Yeah, I’ll try to write it out
Not sure what I recall
I can’t tell if it’s memory
Or storytelling now
It happened very quickly
But it seemed to last for hours
And everything was crisp and clean
Til it all came crashing down
So much fire and debris
That I was nearly blind with panic
And there was no one anywhere to turn to be saved
From the tyranny and cavalcade
And all the use was lost
And the more that I would struggle
The more that I became entwined
And the thickets and the thorns became my flesh and I was vine
Creeping deep into the pavement Breaking ground as I grew fast
To the center of a city
And up again where I did gasp in the air
Oh to breathe
And I was still alive with a start
And there were people everywhere to behold and admire
And I longed to be one of them
And oh, I was lost
I felt familiar with my surroundings
Though they didn’t look quite right
Like some place that I had been before under cover of night
And I found my way by light of day to the center of the crowd
And told them I was one of them and begged them for their help
And with stones
They took their aim
And I knew I would die at their hands
For I was crowned a heretic to be loathed and set fire
And laid upon a funeral pyre
And as I cast my eyes to the sky I felt your touch
So gentle and so soothing that I knew I had been saved
But my movements were so labored and my will had been betrayed
But my lips they work alone now and to them I am enslaved
And the slightest indiscretions that I made were met with rage
And I burned to be free
And then you rescued me with your voice
And beckoned me beside you and your touch was alive
Sensational and vibrant
And with care in your words you said
Sleep, it is stealthy thing
You cannot know its plans
But you were only dreaming, dear, and you’re here with me again
And you asked if I’d recount to you the spirit of my night
And you handed me this pad and this pen with which to write
While it’s fresh in your mind
Before it gets away
Before it gets away
Before it gets away
Before it gets away
Before it gets away
Before it gets away
Before it gets away
Before it gets away
Before it gets away


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    General CommentIts like a poem, I cant put my finger on what it is about but I think it may be about the music industry and trying to get/keep fans.

    "And told them I was one of them
    and begged them for their help
    And with stones
    They took their aim
    And I knew I would die at their hands
    For I was crowned a heretic to be loathed and set fire
    And laid upon a funeral pyre"

    I love that part.
    MorganBon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is a mixture of things. I can see how I tis talking maybe about the music industry, and song writing, but I think there's more. Too me this song sounds like he is talking to God also (I belive Chris has said he is a Christian). Like he is thanking God and is also being persecuted as a Christian.

    And with stones
    They took their aim
    And I knew I would die at their hands
    For I was crowned a heretic to be loathed and set fire
    And laid upon a funeral pyre

    And as I cast my eyes to the sky I felt your touch
    So gentle and so soothing that I knew I had been saved
    ltkenboon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with itkenbo, it makes more sense that way. but who knows. yeah chris is a christian. i mean come on he was in further seems forever.
    emokiddon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so good.
    fivergirlon July 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes this song remind anybody of maybe the book of Revelation? Like, maybe telling the story of Peter when he was showed what's gonna happen? Maybe not the entire song, and it doesn't pick up every detail as to what happens in the Bible. But some of the words remind me of it.

    I'm not saying this is what Chris meant when he wrote it, i think he was writing about some of the things he has faced comin up through the music business.

    Either way its a great song, anyone know of a place to get it? besides the beginning of the CD?
    clicker1687on August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^^it was john, not peter. sorry.
    clicker1687on August 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about trying to be who your really are in a world where its "cooler" to pretend to be who your not and how its hard to do it alone and just having someone there along for the ride is comfort in itself and helps you keep from becoming what you dont want to be
    thesocalledemoon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti definitely agree with ltkenbo, the song seems very biblical in a sense that Chris is thanking God and being persecuted.

    I absolutely love this song.
    foryoutonotice8on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could find a copy of this song... Would anyone mind sending it to me?
    scguitarproon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti still remember how i found this hidden track by accident...best accident ive ever had,the lyrics are so deep.
    tantan!on August 05, 2007   Link

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