It must’ve been very hard
To have lived and never learned
To be content with who you are
We all want the same things don’t we?
To find the one to unlock the chains to our hearts
A path you never found on your own

Forever can be something to believe in
This was one of those times
Forever can be something to bleed for
This is one of those times

So you dug deep down inside yourself
You reveal the moments, the pain to me
What makes you who you are?
We all want you to see the you we see
The one who carries the world’s tragedies alone
The cross you chose to bear upon your own

Forever can be something to believe in
Wish this was one of those times
Forever can be something to bleed for
And this is one of those times
For those you left behind

Save the world so you don’t have to save yourself
You save the world so you don’t have to look at yourself
And still the void left inside your fragile heart
Those haunted images never left you alone

Forever can be something to believe in
This was one of those times
Forever can be something to bleed for
Now this is one of those times


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    General CommentThis is a very inspirational song to me. The music is sad but Billy's voice is so uplifting to me.
    It's basically about believing in love and sharing your thoughts with others to open up and share after digging deep inside yourself. Just my two cents.
    songmeaner462on April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim just kinda throwing this out there but it seems like it could be talking about God's love or for people's love for God. My main reason is the line "the cross you chose to bear alone" that line kinda gave me a new take on the song
    pyroforfun86on May 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenta song about a person searchin for salvation and faith, while having trouble to let go of some past that has left a deep scar. As the person continues to search for a higher purpose and to be able to find faith and purpose in life
    ken0777on May 23, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Definitely nothing to do with god, faith or salvation."

    you shouldn't be so hasty to close your mind or put down the ideas of others.
    Leumasthoughton February 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think its about someone who is trying to be gain self control,be a good person,

    who is looking for atonement,so he saves other people

    he doesnt think hes worthy of anything good,so he goes on with an infoerioty complex.

    hes been through a lot of bad things,and thinks he can handle them on his own,and refuses help cause he doesnt want anyone to see hes weak.

    a martyr

    The one who carries the worlds tragedies alone
    The cross you chose to bear upon your own
    Songsinneron January 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely nothing to do with god, faith or salvation.

    To me, it seems to be describing someone who has been emotionally scarred from a young age - so much so that he/she has become some what introverted and dead set on trying to save others from the same ordeals (while ignoring his/her own feelings and refusing to love).

    Also, pyroforfun, "the cross you chose to bear alone" is just a metaphor for carrying a large burden.
    el_cakeon May 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who was emotionally scarred at a young age, someone with very low self-esteem and eventually committed suicide, hence the part "Forever can be something to believe for, Forever can be something to bleed for" I think that line would indicate heaven. Like when someone kills their self people around them would hope that they could be happy for once and a place like heaven would be that place. But I don't think Billy is a religious man so hes just saying it would be nice if there was such a place. I dunno, thats just what I think.
    Doug_naegleon June 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about helping a friend though a dark depression.
    "We all want you to see the you we see, The one who carries the world’s tragedies alone,
    The cross you chose to bear upon your own"

    When you're depressed, you don't see how much you've changed but other people do - very clearly in fact. I think the whole of idea of "Forever can be" is just an another way of saying 'the infinite [heaven, redemption, self-forgiveness, etc] is possible if you let it'

    Great song.
    th3rdion June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHoly shit.

    "We all want you to see the you we see"

    That's one of the best lines I've heard in ages. So simple but it says so much. I agree that it's about helping someone through a dark depression.
    Basically, the narrator is encouraging someone to keep going because it doesn't end here, he/she could leave a different legacy.

    This is an incredible song.
    CovinSon June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really do love this song.
    Music_Is_Emotionon May 01, 2010   Link

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