"Call to Arms" as written by and Thomas Delonge....
There's a little black, dark scar, tired divide.
This is it, can you hear me?
Have you ever felt a sad heart buried alive?
You can do almost anything.
There's a little red bridge with the view of the sun with a lake,
I recommend such a setting site
And the thousands of stars come out thousands of times
And we can go, only if you believe.

Only if you believe.

Do you feel like you've lost everything you can lose?
This is it, can you hear me?
When you cry do your fears ever Chill up the room?
Calling out in a moment of need.
Do you ever lay awake with a look in the eye?
Asking god if a wish is too big to deny?
I will offer a line. And it is ready for use.
Let me know are you ready for me?

I'd like to say, that you're my only fear.
And when I dream, it slowly disappears.
And when I wake. I'm right here by your side
To feel your heart, beat in and out of time.

When the storm brings rain, snow, fate of all kinds,
You can feel almost anything.
When the day seems to melt, fall flat into night,
You can feel almost anything.
When you can't go on, you got to get up and try.
This is it, can you feel me?
And when the bombs come down. We will make it alive.
But only if you want to believe.

I'd like to say, that you're my only fear.
And when I dream, it slowly disappears.
And when I wake. I'm right here by your side
To feel your heart, beat in and out of time.
(Out of time)


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"Call to Arms" as written by Thomas Delonge

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  • +7
    General Comment30 something comments and only a few are actually trying to interpret the meaning of this song...Awesome. These lyrics are so complex that I don't think I can justify what the complete meaning is but the first few lines I'm really not sure about so if someone can explain it that would be great. But I feel as though it's such a powerful verse that's saying there is so much to do in this world and there are so many wonderful things in the simplest things.

    "With a little red bridge with a view of the sun,
    With a lake, recommend such a sunny sight,
    And the thousands of stars come out thousands of times,
    You can go only if you believe."

    That just gives me such a peaceful image of little things that give us reason to believe and hope. The second verse is kind of like he's taking those positive images of the first and just stating sad situations and negative things that people experience...

    I'm really not sure. Another interpretation after reading the lyrics over is maybe it's about a guy who is about to die and he's just going through happiness, sadness, and fear before his time comes. He's talking to God asking him if he's ready for him and at the same time he's talking about dying as his only fear but when he's dreaming his fears subside and he comes to terms with it. When he's awake he tells himself he can only go if he believes... maybe in heaven, maybe in reincarnation? But I feel like this could also be about someone he loves and hes talking to them and telling them he loves them before he dies.

    "When the storm brings rain, snow, fate of all kinds
    You can feel almost anything
    When the day seems to melt , fall flat in the night
    You can feel almost anything
    When you can’t go on, you got to get up and try
    This is it can you feel me?"

    He wants her to keep on believing and going on with her life because he's there next to her; he's asking her if she can feel him by her side.

    *I don't really know if this makes any sense but all I can really be sure about is that this song is about hope, believing, and living; not letting obstacles stop you from living the life you want to live and moving past the negative things to find happiness even in the simplest of things. This song just makes me feel revitalized... it would be nice to hear someone elses meaning.

    IdigMusicHowBoutU16on November 20, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General Commentwow. i came to this site specifically to see what this song meant,
    and you were all too busy talking about how you dislike the band, or how you want to see them live.
    or correcting the lyrics.
    IF YOU THINK THE LYRICS ARE WRONG, WHATEVER.
    LOOK THEM UP ON GOOGLE.

    srsly, this is songmeanings.net you need to tell what this song is about, TO YOU.
    don't turn my favorite website into one i now hate.
    okay,?

    i feel this song is about how he lost a girl that he loves. but he feels so helpless, and there is nothing he can do about this situation, the relationship is way past over. but in his heart, in his dreams, it will go on forever.


    either that,
    OR THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE,!

    it could be about him saying that this relationship, everything seems to be going against it. pointing out that it is a bad relationship, but its all he wants. and he desperatly wants it to work out. and hes afraid to love, hes afraid to give everything to her. but when he dreams, he is on the brightside of the relationship. and when he's in the quiet times of his life with her, it's amazing. it's just him and her. but other than that, everything is too bad, and too strong, and his relationship w/ her is too weak to take it on.


    idk.
    how do u feel?
    ecook14on August 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about perservering in the face of fear and adversity by believing that you can.

