Remembering, everything
About my world and when you came
Wondering the change you'd bring
Means nothing else would be the same

Did you know what you were doing, did you know?
Did you know how you would move me?
Well, I don't really think so
But the night came down and swept us away
And the stars they seemed
To paint the most elaborate scene to date

How could we know?
That song, this show
We'd learn so much about ourselves
From Toledo to Tokyo
The words were scribed on every page
And now there's books up on our shelves

Did you know how you would move us, did you know?
When the light first came upon us
And we saw the everglow
And the moment's magic swept us away

And a young man's dream
Was almost seen so plain

When was the night that showed us the sign
Revealed in the sky to leave all behind?
But where to begin?
Throwing caution to the wind
We'll reach for the stars
Everything was now ours

Did you know how you would move me, did you know?
Did you know how you would move me?
Well, I don't even think so
But the moment's magic swept us away

And it's so close, but we're so far away
It's so close, but we're so far away


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    General CommentActually jdb336, you're completley wrong and JerryNipple is completley right. You guys are just forcing some religious aspect on all their songs. Themes like love, and forgiveness don't have to be reserved for God. And even though some Tooth and Nail bands are christian, Mae isn't:

    As quoted from Gimenez, "We're not a Christian band. Some of the bands on Tooth and Nail tour in churches, but we don't. We don't play Christian-themed songs. If anything, we're on Tooth and Nail because they believe in our music. It doesn't have anything to do with religious beliefs. The long-term plan is to be on a bigger label. I don't know if there's a big Christian label or not, but we're not trying to get on one."

    as taken form: citybeat.com/2003-04-23/…

    So guess what, it most likeley IS about a relationship. Sorry, I just don't like how you guys are so sure about your beliefs of music. If you want your interpretations, thats fine, but don't try to say its only about god, cause that could reneder the song relativley meaningless to us completley nonreligious people. I guess its back open then, but I don't think its about god.

    My guess is its about an amazing love relationship, emotionally close, but physically far away for whatever reason.
    spicymeatball911on April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCould we not be at each other's throats over a meaning of a song? What it means to you is what it means to you. The beauty of a song like this is that it CAN be looked at from different points of you. Except how beautiful the song is, find what it means to you, and don't be angry when some one else doesn't agree, regardless of their religious affiliation. If jdb thinks it's about God, what is so wrong with that? Just because he has that sort of opinion doesn't mean that he's trying to force it down your throat. He's just offering up another possible interpretation of the song. He didn't tell you that you had to agree. I just don't see the big deal in expressing different opinions on a site that's meant for expressing opinions on songs. Besides, the box where you've all typed your responses does say "What does this song mean to you?" does it not? So I think that one person's opinion shouldn't be taken so seriously. It is about what it means to you regardless of what it means to some one else. If it relates to you somehow on your walk of life than it's a succesful song.


    So could we just be less hostile? It's really pointless.
    pandamorandaon July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti can see where the christian meanings come from altho i think that its his idea of falling in love 'did you know how you would move me?'with someone and telling them 'Throwing caution to the wind '
    well thats my take on it
    nicklaneon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. my favorite line(s)

    When was the night
    That showed us the sign
    Revealed in the sky
    To leave all behind

    Great song about discovering a love.
    This CD is great.
    New Year's Projecton March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about their music but i dont think it is about becoming famous for it. The song seems to me like he is talking to God who is the "you" in this song(Mae is considered a christian rock band by some people). When he uses the words "us" and "we" he could be refering to the band. in the beginning he is remembering when he first became a christian and God came into his life. the fact that he is asking God, "Did you know what you were doing?" and then says "well i dont really think so" is a playful way for him to say that what he has now with his music is so beautiful to him that he couldnt imagine it being planned. The everglow described by the lead singer is the drive and energy we feel when we do something that feels right for us, even if it doesnt make sense or seem logical for us. He went to college after high school because he thought thats what everyone did. But when Mae started he felt the "everglow" and dropped everything he had planned for his life to put all his energy into Mae. in this song he says "and the moments magic swept us away" showing how they got so consumed with the band that everything else in their life seemed to be "swept away" and they changed. "And a young man’s dream was almost seen so plain" seems to be his feeling that at first their music was seen "plainly" and the message that they wanted to get across to their listeners didn't seem to be there. "when was the night that showed us the sign revealed by the sky to leave all behind" seems to be him trying to remember how all of this started and what exactly inspired him to "leave all behind" and "reach for the stars." I think that when he says "its so close but we're so far away" it is his way of saying that the message they want to give their listeners is so close and beautiful and real to them, but that they are so far away from capturing it in words and in their music.
    *just one idea though. the beautiful thing about art is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways and can mean whatever you want it to.*
    jdb336on April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI honestly can't understand how you pulled a chirstian meaning out of this song. It is obviously about his relationship with a girl at the birth of the relationship. You damn christians always make a desperate attempt to force some religious aspect into every "christian" bands song. Just because they dont swear doesnt make them a christian band.
    JerryNippleon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti am not assuming they are a christian band...they are. if you want to listen to some more obvious examples of their christianity expressed in their music listen to embers and envelopes, or Tisbury Lane where he actually talks about Jesus. also, i did not write that to support christianity in any way. I was just offering an opinion based on what i know about the band and the lead singer. i think your interpretation of the song works very good also, but be careful when you use the word "obviously"... there is always more than one way to look at things.
    jdb336on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is either about God or their fans. It is NOT about a relationship. Listen to the song. Also they are on Tooth and Nail, which means they have some Christian affliction.
    fungi2510on April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I honestly can't understand how you pulled a chirstian meaning out of this song..."

    If you have halfway decent analytical skills, it's not very hard to do. Really, it's open to interpretation, and all three (God, fans, relationship) could be supported with evidence from the song. Isn't one's faith in God a sort of relationship? If the song is aimed at the object of affection in a relationship, could that not be God? Now that I think about it, a band and its members has a sort of "relationship" with its fans as well...

    Keep in mind I'm in NO WAY religious. So don't try to hit that angle with me.

    As for my opinion of the song: I'm a sucker for the piano, and I think the way he sings over it sounds incredible. Excellent.
    StudDawg380on May 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpoints of view** Silly typos >.
    pandamorandaon July 16, 2005   Link

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