They came in the clothes that I'm in
And threw the phone at my wall
They were strangers
They drive in the car that I'm in
And you never see their faces at all
They were strangers
They drive in the car that I'm in
And you never see their faces at all
They know my fears and cry in my tears
Through a face without an eye at all
They came in the phone that I'm in
And threw the face on my wall
Know my tears and cry in my fears
Through an eye without a face at all
Face at all... face at all...
Face at all... face at all...
They came in the phone that I'm in
And threw the face on my wall
Know my fears and cry in my tears
Through a face without an eye at all
Aaahhh...


Lyrics submitted by sk8tripr

They Came In song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about ghosts, this is because it keeps saying "They came in..." and never specify how. Also it says in the song "You'll never see there faces at all.." obviously ghosts are mostly invisible. "The know my fears and cry in my tears" line represents the fact that they know how true fear feels, most 'ghosts' traditionally have a ghastly death and come back to haunt, and the "cry in my tears" is meant to represent the idea that the 'ghosts' have felt extreme pain.

    One line I don't get though is "They came in the phone that I'm in and threw the face on my wall"

    Anyone care to explain it?
    Conorrheaon December 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe ghost theory is interesting and would be consistent with some of the other spiritual references to the album. My take on it comes from a more paranoid perspective. They came in to me sounds more like the writer and listener of the song is being watched, observed, and stalked by someone or something that wants to know more of the individual or mass of people's lives.
    The eye without a face at all is a camera that is hidden or can't be detected, no face. A face without an eye at all is logos of any kind. So there you have the clothing. They came in the clothes I am in, I.E. Nike, Levis, Old Navy, or whatever is the face without an eye at all. That is representing something without knowing if you can be tracked by that face or logo.
    There is reference earlier in the album about flying over a destroyed earth. This could be tied to aliens watching our every move, They Came In is what happened before the destruction.

    Also, do we know if the lyrics say "threw" the phone on the(at the) wall or is it "through"? They came through the clock, face, and phone to gain access into a person's life either being government spies such as DEA agents or something from another planet or time. If they came in through a face(picture or logo or advertisement) on my wall, then the face without an eye at all really has an eye and the compliance with commercials and capitalism is how you allow your privacy to be invaded.
    adam11on November 26, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain