Chase your dreams away
Glass needles in the hay
The sun forgives the clouds
You are my holy shroud

I just don´t care if it´s real
that won´t change how it feels
I just don´t care if it´s real
that won´t change how it feels

No it doesn't change
And you can't resist
Making me feel eternally missed
And you can't resist
And you can't resist
Making me feel

Chase your dreams away
Glass needles in the hay
The sun forgives the clouds
You are my holy shroud

And I just don´t care if it´s real
that won´t change how it feels
I just don´t care if it´s real
that won´t change how it feels

No it doesn't change
And you can't resist
Making me feel eternally missed
You can't resist
You can't resist
Making me feel

You can't resist
Making me feel eternally missed
You can't resist
You can't resist
Making me feel

You can't resist
Making me feel eternally missed
And you can't resist
And you can't resist
Making me feel


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  • +6
    Song MeaningWow my interpretation of this song is so much different from everyone else.

    I don't think this song has anything to do with love in relationships, or a girl, in fact I think this song has to do with God, maybe addressing people in his life trying to convert him into Christianity.

    Chase your dreams away - Chasing away the things you loved to do, the things that are considered "sin", or chasing away the life of "sin"

    Glass needles in the hay - Think about glass, it's transparent, and if you were to make needles from it and toss it into hay you'd never find it. I think this lyric is talking about trading in your dreams and desires for faith. Something you can't see, something you're constantly searching for but you just know is there. Christianity is the faith based religion.

    The sun forgives the clouds - A reference to Jesus, the holy Son, forgiving the sins of His people

    You are my holy shroud - This indicates to me that it's probably someone close in his life who wants to save him, probably a family member.

    I just don't care if it's real
    That won't change how it feels - Addressing the matter, he's saying he doesn't care if all of what this person is telling him is the truth. He still wants to be who he is and do what he wants despite any possible consequences

    And you can't resist
    Making me feel eternally missed
    You can't resist
    You can't resist
    Making me feel - He's saying that despite his rejections to that life this person still continues to try and convince him. The lyric "Eternally Missed" in particular stand out. It's a reference to Eternity, heaven, the afterlife, and how this person tries to to sell the life to him by telling him that heaven wants his soul (as in heaven will miss him if he doesn't jump on board)

    So yeah, I totally disagree that this song has anything to do with a female breaking his hear or lying or anything like that. I think it better fits into this interpretation, but who can know for sure?
    CaitlinFordon February 09, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWell since it's off the hysteria single, I can't help associating it with that song - about wanting something so bad it tears you to pieces and drives you mad.

    I have no idea if this is correct, but when I heard this song I immediately thought of the idea of loving someone so much, but they're utterly unreachable. Like a celebrity, someone famous, or just someone way out of your league, or something more serious than that. They can't resist being so alluring, that's just how they are. And the person in love is so delusion, they don't care if it's real, they just love the way they feel about this unattainable person.

    and the verse about chasing your dreams away totally fits - that's the delusional person's rational self trying to get some sense. the chasing could refer to realizing that they can never have that person, yet they still blindly search for a connection or love - like glass needles in the hay, they're just utterly screwed. It's never gonna happen. But they forgive this amazing person...even for overshadowing them, making them feel like nothing - because they are their "holy shroud," their goal for perfection.

    I fucking love this song.... Also the extra sounds, like winding/musical toys, in the beginning and end - makes me associate the whole song with a dreamlike, delusional, naive state.
    coldfrontier6on August 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful!
    Nosdravdeon February 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song..but I'm sure what it means. I'm surprised more people haven't commented on it. This is what I think~

    He's involved with a girl and she wants to be with him, but something's keeping her from it and the only way they can be together is in secret. "The sun forgives the clouds" he understands her position from this line, the clouds cover he sun inevitably, it either has to be like this or not at all. "Glass needles in the hay" refer to how invisible their true relationship to everyone around them is, or something like that~ "Chase your dreams away," her dream is to be with him but she can't, thus her dream is chased away. It isn't "real" in a sense, but he's ok with that, and she's his "holy shroud," something "holy" or beautiful in a way, but "shroud" as in concealed. He doesn't care if it has to be kept a secret, it still feels great to him because he loves her..

    After trying to analyze this song it sounds a lot like an affair to me. Maybe 'eternally missed' refers to when the relationship has to end and what they had was so special neither of them will ever forget about it~ thus the relationship being eternally missed.
    sadnessSirenon April 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't think is has anything to do with love for a girl, nor with God.
    maybe it's about someone (possibly a friend) who has a really bad influence on him, and he can't escape from that
    this friend trying to convince him to do something that he otherwise wouldn't do, something that will eventually kill him ("eternally missed"?)
    ...just a crazy thought that came to my head..

    anyway whatever matt was thinking when he wrote it, I must say that I just love the song so much...I wish they had more songs like this one, so powerfull and passionate
    amuseon May 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy first thought is about a someone likeing another person who doesnt notice him (makeing him missed,fail to being noticed) and that he is in his own world thinking and dreaming about this person he loves

    Second i thought about someone being dead,like an old grandma and her husband dies (And you can't resist Making me feel eternally missed) and this grandma talks to him in some sorta way and it may not be real but she doesnt care

    I just dont care if its real!

    BubblesBlisson December 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo-one commented on this song?! *shocked*
    It's great :D
    Loesjeon March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know what album this is on?
    thelittlegirl468on June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know what album this is on?
    thelittlegirl468on June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNope. But it's either on Showbiz or Hullabaloo, coz i've got Absolution and Origin Of Symmetry and it's not on those.
    Xo Beyond Repair oXon June 01, 2005   Link

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