"Reach" as written by Gannon Chaffee Hall, Scott Andrew Holderby, Arthur Leonard Liboon, James J Sanguinetti, Aaron D Vaughn and Daniel, White....
Last night I dreamt I held you with me,
Close enough to feel you breathe,
When I awoke I lay here empty,
Caught between the want and need,

Now in the drakness I am only,
Thoughtful hopes and pieces mind,
These dreams are all I've ever wanted,
Found behind the closing eyes,

How long we've been trying to reach you,
We all fall down like this sometimes,
Trying to reach you,
I'm trying,

Last night I dreamt I had you with me,
Closer still to see you leave,
When I awoke the fear of lonely,
Gripped my heart in conscious sleep,

Now in the darkness I lay empty,
Hollow beaten like a drum,
Sill water cages I am hoping,
In these dreams to me you'll come,

How long we've been trying to reach you,
We all fall down like this sometimes,
Trying to reach you,
I'm trying,

These fields alive with fire and ashes,
Inside these fields we'll find oceans of ashes,
When all your dreams have died,
I don't want to die,

Just keeping holding my hand,
Because I'm trying to reach you,
I'm never letting you go,
Because I'm dying to keep you,

I'm trying

I'm walking through your fields,
Of broken flowers,
They fall upon my face like tears for hours,
If all we are we are,
If all we are we are,
To wake and call your name,
In the tine hours,
We all fall down


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"Reach" as written by Scott Andrew Holderby Gannon Chaffee Hall

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    General Commenti love this song ... so far my fave on imago album
    its probably one of the heaviest song on album but lyrics sound like it could be a ballad.

    beutiful deep lyrics, kind of remind me of wish u were here by pink floyd

    cant wait to see butterfly in perth in august !!!!
    also check out karnivool if u like TBE
    jacob_c7on June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis one of my all time favourite "TBE" songs.
    Last night I dreamt I held you with me
    Close enough to feel you breathe"
    I have a feeling inside me that this song is about falling in love && then trying to reach out for the person && never letting go.
    "Just keep holding my hand because I'm trying to reach you"
    && also talking about how the one you love might not understand that your always going to be there for them.
    Gabzo-is-bakon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure its about falling in love cause "We've trying to reach you" unless its not an monogamous one.

    I think it has to do with grief and how his girlfriend/partner is dealing with it. It may be a death that is particularly close to the girlfriend and has put her in a depressive spiral. Shutting herself off from everyone else and her partner and family.
    hence the "Last night I dreamt I held you with me
    Close enough to feel you breathe" and
    "Last night I dreamt I held you with me
    Closer still to see you leave" line for me have the feeling that his girlfriend isn't sleeping well hasn't been herself since the death and he's hoping the she comes back. hence the dreaming that she is close to him again.

    Her family and b/f are trying to reach her, get through to her and help her. telling her that they are always there. "Just keep holding my hand" you know its ok "We all fall down like this sometimes"

    and the last verse about walking in field gives me the imagery of funeral all the broken flowers and tears. its like she is dwelling stuck in an infinite loop and can't get past the grief.

    well thats what I think anyway.
    Onnieburgerson August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is no.1 played on my ipod. 98 times!! Should be reaching the century very soon. This Year and Before They Knew are both in the 80's.
    smontagon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI fail to understand why this song has so few comments.
    It's brilliant.
    I agree with onnieburgers' meaning...

    Basically that shes sad and he wants to help her.
    -Broken-Habit-on April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song,like the band,is forever intertwined with my partner. When we were apart, the words of this song were what i wanted to say to him. i was forever reaching out but always came so close and yet i was still so far away. It speaks of longing, and hope, because we are all reaching out for something. It's painful to think we can want for something or someone so much.
    Amethyst_09on September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. i deffinently agree with onnieburger's take on it.
    love it
    love it
    love it
    sam-xxxon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLast night I dreamt I held you with me
    Close enough to feel you breathe
    When I awoke I lay here empty
    Caught between the want and need

    Now in the darkness I am only
    Thoughtful hopes and pieces mind
    These dreams are all I've ever wanted
    Found behind the closing eyes

    - Pretty much just what it says. He's dreaming she's there with him, but he wakes and she isn't. He describes how all he's ever wanted was for her to be there with him. Close enough to feeling someone breathe is a very intimate thing, he wants her to be close to him in the emotional sense as well as the physical, (i am assuming).

    How long we've been trying to reach you
    We all fall down like this sometimes
    Trying to reach you
    I'm trying

    -Saying that other people as well as him have been trying to connect back with the girl, and that a lot of people have times where they aren't ok. He's trying to reach her to help.

    Last night I dreamt I held you with me
    Closer still to see you leave
    When I awoke the fear of lonely
    Gripped my heart in concious sleep

    Now in the darkness I lay empty
    Hollow beaten like a drum
    Still water cages I am hoping
    In these dreams to me you'll come

    - He's dreaming that he's losing her (subconscious saying its a fear of his) -its kind of like he knows no matter how close he holds her, she's going to leave. It's like he can't keep her there with him no matter what he does- and that he hopes she'll come back to him of her own accord.

    These fields alive with fire and ashes
    Inside these fields we'll find oceans of ashes
    When all your dreams have died
    I don't want to die

    - I see the fields as her life and how its been destroyed/how she views it. The dreams are the things she wants, and he doesn't want her to stop wanting him.

    Just keep holding my hand because I'm trying to reach you
    I'm never letting you go
    Because I'm dying to keep you

    I'm trying

    - He's basically saying, just don't let go, he's trying so hard, he refuses to let go, to give up and let her leave.

    I'm walking through your fields
    Of broken flowers
    They fall upon my face
    Like tears for hours
    If all we are we are
    If all we are we are
    To wake and call your name in the tiny hours
    We all fall down

    - He's looking at her life through her eyes, imagining what it's like. OR: he's experiencing pain and describing it similar to how he describes her own pain.
    - The second last line, to me, is him admitting to his vulnerability, because 'in the tiny hours' is like, the time when you're most desperately honest and vulnerable.... I can't explain it properly.... it's when you feel most alone.. and you admit to yourself what it is you want/need the most.
    - The last line reinforces that fact that everyone has a time/s where they lose all hope and suffer some sort of loss/pain.

    The general meaning that comes to my mind when I try to picture this song is that a girl has depression/suffers a great loss and can't deal with it, retreating into herself, and he's trying to keep her with him, trying not to let her slip away any more than she's already done. He's trying to help her come back to who she was, saying that alot of other people fall down too... He doesn't want her to leave him/fall out of love with him. There's the underlying point that he can't live without her/her loving him.
    katiebirdon March 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it is actually about getting that perfect break or some shit but i think its about wanting a chick and realising you cant get her...i feel this way atm ahahahahahahahaha
    stripey28on September 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so great by far they're best! simply .. wonderful even though it is hard rock
    Shawryon December 04, 2009   Link

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