Well the world is only a stage
And I'm just a man
With a sound caught in his throat
And a pick in his hand
But when the song comes tumbling out you understand
There's no great demand

Well it's there under your breath, behind your eyes
And you don't have to say nothing cause I realize
That everything somehow in someway eventually dies
It's life in disguise

It's your room and your board and your fireside
It's a shell that's been washed by a million tides
And if you're there you can see just how bright it shines

When there's nobody left in your heart, left in your head
When the whole world has packed up in shadows and left you for dead
When you can't fake a smile and you just can't get out of your bed
When the people you led turn to you looking so hungry and bare
And you were the one that had brought them there
And all you can do is just stare at your hands and whisper my name

Elenore Cecil Robert and Molly
Coco Rudy Maxwell wherever you are
Elenore Cecil Robert and Molly
Coco Rudy Maxwell wherever you are

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    General Commentabout you have to LIVE life, and alot of the time it sucks, but you have it live for the bette times
    music*ismyboyfriendon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPS-AMAZING SONG!
    music*ismyboyfriendon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how everything is always changing, there are few, if any constants in life. The second verse "Well it's there under your breath, behind your eyes / And you don't have to say nothing cause I realize / That everything somehow in someway eventually dies / It's life in disguise" seems like its about a relationship in which one person has lost feelings and interest while the other is still in love, and without even having to say it out loud, it is recognized and accepted. I find this very sad. I think the main messages are that you have to accept change and accept failure and like 'music*ismyboyfriend' mentioned, you have to live life and try to find good amongst all the sadness.
    biginvisiblemomenton August 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how everything is always changing, there are few, if any constants in life. The second verse "Well it's there under your breath, behind your eyes / And you don't have to say nothing cause I realize / That everything somehow in someway eventually dies / It's life in disguise" seems like its about a relationship in which one person has lost feelings and interest while the other is still in love, and without even having to say it out loud, it is recognized and accepted. I find this very sad. I think the main messages are that you have to accept change and accept failure and like 'music*ismyboyfriend' mentioned, you have to live life and try to find good amongst all the sadness.
    biginvisiblemomenton August 10, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about guilt. Looking back on how things changed, how you and the people you loved are at this desolate place in life, and it's at least partly your fault. But your only one person, and life changes, and sometimes you can't control it. It is what it is and you are where you are.
    Hannah456on August 21, 2013   Link

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