Is this a question of time
Is this a question of space
I've been out of my mind
I'm coming up for air
To work it out

If you throw me a line
Then I'll try to replace
All the things I can't find
'Cause I'm coming up for air
To let it out

Defection from the state I'm in
Reflections of a world within

Back with myself again
All my fears
Just like a ball and chain
And I know
Although I am alone
I'm at home
Here with my selfish pain

It's not a question of faith
It's not a question of hope
I'm getting out of this place
I'm coming up for air
To work it out

Defection from the state I'm in
Reflections of a world within

I'm feeling colder now
A little bolder now
Pure as my sins allow
Broke every promise and proud


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    General Commentthis is my favorite song off Ghosts, and could be the third single. The acoustic version is great, too!!

    It's about trying to do something difficult and not caring about the consequences.
    SMUSER17185761on June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI got that it is about battling depression, and then pulling through. Doing something for yourself - she is allowed to be happy
    MikeyBawzon April 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI got that it is about battling depression, and then pulling through. Doing something for yourself - she is allowed to be happy
    MikeyBawzon April 16, 2008   Link

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