Is this where the interstate ends?
In coastal towns like this?
Waiting for my world to cave under
We seem to invent ourselves (we seem to invent ourselves)
In the places left unknown
If hope could only find me out

Is this the end of everything we've known? (We've known)
This is the end of everything I am?

Is anybody out there?
Hello! Hello!
Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns
Is anybody out there?
Alone! Alone!
Cause the coldest winters thrive

Depression is the unholy ghost
In the coastal towns ahead
Though I know a thousand names
I see my only friend
I've got the gun
All I need is ten cents for the bullet
I feel helpless
Sleeping at best
Waiting for your return
Are you ever coming home?

Is anybody out there?
Hello! Hello!
Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns
Is anybody out there?
Alone! Alone!
Cause the coldest winters thrive on broken homes
Broken homes

Does anybody (Does anybody)
Do they ever listen? (Do they ever listen?)
Does anybody (Does anybody)
Care at all?!
Do they care at all?
Do they care at all?
Do they care at all?
Do you care at all? Do you care at all?!

Is this the end of everything we've known? (We've known)
This is the end of everything I am

Is anybody out there?
Hello! Hello!
Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns
Is anybody out there?
Alone! Alone!
Cause the coldest winters thrive on broken homes

Is anybody out there?
Hello! Hello!
Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns
Is anybody out there?
Alone! Alone!
From a lesser known I'm here
And there's hope, there's hope


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    General CommentThe following lyrics are straight from the booklet that comes with the CD. The only difference from the actual song is that they don't put some of the repeats in the booklet.


    Is this where the interstate ends?
    In coastal towns like this.
    Waiting for my world to cave under.
    We seem to invent ourselves in the places left unknown.
    If hope could only find me out.

    Is this the end of everything we know?
    This is the end of everything I am.

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello, Hello
    Broken hearts like promises, are left for lesser knows.

    Is anybody out there?
    Alone, Alone.
    Because the coldest winters thrive.

    Depression is the unholy ghost in the coastal towns ahead.
    Though I know a thousand names, I seem my only friend.
    I've got the gun, all I need is ten cents for the bullet.
    I feel helpless, sleeping at best.
    Waiting for your return.
    Are you ever coming home?

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello, hello.
    Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knows.

    Is anybody out there?
    Alone, alone.
    Because the coldest winters thrive on broken homes.
    Does anybody, do they ever listen?
    Does anybody care at all?
    Do you care at all?

    Is anybody out there?
    Alone, alone.
    Because the coldest winters thrive on broken homes.

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello, hello.
    Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knows.

    Is anybody out there?
    Alone, alone.
    From a lesser known.
    I'm here and there's hope.
    There's hope.


    -I think this song's about someone who has lost all hope, feels alone and is probably on the verge of suicide. ("This is the end of everything I am" and "I've got the gun, all I need is ten cents for the bullet.")

    -In my opinion, the line ("we seem to invent ourselves in places left unknown") means that the person is tired of where they are and is imagining places elsewhere. Maybe this person just wants to get away from where he/she currently is. I'm not too sure about this line.

    -Something strange that I noticed was that the writer used "lesser knows" to describe those that are currently without hope and are lonely, whereas he uses "lesser known" to describe the person who offers reassurance in the end ("From a lesser known. I'm here and there's hope. There's hope."). “Lesser knows” probably refers to someone who feels lonely and thus feels as if there’s no one around that could possibly help him/her. It's not a typo, because if you listen to the song carefully, you can hear the "s" sound after the first few "knows" but the last one is clearly a "known". The author of the song probably used this word in the past tense at the end instead of the word "knows" to show that the person who's offering reassurance has already experienced and has gotten through what the "lesser knows" are currently having trouble with. And the lesser "known" knows that there's still hope for them, since he/she was able to get through all of these hardships in the past.

    -There's also the line ("Waiting for your return.
    Are you ever coming home?"). I'm not entirely sure whether or not this is an important sign that the person has been deserted by a loved one (maybe a breakup occured) and therefore he feels hopeless for this reason. The line ("The coldest winters thrive on broken homes") would also support this. A broken home could refer to a home/family that has been torn apart due to a breakup.