    "Do you feel like you've lost everything you can lose?"
    "When you cry do your tears ever chill up the room?"
    "Do you ever lay awake with a look in the eye asking God if a wish is too big to deny?"
    "When the storm brings rain, snow, fate of all kinds"
    "When the day seems to melt, fall flat in the night"
    "When you can't go on, you got to get up and try"
    "When the bombs come down you will make it alive, only if you want to believe"

    It's also about Tom's personal worst fear, never seeing the person he's sleeping next to again.

    "I'd like to say, that you're my only fear"
    "And when I dream, it slowly disappears"
    "And when I wake, I'm right here by your side"
    "To feel your heart, beat in and out of time"
    bishop8000on July 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcallaway53: true Tom isnt the best live singer, one of the reasons is b/c most of the time he gets absolutey fucked up before a show. he usually always drinks b4 shows. when he really needs to be good, he isnt all that bad.
    AVAfan29on December 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKind of a different take on it here, but with the title being Call to Arms, I think the song is supposed to be a message home from a troops to his worrying family, trying to comfort them and let them know that he will be fine as long as they have strength and believe in him. On a more general scale, this song is simply about self sacrifice and trying to give hope to another who is going through a difficult time. Saying no matter how hard it gets, if we share the burden and believe in ourselves we will make it.
    timasahhon March 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first thing that caught my attention was the title call to arms, as in, when a man or women is called upon and asked to fight for their country. So I see this as a man leaving his wife for war. And in the first verse he starts laying down a beautiful scene, a place where they can go to feel peace and feel like they are still with each other despite him being gone. And I like the second verse a lot, because I think it's the husband writing back home, asking how his wife is coping with what he's doing and going through, and then he says " I will offer a line, and it's ready for use". And that leads back into the scene that was laid down before, the place where they can feel peace. And the final verse is the wife writing back, basically writing, you can survive this war if you believe.

    I really love this song, I think it can relate to anytime you leave someone you love very much. But there is always a place you can go in your head to feel their arms again and feel peace, until your reunite. Excellent work Tom and Angels and Airwaves
    pcskeleon August 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is obviously just a clip
    Plz comment on this song.
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    thats right 128 not 182.
    it has alot ov AVA i empire stuff on it wen +44's new album comes closer to relseasing then it will have +44 stuff
    himynameismarkon September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok thx dude
    himynameismarkon September 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes a lot more sense 2
    himynameismarkon September 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheres a rough draft of the whole song, i know alot of shit will be wrong but youll get the picture of the song from here....


    My Only Fear

    There’s a little black dark scar type of light,
    This is it, can you hear me?
    Have you ever felt sad, hope and alive?
    You can do almost anything.

    There’s a little red bridge with a view of the sun with the light will commence not just any sign
    And the thousands of stars come out thousands of times
    We can go only if you believe (only if you believe)

    Do you feel like you lost everything you can lose? This is it, can you hear me?
    When you cry and your tears they project the room, going out in your moment of need.
    Do you ever know light, with the look in their eyes, and if not then their wish is to make it tonight
    I’ll offer a lie that was ready for use. Let me know, are you ready for me?

    I’d like to say, that you’re my only fear
    And when I dream, it slowly disappears
    And when I awake, I’m right here by your side
    To feel your heart! Beat in, and out, of time

    (Cheers)

    When the storm brings rain, snow, hail or ice, (?)
    You can be almost anything.
    When the day seems to melt, fall flat in the night
    You can be almost anything
    When you can’t go out, you’ve got to get up and try,
    This is it, can you feel me?
    When the bombs come down, you will make it alive,
    But only if you wanna believe

    I’d like to say, that you’re my only fear
    And when I dream, it slowly disappears
    And when I awake, I’m right here by your side
    To feel your heart! Beat in, and out, of time

    I’d like to say, that you’re my only fear
    And when I dream, it slowly disappears
    And when I awake, I’m right here by your side
    To feel your heart! Beat in, and out, of time

    (Out of time)

    When I dream
    When I dream, I feel your heart
    When I dream, and out of time (I feel your heart)
    When I dream (and out of time)

    I feel your heart
    I feel your heart
    I feel your heart
    I feel your heart

    I’d like to say, that you’re my only fear
    And when I dream, it slowly disappears
    And when I awake, I’m right here by your side
    To feel your heart! Beat in, and out, of time
    afitch1206on October 01, 2007   Link

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