Give me the antidote for all the pain in our lives,
Give me the patience to see through to better nights.
You have to feel good about yourself to love someone else, Now that there's time to rebuild, the separation is hell

When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.
One of them is mine.

Don't take too long to decide, this time

You are the antidote, you are the cure in my life,
You are the strength to believe the path i've taken is right.
When you can't sleep at night and it's driving you mad,
Please hang on to the light, it'll bring you back

When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars
One of them is mine

Don't take too long to decide, this time

Give me the antidote, cure in my life

I hope you see this is real!
I promise never to change!
I've got my hand on your heart
And it's keeping me safe.

oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh

Don't take too long (oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Don't take too long to decide, this time
(oh oh oh oh oh oh) Don't take too long

I hope you see this is real! (give me the antidote)
I promise never to change! (cure in my life)
I've got my hand on your heart, (give me the antidote)
And it's keeping me safe. (cure in my life)


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    General Commentthe hint are fantastic, i've loved them from two lines into this song.

    its clearly being in love, quite deeply; 'i've got my hand on your heart' and wanting that moment to stay.
    heyjuderefrainon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i've got my hand on your heart, and it's keeping me safe"
    that makes me melt everytime. without fail.
    hacikaon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds like it could have been made back in the 80's.

    that's what i love about joe's voice. & i love tim, geoff, and jeff, too. :)
    ccchelseaon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think for half the song, he's talking to God.
    "Give me the antidote for all the pain in our lives,
    Give me the patience to see through to better nights...
    You are the antidote, you are the cure in my life,
    You are the strength to believe the path i've taken is right.:

    For the rest, he's telling his friend about his 'antidote.'
    "You have to feel good about yourself to love someone else, Now that there's time to rebuild, the separation is hell... When you can't sleep at night and it's driving you mad, Please hang on to the light, it'll bring you back... Don't take too long to decide."

    For the last part, the friend is talking to God.
    "I hope you see this is real! I promise never to change. I've got my hand on your heart and it's keeping me safe."

    If this is the case, it's a very intricate song with a deep, heartfelt meaning. Regardless of whether or not this is what the artist intended, it means a lot to me. We let Christ shine to our brothers and sisters to help them through their lives.
    joedevitoon April 21, 2008   Link

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