"For Miles" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
I know one day, all our scars will disappear, like the stars at dawn
And all of our pain, will fade away when morning comes
And on that day when we look backwards We will see, that everything is changed
And all of our trials, will be as milestones on the way

And as long as we live, every scar is a bridge to someone's broken heart
And there's no greater love, than that one shed his blood for his friends

On that day all of the scales will swing to set all the wrongs to right
All our tears, and all of our fears will take to flight
But until then all of our scars will still remain, but we've learned that if we'll
Open the wounds and share them then soon they start to heal

(As long as we live, we are bridges to someone broken heart
There's no greater love, shed your blood for your friends)

We must see that every scar is a bridge, and as long as we live
We must open up these wounds
When some one stands in your shoes and will shed his own blood
There's no greater love. we must open up our wounds


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"For Miles" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentJohn 15:13
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

    This song is about making the best of one's time on Earth. We must reach each other and love one another, even to the point that we would die for our loved ones.

    It's interesting to note that the beginning of the song is concerned with the end of mortal life, and then the song goes into what we should do while we are still alive.
    Tossed_Dwarfon September 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOH. MY. GOD.

    The end of this song makes me want to break things. HOW DOES THIS BAND KEEP DOING THIS?!!?! It goes from a beautiful radiohead sound in the begining to a all out thrice-makes-want-to-hurt-things sound. And then awsome lyrics to go with it. Amazing. Definitely one of my favorite Thrice songs ever.
    TooCloseToSeeon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhoa man. rough. just informing the good people of the world.
    chuckie41181on November 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHonestly I dont think this song has any religious undertones or anthing like that.

    I think its exactly how it sounds...

    One day your problems or current problem will fade away with the help of friends and family, all your problems can be milestones and learning experiences but you have to be willing to open the wounds to share. and with that being said you can heal and help heal others who might share those problems or others. Those trails will remain tho, if you cant or arent willing to talk about them.


    "We must see that every scar is a bridge, and as long as we live
    We must open up these wounds
    When some one stands in your shoes and will shed his own blood
    There's no greater love. we must open up our wounds"

    Every problem you have you may share the same problem or trial with someone else. Or when someone can stand in your shoes and help with your problems by sharing there own there no greater love, and you must except it to move foward in life.

    exceptional song. Those trials you have, share them then you can finally move on every thing will be set right
    heaven_2_touchon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the band. It's about the hardships they've been through as a band and how they've overcome them to be more than a band, but best friends through the process. The title "For Miles", I think, relates to the journey that the band has been through and how they've travelled so far and got so far.
    Thricecubeon October 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Tossed Dwarf. The image of shedding your blood is so biblical. Christ did it and then it is used so many other times in the bible it is ridiculous. Dustin has definitely stepped the lyrics up a notch for the song-writing on this album.
    crackerann877on October 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this has a vague biblical reference, although i'm not sure. they may be using the bible from a literary standpoint rather than a religious one.

    anyway, it's talking about the end of mortal life, when all the suffering a certain group of people have endured will end and everything will be made right, which could have a slight reference to the rapture.

    however, there's also a lot that could deal with friendship and stuff, so it's tough to say. thrice is mysterious.
    malerick1124on October 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttoo close - i feel the same way
    sabianxs20on October 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Tossed Dwarf, its a good reference to start from. However I think the song also delves into the imperfections of life on earth, suggesting that "one day all of our scars will disappear, all of our pain will fade away" later on we see "on that day all the scales will swing to set all the wrongs to right, until that day, all of our scars will still remain". This could be alluding to the second coming of Christ as well, but that is totally hypothesis. I'm pretty sure that the song is a message, like all of Thrice's songs, to a far greater audience that just Christians reminding us of the importance of loving through building "bridges to another's heart". Go Thrice.
    ScarecrowNZon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThey wrote this song as a tribute to Miles Davis. Was originally "Fur Miles" from reference to "Fur Elise" by Beethoven. However they changed it to "For Miles" for the double meaning of the tribute and like a long journey through life.
    MuzThriceon October 30, 2005   Link

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