"A Fault Line, A Fault of Mine" as written by and Timothy/gillespie Mctague....
I'm not scared, but this is happening
I'm not afraid, but this is real
It all comes at once
From every single direction

This time I'm not sleeping at all
How could this be real
I've failed you
I was lying when I said

I was looking north
I was too scared to show what I am
Bear with me this is all I have left
This night be more than a simple conversation

It's been dancing around in my head
For quite some time
Just the though
Of cleaning up myself

I stare at the wall
Watching my time float away
It's all been a blur
And nothing will change
I was lying
This is defeat

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"A Fault Line, A Fault of Mine" as written by Christopher Dudley Aaron Gillespie

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    General CommentI think its like a part two if you look at the lyrics from define the great line - To whom it may concern Spencer sings It's time for you to press on
    This is not your war
    Set your sights to North and press on
    This is not your escape
    Wash away what they thought of you
    Because in the end we're all as good as dead
    ...end cycle...

    and now he says he was lying when he was looking north...
    But good song its has good meaning he was feeling guilty and hes letting us know now hes coming clean...we all make mistakes so its all good
    Alexunder1oathon August 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i was lying when i said i was looking north. i was too scared to show what i am"

    the whole song can be summed up with that
    through spencer's problems lately, he kept telling everyone that he was looking up, and things were getting better.
    but he knew they really werent. then finally, he's like "this is defeat."
    kind of a sad ending, but i think the whole album is a concept of him getting over it all.
    xXdevinXcoreXxon August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBEST SONG ON THE NEW CD!
    airjordanballa20on August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This night be more than a single conversation"
    Should be "This MIGHT be more than a SIMPLE conversation"

    I think there are a couple other mistakes, but nothing is major.
    BrandnewJGVBon August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgetting over what? drugs?

    wasn't that a rumor?
    smoke_signalson August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it was a rumor, hasn't he been clean from drugs for a long time.
    LemonMeringueTieon August 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"How could this be real
    I’ve failed you
    I was lying when I said
    I was looking north
    I was too scared to show what I am
    Bear with me this is all I have left"

    best song on the album!
    god, amazinggg!!
    omg. underoath is just the best band ever.
    no lie.

    i do think its about him asking people to forgive him for lying and making them believe he was over drugs & stuff.
    xbrokensoundsxon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlex, I think that could be true.
    If not thats a good guess man.
    LemonMeringueTieon August 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlex, i think you hit it man. As soon as i saw that like i thought of "set your sights to north".

    Its not a rumor. He does have problems with drugs. He also has a sexual sin problem. The first conclusion comes from the fact he came out and said it. The second comes from Theyre Only Chasing Safety.

    The lines at the end really hit home for me. I know exactly what he is talking about. I myself am a Christian and struggle with addiction. When you think back to how long you have been struggling, time is a blur. And the last lines have gone through my head. When you think about the days, months, years that you have been going through. You end up just thinking "this will never end, im a failure". But it doesnt end there, the song may but the whole album is meant to be taken together i think.
    chef4christon August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlexunder1oath hit it fucking hard
    The two songs connect in more ways than just lyrical.
    Listen to them back to back and you'll get it
    Mikecarrozzaon August 31, 2008   Link

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