in time to fix things and be with them once again.

    Thank you for reading my interpretation of "Destiny", this is my first ever song interpretation and I hope to anyone who reads it gets another perspective of the lyrics!

    -C.J. Clark
    cjamesclarkon September 25, 2016   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI'd like to make a correction to my interpretation... in fact.. a correction to it entirely. I believe this song is about Chuck's older brother Frank who passed away when they were younger. It makes sense that it would be a tribute about him and how emotional the lyrics and guitar solo are.

    "Time is a thing we must accept
    The unexpected I sometimes fear
    Just when I feel there's no excuse
    For what happens, things fall into place"

    He is saying that, although the grief and mourn of death takes time to overcome, it is still burdening, but he must accept it. Since his brother's death (car accident), he fears the unexpected may come again. I am not too sure what to make of the next lines. I know he's saying what I previously said (basically, "it didn't make sense then but it does now"), so I THINK he's saying Frank died and the outcome changed his/his family's life in a certain way, maybe bringing the family closer like his mom said in an interview.

    "I know there is no way
    To avoid
    The pain that we must go through
    To find the other half that is true"

    He knows he and his family can't avoid the pain of loss. I believe he's referring to his brother as his other half.

    "Destiny is what we all seek
    Destiny was waiting for you and me"

    I believe that he's talking to Frank in this part.

    "I believe behind confusion
    Awaits the truth for us
    Past the obstacles we face
    I value our life and trust"

    I could be totally wrong about this because I don't know much about the actual event, but I think he's saying he's confused about his brother's death, as if he wanted to know what happened prior to the car accident to cause it, but at some point he will learn the truth. He values their brotherly connection and the trust they built with each other.

    "Years of questioning
    Why things happen the way
    They do in life
    Wishing
    That I could turn back time
    So we could join our souls"

    This part is pretty self explanatory in regard to his brother, but I believe he's saying that he always questioned why his brother had to pass away and that he wishes he could go back in time to be with him again, or to possibly prevent the tragedy.

    Again, I do not know a lot about Frank or of his passing, so please forgive me if I have got some facts or opinions wrong or if I assumed too much. Some of the lyrics I did not know how to interpret. I hope I was respectful of the lives of Frank and Chuck, and I hope that this lyric interpretation does justice.

    -C.J. Clark
    cjamesclarkon October 09, 2016   Link
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    General CommentYou're really funny, you know that?
    Metalmessiahon November 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWallamange is really bored with his life
    Cynicorenon October 06, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentA bunch of pirates are plundering a seaside town called Brighton where they discover a beached Whale called Jim. Jim is in great pain and is therefore an easy target. One particularly articulate pirate called Ichabod charges at it's oral implementation. Jim opens his mouth and Ichabod falls into it. Deciding not to cry over spilt milk, Ichabod accepts his fate inside the Whales belly. He sits and muses over the predicament for 43 year until he decides he has had enough. He walks through the pro-lapsed rectum of the Whale and joins his aged companions on Brighton beach. He attempts to get back on the ship he arrived on but as he is ascending the gangplank an exploding mongoose gets in his way and the explosion kills him. Bit of a shame really.
    Wallamanageon October 29, 2006   Link

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