    I think that overall, this song mainly focuses on hope in times of depression and hardships.
    Zeeweion April 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is BEAUTIFUL!! GENIUS!! I LOVE it. And the lyrics are COMPLETELY wrong. These are the right ones:

    Is this where the interstate ends?
    In coastal towns like this.
    Waiting for my world to cave under.
    We seem to invent ourselves, in the places left unknown.
    If hope could only find me out.

    Is this the end of everything we know?
    This is the end of everything I am.

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello! Hello!
    Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns.
    Is anybody out there?
    Alone! Alone!
    Because the coldest winters thrive...

    Depression is the unholy ghost, in the coastal towns ahead.
    Though I know a thousand names, I see my only friend.
    I've got the gun, all I need is ten cents for the bullet.
    I feel helpless, sleeping at best, waiting for your return.
    Are you ever coming home?

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello! Hello!
    Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns.
    Is anybody out there?
    Alone! Alone!
    Because the coldest winters thrive on broken homes.
    Broken homes...

    Does anybody (Does anybody),
    Do they ever listen? (Do they ever listen?)
    Does anybody (Does anybody),
    Care at all? Do they care at all?
    Do they care at all? Do they care at all?
    Do you care at all, do you care at all?!

    Is this the end of everything we know?
    This is the end of everything I am.

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello! Hello!
    Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns.
    Is anybody out there?
    Alone! Alone!
    Because the coldest winters thrive on broken homes.

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello! Hello!
    Broken hearts like promises are left for lesser knowns.
    Is anybody out there?
    Alone! Alone!
    From a lesser known, I’m here,
    And there's hope, there's hope...

    Anberlin is great. I love them. Beautiful.
    saranyaon November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, I'm going off of a live recording, but I swear the last line of the chorus is "The coldest winters THRIVE on broken HOPES". I've seen a few with your lyric, and haven't heard the final song yet, but honestly, yours doesn't make much sense. Also, after the second "Is anybody out there" in the chorus, I think it should be "Alone, alone". That also might be changed on the final version, again, it makes more sense the way I hear.

    Anyways, great song.
    eltroyo11on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah...it's definitely not thread...thrive sounds right
    preppyakon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's the chorus:

    Is anybody out there
    Hello, hello
    Broken hearts like promises, I left my last unknowns
    Is anybody out there
    Alone, alone
    Cause the coldest winters thrive on broken hopes
    eltroyo11on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I've got the gun
    All I need is ten cents for the bullet"
    mrtscon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are way screwed up, but this song is great. i am stoked for cities, only a few more days...
    i think it should be
    "Can't pressure me, I'm not a holy ghost
    In the coastal towns of Hymn"
    as in a biblical song, instead of 'costal towns of Him'
    yallRstupidon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalmost positive he says 'in coastal towns like this'
    mrtscon February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is truely a great song by Anberlin that talks about how people can stop caring and it may seem like no one cares about you, but God is always there for you and will always love you.

    Is this where the interstate ends?
    In coastal towns like this
    Waiting for my world to cave under
    We seem to invent ourselves (we seem to invent ourselves)
    In places left unknown
    If hope could only find me out

    In this first verse, it seems that Christian is talking about hiding from God in a sense, when he says "we seem to invent ourselves in places left unknown", meaning that people create who they are without God. "If only hope could find me out" seems to say how he wants to be able to have hope and for God to find him and set him right in His path.
    In the second verse when Christian says "Although I know a thousand names, I see my only friend" he is referring to God, that although he knows so many people, he immediatly would reconize God in a crowd and he knows that God is his true friend that will stand by him for everything. "I feel helpless"--feeling not that great without turning to God for help. I'm not so sure about the rest of that verse.

    Is anybody out there?
    Hello Alone!
    Broken hearts like promises, I left my last unknowns
    Is anybody out there?
    Hello Alone!
    Cause the coldest winters thrive on broken hopes
    Broken homes

    This whole song seems to also refer to possibly a time when someone in Anberlin might have been going through rough times and wanted to turn to God, but didn't have the strength. This seems to show a hopeless situation when it seems to the person as though God isn't there.
    and it should be that the coldest winters thrive on broken HOMES.

    That's all I have for my interpretation of this song. It's one of my favorites from their new CD. Truly amazing!!
    xpaintsmebluexon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure this song is about the fight against opression.
    driscy21on February 22, 2007   Link

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