"Purpose" as written by and Jeff Marx Robert Lopez....
There must be purpose here cause most of us keep waking up
(Don't you think it's pretty here)
It's so unexpectedly predictable
So sloppily intentional
Does anyone know the punchline yet

There must be rhythm here cause all of us have a heartbeat
(Don't you see the music here)
Inside our ribs we take an average of 60 beats a minute
A-rum-pum-pum-pum
A-rum-pum-pum-pum-pum

There must be forgiveness here cause most of us have our weaknesses
(Tell me what are your weaknesses)
I don't know myself and I'm afraid of you
I'm happiest on chemicals
The goings come and the comings go
Forgive me I'm just an animal

There must be healing here cause everybody here has been damaged
And we'll wear it like a tattoo
Every scar is a smile
To hell with the going down

There must be afterlife here cause we all pray for resurrection
You see the end comes quick as a bullet


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"Purpose" as written by Robert Lopez Jeff Marx

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    General CommentI love the ending of this song, when he's semi-screaming, singing oooh-oooh-ooh and there's the piano in the background and it's kind of going crazy...I also love the piano part after he says "to hell with the going down" for the last time...soooo pretty. Just everything about this song is great.

    To me this song is about dealing with the struggles you have in your life, and realizing there is more to life than what meets the eye. There is more to life than just the material world we live in. There's something beyond that, whatever you think it may be or whatever it means to you. It's a very sad and chaotic song, but I think the overall message is that you have to face your problems or your problems will overcome you and you won't be able to see the beauty and the meaning in life.
    songofthedeafgirlon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. the guitar riff that starts about a third of the way through is so catchy.

    The meaning is pretty straight forward. The person is trying to look at the positive things in life but is ultimately struggling with a lot. A pretty common theme throughout the entire album.
    rentboyon April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInside our ribs we tick an average of 60 beats a minute
    FreakingGunson June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFantastic band!Fantastic song!I love the lyrics,they're very poetic.
    Camomileon June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentForgive me I'm just an animal.
    iLuubon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust the words are beautiful?
    In the first line: There must be purpose here cause most of us keep waking up
    why do we keep going, getting up every morning to the predictable?
    There has got to be something about living, a greater purpose than just tuning oxygen into carbon dioxide.
    I love the lines after the first stanza, about forgivness....there has to be a God. I love how he is trying to figure out life just by looking at his surroundings and the people he sees.
    Its a perfect song.
    I love it.
    Jenna_Bennaon September 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know myself and I'm afraid of you.

    I love this song, my favorite on the album. I almost love how I can disagree with half the lyrics and still be drawn into the song completely. Wonderful. Ahhhhh.
    Nutationon July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are so damn amazing
    wereTHRIVINGon July 02, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFantastic band!Fantastic song!I love the lyrics,they're very poetic.
    Camomileon June 29, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFantastic band!Fantastic song!I love the lyrics,they're very poetic.
    Camomileon June 29, 2007   Link

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