"By A Thread" as written by and Nicholas Brian/diener Diener....
Slow down, you've got a lot to see.
A lot of things to hear from me
You'll never catch it all, as fast as you fall
You can't control everything.
Take it as it comes to you.
Just breathe

All you'll ever need will come to you in time.
Keep waiting patiently (to fall in line).
You're hanging by a thread,
So when you come to me.
I promise there'll be better days to see.

Right now, you've got a lot to do.
Believe me, I believe in you.
You weren't born to fly but at least you try.
Don't be let down.
You're not invincible.
You're only human: it's all you know how to be.

You can't control everything.
Take it as it comes to you, just wait.
I haven't seen it all
It takes awhile to find ourselves.

All you'll ever need will come to you in time.
Keep waiting patiently (to fall in line).
You're hanging by a thread,
So when you come to me.
I promise there'll be better days to see.

You want to make a stand
To make the smallest change,
Or maybe save the world (I'll understand).
And if you need a hand
I just want you to know that you are not alone.


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"By a Thread" as written by Jonathan Adam Diener Jonathan Diener

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    General CommentIn my opinion this song is a little advice to those who worry and think too much.

    Two lines stand out to me in this song: "you can't control everything; take it as it come to you, just breathe" and "all you'll ever need will come to you in time; keep waiting patiently to fall in line".

    I believe this song is about the worries in life such as members of the opposite sex, jobs, friendships and eveything else that keeps people up at night. Life is too short to worry about these things so in the paraphrased words of The Swellers 'take it as it comes and just breathe, you can't control everything, keep waiting patiently and one day everything will fall into place'.

    The lyrics didn't really hit home untill I heard the acoustic bonus track version of the song on My Everest. It's scary that the Diener brothers wrote such wise, mature lyrics at the ages of 16 and 17 respectively.
    jonnyBAFCon September 03, 2010   Link

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