I can still see the light at the end of the tunnel shine,
Through the dark times even when I lose my mind.
But it feels like no one in the world is listenin,
and I can't ever seem to make the right decisions.
I walk around in the same haze, I'm still caught in my same ways.
I'm losing time in these strange days,
but somehow I always know the right things to say.

I don't know what time it is,
or who's the one to blame for this.
Do i believe what i can't see?
and how do you know which way the wind blows?
Cause i can feel it all around,
I'm lost between the sound.
And just when I think I know, there she goes.

Goodbye for now, Goodbye for now (so long)
Goodbye for now,
I'm not the type to say i told you so.
Goodbye for now (so long)
I think the hardest part of holding on is lettin it go.
When will we sing a new song? A new song.

I'm still smiling as the day goes by,
and how come nobody ever knows the reasons why?
Bury it deep, so far that you can't see.
If your like me, who wears a broken heart on your sleeve,
Pains and struggles that you know so well,
Either time don't, it can't, or it just won't tell.
I'm not the type to say i told you so,
I think the hardest part of holding on is lettin it go.

I don't know what time it is,
or who's the one to blame for this.
Do i believe what i can't see?
and how do you know which way the wind blows?
Cause i can feel it all around,
I'm lost between the sound.
And just when I think I know, there she goes.

Goodbye for now, Goodbye for now (so long)
Goodbye for now,
I'm not the type to say i told you so.
Goodbye for now (so long)
I think the hardest part of holding on is lettin it go.
When will we sing a new song? A new song.
When will we sing a new song? A new song.

And you can sing until there's no song left (song left)
And I can scream until the world goes deaf (goes deaf)
For every other word left unsaid,
you should've took the time to read the signs
and see what it meant (what it meant)
In some ways everybody feels alone,
so if the burden is mine then i can carry my own (carry my own)
If joy really comes in the morning time,
then I'm gonna sit back and wait until the next sunrise.

Goodbye for now, Goodbye for now (so long)
Goodbye for now,
I'm not the type to say i told you so.
Goodbye for now (so long)
I think the hardest part of holding on is lettin it go.
When will we sing a new song? A new song.
When will we sing a new song? A new song.




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    General Commentbelieve it or not, the woman singing on the final chorus is no other than. . .-drumroll pls-
    Katy Perry.
    I was even flabbergasted when i read this.
    broken_compasson January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentReally? Okay...i think it means something a little different! My take on it was that P.O.D. want to move on from their old stuff. They're saying, hey, whats happening in the world, "strange days" are going on and they're kind of stuck in a rut or something. And then i read it again and thought, maybe it's partly about a girl too. The fact that everythings changing and "there she goes". Maybe thy warned her some things were gonna change and "i'm not the type to say i told you so" and people just need to let go of the past (them as people) and move on. The part about "....sing until there's no song left " is saying they can't stop things, no matter what they do things will change, people move on, we have to say goodbye. I don't know. I'm probably reading it all wacked, but thats what I think.
    aGirlFellOveron January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI make no claims to insights on contemporary music, and I haven't seen their video, but I teach Sunday School, and tomorrow we're going to discuss this song. We're going to look in the Bible at John 3:8 (wind), Isaiah 42:9-10 (new song), Matthew 16:25 (letting go), Matthew 16:1-4 (read the sign), and Psalm 30:5 (joy comes in the morning is the King James translation). Maybe these verses will give help.
    MiddleAgedLadyon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWodeva, I'm really sorry about your friend. I can see how the lyrics might convey that idea. I hope you and others can hold on to the line about joy coming in the morning. I know sometimes the night seems awfully long. When I think about giving up I like to listen to Aragorn's speech in LOTR when he says "A day may come when the courage of men fails ... but it is not this day" (You can find it at americanrhetoric.com under The Return of the King).
    For romodavid and freejack, thank you, you cheered me right up and made me feel not so old :) In the class my students bring in their favorite CDs, so I hadn't actually heard of POD before, but I liked it a lot, so maybe I'll get one to go with my new Pillar CD. I started investigating because when I listened to my Ted Nugent tape for the first time in 20 years I realized how ungodly his lyrics were. I sure am glad there are some great Christian hard rock musicians around. Grace and peace to you all.
    MiddleAgedLadyon March 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStraight from Sonny himself from an MTV interview: "It's more of a laid-back track, it's more of a vibe track, it's definitely not the heavy side of P.O.D., but lyrically it's a hopeful song. . . We know with just dealing with the people around us and just coming across so many people that there are a lot of people struggling out there. And being that positive influence that we like to have in our music, we are just trying to encourage people. No matter how bad today is, tomorrow has a bright promise and a bright future. There's a lyric that says, 'If joy really comes in the morning time/ Then I'm going to sit back and wait until the next sunrise.' And in our faith, we believe that joy does come in the morning time, so just hold on and hang out and tomorrow is a whole different day."
    Supper719on January 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis one isn't as hard as people make it. If you are a fan of P.O.D. you know they are a band of Christians who primarily write songs dealing with faith issues. This song is clearly about the struggles that come with the Christian life but the hope we carry through it all. To say it's about a girl or whatever else is comical. I know the topic of God makes many defensive or uncomfortable but it is what it is..Hear the song for what it is.. I'm not the type to say I told you so :)
    Newlife316on March 28, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the first verse is about him questioning his faith
    "Do i believe what i can't see?"
    he might be questioning the existance of "god"
    thats all i got for now, and im so glad that they have a new album coming out, yes!
    Snowboarder547on December 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentim sure its about a girl which shows you p.o.d. is trying too hard. They should have released ya mama or teachers as their first single, not this crap. They see slow songs make the radio an release one even if it is not amazingly catchy. I love em but i think there trying too hard
    VerdantForceon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool song, new album soon!

    -#1pod fan
    laxbosson December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI understand most of the meanings to the lyrics in this song except these two:

    "When will we sing a new song? A new song"
    "And you can sing until there's no song left (song left)"

    I know it doesn't actually mean singing a song in the literal sense...but I'm not sure what it represents.
    MrJRKon December 29, 2005   Link

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