Travel hymn

It came across like you were mad
Holding in your breath with everything you had Until you face began to turn red
“This is why I turn and walk away from everything”, I need to feel it closer now
…and I never thought it would be like this
“Between the seal a church is revealed and I would rather be lonely along the way”.
Something set us off into the wrong direction but within this particular space,
time Goes to waste.
And time starts to slow down and all of these patterns never change
So slow down, because nobody looks at life the same
And no one was like this ‘Til you came along And reset our dials wrong.



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    General CommentIt came across like you were mad
    Holding in your breath with everything you had Until you face began to turn red

    (((Juding by the final line of the song it makes me think he's referring to jesus. The old reason about jesus if he existed is, either he was mad (crazy) or god does exist. His face began to turn red as he was being crucified he held his breath (stuck to his principles. The other meaning could be an argument with a close minded person who won't listen to reason.)))

    “This is why I turn and walk away from everything”, I need to feel it closer now
    …and I never thought it would be like this
    “Between the seal a church is revealed and I would rather be lonely along the way”.

    (((This also fits with the jesus thing, he was religious once and really respected jesus and gave up everything to believe by walking away from everything. He needed to feel the love and respect he had for jesus closer but then, only to find it was a lie and that the church was perpitrating it, and he felt it was wrong, so he decided he would rather be lonely than believe in this lie.)))

    Something set us off into the wrong direction but within this particular space,
    time Goes to waste.

    (((the people who wrote the bible are wasting our time because we're stuck in 1 routine and 1 idea that is false.)))

    And time starts to slow down and all of these patterns never change
    So slow down, because nobody looks at life the same

    (((The religious people never change, humanity doesn't change. But we need to really look at people's opinions and take them into account because everyone is different, other than people who are carbon copies to certain ideologies.)))

    And no one was like this ‘Til you came along And reset our dials wrong.

    (((Jesus came along and gave everyone principles to follow. He came along and his story is told, that's why I think it's about him, and he did change our dials. But it could mean the philosophers of the bible or god or people who try to make everyone think alike and be the same.)))

    The other interpreation I can think of would be politics. Parties try to impose their will onto people.

    Oh yeah another very valid meaning could be about his father. His father is religious and or really close minded and tries to exert his believes onto Anthony.

    But the concept of the song is someone trying to restrict Anthony (the people) from being who they are and try to impose their beliefs on them.
    IdealHeroon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs on the new cd. Its nice to hear a bit of a different sound from Circa.
    scissorsthatcuton May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah this is def my favorite for now
    humble_024on May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalot of these new songs look like theyre bashing monotheistic religion, aaaand my mind just crapped out I had somthing cool to say
    nikewalleton May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokay 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
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    General Commenti agree with nikewallet..
    thew_maticon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the cd.
    imtheleadon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI def agree that it has something to do with religion. But on a much bigger sense. That of one in which involves Bush and the war in the middle east. One could easily argue this to be a religious war of sense. But either way.

    We are attacked, Bush and everyone seems to be mad. This opens up for a small thought of a conspiracy.
    "It came across like you were mad"
    I'm not to sure of this one, but i would say:
    "Holding in your breath with everything you had Until you face began to turn red" The continual lies Bush and his administration put out would cause one to turn red in the face ie. bush.

    Then he speaks of:
    “Between the seal a church is revealed and I would rather be lonely along the way”.
    Now we (ie. the world) see what bush was really (possibly) doing. Now the church comes into play as a bad thing. Just like the dark ages of the catholic church....time slows down and begins to go to waste. So many hypocritical actions of sin in the eyes of the church just cause things to get fucked. Now in iraq time slows with death (and ethnic cleansing....oh snap).
    And no one looks at life the same, that is easy in this sense. And the "reset our dials" line seams to back it up as well.
    Ideas?
    ax255on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbest song of the CD. amazing amazing amazing, gives me chills. i swear most sophomore albums don't do as good as the first album. but circa survive definitely did not disappoint ANYONE. this is truly a piece of art.
    BrookeMusiccon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a black hole and although he believes in the eternal existance of the universe. it is so beautifully written that it can be applied to so many situations. but the fact that time slows down, as it does in a black hole, seems as if he is saying that time has no meaning, like it is just a product of the mind. it's like he is approaching the singularity that is his lonliness, his isolation from evertying. i also see that there are lots of problems in his life as "reset our dials all wrong" and "something set us off into the wrong direction", but with the reference of time having no meaning, it's as if he is suggesting infinity exists and all the problems will go away as we progress through life and evertying will be ok. those are just the thoughts that i get while listening to this songs. this whole album is exactly how i feel on psychedelic drugs and the spirituality and isolation, which is paradoxical to feel them both at the same time, but that's life for you.
    t4ever4dalakerson July 16, 2007   Link

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