"Cadence" as written by Thomas Yorke, Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood, Philip Selway, Colin Charles Greenwood, Edward John O'brien, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood....
Write down,to remind yourself on how it can be
Heartstrings, you're tugging at my heartstrings
Helpless, I have become so helpless to your touch
Touch me somehow
Restless, you leave me restless
Breathless wait for me

The closer I come to you
The closer I am to finding God
You're a miracle to me
The closer I come to you
The closer I am to finding God
You're a miracle to me

Burning, like Joan of Arc to see you, just to feel you
Cadence, I'd dance with the dead cause I believe
Yes I believe, yes I believe
Stifle, Paul said that you stifle him
Again and again and again

And if these are my parting words
Then this, my last request
Hold me here, until I sleep
If I burn, then I burn for you


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"Cadence" as written by Albert Hammond Mike Hazlewood

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    General CommentWould Cadence be the name of a girl, if it is its real pretty and Id so name my daughter that, haha Id do that even if it wasnt a name
    logicalharmon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song... for all of you who didnt know

    Anberlin is a christian band and thats so great.

    Praise God.
    New Year's Projecton April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the writer seeing God's beauty through his love. Just purely, blissfully in love.
    pointnumber1on April 29, 2005   Link
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    My Interpretationbasically whenever he is with someone really special to him, he thinks she is SO amazing and makes him believe there has to be a god out there for there to be such an incredible person, it couldn't just "happen"/ for him to get this girl. she could have really strong faith and make him see it too.
    mkmakesmusicon December 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthow i feel about my boy
    ilovetrishon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti adore this song
    and*dream*i*doon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about seeing God's love and beauty because or through another's actions as well as through the Scriptures. Could Cadence be someone extra special to a member of Anberlin?
    WakeToLifeon July 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcadence is a word..it means like a recurrent rhythmical series or something like that..but i guess it would make a good name
    SHUREEKon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe in God or anything like that but I still find this song to be so beautiful.....and even I love to listen to it.....it's so pretty....the lyrics are so captivating....
    raisedonradio1109on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line in Cadence has me intrigued, you say "Paul said that you stifle him again and again" -- what does that line mean?
    My brother Paul and I both went to the University of Central Florida together (and incidentally played rugby side by side for UCF). He majored in Psychology and I in Philosophy. To save money we rented a house with some friends in Orlando and me and Paul shared a room. Late at night we would have theological conversations ranging from the omnipotence of God to pre-destination. I formulated the line because the whole song is central to the holy spirit (hence; "the closer I come to you (the holy spirit), the closer I am to finding God), and one of the insolvable equations of God was the complex workings of holy spirit, and his involvement with mankind, and that my friend is where the line was created.
    veritasspartanon April 11, 2006   Link

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