We have waited for so long
To occur this day
There are those who fly away to a distant place
But I think I'll stay
And I wouldn't have it any other way
In this solace I see
A light piercing the darkness
Coming on the winds
Of imagery
When all I know is crumbling
I am becoming something more than humanity could ever allow me to be
I remember a day when
My dreams of escape
Seemed so far away

Let's go back in time, you and I
To my
Initiation to your false empire
You greased, you aimed
And then you spit
While I
Once again pushed away my conscience

Yet always, it seems
I cannot fathom the plateau
Without first the pit

Against the goads there can be no pleading
Because every thought reaps an action
And for you, my former captor
All the earthly wisdom and wealth
Cannot erase your susceptibility
To brutal mortality
And the funny thing about justice
Is that it always comes when you least expect it
So friends it won't be long
Seems I stole your smile, right from wrong

So forever now we'll find
Our peace inside this
We'll find our solace in your silence
And though I once desired your twisted sense of fame
I know, I know that in myself I'm nothing

Nothing
Nothing
Nothing but the words of the "meaningless"

You have given me all I'll ever need
The nerve, the greed, the lust, the lust, the lust, the lust for justice
And now I will never rest
Until the meaningless become your silence

.And you're

Over
Over
Over
Out! (4x)

Now I mean to thank you once again, with this
My, my, my goodbye kiss
You broke my heart
But something tells me that I won't, that I won't, and I won't miss it
And on this very day
And on this very hill
While the heavens are hushed
In anticipation, beckoning
We'll have ourselves a reckoning
And all of the oppressed will greet you

And you're

Over
Over
Over
Out!

Over
Over
Over


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  • +1
    General CommentMan, this is a hard one. I'm sure there could be like 3+ different interpretations of this song. "We'll find our solace in your silence"...I think he's talking about the devil or some other person with "a twisted sense of fame".
    ***Please Post your opinion if you're reading this!
    denmil24on January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn the very basic level this song, even this album, is talking about over coming oppression. Who is oppressing him, I don't know. It could be sin, or the devil, or maybe some one human. I think its interesting how the end of 'Truthless Heros' ended with 'Hallow Again' meaning that he was led astray and didn't notice until it was too late, and then this song that talks about the demise of his "captor" I've heard this song was talking about the end times on other forums, I'm not sure I agree with that.
    ak_freerideron February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI dunno what this song means exactly, but to me this is my song i sing/listen to to remind me of the fight between my former captor, 1. the devil who has tempted me into things i shouldnt dabble in, and 2. the person in myself that i became. "But I think I'll stay, And I wouldn't have it any other way" in my fight against myself and the devil, i will not fear and i will face them, "So friends it won't be long Seems I stole your smile, right from wrong" because i feel a long time ago the i assumed my captors to be my closest friends. "And now I will never rest, Until the meaningless become your silence" i will now show no mercy to them and give them no ground. "While the heavens are hushed In anticipation" maybe im hoping God is waiting in anticipation to see if his servent will follow him. i dunno, this song means alot to me whether im right about its meaning or not, but its my power song, and it does give me courage
    crazy_jay01on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best P86 song ever! To me it's about waiting to get into heaven. And though he once was caught up in the immorality of society, he overcame that through finding God. Now he's looking back on his life, and forward to when he will be taken up. He comments on the "false empire" (society) and how he has now turned towards God as being his reason for life. He's turning his back on his past, learning from it, and waiting for the day when he and others (the oppressed) will meet God.
    deathlessoneson June 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou have given me all I'll ever need
    The nerve, the greed, the lust, the lust, the lust, the lust for justice

    I think this song to me is talking about his fight with satan like the lyrics up top, he uses all of these things that are sins basically tools of satan to end up using it against this person......this person being satan
    tirrela2007on April 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike freerider said, I don't limit this song to be pointed at the devil exclusively. The oppressor mentioned could be another person or even society. In the end, it could be one or all. At any rate, this is a very liberating song. I love it.
    skylineClosingon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get this strong vibe that this song is about the transformation people go under when accepting Christ into their lives. There are many references to the past, of what the singer has now moved on from, and where he is now.

    "In this solace I see
    A light piercing the darkness
    Coming on the winds
    Of imagery
    When all I know is crumbling
    I am becoming something more than humanity could ever allow me to be"

    It seems like he's speaking to the evil he was once a part of, almost telling Satan his fate. Telling him what will become (or became) of him on that day, when Jesus rose and defeated him.(hill reference)


    So he's almost reflecting, back to Satan, all he did, right before his 'execution'...saying how he will not miss what he once was, and has found something better. And now, the time has come.


    And yeah, definitely a spiritual standpoint on the song, but it does relate in other instances as well, like freerider and skyline said.
    Amazing song.
    Francis824on September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know what this song is about?

    To me it's about moving on after a break up.

    The line's that really hit home are:
    "And the funny thing about justice. Is that it always comes when you least expect it."

    and

    "We'll find our solace in your silence and though I once desired your twisted sense of fame."

    Just a thought ;) Any other input would be greatly thanked!
    rhin0dreadon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsolace is pleasure, amusement, and enjoyment
    bob171on January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI got a chance to talk with the Schwab after the show last night and I told him this song had my favorite lyrics of any Project song. I said, it's a goodbye song to the devil, right? He chuckled and said, it is, but not the devil you're thinking. The song is actually about a crooked record exec, who basically was the devil. I asked, was it someone from Atlantic (cause I know they had problems when Truthless Heroes didn't turn out like Atlantic hoped)? He said no, and that the exec would remain unnamed. I said, that's fine with me cause I'm sure I wouldn't know him anyway. So I guess each of us could take this song personally to be about anyone who's tormenting us. For me, I like to picture this song as a judgment day goodbye to the devil.
    InhaleExhale86on July 18, 2009   Link

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