Who said this won’t be perfect
After all we know what’s right.
And the sounds of bodies clashing
Enough to make them cry.
You know this can’t be perfect
Even when it’s feeling right.
And the sounds of bodies crashing
Echo through the night.

Dreams are gone. Nightmares are here to stay. Not doing when you know is the greatest crime. Wake up spilling hatred for each other everywhere. How cheap is your love. Lying to keep a peace.

And oh how we’ve ended up in this place.
This place we’re trapped by greed.

Who said this won’t be perfect
After all we know what’s right.
And the sounds of bodies clashing
enough to make them cry.
You know this won’t be perfect
Even when it’s feeling right.
And the sounds of bodies crashing
Echo through the night.

Silence. Something’s not right in this house. This room I lay my head is haunted by mistakes. Crimes of passion? Or was it the way they were raised?

And oh how we’ve ended up in this place.
This place we’re trapped by greed.

Who said this won’t be perfect
After all we know what’s right.
And the sounds of bodies clashing
enough to make them cry.
You know this won’t be perfect
Even when it’s feeling right.
And the sounds of bodies crashing
Echo through the night.

Darkness fills this as does the empty bottles. I wait for the day you come home. When this house is no longer standing.

And oh how we’ve ended up in this place.
This place we’re trapped by greed.

Who said this won’t be perfect
After all we know what’s right.
And the sounds of bodies clashing
enough to make them cry.
You know this won’t be perfect
Even when it’s feeling right.
And the sounds of bodies crashing
Echo through the night.


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    General CommentYou're all wrong. This song isn't about religion. It's about having a kid with a woman you don't love and the consequences of doing so.

    "Who said this won't be perfect
    After all we know what's right."

    This trying to do the right thing and give the child a family.

    "And the sounds of bodies clashing
    Enough to make them cry."

    The parents in a loveless marriage fighting, upsetting the children.

    "You know this can't be perfect
    Even when it's feeling right."

    Doing the right thing doesn't always work like it should.

    "And the sounds of bodies crashing
    Echo through the night."

    Fighting through the night or losing sleep / situation plaguing dreams

    "Not doing when you know is the greatest crime. Wake up spilling hatred for each other everywhere. How cheap is your love. Lying to keep a peace."

    Doing the right thing because you think you have to. Wake up and to someone to hate and fight with them constantly. The rest of this verse is obvious enough.

    The rest of the song deals with drinking to escape and the kids not turning out right because of the enviornment they grew up in, etc.


    MWNPon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is basically a message to Christians...I'll start with verse one.

    "Dreams are gone. Nightmares are here to stay." This obviously is just stating that something is in a bad state, perhaps the world or your life. "Not doing when you know is the greatest crime." This is really the line that makes me think these lyrics mean what I said. Not telling people about Jesus when you know he is the savior of everyone who believes in him is the greatest crime. "Wake up spilling hatred for each other everywhere." Just saying that humans are so prone to hatred against each other. "How cheap is your love? Lying to keep a peace." You say you love people, but you commit a lie of ommision by not telling them about Jesus. You do this because you think they'd think that you are wierd, or won't believe you, but since you're letting them go to hell, your love is cheap.

    Alright, now for the pre-chorus.

    "And oh how we’ve ended up in this place." You're in this place mentioned at the beginning of verse one, where "dreams are gone" and "nightmares are here to stay".
    "This place we’re trapped by greed." You not telling others about Jesus is greedy, and you "end up in this place" trapped by that greed.

    The whole chorus is passionate and sad, but even more so when you have a grasp of the lyrics:

    "Who said this won’t be perfect
    After all we know what’s right." Since you know what's right, and you know what you SHOULD do, this should be perfect. Unfortunately it's not perfect, because you don't act on what you know, and because of that people go to hell,
    "And the sounds of bodies clashing" are
    "enough to make them cry."

    "You know this won’t be perfect
    Even when it’s feeling right." Deep down you know that it's not perfect, know that you're doing something wrong.
    "And the sounds of bodies crashing
    Echo through the night."

    OK...verse 2:

    "Silence. Something’s not right in this house." The house is symbolic of the Earth. "This room I lay my head is haunted by mistakes." The room is symbolic of where you live, the area, where you go on a day-to-day basis. "Crimes of passion? Or was it the way they were raised?" Is it their fault that they're sinners, or was it the way that they were raised?

    Then the pre-chorus/chorus again. And now for the very short verse 3:

    "Darkness fills this as does the empty bottles." In remorse for you've done, you try to drown the pain with alcohol. "I wait for the day you come home. When this house is no longer standing." You wait for the return of Jesus and the rapture, when this world will no longer stand. Well, it will, but it won't be nearly the same after we come back from the seven years.
    KillerL1amaon July 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this is the same idea of "A Boy Brushed Red ... Living In Black And White" of underOATH.
    ardeconstanzaon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone have an interpretation of the video?
    dinadina14on October 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an incredible song. The video is amazing too.
    There's a bed that seems to be swallowing people.
    Incredible.
    Lemon Scentedon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"Who said this won’t be perfect
    After all we know what’s right.
    And the sounds of bodies clashing
    Enough to make them cry.
    You know this can’t be perfect
    Even when it’s feeling right.
    And the sounds of bodies crashing
    Echo through the night."

    To me is sounds like someone who once had a good life had several horribile things happen to them, and now needs to leave the place where it all happened, but can't.


    "Silence. Something’s not right in this house. This room I lay my head is haunted by mistakes. Crimes of passion? Or was it the way they were raised?"

    The essence of what went wrong still lingers in the place, possibly causing said person to take the blame for everything that happened. 'Crimes of passion' sounds like rape.



    Anyway, this is such a great song.<3
    winterxskyon January 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probably my favorite on the new album..

    amazing song, i don't even really care what it's about, i just enjoy listening to it.
    hxcraigon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about sex, and regretting it. Perhaps a one night stand, the "Darkness fills this as does the empty bottles." line suggests that.

    Basically sex is often used as an act to gratify the senses, something that one should have control over, something that the mind (the Devil) pushes people towards. To me this song is just about the feelings, and the duality, faced in that.
    Mechacideon April 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about hatred towards evil people who hate what is good and when you make them cry and hurt them you are also making Jesus cry and you are like the people who tortured Jesus which is not how it should be
    followerofchriston August 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a family and the dad drinks and gets drunk "Darkness fills this as does the empty bottles. I wait for the day you come home." the mom and the kid/s wonder when their dad with become himself again

    when he drinks he beats his wife and the kid hears it during the night "And the sounds of bodies clashing
    enough to make them cry.
    You know this won�t be perfect
    Even when it�s feeling right.
    And the sounds of bodies crashing
    Echo through the night."

    so the song i simply about a father beating his wife and the kid i shearing it through the night.

    you guys look to hard for the meaning when its right in front of you look at the video.
    struckbythestormon December 21, 2009   Link

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