Why is it impossible now
To trace every echo
Back to its birth?
Why is it impossible now
To kiss every fever away?

There is truth that’s hiding
Behind every wall that surrounds us.
It takes a lifetime
To pull the bricks away.

Why is it impossible now to know?
(Is this the way to understand?)

With the weakest of ears
We’ll try only to hear
The sound of our voice,
Louder than fear of waking up

Let conversations carry
The unraveling of skin.
The ink will pour an answer
In children’s handwriting.

If all words are cameras,
Hold still.
Shutters slide to unveil
Fingerprints of angels
And a language made of film.

With surgical precision,
We’ll cut every piece into order.
And beneath soft faces,
We’ll climb halfway to God.

Why is it impossible now to know?
(Is this the way to understand?)
Why is it impossible now
To trace every echo
Back to it’s birth?

Lyrics submitted by RPunk13

Hold Still song meanings
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    General CommentSay whatever you want. This song is beautiful. This is a Christian band and I'm a Christian, and this song is fucking beautiful. Nothing wrong with saying that.
    playitloud253on September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll I know is this song is fucking beautiful.

    I'll take a shot at it's meaning, however. I guess it's saying, why is it so hard for us to find truth? Then, I guess you could gather that he's saying we cover it up with fear and it takes us a lifetime to uncover that truth - that same truth has already been discovered by children. They get it, but life is dirty and we lose track or cover it up along the way.

    And at the end, I think he's just saying, if we slow down and examine it all, we can figure it out.
    smileforthecameraon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLanguage, please O.o. They are a respectable Christian band after all... yes, it is about truth. Trying to find answers to unanswered questions.
    BrittleWingson August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this band. The lyrics are really deep and all have meaning.
    SleepingOKon November 13, 2012   Link

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