"The Sense" as written by and Christopher James Wollard Charles Allen Ragan....
This is not a model
fit for any mold.
The twisted old and bitter tongues
are reckless just as they are cold.
Dwelling on the dying
is wet fingers to the flame.
And I cannot say that I believe
in everything that you propose to me.

I'd rather learn from children.
I'd rather see their world.
In all it's natural splendor,
and all it's harsh distress unknown.
Not what's old and jaded,
forgotten or ignored.
Or in the way of anything,
there to keep the flame from burning.

I read the writing on the wall, and all
I see is "Who has lost the sense?"
I read the writing on the wall, and all
I see is "Got to get it, to give."

All that I care to know is what you're wondering.
All that I care to see is what you're seeing.
I want to know what you know,
not the little things you'll learn to guard you
(All the little things we'll teach you).

I read the writing on the wall, and all
I see is, "Who has lost the sense?"
I read the writing on the wall, and all
I see is, "Got to get it, to give."


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    General Commentman i cant believe no one has commented on this song...its my favorite off of Caution (and the emo game music, if anyone plays that)....my best guess as to the meaning would be someone fed up with how the "adult" world works, and wishes they had the simple outlook of children....something along those lines, thats not really clarifying much but its a start i guess
    Johnnyfender43on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJohnnyfender43..I totally agree with you on the song's meaning..I don't think there's much to debate about it.

    To be honest, I had no idea what the lyrics to this song were until I looked at them just now.
    Netszrlon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think you're right on track.
    The song seems to be about how Children have a better life. They dont have the stresses of adult life, all the things adults have to do that are a pain in the ass. They live their life in a blissful world where they're too young and innocent to see how bad the world can actually be.
    Actionhank1786on April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBut what is "The Sense"? I thought it may be adults losing their sense of fun. But then maybe it's being ironic and saying that children are more sensible than adults. I dunno.
    skacore_dudeon September 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Sense is within the lyrics:
    All that I care to know is what you're wondering.
    All that I care to see is what you're seeing.
    I want to know what you know,
    not the little things you'll learn to guard you
    (All the little things we'll teach you)

    Throughout our lives we always have these defenses we put up, whether it is because we're afraid or ashamed or whatever.
    blc43519on October 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. my favourite by HWM
    no.hxc.dancingon November 13, 2007   Link

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