Five words, five words is all it would take.
Five words to change your heart and mind.
In the heat of the sun I know you’re the only one.
You still can’t hold yourself together.

Alone... Alone...
You have this conversation to satisfy your most intimate inner thoughts.
Then you bite your lip when it matters most.
A shade of red in sight.
Can you taste the blood?
Taste it on your lips.

Rip the seam then I’ll show you,
How the strings become the stitches in your mouth.
In your silence we are louder.
When the strings become the stitches in your mouth.

Your growing imagination preparing you for what your heart requires to say.
Then you bite your lip when it matters most.
A shade of red in sight.
Can you taste the blood?
Taste it on your lips.

Rip the seam then I’ll show you,
How the strings become the stitches in your mouth.
In your silence we are louder.
When the strings become the stitches in your mouth.

Five words, repeating over in your head.
That’s all you ever have to do.
Five words. Is it really that hard to say?
You’re worth more than this
You’re worth more than this.

Rip the seam then I’ll show you,
How the strings become the stitches in your mouth.
In your silence we are louder.
When the strings become the stitches in your mouth.


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    General Commentlove this song and love the band i am really concerned about people cussing and acting like Christians we got to stick together and stop acting like the world love ya
    christalivenmeon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks for saying that, christalivenme. i totally agree, and there are so many people today who claim to be Christians, but they don't live like Christians, especially with the words they speak.
    and by the way, i've got the Haste The Day tour DVD on my laptop and i noticed that even some of the band members cussed. they edited the words out, but it was still very disappointing. it even made one of my friends stop listening to them, just for that very reason.
    Strumnastyon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti believe that it has to do with a verse in the bible.
    1 Corinthians 14v19 "But in the church meetings i would rather speak five words I understand in order to teach others than thousands of words in a different language"

    I guess what they are saying, well what I take from it is, as Christians they/we believe "You're worth more than this" and it is so much better to just say that than tell people why what they are doing is wrong or not good or bad or sinful or whatever you wanna call it because you can blabber on and on about what is right and what people should be doing, but they won't listen/understand, but it is so much easier to say five simple words that everyone understands "you're worth more than this".
    finderofthemeaningon January 20, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningFor those who haven't seen it, here's a summary of the video:

    There are two story threads. In the first one, a father sits down to dinner with his family and starts to drink, gradually degenerating to the point where he grabs at one of his children when the boy accidentally spills his drink. In the second, a younger guy is hanging out in a seedy-looking place with unsavory-looking characters. In both threads, there is a person in the room--the alcoholic's older son and the younger guy's friend, respectively--who is just sitting there and staring at the offender, there mouths literally stitched shut. At the climax, they both rip the stitches out, walk over to the offender, and say to them the five words: "You're worth more than this." The son hugs his father and the man comforts his friend while he cries.

    This pretty much fits in with everyone else's interpretation, but I think the song itself is giving the message in G-d's voice; "rip the seams that I've sewn you" might mean "I made it preferable for you to not say anything here, but you can prove yourself by overcoming it."
    invisiboy42293on April 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlyrics are off a bit, but I love the new cd!
    rotorockeron March 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti see these guys may fifth with from autumn to ashes! i can't fucking wait. it's going to be amazing. the new cd is incredible. :]
    x_Lyvon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song.
    its amazing live..
    BulletproofScaleson April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo what are those 5 words?
    AutumnInAsheson June 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment1You’re 2 worth 3 more 4 than 5 this those are the 5 words silly

    i think this song is about some one who sees a loved one ruining there life and they dont do or say anything wether they are scared to say it or dont know how to say it great song stephen rocks live
    aceydopeon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me I take as being someone ruining their life, a loved one through alcholism or something like that. I guess I see it more about alcoholism than anything else since that`s the only one I can really relate too..
    Shredmaster12on June 15, 2007   Link

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