Picture a fire
Built by desire
Hoping the world is not alone
And it burns all night
But it's never inside
Just like a ghost among the trees
And we're living our lives
Falling through time
Try to find reason for all the life

Did they tell you believe
Did you ask about means
Did they tell to keep your eyes to the sky
Well we're hurting down here
And we're living in fear
So help me to see the reasons why

Is anybody there
Answering our prayers
Or did we do this to ourselves?
Would anybody dare
To question the air
Searching for answers in the clouds?

We need something to touch
Is that asking too much?
Something that we can understand
Are we chasing a ghost
An unearthly shadow
Simply a product of our own hands?

In the clouds
In the clouds
In the clouds


We're hurting down here
And we're living in fear
So help me see the reasons...

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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. I think it's somewhat of a ballad in which he's questioning his faith or something like that. It's almost as if he's questioning God: "Are you even there? or did we just make you up to help cope with the way our lives have gone so wrong?" Still a good song though.
    TrashcanNo1on June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. i like the god analogy i didn't even think of that before i read it but now it seems to me that that's probably exactly what it is about

    we'd all like to believe in a god looking after us "we need something to touch. is that too much?" exactly right if only there was some sort of proof then there wouldn't be so much suffering..or just a product of our own hands because we cant cope with the way we live our lives
    Lareonon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think in the song, it seems that this "person", weather it be the songwriter or not, is kind of looking for maybe a meaning. And is maybe struggling with believing in God.

    And has maybe mixed beliefs like possibly in this "person's" life, say maybe has great reasons to believe in God, and maybe has some reasons not to, but this "person" is kind of looking for some kind of proof.

    Maybe this "person" feels, because of what is happening in the world today, that the world seems kind of alone, like "God if your real, then why is the world like this? why are'nt you helping us?"
    mmusickon March 03, 2007   Link

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