"Everything Starts Where It Ends" as written by Michael L. Shepard and David Owen....
If you are the cloud, then i am the snow
If you are the rain, then i will not grow
All of the asperity you have sewn

If you are the voice inside of my head
That's fine with me
I'll turn down the bed
You cannot control me from the other side
No, you will not control me from the other side

Here we are again, love
Here we go again
By your side i can't pretend anymore
Now everything starts where it ends

When nobody wants you in their life
When nobody wants you in their life
When nobody wants you in their life
It's alright, it's gonna be alright

Do you feel what i feel coming?
All the oxen freed us now
Hiding in the tree life, kids come out at dusk light
Don't go home, it's tip toe time

All these threes are my trees
All these dreams are my dreams
Cool it Mr. Ice Cream sun!
Now cool it Mr. Ice Cream.

Here we are again, love
Here we go again
By your side i can't pretend anymore
Now everything starts where it ends

Do you feel what i feel?
Our heart is slowing down
No one will love what you love to defend
It all will start where it ends

Now do you see what i see?
Your calm is breaking the sound
Do not fear what i fear to pretend
All this will start where it ends

Wake up, you're alive
We're on your side
Wake up, you're alive
We're on your side
Wake up, you're alive
We're on your side
Wake up, you're alive

Here we are again, love
Here we go again
By your side i can't pretend anymore
Now everything starts where it ends



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"Everything Starts Where It Ends" as written by Michael L. Shepard David Owen

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    General CommentI think this may be one of my favorite songs ever. I can't stop listening to it. At around 3:45, when the song develops into a new movement is my favotite part. Simply amazing. Probably the best song they've ever written. I don' think this song can real be interpreted; it just is.
    Marinerson March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was trying to write an explanation, it's definitely about the different ways we interact with people, but those we know and those we don't. But it's also about dreaming and looking at the big picture of life. I swear I'll figure it out one of these days.

    But, until then, I'm all with Mariners. Absolutely beautiful, complex, and powerful.
    jfett85on March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how this song is at the end of the cd, thus signifying it is only the start!

    lo
    anidealoveron June 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRegarding this song:

    "Something about the line [everything starts where it ends] intrigued me into thinking about how everything has a purpose but never seems to go anywhere.
    And what really matters is the stuff that happens in between what we consider to be the beginning and the end. "
    Relient_Girlon December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn all honesty, i think its a very well put song, with a very well hidden meaning.

    What i get from it is simple. A break up (the end)
    then reuniting (Starting)
    so like when him and her fell in love it all began, it "started"
    then they eventually broke up, he felt like no one wanted to be a part of his life, and felt extremly dipressed ect. and was possibly angry about what had happened. Then

    "here we are agian" They meet again "love" they fall back in love
    and if you think of it that way..

    the lines

    "every thing starts where it ends" makes sense

    him stating that they loved eachother broke up then reunited once agian to only fall in love agian.



    the part about him not pretending may be because he was pretending not to love her while they were apart, but when they reunite he cant pretend no more..

    i unno possibly VERY wrong, but it makes sense to me cause it is what im going threw now.
    MikeyRevileon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those song that can fit any situation anybody's going through. I've always seen pieces of it as referencing depression or some kind of mental illness"

    "You cannot control me from the other side"
    -The sufferer facing their problem head-on, trying to fight it and refusing to let it get him.

    "When nobody wants you in their life...it's alright, it's gonna be alright"
    -People on those situations often feel like the people they care about are abandoning them. This one's pretty obvious.
    That whole next verse I think is telling the person that there's good in even the hardest and darkest situations if you can hold on

    "Wake up, you're alive. We're on your side"
    -I've always thought this is the most beautiful part of the entire song. To me, it's always implied so much more than words could ever say. I feel like the singer is trying to relate the endless beauty and possibility of the world, and is trying to get the person in question to "wake up" and see what's possible. I want to get that line tattooed on my wrist
    bye_bye_babydollon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much♥
    The organization 'ToWrite LoveOn Her Arms put the lyrics
    "Wake up, you're alive. We're on your side" from this song on one of their shirts.

    zambooie.com/twloha/…
    BoomTownWhoreon June 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very good song
    I find he sounds like an english version of the singer from Sigur Ros

    TO: Boomtownwhore
    i have that shirt.
    x.Xtian.xon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most gorgeous songs i've ever heard,
    why these guys aren't better known is beyond me.
    tsoafo0on January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe sounds exactly like the singer from The Fray when he says everything starts where it ends. i almost thought it was the fray when i first heard it. anyways, this is my favorite song right now its just incredible, musically and lyrically. to me, this song is talking about someone who was in love with someone who died and they are just learning that it is ok to move on and love again. i'm sure it can translate differently to different people.
    Confuciuson February 02, 2009   Link

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