"Crawl" as written by Brad Warren, Brett Warren and Lee Miller....
All that you say is complementary
Within these walls, where lies
Are on display

If you hide the truth, then rest assured
There's nothing left to say,
There's nothing left to do

The difference between finding
What you love,
And loving what you found
Is killing us right now
It'll always be true, living as one
Beats dying as two
We both know this can't go on

Crawl back in place
I promise not to chase
I guess this time
I loved what I could taste
What the years have lost, is
What I've gained
There's nothing left to give
After everything I gave

Crawl back in place
I'm trying not to hate
I guess this time
I'll watch you fade away






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"Crawl" as written by Brett Warren Brad Warren

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    General Commentafter listening to this album just once, this song stuck out most. it really reminds me of engine down. which is great. but i can't figure out what it means.
    desertroseon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it has something to do with a couple that has no love for each other anymore, or ever. they were not meant to be but stayed together because they both wanted to be in love (The difference between finding what you love, and loving what you've found Is killing us right now), and this song is about the decision to split (living as one, beats dying as two). that's what i think just based primarily on the chorus. hopefully i'll understand it better in the future.
    Rumpel4skinon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrumpel4skin, i think you are right.

    i'm finding myself really relating to these lyrics based on my own situation. the girl i've been in love with (and she loves me too), won't leave her asshole boyfriend who she knows is bad for her. the line "The difference between finding what you love, and loving what you've found Is killing us right now" is really the most important line in the song. we both know we are right for each other, but we've been going through a vicious cycle for so long and i'm tired of fighting for her, "there's nothing left to give".
    jimbo504on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, I'm really overwhelmed. I know this song for a bit longer. But now that I'm in situation like vicious circle as well I remarked the song in another, more intensive way. I wanted to check here if other people think like me about the lyric and: yes they do. It's great to see this. It's really great to see in such a situation that other people have similar problems and thoughts. But I really don't know if I have the power to break things up... Well, I really think this is a great page! Nice to share thoguhts about songs... And thanks to rumpel and jimbo!! (sorry for my bad english, i'm german ^^)
    HoneyLaZongaon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is pretty self explanatory. It is about the end of a relationship that he doesnt want to let go but knows he has to. The deeper meaning to it is the fact the she is looking for more. IE. "Difference between finding what you love and loving what you found is killing us right now." In life, most people look for an ideal/perfect person to complete them. Where as the lyricist tell us he wasnt ever looking for anyone to complete him. He is already complete just wants to share himself with someone. She feels like she must find the perfect person to complete her but he knows he is complete. Ie. she must keep searching for someone to complete her. Too bad she will be searching for the rest of her life or til she figures it out. Great song.
    bltupgsxon July 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. Its the best on the album. There are probably many ways this can be translated, but this is what I got because it feels like my situation put into a song.

    Basically, these two people were really in love but as they got to know each other, they realized it wasn't what they thought, and they started to lie and decieve each other. But they really loved what they thought they had and won't let go, even though its "killing" them. He gave her everything but he knows it was all for nothing, now he's asking her to leave and he's going to end the relationship.

    If you want to know more in-depth :

    "All that you say is complimentary
    Within these walls, where lies
    are on display
    If you hide the truth, then rest assured,
    there's nothing left to say
    there's nothing left to do"

    ---- This couple are lying to each other and they both know it but won't say anything or do anything because there's nothing to do or say.

    "The difference between finding
    what you love,
    and loving what you've found
    Is killing us right now
    It will always be true, living as one,
    beats dying as two
    We both know this can't go on"

    ---- They both were in love at the beginning, but as they got to know each other more, they realized it was just an illusion, that they aren't meant to be or are really in love anymore. Its "killing" them, and he knows that if they stay together, they'll both end up heartbroken and hurt, but if he ends it and goes on his own, it'll be easier than going through the pain of staying with her.

    "Crawl back in place
    I promise not to chase
    I guess this time
    I loved what I could taste
    What the years have lost, is
    what I've gained
    There's nothing left to give
    after everything I gave"

    ---- He's asking her to leave, that he wants it to end. He realizes that what he loved was just a "taste" of something that wasn't real. He gave her everything, years of his life, his love, his faith, but he hasn't gained anything from it.

    "Crawl back in place
    I'm trying not to hate
    I guess this time
    I'll watch you fade away"

    ---- He's asking her to leave, that he doesn't want to and is trying not to hate her. He's just going to end this for the good and watch her "fade away".

    sadXgreenXeyeson January 19, 2009   Link

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