"Washing the World Away" as written by Mitch James and Edward Sloan....
When will this all be over
How come this never ends
This room keeps closing in on me

This pain could all be over
If I just blinked an eye
Keep holding on to some star
That stops me from
Washing the world away

Hey-yeah hey-yeah
Washing the world away
Hey-yeah hey-yeah
Washing the world away

Why can't I get through today
Feeling blind there's only me to blame
But still I find, I tried to hide
Maybe in time, I'll find my way

I feel that no one understands me
Feel so alone
Does anyone feel the way I do
(I just wanna take all this love)

This pain could all be over
If I just blinked an eye
Keep holding on to some star
That stops me from
Washing the world away

Hey-yeah hey-yeah
Washing the world away
Hey-yeah hey-yeah
Washing the world away

So how can I get through today
Feeling blind there's only me to blame
But still I find, I tried to hide
Maybe in time, I'll find my way

I don't think il make it through today
Feeling blind there's only me to blame
But still I find, Tried to hide
Maybe this time, Ill find my way


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"Washing the World Away" as written by Mitch James Edward Sloan

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    General CommentThis song is great and I love the way he says
    This pain could all be over, if i just blinked an eye
    dude8001on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentah, the feeling of wanting death so badly and having some small thing that won't let you do it.
    Mondenkindon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti don't have any idea what its about. only that maybe he went through a depression and thats what it was like?
    rocker1832on December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's on a narrow ledge
    just one step left to start

    washing the world away
    malkavon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's sort of suicidal. it's like he's contemplating it and these are the thoughts running through his mind. but he just can't seem to pull the trigger..
    hawknelsonloveeon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is obviously the story of a man lost and wandering. I agree, it is sort of suicidal, like I could let it all go right now if only I did this, but somewhere I find the strength to pull through another shitty day. Maybe in time, I'll find my way. It's kind of a hopeless song.
    NGTohmaSeguchion March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with NGTohmaSeguchi, it's about a person who is in pain and has to hold on, every day, it sounds like a depression to me, also because he feels guilty about everything wrong in his life. and this person is saying that he/she could end it right now, commit suicide, but something keeps holding him and doesn't let him give up. i feel it like inside, though he knows he will never be happy, he still has some really weak hope that maybe that's not true, because even if all the chances are against him, it doesn't end to be impossible, and so he keeps holding to that little hope he has, and keeps fighting.
    "Maybe in time, I'll find my way."
    Meta-C13on September 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti have always thought this song had something to do with jesus, because of the if i just blinked an eye part, because in the bible, all jesus had to to was blink towards the heavens and the angels would have destroyed the world, or so it says in the bible. haha
    but yeah, ive just always thought of that when i hear this song.
    great song though
    Plums72on February 26, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about someone being trapped within their own mind, constantly living for only themselves. No matter what this person does, he can not find anyway to ease the pain as referred to by the word "blind". They also realize that in the "blink of an eye" they could end all their suffering by ending their own life thus "washing the world away". Despite all of this, there is some distant hope barely visible this person clings to which keeps him from ending everything making the quick escape impossible.

    All the while this person is trying to hide away from the world out of either fear or pure sorrow, there is still a part of himself which is constantly looking and desperately trying to seek some meaning in their life which lets them "find their way".
    Searching4implicationon May 22, 2009   Link

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