It must seem
Permanent
It must seem
Important
It must take
All your control
Not to get
Obsessive

Just as pain becomes discomfort
Over time
What the human soul can tolerate
Is no surprise

I’m rooted to my path
And I’m blinded on the sides
Why is it I feel so?
I have everything I want
The stuff of all my dreams
Why is it I need so?

In the same way pain can become humor
Over time
The scars that time will wash away
Are no surprise

I’m rooted to my path
And I’m blinded on the sides
Why is it I feel so?
I have everything I want
The stuff of all my dreams
Why is it I need so?
I know you’re inside
Because I can feel your life
Why is it I bleed so?

And you thought that these times
Were just ordinary


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    General CommentPPL WAKE UP and Listen to some quality music! Rid of MTV Bull for a while!

    This SONG is PURE BLISS :)
    dissolvedboy2008on February 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just CANT stop listening to this track..! Must be like 1000 times in a day!! It's THAT GREAT!
    dissolvedboy2008on February 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationSeems to me that this song is about becoming complacent with a new situation, be it a relationship, or something else.

    The line "and you thought that these times were just ordinary" brings it home and snaps the title into sharp focus. It's not uncommon for children to think that old television shows were filmed in a time before there was color. In the same way, the subject of the song naively believes that their complacency is something ordinary: uncomfortable, but to be expected, and not fought against.
    nemontemion November 19, 2009   Link

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