Against what you’ve learned
You can trust what you read
And believe every word
From a language we no longer speak
Life is a gift
Your only concern: “is there life after this”
Am I worthy of earning my wings
Is there room on the list for someone who needs to see proof you exist
It’s just not that easy for me
It’s just not that easy

Something’s still missing
You promised that it would materialize
It’s there if you listen
I swear that I must not be hearing you right
With God as my witness, I’ve made it my business to be on his side
and somehow I’ll never be sure
But I’ll keep asking why
Because you can’t hide from the world by covering your eyes

Always on trial
Hoping the verdict will make this worthwhile
Can someone please tell me the score
I’ll be on the fence until you stand up and take credit for this
The truth is, I’d rather not know
I’ll pray that the rest will make up for all of the days that I’ve missed
It won’t be so easy for me
It’s just not that easy

Something’s still missing
You promised that it would materialize
It’s there if you listen
I swear that I must not be hearing you right
With God as my witness, like nobody’s business, you know that I’ve tried
and somehow I’ll never be sure
But I’ll keep asking why
Because you can’t hide from the world by covering your eyes



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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis is such a powerful song. tr.im/…

    I relate very closely to it. First is the literal interpretation of a man who is searching for his faith, wanting to believe in something that he simply cannot. There is this expectation to believe in God despite the complete lack of empirical evidence. I have trouble with this, even if I want to believe. I have several close friends who are strong in their faith, be it in a Christian God or in spirit stones and Reiki (spiritual healing). They know what they believe and they truly believe it. They will profess their beliefs to anyone without hesitation or doubt. I am not that way. I have great trouble believing in something when there is a lack of scientific, testable, repeatable empirical evidence.

    I see the joy, strength and satisfaction they get from their faith. For my friends, it is real, they feel and experience it. Their lives are enriched by their beliefs and they are part of a larger community who share those beliefs. I WANT that, but I cannot have it. I cannot have it because I am wired to need evidence.

    So where does that leave me? Talking to a God/Being/Power/Consciousness that I do not believe in, asking for forgiveness because i do not believe in It. Telling It that I try to live a good life, be a good person, and that I will keep trying to find evidence of It so that someday maybe I will be able to believe.

    "Your only concern: 'Is there life after this?'
    Am I worthy of earning my wings?
    Is there room on the list for someone who needs to see proof you exist?"

    "I'll be on the fence until you stand up and take credit for this;
    The truth is, I'd rather not know;
    I'll pray that the rest will make up for all of the days that I've missed"

    This song also brings to light that its unfair and unjustified to be expected to believe in something that insists on hiding itself. Thomas the Apostle said he would not believe in the resurrection of Jesus unless he saw the wounds in his body, and he was given proof. Why are not all other humans privileged to such evidence?

    "But I'll keep asking why; Because you can't hide from the world by covering your eyes"

    This line is saying despite not finding anything yet, he is going to keep looking. Regardless of what people say, he is going to keep looking. Christians say to believe without evidence, but he still seeks that evidence. Atheists say the lack of evidence shows God's non-existence, but he still searches for God. He is going to keep searching the rest of his life because he is not satisfied by simply covering his eyes to all the questions that cannot be answered.

    That's where I am.
    cabanastyleson April 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThere is another, less literal, meaning that I get from this song.

    Trying not to lose faith in a relationship or a partner. Perhaps I am just projecting my own life onto this song. I just see someone who is finding inconsistencies in what is being said and what he or she observes. The person wants to trust and believe in his or her partner, and does everything possible to ignore evidence suggesting otherwise.
    cabanastyleson April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow. BUY THIS SONG. You'll be listening to it over and over.
    StratMaster007on November 01, 2010   Link

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