Be still
Though chaos rains around you now
Only so much rain can fall at once
Breathe in
And let the air envelope you
And slow but sure, serenity will come

Close your eyes
Try to breathe
Feel the ground beneath your feet
It's still there
The world still turns around

Stand up
Though circumstance has knocked you down
There is nothing gained by staying within it's reach


Take strength
In every failure you endure
Our mistakes have many lessons they can teach

Close your eyes
Try to breathe
Feel the ground beneath your feet
It's still there
The world still turns around

Destroy
These walls you've built around yourself
You can't take another step until they're gone

Move out
No use in dwelling in the past
Bid farewell to all your fears and carry on

Close your eyes
Try to breathe
Feel the ground beneath your feet
It's still there
The world still turns around


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  • +2
    General CommentI think the song is about pulling yourself up from when you have hit rock bottom. it's saying that no matter how hard things can get and how chaotic everything may seem, there is a way out, and that is not to run away from it.

    Its metaphorical of a problem in lfe that has been built up so much that you can't do anything but panic whenever it presents itself. The song seems to be like an internal voice telling the person to take things slowlly, step back and see the problem for what it really is and eventually overcome it.

    Gl1tchon January 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. So many of Tom's songs that might be uplifting are bittersweet in some way, so it's nice to have a song from him that is genuinely peaceful. Whenever I'm having a really bad day, this song reminds me that not all is lost.
    Damocleson October 09, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't think it's at all a "deal with it" / "crying about it won't help" situation. Seems to me more like the type of advice you'd give to someone dealing with anxiety and/or having a panic attack - offering a new perspective, to hopefully lead to new thoughts, and with those new thoughts hopefully leading to healthier functioning
    geistzeiton October 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, it's about not worrying about if you mess something up, being content with things, and moving on with your life no matter what happens.
    Ag00non July 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo matter what happens, it's not the end of the world
    Vostokon August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuess this song make sens when you are out of a depression or something like it, but when youre in one you cant really relate to this song, this is my personal oppinion
    goetheon December 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust because something bad or terrible has hapened in your life, it's not the end of the world.

    In the most harsh way possible:
    Stop being a pussy and walk it off. Crying about it wont help.
    FireEatingNinjaon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song can be summarized as "deal with it". The subject has apparently screwed up big time and has to deal with paralyzing regret. Depression, not so much.
    Aethonicon March 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy absolute favorite song from him! It encourages me to keep going no matter how shitty my life gets.
    Deloreanfanon February 21, 2015   Link

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