"Serenity" as written by and Salvatore P. Erna....
As I sit here and slowly close my eyes
I take another deep breath
And feel the wind pass through my body
I'm the one in your soul
Reflecting inner light
Protect the ones who hold you
Cradling in your inner child

I need serenity
In a place where I can hide
I need serenity
Nothing changes, days go by

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

Tragic visions slowly stole my life
Tore away everything
Cheating me out of my time
I'm the one who loves you
No matter wrong or right
And every day I hold you
I hold you with my inner child

I need serenity
In a place where I can hide
I need serenity
Nothing changes, days go by

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

Where do we go when we just don't know
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing
And when will we learn to control

(I need serenity) Where do we go when we just don't know (I need serenity)
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold (I need serenity)
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing (I need serenity)
And when will we learn to control


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"Serenity" as written by Salvatore P. Erna

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    General CommentI think this song is about connecting with our higher selves or god in effort to free ourselves from the ego and material/physical pains of this life... to find peace in knowing there is more than just this life... and if we try to free our minds and see our lives thru the eyes god would see us... then we may feel comfort and that peace... this is very hard to do and yes you need to be able to meditate, but it does help free you from stress and other burdens you may be going through... or you could just get stoned... lol
    herefromvenuson June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow I honestly can't believe no one has commented on this song yet ... probably one of the most moving and spiritual pieces of music i have heard a band play in ... forever. excellent song
    The_Cereal_killeron April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard is has something to do with the drummer from Rush.
    king nothing2on April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually king nothing, youre right. Its a song sully wrote after reading "Ghost Rider" by Neil Peart (drummer for Rush). Neil's wife and daughter were both killed within about a year of each other and neil takes his motorcycle out on the road to vent and kinda get away. Its an excellent book by the way.
    MischiefMagicon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI personally believe in my heart of hearts that this tune about Sully's lack of bladder control. Can't anyone hear his cry for help? "I need Serenity...nothing changes, days go by!" When he says, "Where do we go when we just don't know...", it means the poor guy just pissed his pants! That's the most obvious meaning I could come up with. Does anybody disagree with me?

    :)
    OpinionHeadon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOpinionHead, dont get me wrong, but there are no words that will describe how much i disagree with you, and i just dont understand why you would think something like that. but everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so... enjoy that theory.
    PhoenixFireon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFinally!!! Somebody fell for the joke. I was waiting for this too happen. I work in a stuffy receiving area and one of the only saving graces is the fact that the rest of my co-workers are musicheads. One guy is a huge Godsmack fan and I heard the song Serenity. I saw the box of pads and I came up with the "true meaning" of the song. He didn't think the joke was funny as I am sure you did, Phoenix. The smiley face at the bottom should have given the joke away. I really like this and it is very deep but is it sacreligious to come up with a funny and retarded meaning for it?
    OpinionHeadon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthehehe nice OpinionHead
    Play_Bunnyon October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa!!! I laughed my ass off when I read your interpretation OpinonHead. I can't believe I never saw that in the song before. I'm also surprised there are such few comments on this song. Its such a great song, being on of my favorites.
    WiseWizon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood song to have in the background while meditating, lol... i think the whole "bladder-control" joke thing was kind of stupid... i guess i just don't like potty humor. i like the line "Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing?" its a good question
    Desaparecidaon December 05, 2004   Link

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