Wake up, I'm calling you
Get up, they're mocking you
I thought that you were the ones
Who would make it all on your own.
No?

I tried so hard, you're asking
Wake up, I'm only asking the obvious
I tried you once, but you won't wake up
I’m only asking what could have been
I knew back then you'd never rise
You'd never...

But I feel entitled, I feel no desire
I know that we are not alone and
We have never been so far away from you

I tried so hard, you're asking
Wake up, I'm only asking the obvious
I tried you once, but you won't wake up
I'm only asking what could have been
I knew back then you'd never

Wake up, I'm only asking the obvious
I tried you once, but you won't wake up
I'm only asking what could have been
I knew back then you'd never

We all are almost certain
We'll never find why we live and we die
It's a question with answers

We all are almost certain
We'll never find why we live and we die
It's a question with answers

Wake up or fall in the face of them
I tried you once but you won't
Wake up or fall in the face of them
I'm waking up, please help me


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I Knew You'd Never Fly song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is incredible. every time i listen it gives me chills.
    noiamnotwhereibelongon November 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdissappointment in someone.
    they thought that that person was better than this, or could stand up, but they find out theyre not, and theyre trying to find out why and trying to help i guess.

    thats how i intrepet this song.
    MeghanErinon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with MeghanErin's comment on what this song could mean.


    this is really a wonderful song.
    so amazing.
    Alysennon January 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI interpret it as the speaker asking someone or something to not give up and to try again. The person/thing giving up is gettting mocked somehow, "Get up, they're mocking you." And the speaker is asking this person/thing to get up and try it, whatever it is, again. The speaker thinks he isn't asking for much, "Wake up, I'm only asking the obvious." It's a fight of having that someone get up, brush themselves off and try again.

    It's a great song. Gives me chills =D
    MuSiCgLaDiAtOron March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAll comments before mine sound great. Here's what comes to my mind when I hear the lyrics of this AMAZING song. Check out this whole video AND read the more information on the right side of the screen after viewing the video.

    youtube.com/…

    Enjoy!
    JOaRiDrAN235on June 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this freaking song
    sarrrabearrraon July 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHonestly I feel like so much of this song is about a person trying to find purpose and meaning in the midst of everything. Like in terms of waking up, he's talking about coming out of living a purposeless life.
    "We know that we are not alone and
    We have never been so far away from you"
    queenabzon March 14, 2010   Link

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