"Tension is a Passing Note" as written by and Matthew Preston Slocum....
Do I murder when I forget you from afar?
Too drunk on the poison of endless roads
And the countless smoky bars

[Chorus: x2]
But tension is to be loved
When it is like a passing note
To a beautiful, beautiful chord
Do I murder us, putting pavement in my veins
Shooting it in, special heroin
For the seeking and displaced?

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"Tension Is a Passing Note" as written by Matthew Preston Slocum

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    General CommentI'm not sure about some other details, but I think the overall meaning of this song has to do with appreciating trials in life... Sixpence None the Richer was a Christian band and many of their songs were written from a Christian worldview... But I think it's saying that tension, or hard times, are to be appreciated because even though it's painful for a season, it leads to something beautiful in the end.
    atrainon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI usually hate it when someone thinks every song is about "relationship" but I think this song IS about relationship in this case.

    To me, I think its talking about all the usual trials that relationships (couples/friends/band,etc), like arguments and fights. And the song is about embracing those things. I think its saying by going through all of those experience, and if relationship can last through them, then even those bad moments can be embraced when you are looking back on it.
    focus007on November 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe it is about tension between a musician's lifestyle or the glamour of it and their relationship with God. Melody of You was written with King David in mind so it fits along the lines. This is my assumption.
    GrungyBeatleon December 29, 2012   Link

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