In other lives
In a bulletproof suit with some friends of mine
I wrote the plotline
Only I knew who survived
And through the night
In a really fast car on an uphill climb
Blew past a danger sign
And fell through darkness, sublime
But awoke just in time

They’re gonna come to light tonight
They’re gonna come to light tonight
They’re gonna come to light tonight
But not for the last time

In younger days
I do my schoolwork while the neighbors play
But stare into space
With no feeling to convey
With no look on my face
In younger days
I’m stealing bases while my mother prays
And dreading to wake
Longing for one more play

They’re gonna come to light tonight
They’re gonna come to light tonight
They’re gonna come to light tonight
But not for the last time

I don’t know what everyone was looking at
I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
I don’t know what everyone was staring at
I think, I think that it’s me

I don’t know what everyone was looking at
I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
I don’t know what everyone was staring at
I think, I think that it’s me

Didn’t I tell you that I could hear you running out?
Didn’t I find you when I knew you were hiding out?
Didn’t I see you when you thought you’d never stand out?
Didn’t I find you? Didn’t I find you?

I don’t know what everyone was looking at
I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
I don’t know what everyone was staring at (they’re gonna come to light tonight)
I think, I think that it’s me

Didn’t I see you when you thought you’d never stand out? (I think, I think that it’s me)
Didn’t I find you? (They’re gonna come to light tonight)
I think, I think that it’s me

I don’t know what everyone was looking at
I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
I don’t know what everyone was staring at
I think, I think that it’s me

Didn’t I see you when you thought you’d never stand out?
Didn’t I find you? (They’re gonna come to light tonight)
I think, I think that it’s me


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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about standing out when you never thought you would. I think the first verse is imagining a life that stands out and is recognized by people. In the second verse, a boy (i'm assuming) is doing his homework while thinking that there's no emotion in his work and so it's kind of a waste of time when he could be doing other more useful and imaginitive things. "I don’t know what everyone was looking at...I think, I think that it’s me" shows how suprised he is that he's standing out now. I think in the last part, someone who know's the afformentioned boy is talking, and he's like "YEAH! i totally knew you'd be above all the rest one day. I SO told you so."
    This is such an uplifting song. Totally makes me feel like i can be so much more than what i am.
    aammiieeon May 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlike many of you said, it's about his childhood and how he didn't fit in. like many of you also said, it's about that one person who was always there for him, and didn't care how much of an outcast he was. what all of you failed to realize, is that person, is his mother.
    brandnewwon August 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about him wanting to do the things that he did in his dreams, and the other obvious things that everyone mentioned, finally being noticed by others, and the person that had been there with him through everything
    Rylan77on July 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing.
    WishingForYouon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is simply amazing. Its definitly brings a feeling of comfort and peace over me.
    Forever-Poshon November 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely my favorite off the new album but I'm still a little fuzzy on what it is about exactly. Can someone help me out?
    drummer27on November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDazzled by the song, and stumped by the meaning.
    hopelessly_hopefulon December 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are wrong someone needs to fix em i dont know how but here are the real lyrics


    In other lives
    In a bulletproof suit with some friends of mine
    I wrote the plotline
    Only I knew who survived
    And through the night
    In a really fast car on an uphill climb
    Blew past a danger sign
    And fell through darkness, sublime
    But awoke just in time

    They’re gonna come to light tonight
    They’re gonna come to light tonight
    They’re gonna come to light tonight
    But not for the last time

    In younger days
    I do my schoolwork while the neighbors play
    But stare into space
    With no feeling to convey
    With no look on my face
    In younger days
    I’m stealing bases while my mother prays
    And dreading to wake
    Longing for one more play

    They’re gonna come to light tonight
    They’re gonna come to light tonight
    They’re gonna come to light tonight
    But not for the last time

    I don’t know what everyone was looking at
    I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
    I don’t know what everyone was staring at
    I think, I think that it’s me

    I don’t know what everyone was looking at
    I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
    I don’t know what everyone was staring at
    I think, I think that it’s me

    Didn’t I tell you that I could hear you running out?
    Didn’t I find you when I knew you were hiding out?
    Didn’t I see you when you thought you’d never stand out?
    Didn’t I find you? Didn’t I find you?

    I don’t know what everyone was looking at
    I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
    I don’t know what everyone was staring at (they’re gonna come to light tonight)
    I think, I think that it’s me

    Didn’t I see you when you thought you’d never stand out? (I think, I think that it’s me)
    Didn’t I find you? (They’re gonna come to light tonight)
    I think, I think that it’s me

    I don’t know what everyone was looking at
    I don’t care what everyone was laughing at
    I don’t know what everyone was staring at
    I think, I think that it’s me

    Didn’t I see you when you thought you’d never stand out?
    Didn’t I find you? (They’re gonna come to light tonight)
    I think, I think that it’s me
    colston03on December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfixed em
    BuildingMusicon January 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDidn’t I tell you that I could hear you running out?
    Didn’t I find you when I knew you were hiding out?
    Didn’t I see you when you thought you’d never stand out?
    Didn’t I find you? Didn’t I find you?


    god, that's amazing. i love this cd.
    daystoforgeton February 01, 2007   Link

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