Can you see the same sky from where you are?
Do the Heavens really stretch so far?
From me to you and all that's left in between
This is my nightmare,
the reason I lie awake at night
But in this ghost town we've doused all the lights
I've got this half moon
and I'll save the other half for you

So close, so close
forget it,
'cause close don't count when you're counting on me
This is how we'll ruin everything

Staring at the same stretch of highway for far too long,
these winding roads, they never lead me back
to the place that I belong
I count the planes as they pass overhead,
the engine's warm and will serve as my bed
I slept on the hood of my car,
to pretend the world was ours

So close, so close
forget it,
'cause close don't count when you're counting on me
This is how we'll ruin everything
I wish that you could see how this is killing me
If bigger scars make better stories
then you should see the scars on me

I've got this half moon,
I'll save the other half for you
And every step I take
I should be taking back to you
To you, to you
To you, to you

So close, so close
forget it,
'cause close don't count when you're counting on me
This is how we'll ruin everything
So close, so close
forget it,
'cause close don't count when you're counting on me
This is how we'll ruin everything
I wish that you could see how this is killing me
If bigger scars make better stories
then you should see the scars on me
So close, so close
forget it,
'cause close don't count when you're counting on me
This is how we'll ruin everything
I wish that you could see how this is killing me
If bigger scars make better stories
then you should see the scars on me



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    General CommentThis seems like an account of a person talking to God, feeling inadequate for not doing everything God has been asking and becoming overwhelmed by guilt. He is trying to find his way back to God, but he just keeps falling into sin.

    "Can you see the same sky from where you are?
    Do the Heavens really stretch so far?"

    He is asking God what the view is like from Heaven. Maybe wondering if God sees his sin the same way that he does. (Or wondering if he is really as unworthy as he feels.)

    "From you to me and all that's left in between
    This is my nightmare,
    the reason I lie awake at night"

    All he longs for is to be close to God, so the distance between him and God (the separation that divides him, i.e. sin) is his nightmare. He feels so far from the one thing he longs for.

    "'cause close don't count when you're counting on me
    This is how we'll ruin everything"

    He is admitting that he is unworthy and that he ruins all things that God gives him to do. He should be doing what God wants him to do, what God has assigned him to do and is counting on, but he keeps messing up.

    "And every step I take
    I should be taking back to you"

    Here he is saying how he should be stepping back towards God, where he really wants to be, even though he's not. He has lost direction and wants to find his way back home.
    samsamiamamon November 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's "From you to me" in the first verse.
    o8strider8oon June 10, 2011   Link

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