"Same Direction" as written by and Douglas Sean/estrin Robb....
Whenever I step outside, somebody claims to see the light
It seems to me that all of us have lost our patience
'Cause everyone thinks they're right, and nobody thinks that there just might
Be more than one road to our final destination

But I'm not ever going to know if i'm right or wrong
'Cause we're all going in the same direction
And I'm not sure which way to go because all along
We've been going in the same direction

I'm tired of playing games, of looking for someone else to blame
For all the holes in answers that are clearly showing
For something to fill the space, was all of the time I spent a waste
'Cause so many choices point the same way I was going

So why does there only have to be one correct philosophy?
I don't want to go and follow you just to end up like one of them
And why are you always telling me what you want me to believe?
I'd like to think that I can go my own way and meet you in the end

But I'm not ever going to know


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"Same Direction" as written by Chris Light Hesse Chris Hesse

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    General CommentI think this song is about religion. About somebody unsure about their faith.

    "Whenever I step outside, somebody claims to see the light
    It seems to me that all of us have lost our patience."

    This line refers to the way everyone has their own ideas on religion, everyone has their own beliefs.

    "'Cause everyone thinks they're right, and nobody thinks that there just might
    Be more than one road to our final destination"

    This line refers to the way that everyone believes that their stance on religion is the correct one. They refuse to believe that there are other religions that may hold just as much validity to their own.

    The chorus:

    "But I'm not ever going to know if I'm right or wrong
    'Cause we're all going in the same direction
    And I'm not sure which way to go
    Because all along
    We've been going in the same direction"

    refers to the singers frustration at the state of things. He feels he will never know whether his choice of faith is the right one, or the wrong one. He believes that we are heading the same way in the end anyway, so how will we ever know whether we were right or not in our choices?

    "I'm tired of playing games, of looking for someone else to blame
    For all the holes in answers that are clearly showing
    For something to fill the space, was all of the time I spent a waste?
    'Cause so many choices point the same way I was going"

    I believe this part of the song refers to the way religions are attacked by critics (questions like, "if God made the world, who made God?") but never really have any rebuke other than "you just need to have faith". This lack of certainty frustrates him and has led him to investigate other religions, and he has discovered that alot of them are very, very similar. Worship of a supreme being, rules on how to live a good life etc. He believes that no matter which religion he chose, he would basically be in the same situation he's in at the moment ("'Cause so many choices point the same way I was going").

    As the song comes to a close, the final verse sums up his feelings.

    "So why does there only have to be one correct philosophy?
    I don't want to go and follow you just to end up like one of them."

    He is asking why there must be only one religion. Each religion believes that they are correct and everyone else is wrong. He just wants to know why and is making a statement that he doesn't want to follow a religion just because everyone else (family and friends perhaps) do so. He wants it to be a personal choice.

    "And why are you always telling me what you want me to believe?
    I'd like to think that I can go my own way and meet you in the end."

    This is the closing verse of the song is basically asking people to just let him choose his own path. Don't try to force religious opinions on him, it's a personal choice that he and he alone must make. He'll just go his own way, and see them on the other side.

    Phew. Well, that's how it sounded to me.
    InsomniacUKon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenteverybodys doing the same thing. you try to do something different but everybody says its wrong, so you dont noe if u r doing the right thing or not.....love this song! their new cd is awsome!
    lnprkfreakon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like their new cd too. this song is great
    rockinwildon June 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song because its so faced-paced and has a great guitar in it. Its a great pump-up song....great song overall
    JessicaisHotton September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me, talks about religion in general....We have all these people, friends, family, strangers, and even lunatics killing other people just to prove to everyone else that their religion is the right one. You want to be different, you believe in something else...Something different than your friend, family member, stranger and you hope so much that when your life is over, that you could see them in that other world and be happy forever, even if you two had different religions/beliefs....Unfortunately, that person you do care about thinks that you are wrong...Its like their so set in their ways, they know they're right and everyone else is wrong, when actually...atleast to me...they're just blind or maybe just ignorant/stubborn to even open up a little. Anyways, this song rocks!!!
    sebastn7on October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because it sort of explains how I feel about my "religion" that my mom sort of rants at me about. It can relate to pretty much anything about not doing the same as everyone else, but religion/beliefs seems to really stand out.l
    gadgetapplechunkson October 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah it does bring up the idea of religion b/c we have "prayer services" in my religion classes since freshman year and i used this song. "somebody claims to see the light" is some other relgious fanatic saying that God has came to them and all this crap and then they tell people that they have to live by that.
    babyj859on November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definately about religion. I think this is a great song. My opinion about this song is that people always tell everyone u HAVE TO believe in this when u dont believe in it. It doesnt make sense because ppl say to be urslef but then they tell u to believe in something n be like everyone else! its so stupid. This song relly puts that out there. I think the chorus is abouthe/she being confused about what to believe in because everyone is going in one direction but he/she doesn't want to be like everyone else. he/she wants to be them self.
    Meags_Blink_fan_12on December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentInsomniac Uk - 100% Correct.Also adding to the fact that Doug is not that religious, hense adding that we are all going to die whether which religion we believe in or dont believe in.
    Hoobastank69on January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonly heard it once but i LOVE it
    fallenbrokenon March 19, 2005   Link

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