At the center of the world
There's a statue of a girl
She is standing near a well
With a bucket bare and dry
I went and looked her in the eyes
And she turned me into sand
This clumsy form that I despise
It scattered easy in her hand
And came to rest upon a beach
With a million others there
We sat and waited for the sea
To stretch out so that we could disappear
Into the endlessness of blue
Into the horror of the truth
You see we are far less than we knew
Yeah, we are far less than we knew
But we knew what we could taste
Girls found honey to drench our hands
Men cut marble to mark our graves
Said we'll need something to remind us of
All the sweetness that has passed through us
(Fresh sangria and lemon tea)
The priests dressed children for a choir
(White-robed small voices praise Him)
But found no joy in what was sung
The funeral had begun
In the middle of the day
When you drive home to your place
From that job that makes you sleep
Back to the thoughts that keep you awake
Long after night has come to claim
Any life that still remains
In the corner of the frame
That you put around her face

Two pills just weren't enough
The alarm clock's going off
But you're not waking up
This isn't happening happening happening happening happening

It is.


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    General CommentPersonally I feel this song isn't really about love at all...i mean in some aspect it is but only bc I think the song is about life in general and what our world has turned us into. Does anyone else think that when he says, "At the center of the world
    There is a statue of a girl..." it refers to the Statue of Liberty?!?

    I mean idk right off the bat that is what I envisioned bc i think this song deals a lot with things people do on a day-to-day basis without thinking...what is programmed in our minds at a young age...what we are told to do....and our inability to see passed what is "expected" of us. I think that maybe it does refer to the statue of liberty bc she is supposed to be the symbol of "freedom" and the greatness America has to offer.... these are the reasons people come to america but in all actuality "we are far less than we knew" and we are all really just blinded by the bullshit. we don't want to see the real truth so we just live our lives according to the all too familiar plan.

    when he says:

    But we knew what we could taste
    Girls found honey to drench our hands
    Men cut marble to mark our graves

    i think it refers to the cyclic process of life and what ppl succumb to in order to get by........idk i could go on analyzingg but im way too lazyy hahahh
    jewfro90on February 20, 2009   Link

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