this building smells so familiar
i had thought this sense was lost
and in a daydream i imagined my house
with all my fathers sense
of strength was lost

and so we all...
and so we all...
find me a place to begin

and if i kept this feeling safe
trembling eye lens
holding me there
we laugh in the face of love
cause nobodys really there
nobody's real...

this tired, i would try it either way
we believe in something invisible...
this sense of smell that you use all your life
well now you know you found the right...

it's all there...
so find me a place to begin.

and if i kept this feeling safe
with trembling eye lens
holding me there.
we laugh in the face of love
cause nobodys really there
nobody's real.

and i could never find my way without
but you're already there
and we, we've come along way without
without relaxing our hands.
it's all we have, so find me a place to begin.


if i can get this feeling safe
trembling eye lens
holding me there
we laugh in the face of love
cause nobodys really there
nobody's real.



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  • +2
    General Comment:This building smelled so familiar
    Well I had thought this sense was lost
    And in a daydream I imagine my house
    When all my father's sense of strength was lost

    It's all we have
    It's all we have
    So find me a place to begin

    If I could get this feeling to end
    Trembling eyelids holding me there
    We laugh in the face of love
    Cause nobody's really there
    Nobody's real

    Desire, I would try it either way
    We believe in something invisible
    This sense of smell that you used all your life
    Well now you know your father lied

    It's all we have
    So find me a place to begin

    If I could get this feeling to end
    With trembling eyelids holding me there
    We laugh in the face of love
    Cause nobody's really there
    Nobody's real

    And I could never find my way without
    But you're already there
    And we, we've come a long long way without
    Without maps in our hands

    It's all we have
    So find me a place to begin

    If I could get this feeling to end
    Trembling eyelids holding me there
    We laugh in the face of love
    Cause nobody's really there
    Nobody's real
    scoderon May 12, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I thought it's "Trembling idle hands, holding me there"
    heisleyamoron May 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think its a struggle with believing in a religion
    Maccyon May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think its a struggle with believing in a religion
    Maccyon May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This building smelled so familiar
    And I had thought the sense was lost
    And in a day dream I imagined my house
    where all my father’s sense of strength was lost
    And it’s all we have So find me a place to begin.
    If I could get this feeling to end
    Trembling idle hands, holding me there.
    We laugh in the face of love because nobody’s really there.
    Nobody’s real.
    Desire I would try it either way,
    and we believe in something invisible,
    the sense of smell that you use all your life
    (well now you know your father lied)
    I could never find my way without you,
    but you’re already there.
    We’ve come a long long way without maps in our hands.
    It’s all we have.
    HomerunHenryon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:its about god and religion and struggling to belive or about love at surface value and how we have no hope for it because whos really ever held on to it, i had a real long one typed about religion but ill put this for now
    MIripper99on May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love the way he sings the part "desire I would try it either way"

    it grooves so much!!
    humble_024on May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:okay so im posting this about everyyy song off their new album: THE ALBUM IS ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT. theres a different story behind each song start with the sorrowful mysteries =]
    circaaaa baby GOon May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Religion again maybe?

    this building smells so familiar
    (hes tried so many religions and theyre all the same, or a relationship that hes had these feelings before in the situation or jsut a situation in general thats similar)
    i had thought this sense was lost
    (he thought it was different this time he coundt feel nemore)
    and in a daydream i imagined my house
    (he imagined this for what he wanted to be or how he thought it would, or maybe how a church should be)
    and all my fathers sense of strength was lost
    (it ended up not being like that if its religion maybe hes saying since church is gods house he coudnt see where god could be involved with that church hes absent of energy there)

    and this is all we have
    find me a place to begin
    (what hope do we have without some higher form because we all need one because were going to die and what happens afterward is more important than this life)
    if i could get this feeling to end
    trembling idle hands
    holding me there
    (maybe he wants this feeling of not having a good to be gone and hes afraid of the relationship he could have also, but hes trying to maintain this hope of faith)
    we laugh in the face of love
    cause nobodys really there
    nobody's real...
    (it seems like hes using love as a metaphor for faith saying we cant do anything about it were powerless because we cant find god so hes not even real, or not there for us)
    desire i would try it either way
    we believe in something invisible...
    (he wants it so no matter whathe would do anything for that relationship with something he cant see)

    this sense of smell that you use all your life
    well now you know you found the right...
    (idk what this means maybe when people belive in something theyre whole life but realize its not there that theyl come into the same situation as him?)

    and i could never find my way without
    but you're already there
    (hes saying hed be lost without god even tho he doesnt feel like hes real, i think its more of a sarcastic claim? him sayin he knows hes not real and hes alreayd at that point?)

    and we, we've come along way without
    without maps in our hands
    (they come this far without god to guide them or help them)
    idk this is a rough guess till i can hear it more
    MIripper99on May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Religion again maybe?

    this building smells so familiar
    (hes tried so many religions and theyre all the same, or a relationship that hes had these feelings before in the situation or jsut a situation in general thats similar)
    i had thought this sense was lost
    (he thought it was different this time he coundt feel nemore)
    and in a daydream i imagined my house
    (he imagined this for what he wanted to be or how he thought it would, or maybe how a church should be)
    and all my fathers sense of strength was lost
    (it ended up not being like that if its religion maybe hes saying since church is gods house he coudnt see where god could be involved with that church hes absent of energy there)

    and this is all we have
    find me a place to begin
    (what hope do we have without some higher form because we all need one because were going to die and what happens afterward is more important than this life)
    if i could get this feeling to end
    trembling idle hands
    holding me there
    (maybe he wants this feeling of not having a good to be gone and hes afraid of the relationship he could have also, but hes trying to maintain this hope of faith)
    we laugh in the face of love
    cause nobodys really there
    nobody's real...
    (it seems like hes using love as a metaphor for faith saying we cant do anything about it were powerless because we cant find god so hes not even real, or not there for us)
    desire i would try it either way
    we believe in something invisible...
    (he wants it so no matter whathe would do anything for that relationship with something he cant see)

    this sense of smell that you use all your life
    well now you know you found the right...
    (idk what this means maybe when people belive in something theyre whole life but realize its not there that theyl come into the same situation as him?)

    and i could never find my way without
    but you're already there
    (hes saying hed be lost without god even tho he doesnt feel like hes real, i think its more of a sarcastic claim? him sayin he knows hes not real and hes alreayd at that point?)

    and we, we've come along way without
    without maps in our hands
    (they come this far without god to guide them or help them)
    idk this is a rough guess till i can hear it more
    MIripper99on May 28, 2007   Link

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