will you walk straight?
we're not like them
to pull them in, make it seem like your in trouble
make a sound, fake it enough.
what made you so scared?
maybe your mistaken for someone who cares

if you remember, remember
i've been trying to get back to the center
i'm sure it's not like it was before

to make them drink, tell them that it's only water
no one leaves 'till we figure this out
what made you so scared?
maybe your mistaken for someone who cares

if you remember, remember
i've been trying to get back to the center
i'm sure it's not like it was before

patience
both we and our words are over produced by influence
by influence
patience
both we and our words are over produced by influence
by influence
by influence

i'm only asking if you remember, remember
i've been trying to get back to the center
and i'm sure it's not like it was.


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    General Commenti think its about him trying to find himself again and get back to who he wants to be rather than be influenced by someone else and also being afraid to take that step...maybe im wrong but thats the feeling i get...but like with most of the songs Anthony writes he makes them so you can have your own interpretations.
    circa_survive_greenon March 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis site is for expressing what the song means thats why
    circa_survive_greenon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHonestly I Think He's Saying That His Band Isn't Like All The Other Bands Around.

    to pull them in, make it seem like your in trouble
    make a sound, fake it enough.

    I Think He's Saying So Many Bands Fake What They Are Singing And Try To Make the Fans Feel Empathetic For Them When It's All A Hoax

    He's Saying He Wants To Get Back To The Core Of Things When It Wasn't All Suger Coated And The Same And Just Let Out Your True Emotions And Express What You Really Feel.

    patience
    both we and our words are over produced by influence

    He's Saying We're So Influenced In Our Words That If You Want To Write Your True Feelings You Need To Be Patient And Think About What You Write Instead Of Writing Whats Already Been Written

    First Comment Hope Its Good
    JohnnyOon August 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe WHOLE cd is fucking amazing, i love it all :)
    javnesson May 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis may sound stupid, but the lyrics kinda remind me of the whole picking up girls when you're out drinking scenery :>
    VerminElderon May 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment1.circa survive is amazing live.
    2.anthony green has the most amazing voice ever.
    3.circa is just honestly the best band
    on impotenceon December 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazing and i LOOOOOOVE the video!
    emobabe1988on January 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIn my opinion, it's a monologue. The person is trying to convince himself or herself to tell the truth, even if things may not go his or her way. This is because he's got nothing to lose by doing so, as he has been trying to get back on track with his life, "I've trying to get back to the center, and I'm sure it's not like it was before".

    The first 4 lines in the first verse basically describes a lying process, and the person is asking himself whether he ready to change what he has always been doing, that is, lying. "What makes you so scared? Maybe you're mistaken by someone who cares", the person is asking himself whether he's afraid that he would lose someone who cares about him by telling the truth. Losing a loved one has never been an easy thing to face, that explains why the person insist on telling lies, in order to preserve the well being of his relationships.

    "If you remember, remember" is just the person trying to remind himself of what he has been trying to achieve, that is to get back on track with his life.

    First 2 lines of 2nd verse is also a lying process, where sooner or later the person would know whether it's really 'water' or otherwise.

    The bridge is where the person tells himself to be patient and persistent in telling the truth. Due to the way we are programmed to explain a situation, it usually results in hurting other people's feelings. Therefore, we must try and try to explain in a way that they will accept us until we succeed.

    The chorus in the end indicates that the person, deep inside, really wants to step out of the his garden of lies.

    It took awhile for me to think my interpretation, but in fact it seemed really simple. Anyway, I like Anthony's high pitched singing. Don't you? :D
    EpheAlshiaon September 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou got it all wrong. lol. the whole album was based on the movie Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. they said it in an interview. if you've seen the movie, all their lyrics make sense.

    this song is based on the scene where kirsten dust and other dudes were partying inside the room of jim carrey while his memories were being erased.
    oi2simonon May 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman... its so... beautiful.
    this_bitter_pillon February 26, 2005   Link

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