The more I see
The less I know
About all the things I thought were wrong or right
& carved in stone

So, don't ask me about
War, Religion, or God
Love, Sex, or Death
Because....

Everybody knows what's going wrong with the world
But I don't even know what's going on in myself.

You've gotta work out your own salvation.
With no explanation to this Earth we fall
On hands & knees we crawl
And we look up to the stars
And we reach out & pray
To a deaf, dumb & blind God who never explains.

Every body knows what's going wrong with the world
But I don't even know what's going on in myself.

Lord, I've been here for so long
I can feel it coming down on me
I'm just a slow emotion replay of somebody I used to be.


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    General CommentThe narrator's life has crashed and he has lost his faith in everything. This unraveling makes him see himself as a poor replication of his former self.
    ratanxon January 27, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, it`s hard to agree, especially when you`ve seen the video

    I think it`s a song about a perfect state of mind which means "freedom of knowledge". Nothing distorts the way you see the world - you just see things but you don`t judge them, don`t label them, don`t classify them. And, as a result, there is nothing you can know for sure and it`s hard to give any answer on the questions.
    Flushclubson March 11, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, it`s hard to agree, especially when you`ve seen the video

    I think it`s a song about a perfect state of mind which means "freedom of knowledge". Nothing distorts the way you see the world - you just see things but you don`t judge them, don`t label them, don`t classify them. And, as a result, there is nothing you can know for sure and it`s hard to give any answer on the questions.
    Flushclubson March 11, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, it`s hard to agree, especially when you`ve seen the video

    I think it`s a song about a perfect state of mind which means "freedom of knowledge". Nothing distorts the way you see the world - you just see things but you don`t judge them, don`t label them, don`t classify them. And, as a result, there is nothing you can know for sure and it`s hard to give any answer on the questions.
    Flushclubson March 11, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's about a person that used to feel he had opinions about stuff and ideals he followed. As time goes by, however, he gains experience and discover that the subjects he thought he knew all about weren't divided in black and white but rather different shades of gray. He also starts to question things, but without getting answers. He find out that the more you have seen and the longer you've been around, the harder it gets to oppose to or believe in anything.
    Because of this, he now lacks motivation or trust in anything.
    Eastby91on February 03, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI know its maybe far-fetched, but the line "I am just a slow emotion replay of somebody I used to be" kind of connects me to psycho dynamic theories that say that you personality is shaped by conflicts and dramas that occurs in your childhood and adolescence and - as an adult, you just re-experience these emotional dramas, only in slow motion as you progress through life events.
    ls72on September 02, 2014   Link

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