All my thoughts start to gain speed
At several thousand feet
Of all the things I see
Of what my life even means
I've gathered all these things
Things that I can't keep

Well, I want to give this little motion
That can carry on when I'm gone

I want to see
(I want to see)
I want to love
(I want to believe)
I want to stand up strong when fire comes
I want to be the man I'm meant to be
And give away all that I can't keep

When it rains late in the spring
The pavement and the rain
Something moves in me
The air won't leave me alone
To what I'm living for
To what I want to be

Well, I want to give this little motion
That can carry on when I'm gone

I want to see
(I want to see)
I want to love
(I want to believe)
I want to stand up strong when fire comes
I want to be the man I'm meant to be
And run where I can see
And give away all that I can't keep

All the waves inside of me
Moving me to face a day
To give away what I can't keep
All these things that I can't keep
I want to see
I want to breathe
I want to love
To find a way
To leave the things that move in me
I still believe
What moves in me
I still believe
What moves in me
I'll find a way


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    General Commentit's actually "i want to stand up strong when fire comes"
    bbqamazingon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song of all time. It makes me want to be a better man, give away my possessions and stop caring about all the things that don't matter. "...give this world motion that could carry on when I'm gone."

    He first talks about the moments when you think about the meaning, the significance of your own life...here in the U.S. we like our possessions but they're things that we can't keep.

    There are reasons and ways that we can live better lives. They were emotions that stirred in us when we were younger, more idealistic. But those emotions are deeply rooted in us and they still move in us. We still believe them, we just gotta do what's right...

    Well it's more from his own perspective haha but I can relate very closely to what he's saying.
    DVDAIon July 18, 2009   Link

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