I saw the future in a tree outside.
There was your heart, and there was mine.
This love, torn apart by every word.
Is hopeless love all we have?
Is this what we dreamed?
I cannot go.
Take this heart let it die slow.
Tear away from the pain.
Tear away from the red.
Are we trading in our hearts for emptiness?
Is this love or human condition?
I close my eyes to see you.
Hope is in your name.
Where you are I cannot go.
Take, this heart and let it go


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From The Red song meanings
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    General Commentim pretty sure its take this heart and let it die slow on the last line
    molsonthemaggoton July 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmolsonthemaggot is correct
    WhiteNighton July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit sounds to me.. that the guy was in a relationship.. But they argued a lot.. so he thought he should not follow her anymore..

    This love torn apart by every word
    [meaning they argue and its killing their relationship]

    Is it hopeless love all we have?
    [questioning if their love is hopeless]

    Is this what we dreamed?
    [ he doesnt think its what or how they wanted things to be ]


    I cannot go,
    Take this heart, let it die slow
    [he cant go with her anymore, but he'll always love her, even though its killing him]

    Tear away from the pain
    Tear away from the red.
    [hes trying to get away from the relationship]

    Are we trading in our hearts for emptiness?
    [ he doesnt think theres love in the relationship anymore.. but he still loves her so hes trading his heart for nothing]

    Is this love or human condition?
    [humans have the need to be loved, so hes wondering if its actually love or just the need..]

    I close my eyes to see you.
    Hope is in your name.
    Where you are I cannot go.
    Take, this heart and let it die slow..
    Ammo_323on August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis cove reber the guest vocal?
    circa_survive_greenon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the Garden of Eden and Satan's deception. "hope is your name" and "is this love or human condition" are the biggest giveaways in this song.
    User-Maat-Reon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthese are the wrong lyrics
    iFearJohnnyon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is simply about god and how human kind went away from him to make their own way.

    There was your heart, and there was mine.
    This love, torn apart by every word.
    [by every word we spoke]

    Is hopeless love all we have?
    Is this what we dreamed?
    [we dreamed about having no god, but obviously it wasn't enough for us]


    I cannot go.
    Take this heart let it die slow.
    Tear away from the pain.
    Tear away from the red.
    [he can't turn away from jesus. His human heart (which loves this wold) should die and jesus / god should tear him away from all the pain]


    Are we trading in our hearts for emptiness?
    Is this love or human condition?
    [because we left god, we just have emptiness in us, and we cannot fill that hole in our hearts]

    I close my eyes to see you.
    Hope is in your name.
    Where you are I cannot go.
    [well, I guess he questions jesus to come back in his life again ... "hope is in your name" makes it quite sure for me, cause Kyle is christian. And I'm quite sure he knows that there is no hope in women or men at all, cause we're all sinner]
    IPlayDeadon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHm This could be about Two people who want to be together but they can't for some unknown reason maybe he's going off to college and she doens't want to feel hurt when he leaves. So they know its right to separate but either way its going to hurt him. Situation sounds fmailiar....
    TheHumanFace_Divineon May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I hear "tear away from the red" one thing that comes to mind for me is the verse; Isaiah 1:18 "'Come now, let us reason together,' says the LORD. 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool'".
    Just one way I like to look at the song.
    usethechinacymbal14on April 04, 2010   Link

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