While forever seems to take its time
We're still standing here in line waiting for the sun to rise
As she looks on she's so confused
Her heart is lonely broken and bruised
A closed circle with no more room for one more, Screams "to hell with you"

What's wrong with this picture?
What's wrong with this picture?
Did you ever stop to think a thief in the night has come to steal your loved ones?
Did you ever take the time to see the world around us is falling apart?

Eyes closed
We've all had our eyes closed
Our hands behind our back we run and hide
From everything that moves
From everything that might put out this little light of mine

What's wrong with this picture?
What's wrong with this picture?
Did you ever stop to think a thief in the night has come to steal your loved ones?
Did you ever take the time to see the world around us is falling apart?

Where did our hero go and who did he dine with?
We say the world's gonna end in the end anyway
and anyway
I'm ok so it doesn't concern me

And did you ever stop to think a thief in the night has come to steal your loved ones?
And did you ever take the time to see the world around us is falling apart?


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    General Comment"to hell with you"... Relationship gone wrong?... I duno Seems as if this is the case This Providence gets most of the girls I get in the world... The ones when things get bad or go wrong it's never the girls fault...
    ADimeADexteron November 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very nice. they make good use of the drum machine thing.
    rbf737on November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit is never the girls fault . . ;)

    also a very good song
    yayayayayon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentanother fantaboulus song from this providence. i love all of their songs, and i really like that not to many people know about them either, however, the deserve to be famous in my opinion.
    erincon August 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhere did our hero go and who did he dine with?

    the last supper.

    A very good song!!!!
    wingiton December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat is "Certain Worlds in Uncertain Times" about and why is it so damn
    catchy?

    It is about a situation reflecting how people who think they are going to
    heaven and have it made push others out of their little circle of friends
    and how they are missing the point. The question the chorus asks is "is
    there anyone who will do ANYTHING about it?". It's funny how it turned out
    because the lyrics are so serious and the music has that little synth line
    that's almost making fun of this certain group of people. Anyway, well...
    that song in particular had an extra dose of catchy since we all ate canned
    spinach every morning of that week and worked out like more than anyone
    ever.

    --from--
    mammothpress.com/…
    wingiton December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA closed circle with no more room for one more, Screams "to hell with you"

    reminds me of all the cliques in HS who dont let anyone new in.
    shejustwantstorockon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentah my favorite
    Wafflepantson August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don’t know This Providence’s ideological standings, but to me this seems like a commentary on the mentality of certain Christians, at least certain groups of Christians who are somewhat elitist and close-minded.

    The first line about standing in line is possibly a reference to how many people wait to die simply to get into Heaven. They are waiting for the “forever” of Heaven, but it seems to “take its time” because they are simply waiting to die.

    Though the “she” in the song is “confused,” “broken,” and “bruised,” the “closed circle” (aka the particular Christian sect) secludes her, thus another commentary on how some groups tend to ignore helping some people.

    So, then the singer asks, “What’s wrong with this picture?” The “thief in the night” symbolizes the group who has “stolen” the minds of his loved ones, when he is sure that this cannot be right. This group of people are also so wrapped up in themselves that they don’t “take the time to see the world around us is falling apart.”

    The next verse I feel is taken from the point of view of a member of the group who has realized what the singer is saying is faulty in their way of life. The person realizes that “we’ve all had our eyes closed.” But, even though he realizes what is wrong, the person continues to stay away from anything that might “put out this little light of mine” (aka their comfortable ideology), even if it makes sense.

    The next line is clearly references Jesus at the Last Supper. The singer is asking where he has gone, commenting that the beliefs of such Christian groups have gone so far away from Jesus’ original teachings.

    The last line is sarcastically restating the first line’s comment on how these people selfishly wait for Heaven, not caring about the world around them. “As long as I get in Heaven, who cares if the world is destroyed, at least I’m okay.”

    Thoughts?
    makingmovies101on March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim 99.9% sure they're christian, and that is a perfect explanation.
    tjwellson February 24, 2008   Link

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