What is it like? What's your defense?
One of you says...
Says "look at this glass, it's half empty"
But one of you says...
Says "look at this carafe, it is half full"
Like two nuts in a jar
That are arguing over their origin
But we have insight
To see that they are brothers, born of the same shell
And cast in there by fate alone

Still they bicker like strangers
Fight like old friends
And I would like to tell them...
"Hey! Look at you and him"
Will not the same fate overtake both of you?
From the soil you came, and to the soil you'll return

Blast the folly of humans
If only they could see they could see
Their shell; still they argue like nuts in a...
Ja-a-a-a-a-a-ar...
And look to the lid as they kill, claw, and scream... scream

Madam officer, Lord or whoever,
Are we safe? Can you say?
As they sky shouts back,
"If you want life back segregate your selfish ways"

Because currently you're spelling "our lives"
Without the "R-U-L-E-S" and the "V-O-I"
O-I, O-I, O-I, O-I, O-I...

To find the rules governing our values of investment in each other
Simply grab the words and read...
And I bet you will lose all your need to scream... scream

Madam officer, Lord or whoever,
Are we safe? Can you say?
As they sky shouts back,
"If you want life back segregate your selfish ways"

The sunlight on hillsides, our minds make the matter
As up stairs, we'll climb ethereal ladders
So inscribe, in stone, a statement of surrender
(Bye, bye, bye)
With a quill forged, forged of light

Madam officer, Lord or whoever,
Are we safe? Can you say?
As they sky shouts back,
"If you want life back segregate your selfish ways"

Because currently you're spelling "our lives"
Without the "R-U-L-E-S" and the "V-O-I"
O-I, O-I, O-I, O-I, O-I...


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    My InterpretationThis song, in my interpretation, is about someone taking a 10,000 foot view of humanity and realizing how much we separate ourselves from each other & separate ourselves from God. We're all cut of the same cloth and the sooner we realize that we are all brothers & sisters, essentially children of God, the better off we'll be.

    We don't have to search anymore because the R-U-L-E-S is spelled out plainly in the written word of God. When you remove the RULES from "OUR LIVES" you're left with the VOI...(presumably) D. The void is a vast empty darkness free of light with no answers and no love.

    Seek the love of God to find truth & calm. But what do I know, they're just a scene band from the mid-2000's!

    No but seriously, the more you look into Kfly's lyrics the more you'll see the connection to God.
    kyyuulleon December 07, 2015   Link

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