"Have We Lost" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Lacey Nicole Sturm and Kirkpatrick Seals....
Please don't tell me any more
There's a weight in your eyes
And it weighs on my heart
Where have the children gone
We were innocent once
But that was so long ago

Have we lost our way back home
We have made mistakes I know
I know

Don't tell me of better days
There's a memory I have
Could be something I read
Of laughter and cheap guitars
In a house full of friends
Could've been one of ours
We stayed up late, we loved the stars
Can't remember the rest
Just a few parts

Have we lost our way back home
We have made mistakes I know
I know

I think they lost something that they miss
I wanna find that book
Dust it off and read it again
There was hope in the end

Have we lost our way back home
We have made mistakes I know
I know

We were braver still when we were young
And when we were young
We spoke in tongues


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"Have We Lost" as written by Jared Hartmann James Culpepper

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    General CommentI believe it is talking about the Church when it was just beginning. In Acts. She is comparing the attitude of the church then to how we have become now in society. Especially when she mentions the book and how "we were braver, still, when we were young" and also the speaking in tongues.
    BRITTersweeton August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song

    like theyre looking back on life, how we're so innocent as children and grow up to be the opposite, and want it like it used to be
    painted_faces_frownon June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Well, I love all of Flyleafs songs.. but, I complete agree with what painted faces frown said.. o_o
    flyleafisloveon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthere is the song: youtube.com/…=
    arwsugaron September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think Lacey is begging the question, Have they " Flyleaf " lost their way since they have hit mainstream. She admits they have made mistakes since then, and she is wondering can they find their way back. Most likely she is remembering back to the past when things were simple, when even money wasn't an item. Probably when they were just playing down in one of their basements enjoying themselves. Where they could just be with eachother and God in Praise & Worship, where they could speak in tongues. " And when they were young ", " We were innocent once " , refers to them being young as a band, and how back then she feels that they were innocent, but now not so much. Honestly Lacey/Flyleaf your saved and therefore children of God and your mistakes have already been forgiven. Romans 3:23-24 For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God, and are justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. So because you have Grace(Unmerited Favor) you have been forgiven and simply should continue to do what He has called you to do and that is to present His Truth through your music. Which you are doing, and might I say an Awesome job at that. Thankyou God for Flyleaf they speak your Truth, cuz " You are the Truth, Outscreaming these Lies! ", " You are the Truth, Saving my Life " - Red Sam
    Darthturquanuson March 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also like your interpretation BRITTersweet if the way you interpreted it was right then you have excellent discerning.
    Darthturquanuson March 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhere i can here this song?
    flyleafstaron March 11, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I want to find that book, dust it of, and read it again,
    There was hope in the end"

    This sounds like a bible reference... keep in mind Lacey's strong faith.
    Paramedico987on October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey are a Christian group, so I'm pretty sure the song is about biblical things. I agree with brittersweet about the interpretations..
    misstashagirlon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song was not written by Lacey, it was actually written by Sameer, guitarist. This is his song, his thoughts, his emotions.
    Tashiinaon October 30, 2008   Link

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