We write to apologize
We ask to look past life as it goes by
I know you have sacrificed
Time, life, love - time to fly
Please consider all things trite
Forgiveness will be the thing that gets us by
I know to have something like this broken is hard to fix

Embers - we're burning bridges down
Envelopes - stuffed with feelings found
We write things down as means to reconcile

We write to patch things up
Maybe not to agree but to proclaim love
Let's look ahead and then
We'll see the One who's glory never ends
And based on that we'll see
There will be room for change but gradually
I know to have something like this broken is hard to fix

If all is said and done and over
If we don't have to
We're not going to
Make the change it's worth a try
What's broken can be fixed tonight


Lyrics submitted by Trebmal, edited by amelialdridge

Embers and Envelopes song meanings
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    General Commentwow! i can't believe i actually found a mae song...i love them!!!
    GreenEyedGirl87on August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"I know you have sacrificed
    Time, life, love- time to fly
    Please consider all things trite
    Forgiveness will be the thing that gets us by" these lyrics are so great. I love this song because it's so bouncy.
    sharpasasp00non September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHis voice is like melted gold. Amazing.

    I need to get more Mae songs and I cant get the album. Living in the UK and all. :(
    Andaahon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this is mae's worst song personally, the other songs are so much better and his voice is also the worst on this one.
    My_Name_Is_Benon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentplease post lyrics to "soundtrack for our movie" by mae :) this song might be about the writer's method of dealing with hardships in life "We write things down as means to reconcile." and how sometimes it's not as easy to solve problems, but it also gives us a sense of hope, and how everything is always worth a shot "Make the change it's worth a try. What's broken can be fixed tonight." but then again, thats just me.
    enjoyaudreyon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyea, i want to add lyrics, but i dont see the add lyrics link... and im so confused!! someone HELP! IM me: applseedcastee or something.....
    applseedcasteeon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat band. Most likely they'll break out and get a little more mainstream pretty soon, which could be a mixed blessing, but good for them. I'm just listening to this for one of the first times, and the lyrics look God-related. Pretty cool, pretty cool.
    cgiffon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits definitely my faviorite mae song, along with goodbye goodnight
    wereburningbridgeson March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is soooo amazing. I heard it for the first time this last weekend after buying the Furtherseemsforever cd, and found it as the first song on a mix cd that they was included. The lyrics are so great...and I've learned really cool words like Embers and Trite from it. And its meaning to me...well...

    "Please consider all things trite
    Forgiveness will be the thing that gets us by
    I know to have something like this broken is hard to fix"

    Me and my girlfriend broke up about a month ago, and i'm still pretty hurt by it still I guess, and this song sorta gives me a hope that I want to have, and even though things seem hard right now ...

    "What's broken can be fixed tonight"

    ..things might get better. I can't wait to get the cd.
    Starboyon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmmm. Mae. :)
    runningonfumeson March 06, 2003   Link

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