"Change The World (Lost Ones)" as written by and Deon Rexroat (16581) Nathan Young (16578)....
If I could write one letter
To the world as we know it
I would list these rhymes
That mean everything to me
Heartache temporary,
Bullets only stop your blood
Pain will live on and on
In everyone, in everyone

And we could change,
We could change it down
We could change the world,
We could strike the chord
We are the lost ones,
We are the lost ones

We could re-write history,
If only you and me
We are the lost ones,
We are the lost ones
And We could change it down

The bottle holds no answers
His lips can only sway
Chemicals imbalance
Who needs them anyway?
Desire is close at hand
Her lips can only sway
There's more to life than this
Don't give yourself away


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"Change the World (Lost Ones)" as written by Joey Bruce Deon Rexroat (16581)

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    General CommentThis song...HAS to be Anberlin's BEST by far. Wow. How I interpret this song is he's trying to notify the world on how life can be worse, and not to revert to suicide, drugs, alcohol, and how he thinks we all can change our lives and/or the world if we tried.

    "There's more to life than this, don't give yourself away." That is a powerful line.
    ekmiodon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is so true, i agree! this type of music really relates to me because life sux, and sux more if ur stupid but theres never a need to resort to drinkin and drugs and suicide just like you said!
    hkmp5mp3on July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh yea, it promotes abstainance too! duh
    hkmp5mp3on July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentif about doing the right thing even if you are the only one who does.
    Oneye-2on March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI guess it could be interpreted as promoting abstinance, but I don't think it does at all. Desire doesn't have to be just sex you know.
    F.O.R.D45on December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf I could write one letter to the world as we know it
    I would list these rhymes that mean everything to me
    ^I think he's saying, hear me out, if I had only one thing to say to the world we have today, this is what I'd say:
    Heartache temporary, Bullets only stop your blood
    Pain will live on and on
    In everyone, in everyone
    ^Heartaches ARE only temporary. Eventually, people can find ways to overcome them. Bullets, as in, suicide shooting sort of thing, only stop your life. But in the end, it hurts everyone else, because everyone else wonders what they could have done to cause or prevent this, the loss, etc, hurts. "Pain will live on and on in Everyone."

    And we could change, we could change it down
    We could change the world, we could strike the chord
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    We could re-write history, if only you and me
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    And We could change it down
    ^The chorus, I think, signifies him saying to these people, keep listening to me, it doesn't have to be this way, it won't be this way, if you just hear my words" sort of thing. "We could re-write history" as in, change the destiny or fate we thought we've found for ourselves.

    The bottle holds no answers
    His lips can only sway
    Chemicals imbalance
    Who needs them anyway?
    ^I think this is a reference to either the bottle of alcohol or the bottle of pills, both of which generally impair the chemicals in your brain if overdosed, because most pills people use for suicide are either depressants or painkillers. "Who needs them anyway?" could be the thought of the person who is doing this to themselves, as in, " I don't care anymore what I do to my body I don't need these chemicals to make me normal" kind of idea.
    Desire is close at hand
    Her lips can only sway
    There's more to life than this
    Don't give yourself away
    ^This could be giving away her life, her virginity, who knows, but she's nervous, and he's advising her to stop and think. " Don't give yourself away" don't let them know that this is what you want to be, don't throw your life away... it could have several meanings.

    And there's your lovely letter written by Anberlin, the great.
    Aoarc1etcon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"There's more to life than this
    Don't give yourself away"

    i love this. it's such a hopeful ending to the song.
    it's saying there's so much more to live for, we are worth so much more than we make ourselves out to be or expect ourselves to become.
    xxadaylateon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. and i agree with the ekmiod.... this is indeed one of anberlin's great songs...
    MinionVarchildon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song very much, it made me fall in love with Anberlin. I think it points out how the world has degraded everything and that we truly are a generations of lost ones, but that doesn't mean we can't do anything about it. It's a song that makes you want to go and do something with your life. It's truly moving
    canuck13on May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe full lyrics:

    If I could write one letter to the world as we know it
    I would list these rhymes that mean everything to me
    Heartache temporary, Bullets only stop your blood
    Pain will live on and on
    In everyone, in everyone

    And we could change, we could change it down
    We could change the world, we could strike the chord
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    We could re-write history, if only you and me
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    And We could change it down

    The bottle holds no answers
    His lips can only sway
    Chemicals imbalance
    Who needs them anyway?
    Desire is close at hand
    Her lips can only sway
    There's more to life than this
    Don't give yourself away (x2)

    And we could change, we could change it down
    We could change the world, we could strike the chord
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    We could re-write history, if only you and me
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    And We could change it down

    Don’t give yourself away (x3)

    And we could change it down,
    We could change it down,
    We could change it
    We could change the world, we could strike the chord
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    We could re-write history, if only you and me
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones
    We could change the world, if only you and me.
    We are the lost ones, we are the lost ones

    Its definitely one of their best songs. it basically says don't give in to temptation by drugs, alcohol, etc etc... there's so much more you could be, if you 'don't give yourself away'... you could do something worthwhile with your life... maybe 'we could change the world'. amazing song
    onerepublicfan723on June 19, 2008   Link

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