I couldn't catch my breath or calculate my death
Design of secret lace
And now I'm lost in space
And now it comes to this

I'll close the door
There's no one home
(Everywhere I go)
I'll catch my breath
(Things are changing)
But why half live?

Alone, isolation, half live

The creaking of the gate
The spies, they hide and wait
You think I'm deaf to hear
My cameras everywhere
Now we've come to this

I'll close the door
There's no one home
(Everywhere I go)
I'll catch my breath
(Things are changing)
But why half live?

Blinking lights, monitors survey the sides of my isolated world
Blinking lights, monitors survey the sides
Things keep changing
Blinking lights, monitors survey the sides
Lost and alone
Blinking lights, monitors survey the sides
Things get stranger everywhere I go

I'll close the door
There's no one home
(Everywhere I go)
I'll catch my breath
(Things are changing)
But why half live?
(Everywhere I go)

A life of love
A day of frost
A heart of stone
A moment's lost
Another cause
A purpose tossed
Another friendship lost, lost

Everywhere I go


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    Song MeaningI completely and sincerely think that this song is about the best show of all time...




    LOST!
    Makeinuon January 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what he's talking about in this song..but I LOVE it!
    foreverHis888on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the only Falling Up song that i cant begin to interpret the meaning....if someone would give me some insight that would be great, cuz this is a really cool sounding song...but currently means nothing to me
    magraz757on January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfrom my interpretation this song is about isolation. It doesn't seem to be a thing that's willed, it just follows, almost like a choice to pick up your cross and go where you're lead. The "lace" line is referring to the intricacy yet complication of life and getting lost in it all. Almost like he's looking around at what's before him, but he has to turn his back on it and "close the door" and trudge through the desolation, isolation because if he didn't he'd be living a "half life" not knowing what's on the other side...it's a choice: in one hand, be surrounded, but half live, or in the other be isolated, but find true life. That's just what i picture :)
    hopefulathearton March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt a their concert, Jessy said that this song was about feeling like people are watching you.
    tenshi372on November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlright I'm gonna take a shot at interpreting this. I'm gonna assume it has a christian meaning seeing as its falling up. I believe the general theme is losing your faith after a hard event and feeling like everyone is trying to break you down.

    The first verse talks of how the event caught him off guard and he is lost. Then in the chorus he is trying to get away from it by pretending to be someone else "I'll close the door" means he is shutting out who he is, but by doing this he is turning his back on God. "But why half live" means that he realizes that he can't just run from his problems.

    "The spies they hide and wait, You think I'm deaf to hear, My cameras everywhere." Means that he sees how other people may seem helpful, he feels like they want to break down his faith in God.

    "Blinking lights, monitors survey the sides, Of my isolated world, Blinking lights, monitors survey the sides, Things keep changing" He is trying to stay away from his love for God because he doesn't know how to deal with the situations. He realizes that no matter how much you study, pray, and read the bible, there are some points where you just have to trust God. But he feels "Lost and Alone" because it seems as if the whole world is against him and "Things get stranger everywhere I go" because he is trying to rely on what people have told him about God than God himself.

    The last part shows how he could slowly lose his faith without trusting God completely. He starts with "A life of love," but then has "A day of frost," where everything seemed to go wrong. His heart becomes cold to God and he losing a chance to do his will. He finds "Another cause" and forgets God and "A purpose is tossed." He loses God, his best friend and purpose of his life.

    Just my take on the song.
    seelefireon December 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSeems pretty simple to me. The song is about growing up, and how things keep changing and get stranger as you grow, leaving you feeling alone and isolated, like you're trapped on a deserted island... as the song title suggests. It's just the confusion and loneliness attributed with how you feel as the world changes around you, and people you thought you'd know forever disappear from your life, or change completely.

    That's my interpretation at least. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.
    Descarteson December 09, 2010   Link

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