Where does the misunderstanding come from, demanding that we be outstanding and then some? Perfection never was a requirement although some might say we desired it. So then for times when things get old I might get cynical I see that I don*t see. Do they see You when they see me?

In honesty there*s room for improvement Thoughts may change, the truth be told, A closed mind will leave you empty Use your mind to use your soul.

Alert the press, their dogmas are a mess, Opinions shift, a broken sift, an empty hand, And billboards ask, *where do they stand.* Do all streams lead to one sea?

Logically there*s room for all questions Though the answers aren*t all known, Objectivities the myth of plenty, Who doubt His truth within their soul.


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    General Commentawesome, awesome song. so much meaning.
    BlackLungFeveron June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it says exaclty what I feel almost all the time. Why do we have to be perfect in the worlds eyes to make something of ourselves? It is just the thought of a world where everything is corrupt and basically there is no room for anything that doesn't fit the world's expectations. One of my favorite songs by them. I miss Five Iron, they ought to do a fif reunited tour and play in my backyard
    Gambithon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGambith, if I get ritch I'll get them to come to my house to perform and I'll invite you haha
    clutteron June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know the meaning of the phrase "Use your mind to use your soul." I wonder how long it will take for someone to respond if even, it seems these threads have been dead for a while : (
    ikesmanon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthey man, im not sure what that line means, but this song is sooo gooood ughhhhh five iron really needs to do another tour
    freestyle777on March 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthey ikesman!! i'm thinkin' that the line "Use your mind to use your soul." has something to do with meditation or something.. like if you think about it... you use your mind to get to that "happy place".. or whatever you wanna call it.. and then once your there... you can use your soul..
    ya dig??
    [C]li.che*on March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah I guess, so. I think this song is talking about Christians and what they think the world thinks of them, like having to prove yourself to world because they won't forgive you like Christ. I guess the meaning is still vague, but I think it is supposed to be that way. Most lyrics are subjective.
    ikesmanon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah dude. I like it when lyrics are deep and mysterious... that way you can get your own idea of what it means.. and the song means that much more to you.
    [C]li.che*on March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about how the world needs BOTH Spirituality and Fact.

    "Use your mind to use your soul" means just that. Use facts to become spiritual, and don't see only one as the complete truth.

    The song touches on corruption of the church when it tries to become fact:

    "Do all streams lead to one sea?" means 'is Christianity the only truth? No, it is all in the eyes of the beholder.'

    "Thoughts may change, the truth be told. A closed mind will lead you empty." means 'Science will continue to prove the parts of the Bible wrong, but it will NEVER disprove God. You need to be open to these changes or else you will be left empty.'

    This is one of my favorite Five Iron songs. God I miss them.
    blashcoon March 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo, in other words, this song is for religious pluralism?
    ikesmanon August 05, 2008   Link

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