We'll wait in line for most our lives
Get out, get in, get on with it.
We always hurt the ones we never really loved.
We always think we're alone.
We're always wrong.
We're always wrong.

The words we say,
Take different shapes.

We'll live and die
With all the things we recognize.
We'll count our sins, stop now, begin.
We know the words
Are better left unspoken
When they'll be right in
To tear the heads off of us.
Oh, tear the heads off of us.
Oh...

The words we say,
Take different shapes.

And you can only do so much
To try to get your point across.

I'll live and I'll die with all the things I recognize
I'll count my sins, stop now, begin.


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    General CommentI pesonally think (and i could well be wrong) that this song is about how people don't live their lives to their full potential and waste alot of time doing things that don't really matter. Thats my take on the song anyway.
    themiracleofseanon June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite track from the new album. I just love the piano riff.
    BeautifullyCompleteon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti sort of agree with you miracle. but i think it has something to do with a relationship of some kind that always comes to arguments and doesn't ever really make progress.
    "And you can only do so much
    To try to get your point across."
    "we are always wrong"
    emokiddon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think miracle and emokidd both have the right idea, i think it's kind of a combination.
    the lines:
    "we always hurt the ones we never really loved, we always think we are alone, we're always wrong"
    could be about staying in a relationship you know isn't right for you but perhaps has been going on for awhile and maintains some level of 'comfort' and are afraid of being without that. "we'll live and die with all the things we recognize" could be referring to that comfort.
    when you finally find someone you truly love, you would do anything you could to not hurt them. i think when you experience both ends of that you can understand.

    maybe the two people will just never really see eye to eye, "the words we say take different shapes" could be about never really being able to fully communicate with each other.
    the song also talks about how we know words are better left unspoken when we know they are just causing hurt and that you can only do so much to get your point across. i think this goes along with the idea of wasting your time on something negative and knowing that the hurtful arguing isn't going to help anything progress.
    i think the song is using the relationship as an example but in a broader context the point can be how we stop ourselves in many ways from being happy and truly enjoying life/living to our full potential. whether it is thinking we are alone when we're not, staying in a destructive relationship, waiting around or settling for less in regard to anything instead of going after what you really need or want because of fear or whatever other reason, focusing on failures or negatives rather than allowing yourself to move forward ("i'll count my sins")
    trastaon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think miracle and emokidd both have the right idea, i think it's kind of a combination.
    the lines:
    "we always hurt the ones we never really loved, we always think we are alone, we're always wrong"
    could be about staying in a relationship you know isn't right for you but perhaps has been going on for awhile and maintains some level of 'comfort' and are afraid of being without that. "we'll live and die with all the things we recognize" could be referring to that comfort.
    when you finally find someone you truly love, you would do anything you could to not hurt them. i think when you experience both ends of that you can understand.

    maybe the two people will just never really see eye to eye, "the words we say take different shapes" could be about never really being able to fully communicate with each other.
    the song also talks about how we know words are better left unspoken when we know they are just causing hurt and that you can only do so much to get your point across. i think this goes along with the idea of wasting your time on something negative and knowing that the hurtful arguing isn't going to help anything progress.
    i think the song is using the relationship as an example but in a broader context the point can be how we stop ourselves in many ways from being happy and truly enjoying life/living to our full potential. whether it is thinking we are alone when we're not, staying in a destructive relationship, waiting around or settling for less in regard to anything instead of going after what you really need or want because of fear or whatever other reason, focusing on failures or negatives rather than allowing yourself to move forward ("i'll count my sins")
    trastaon July 30, 2007   Link

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