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when you can want something you hate,
and lie in perfect honesty
from every angle things are crystal clear
when you doubt things of which you're sure
something seems just beyond your hand
you wonder if your living second rate
is my mind too open,
is my heart still beating
do my eyes betray a hint of loneliness
or an ambiguity,
i only want to see the light
when every word makes perfect sense
in every single line you read
but every single line seems to conflict
and the perspectives that i see
a picasso reality
i'm seeing truth through sheets of opaque glass
where does reason stop, and romance begin
i feel the ghosts hitchhiking on the wind
and since when did following your heart become a sin,
I only want to see the light


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    General Commentits simply about being an imperfect human. I think that that sums it up easiest
    fixxpanelon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of this girl I know... and well, all girls, in a way.
    ...
    'when you can want something you hate,
    and lie in perfect honesty '
    - She always says how she hates asshole guys, but then always dates total assholes, just who are attractive :(

    'i only want to see the light
    when every word makes perfect sense
    in every single line you read
    but every single line seems to conflict '
    - One minute she seems to really like me and the next she doesn't


    I guess you can figure out what I mean from those 2 things. I'm not saying this song is about a girl but whoever wrote it might have written it about a girl and was in the same situation as me, or it could be about anybody who says one thing and then does another.

    or maybe I missed the point.....
    AdaptationSyndromeon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat's a good interpretation. haha I'm a girl too and I know how it goes. Fatty dude, lates.
    Juiceon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI dont think hes saying "and lie in perfect honesty"... anyone have an alternative? Send me a messsage.
    Saving*Dayon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHmmm...it sounds to me like he says "do my eyes portray a hint of loneliness," and not "betray." It makes more sense too doesn't it?
    UnspokenLullabieson June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYet another reason to love thrice...

    Just look at the title of the song.. "opaque" which means impermeable by light...light cant pass through it.. and this alludes to the part of the song where he says "i only want to see the light" which shows the contrast...its not possible i want it..to love and hate something at the same time.
    Varianton June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think in this song, whoever wrote it was very confused. Youc an see how he is going between two things... love and hate. He knows that going for this person (a girl) is wrong and he hates everyhting about her but he loves her. Hasn't anyone had a relationship like that. For me it was my ex-boyfriend smoked pot, wanted only a physical relationship, yet I stayed with it even though I hated everything he was about, but I loved or thought I loved him. Opaque is not being able to see the other side.. not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel which is going to tell you the future, what you should exspect... but you can't see that because your blinded. " to lie in perfect honesty".. maybe saying " Yeah I hate him.." well your lieing in reality because you think you love him but really inside... you should and do hate him. A picasso reality.. refers to having everyhting mixed up , mixed emotions.. you can't even tell what you feel anymore because everything got so messed up.
    Vinakachickon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttrue, thrice rock ! omg i love them....
    dougieon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti lie in perfect honesty. a pathetic talent.
    EmoPoeton September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwrong everyone. It's about following god. "..since when did following your heart become a sin,
    I only want to see the light" It's about wanting to follow into the light of god but i could see why you would all see its about girls, i mean after all the lyrics could be put in many ways. I say let the song be what you want it to be, thats whats good about thrice their songs run so deep, every phrase is complex (newer stuff) but whats great is everyone can see it in their own way and relate to the words.
    Drew1185on May 04, 2003   Link

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