We wasted all our hopes on a whim
They let us down
It's all going down again

In the end there was nothing left but questions
What started as a revolution petered out in guilt and shame
We were set to change the world
We were at the helm of something big
And it seems impossible that we should lose everything

Are you the only stranger?
Have you not seen?

We pasted all our hopes on him
Like the paper hearts on a homemade valentine
But we wasted all our hopes on a whim
And they let us down
It's all coming down again

Still it's only three days past
Our king was cast and hope won't last
But it was so much more then memories to haunt the past
Tell me, if you understand, what could have been, what should have been
And if there's comfort anywhere it's resting now beneath the sand


Are you the only stranger?
Have you not seen?

We pasted all our hopes on him
Like the paper hearts on a homemade valentine
But we wasted all our hopes on a whim
And they let us down
It's all coming down again

Oh so foolish
Oh hearts so hard
the foolish remind that hearts are blind
Would you open your mind and see?


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Homemade Valentine song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's about the story of the people on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
    bbqamazingon June 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti found this song gets put in perspective when you think of someone who lived in Jesus's day and witnessed his death, but not his ressurrection
    weavilmaimeron March 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthmm...good idea weavil, to me it could mean not just the people that witnessed his death and not his resurrection, but maybe those who feel "where is GOd now?" kinda thing and he's saying they need to realize the truth that everything happens for a reason and He's always there
    christianrocker137on July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the songs meaning may lie in the present..... Thats all i'm going to say...
    GuyApolloon March 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn a radio interview, Children 18:3 said what bbgamazing said. It's about the road to Emmaus. And the part that says "Are you the only stranger? Have you not seen" in the song is referring to the part in the bible passage that says, "One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, 'Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?'" They don't believe Jesus really rose from the dead until the end. "Oh so foolish. Oh hearts so hard. The foolish remind that hearts are blind. Would you open your mind and see?"
    samsamiamamon July 01, 2010   Link

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