"Metaphor in Parentheses" as written by Aaron James Babcock, Collin Rigsby and Timothy Ryan Skipper....
Darkness spends it lonely wings
On the high horizons of our hopes and dreams.
As long shadows grow, now they're fading,
In the twilight of our hopeful waiting.
The tide is rising.

O girl, you're needed tonight.
Behind your eyes there's a light.
Beautiful girl. Do what you will,
I'm not leaving tonight.

Under the weight of a clear endless sky.
It seems like we waste all our time making time.
I could spend all of mine inside your eyes.
Do what you will, I'm believing tonight.

I've left behind all the "whens?" and the "whys?".
Seems like I waste all my time making rhymes.
I could spend all of mine inside these lines.
Though I taste my tears, there is victory.
Love has conquered fear, truth will carry me.

Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

"Metaphor in Parentheses" as written by Collin Rigsby Aaron James Babcock

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commenti love this song. a song about a relationship... not sure an exact meaning for it...just a beautiful song, the lyrics are great.
    HeartlessNewon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a carpe diem song. The speaker is telling the girl that they need to "seize the day" and stop wasting time in their relationship because time is running out (this is shown in the images about the tide coming in and the sun setting.) in the second verse he talks about how they keep wasting there time "seems like i waste all my time making time" and how instead of actively being in the relationship he's just writing about it "seems like i waste all my time making rhymes." I didn't fully understand this song until we studied carpe diem poems in english class. Then all the pieces fit together. Who knew? English is good for something!
    anonimoon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNote the similarity between the melody of this song's chorus and the Christmas carol "We Three Kings".
    murlough23on November 21, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningYeah, I was like what does this sound like?? Then I realized that.
    Song about a relationship.. I don't get why they named it Metaphor in Parentheses? Because it's somehow related to We Three Kings?
    musicislife11on May 15, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOh, and I think it's suppose to be-
    I've left behind all the whens and the why's
    Seems like I waste all my time making rhymes*
    I could have spent all of mine inside these lines.

    I heard the second one as rhymes.. Idk, you can see what you think.
    musicislife11on May 15, 2010   Link

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