"Words, Hands, Hearts" as written by William Ryan Key, Peter Michael Mosely, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons and Sean Michael Wellman-mackin....
The whole world was sleeping
And I was there
You could just sense this feeling in the air
Like no one's words were good enough to define what we feared
And no one's words were strong enough to fix what happened here

[Chorus]

Lead on to save me
Lead us all there
Find me some answers
One nation beware
Can't tell the difference between myth and man
Or what's necessary or where I should stand

The whole world is different now men have died
They can just sense this feeling in our eyes
Like no one's hands are big enough
To hold onto this fear
And no one's hands are strong enough to fix what happened here

[Chorus]

So do we do now
Raise our voices loud
Were searching for something that cannot be found
Here open mouths
I see open hands
Blinded and silent I can't understand

The whole word is watching with one blank stare
I can just sense this feeling of ill-repair
Like no ones heart is full enough
To keep away this fear
And no ones heart is strong enough to fix what happened here

Lead on to save me
Lead us all there
Find me some answers
Its time that you cared
Can't tell the difference between myth and man
Or what's necessary or where I should stand

So do we tell now
Raise our voices loud
We're searching for something that cannot be found
I hear open mouths
And I see open hands
Like the blinded and silent I can't understand.


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"Words, Hands, Hearts" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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    General CommentI think that this song is about terrorism, kinda co-relates to Two weeks from twenty. However instead of depicting the life of a soldier, it shows the reasoning behind the war. The whole world was sleeping beacuse they did not expect it.
    "Like no one's words were good enough to define what we feared
    And no one's words were strong enough to fix what happened here"
    No one really defined terrorism, and on the morning of 9/11 it was really unexpected. umm.. No one's words were strong enough to fix what happend here, no one could unify the country through this major disaster

    "Lead on to save me
    Lead us all there
    Find me some answers
    One nation beware
    Can't tell the difference between myth and man
    Or what's necessary or where I should stand"
    He doesnt know Why its happening [ the war], terrorists are sometimes refered to as being unhuman; but in actuality we're all the same, so we cant 'tell the difference'
    whats necessary refers to the steps we need to take to fix this tragedy, where i should stand is where he should stand on this issue, which he opposes.
    The once peaceful world, (at least through the media) has changed for the worse, with the distrust; "the world has changed now that men have died"

    "They can just sense this feeling in our eyes"
    Americans never look at middle-easterners the same again

    "Like no one's hands are big enough
    To hold onto this fear
    And no one's hands are strong enough to fix what happened here"

    No one can hold onto this fear of terrorism alone, we as a nation fear terrorism, and no one person can fix what happend, we all must get over it as a whole.

    "raise our voices loud, we're searching for something that cannot be found"
    These lines indicate that, people are sad, angry, because of what happend, but if we do raise our voices loud, a solution, cannot be found, without forgiveness."

    "here open mouths/i see open hands/blinded and silent i cant understand" this goes to the differnt types of people; those that talk about how bad people are and those who are willing to lend a hand, and forgive.

    "the whole world is watching with one blank stare"
    America seems to be all alone in the war v. terrorism
    I can just sense this feeling of ill-repair, things arent getting better

    "Like no ones heart is full enough
    To keep away this fear
    And no ones heart is strong enough to fix what happened here"
    When it comes down to it, one person cant keep away this fear of terroristm, and no one person can fix this problem on their own, no matter their position or power


    -art
    yellowcardr0ckon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood, someone agrees with me. I believe that this is about that war in Iraq. "Can't tell the difference between myth and man, or what's necessary or where I should stand." The nation is divided on where they should pull for, and who's telling the truth and who is telling a lie.
    jutrumpet42on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree, this song is definately about america's current situation in iraq and bush and everything else thats going on, this song is amazing i love it its one of the best on the new album.
    Snowboarder547on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is incredible. it has a lot of meaning behind it and is very powerful. i hope it's the next single. i don't think i need to say what i think the song is about, i'll just let you guess.
    Lightning.Jon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpretty
    i ♥ this song
    Yellowcardedon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all of the above. I'm not a huge Yellowcard fan because i dont know much about them and havent heard many of their songs but this one really hit home for me, it's currently my favourite song and has been for 6 months =)

    It's awesome!
    Maaatton August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhatever war this song refers to, im sure it's about peace, even in the title: 'Words Hands Hearts' it's an amazing song, Yellowcard are an amazing and influential band, they're very popular in the UK.
    RomanJuryon August 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow so i'm not the only one?? When I first heard this i related it to Believe on Ocean Avenue, I think its straight related to 9/11
    dude8001on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhoops, accidentaly posted, its simple, when the first plane hit it was nearly 840 roughly and across the USA it was earlier, hence the line
    "The whole world was sleeping, and I was there"
    dude8001on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkinda agreeing with Yellowcardr0ck, I belive this song is about losing a friend in the iraq war.

    "no one's heart is strong enough to fix what happened here"

    and
    "The whole world was sleeping
    And I was there
    You could just sense this feeling in the air
    Like no one's words were good enough to define what we feared
    And no one's words were strong enough to fix what happened here"

    just makes me think about what i did when i found out about my cousin going to iraq
    i went for a walk at 2.30 in the morning, just to try and clear my head. the iraq war is so unjustified anyway, and this song just reminds me of how things are when stuff gts messed up.
    VisualShockon November 07, 2006   Link

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