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No one to hold, no place to lie
I know we're all alone and still
You come to brush this gray aside
I know, I know, it's fate I feel
You answer to our hungry eyes
I hope, I hope this must be real
We need you now, we need to heal
Oh no, oh no, oh God, where'd you go?

You give us love, we have to hide
I know, I know, it's shades of gray
You give us hope and give us strife
I know, I know, this price we pay
You tell me no, I ask you why
I know, I know, your patient ways
You wait until we see the light
Oh no, oh no, oh God, where'd you go?

Oh, God

And tell us how to feel inside
No lies, no lies, no lies
And let me look upon that sign
With eyes, with eyes, with eyes
And tell me how you wear that crown
Of right, of right, of right
You lift us up then let us down
We die, we die, we die

You answer to the wrong and wide
I know, I know, their faith you fill
You give us strength and make us fight
I know, I know, we're supposed to kill
You pit us up on different sides
I know, I know, that's just your will
I wonder if you'll wait until
Oh no, oh no, this place will explode

You live above this great big sky
I hear it's nice, it's always spring
I've come to ask you for advice
I know you're busy for a king
You tell me once, I ask you twice
How long, how long, before they sing?
We did the things you said, alright
Oh no, oh no, oh God, where'd you go?

Oh, God

And tell us how to feel inside
No lies, no lies, no lies
And let us look upon that sign
With eyes, with eyes, with eyes
And tell me how you wear that crown
Of right, of right, of right
You lift us up then let us down
We die, we die, we die
We die, we die, we die


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  • +6
    My InterpretationThey are obviously trying to make the point of the God who wasn't and isn't there. They're talking about all of the blind faith people put into Christianity but never really think about what they are worshipping.
    hardvardlawlzon September 20, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThere could totally be good without evil.
    Rathatespeopleon August 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentholy fucking shit. that is all.
    split-lipon September 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen are people going to stop blaming evil on God? And how can one say he knows God's ways?
    GrungyBeatleon April 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe way meric says "oh god" gives me the chills.
    shanNOUNon April 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love it. I basically agree with tugboat! But I like what harvardlawlz said too.

    The song seems to be about how the world has so many bad things in it, along with the good things. Faith in a god is supposed to be positive and optimistic, and the god is supposed to be good. The faith is in that everything happens for a reason, for the larger good. But the hope that religion brings doesn't help anything in the big picture, and in fact, it causes some violence as opposed to being positive all the time ("You give us hope and give us strife," "You give us strength and make us fight," "You lift us up then let us down"). The overall message of the song, I think, is basically a wondering of how a supposedly good god could let such horrible things happen to the everyday people that He (for convention) created and loves and cares for. If you believe in God and in fate and in a larger plan, I imagine that it's hard to see all the suffering and death and misery and starvation and oppression and murder and hate and prejudice in the world and not have that faith waver. You'd think that all that would be minimal. Instead, you see people killing and hurting others, sometimes in the name of God.
    Kozumouon June 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe reason why there couldn't be good without evil is because without an opposite, theres not really reason for a name. That probably doesn't make sense... It's like.. if the only emotion was happiness, then no one would really ever be happy because theres no other emotion to feel. If that makes sense? I believe this song is beautiful, but I feel sad for the sense of despair that the writer portrays.

    God is in everything, and if you're really looking for him, you'll without a doubt find him.
    Then again, this is songmeanings.com. not my personal outlook on life.
    EmaCaraon December 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't have an account on here, but after reading the comments I felt the need to add my personal input. I should also letcha know that while I'm not a christian or really any religion, I believe in God with all my heart and believe that, despite all the pain and suffering in the world, God is still right here with us.

    I think this song is mostly about how people use God as an excuse to hurt and kill others. They somehow find a way to rationalize the killing in their heads. I think this song is asking God how all this is happening on his watch. It's not denying that God exists, it's just asking God to put an end to all the suffering. The song is trying to teach people to stop using God as an excuse and instead to love each other.
    piethepieguyon April 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOhh, this is a great closer. Meaning is pretty obvious
    doqtoron April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does this mean
    nico-101on November 22, 2008   Link

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