Strangle the urge
Choke the feeling
Hide it deep beneath the surface
Quickly now before the ceiling
Starts to crumble down upon us
Don’t you dare look back as we turn to go
There’s nothing left here for us
But salty eyes and burning skies
That fall as they ignore us

Stab your tongue
And bite the sadness
And never let it turn to madness
Sinking in the sea of moving lips
That reach out, try to grab us
Realizing now it’s useless
Soldier horses, don’t be foolish
Jump the guns, withdraw a bleeding fist
And the walls they fall around us

Here they come to take you away
Invisible angels, and being in wide array
The skies overcast and deserts past
It was meant to, meant to be this way
To stay with me you’d be insane
Such a monster unspeakable name
I’ll forever kill every right than wrongs my way

It must be meant to be, meant to be
It must be meant to be, meant to be
It must be meant to be, meant to be
This way

It must be meant to be, meant to be
It must be meant to be, meant to be
It must be meant to be, meant to be
This way



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    General CommentIt seems like this song might be about someone living in Iraq when the bombs begin to fall crushing everything they own and their lives ...maybe a husband singing it to his wife about what is happening before them...he says:

    v before it stands for his verse and
    m stands for possible meaning

    Plaines Overhead

    v-Strangle the urge
    Choke the feeling
    Hide it deep beneath the surface
    Quickly now before the ceiling
    Starts to crumble down upon us
    -----------------------------------------------
    m-don't take time to process it all..quick we got to get out of here before we are killed and the ceiling collapses
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    v-Don’t you dare look back as we turn to go
    There’s nothing left here for us
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    m-it is useless to stay and look back on our life that was as it is all gone now nothing remains but bombs, fire, destruction and tears..we must flee
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    v-But salty eyes and burning skies
    That fall as they ignore us
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    m-As the bombs come, no-one cares about the families and people below, screaming and suffering, in our countries lack of concern for human life of innocent people
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    v-Stab your tongue
    And bite the sadness
    And never let it turn to madness
    -------------------------------------------------------
    m-don't speak, don't mourn don't let it show and don't let it drive you crazy..keep that at least..don't let them control our feelings too as they take everything else from us
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    v-Sinking in the sea of moving lips
    That reach out, try to grab us
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    m-our sorrows drown in the sea of thousands of others screaming, crying, and going crazy with disbelief and shock..we hear that all around us coming from everyone who is fleeing and shocked too--the sea of moving lips of one's neighbors and countrymen
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    v-Realizing now it’s useless
    Soldier horses, don’t be foolish
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    m-it is too late now..don't strike back for their soldiers and tanks etc are all around us and it is fruitless to try

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    v-Jump the guns, withdraw a bleeding fist
    And the walls they fall around us
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    m-abandon your weapons, pull back your fist that bleeds from the devastation of the bomb's deadly aftermath and strike not for it is useless to do so
    --------------------------------------------------------
    v-Here they come to take you away
    Invisible angels, and being in wide array
    The skies overcast and deserts past
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    m-death is coming for us...for you, my wive or loved one, with sadness and bleakness

    -----------------------------------------------------------
    v-It was meant to, meant to be this way
    To stay with me you’d be insane
    Such a monster unspeakable name
    I’ll forever kill every right than wrongs my way
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    m-I think maybe he is saying his wife is dying and
    it is wiser to not be in such a place of horror perpetrated by monsters
    and he may be saying he is full of hatred now
    for those who did this to him, his family and everyone around him..I am not real sure of its meaning, but he is saying it must have been our fate for it to happen this way..to try to comfort the dying woman he loves this..victim of war.

    -----------------------------------------------------
    v-It must be meant to be, meant to be
    It must be meant to be, meant to be
    It must be meant to be, meant to be
    This way

    It must be meant to be, meant to be
    It must be meant to be, meant to be
    It must be meant to be, meant to be
    This way
    --------------------------------------------------------
    I don't know, do you think this interpretation has any merit..if so, it makes the song really sad and must be how they felt as we did this awful thing to the people in that country.

    Josiah strikes me as someone who thinks about things like this..peace, war, and the political issues of our times.
    calendar girlon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcalendar girl, I think your idea is very much a possibility. There are alot of things that the song could be connected to, and that's one of them. And the title fits with the war theme, too.

    The song has such a power to it in the third stanza/verse... Josiah's voice holds so much in it, and I am utterly in love with that part.

    Also, I think this:
    "Invisible angels, and being in wide array"
    should be changed to this:
    "Invisible angels in brilliant white array"

    And this:
    "I’ll forever kill every right than wrongs my way"
    should be changed to this:
    "I'll forever kill and right their wrongs my way"

    Just how I hear it.

    But yeah, alot of these not-so-popular Josiah songs are really awesome.
    foundthevelvetsun7on November 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Soldier horses, don't be foolish"

    should be:

    "Hold your horses, don't be foolish"

    You could tell when he sang it on his video chat.
    foundthevelvetsun7on March 02, 2010   Link

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