What is it that we're struggling for
I don't quite see it anymore
Life kicks us in the teeth
Yet something makes us crawl
Back for more
Back for more

Blood and tears upon the altars of our lives we shed
Blood and tears 'til the sweet release we share in death
All of the days which feel like years ? tears yet somehow

We lose the things we're fighting for
We ?
We lose the ones we love the ones we most adore
Yet go on
We go on

Blood and tears upon the altars of our lives we shed
Blood and tears 'til the sweet release we share in death
All of the days which feel like years ? tears yet somehow

Everything seems so worthwhile
For a moment
For a moment

What is it that we're waiting for
Looking for words to prepare ?
Life kicks us in the teeth
Yet something makes us crawl
Back for more
Back for more

Blood and tears upon the altars of our lives we shed
Blood and tears 'til the sweet release we share in death
All of the days which feel like years ? tears yet somehow

Blood and tears upon the altars of our lives we shed
Blood and tears 'til the sweet release we share in death
All of the days which feel like years ? tears yet somehow

Everything seems so worthwhile
For a moment
Everything seems so worthwhile
For a moment
For a moment


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    General CommentI think it's very simply about the troubles of life and how we get knocked down and get back up again. We go through tragedy and sorrow, and either you let it keep you down, or you drive on and learn from it - and keep going.

    The last lines, "Everything seems so worthwhile, for a moment." are about the NOW, from a spiritual standpoint - our lives and how we measure things - the past, present, future, etc. - are a string of *moments*.
    When it's a "worthwhile" moment in time - it always passes... until we come upon the next one, and between the good times, we have the traumas.

    Death is imminent. The cycle of trauma and joy ends , on this plane, when one's body dies. I think the lyrics speak for themself.
    Riot0315on May 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno metaphors or hidden meanings here, just damn good vocals, amazing instruments, and some pretty poetic lines.

    Doesn't leave a whole lot of room for interpretation but I guess admiration will suffice!
    Into the Nighton October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts got nothing to do with getting back up from a tragedy.

    Its all about the hardships of life, questioning why we go through so much pain and whats it all for.

    'What is it that we're struggling for
    I don't quite see it anymore
    Life kicks us in the teeth
    Yet something makes us crawl
    Back for more'

    'We lose the things we're fighting for
    We lose the ones we love the ones we most adore
    Yet go on
    We go on'

    The song is asking what makes us crawl back for more.
    Axhallon May 04, 2006   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe complete and accurate lyrics are:

    What is it that we're struggling for?
    I don't quite see it anymore.
    Life kicks us in the teeth
    yet something makes us crawl back for more.

    Blood and tears upon the altar of our lives we shed.
    Blood and tears until the sweet release we share in death.
    Hours like days, weeks like years
    Decades of tears
    yet somehow..

    We'll lose the things we've fighted for
    Each rise is followed by a fall
    We'll lose the ones we love, the ones we most adore
    Yet go on.. we go on

    Blood and tears upon the altar of our lives we shed.
    Blood and tears until the sweet release we share in death.
    Hours like days, weeks like years
    Decades of tears
    Yet somehow everything seems so worthwhile
    for a moment

    What is it that we're waiting for?
    Looking forward to, preparing for?
    Life kicks us in the teeth
    Yet something makes us crawl back for more

    Blood and tears upon the altar of our lives we shed.
    Blood and tears until the sweet release we share in death.
    Hours like days, weeks like years
    Decades of tears
    Yet somehow everything seems so worthwhile
    for a moment
    fallingthroughon May 17, 2010   Link

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