somebody please tell me
what am I suppose to do
you died and i'm here
thinking that i hear your voice,
but it's somebody else
it's always somebody else
why did you die?
don't leave me please
i beg you God tonight bring me peace
i'll never sleep without the dreams of you alive here with me
the brightness left your eyes
as i held your face
don't tell me it's the right time
and your last words will sustain me
until my end...until i see you again
while words (your life) evade me (but a moment)
i'll wait to (i'll cling to) remember you (forever)
and what you had (your words) meant to me (on my blood)
could never be forgotten
the chains (why) of death (don't take)
are falling (away), but my heart still bleeds
it longs for (why) the day (did you die)
when we will be as one

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    General CommentThis song is obviously about dealing with the death of someone close to you. I heard Emery for the first time in my life, and they played this song to start their set. It totally blew me away! I bought the cd at the show and havent stopped listening since. These guys kick ass
    nicklavon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the death of toby's grandama not about God
    maxdreaon May 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commentnicklay...well your sorta right...this song is actually about christ and his death, basically he is singing about his imperfect relation with christ and how he can't wait to be in heaven where his relationship will be made perfect
    dansr20deton May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhy must everyone find religious ties to so many song lyrics? not all band write about god all the time....that would be damn boring.
    joshisapunkon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttoallofyou...Science still hasnt proven that Jesus didnt exist, and wait, I dont think science has proven that Jesus didnt die on the cross either. He was a real person, and he did die on the cross for YOU, and everyone else. A lot of the Word was written by people who were close to Jesus when he was living. I dont know if you know this, but Science has proven that energy cannot be created or did we get here then? Anyway, I think this song is about Christ. Take the song as you may, its your choice, just as believing in Jesus is your choice. Make your own decision
    OwenB55on May 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly about someone close to singer who died. The singer is now relying on God for encouragement and strength to make it through. I have a lot of respect for bands like Emery who are able to have such amazing, smart lyrics which aren't just blatantly obviously Christian, but definitely have Christian meaning when you actually think about them.
    trjn71on March 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI myself am a Christian, and I think everyone posting thus far is an idiot. You christian people who are hellbent on claiming this song for Jesus, give up. He clearly gives the person who died a sense of urgency. About living with that person, and very physical traits to thier relationship. Clearly NOT JESUS. And to you people who feel the need to bash Christian beliefs, DIAF. There are a few idiots like the ones you see here, but keep your closed minds to yourselves, no need to hate on what other people think, we're talking about a song anyhow, not religion.
    taylordcraigon October 30, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationIn an interview, Toby said that this song was written in the days after his grandmother died. They were extremely close. It's describing Toby's grandma dying in a hospital, and can apply to any close friend dying.
    blackfangon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how he watched somebody he loved died. And he misses them and longs for them. Which explains why he thinks he hears their voice, but it can't be them because they're not alive. He dreams of them being alive. And basically he's asking God to heal him and help him feel better until he dies and is reunited with that person. He's mourning.
    messsyjesssion February 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHoly shiznitch... this is one of the best songs on the album! Wow this is suchhh a great song! EMERY KICKS ASSSSS
    Heedliciouson April 26, 2004   Link

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