"We Are The Involuntary" as written by and Timothy/gillespie Mctague....
Just drifting along with the world
Every motion is paranoid and paralyzing
Give it up or give 'em hope
Let us all survive the wake

We were a race, a human race
Under the glass behind it all
Watch us crawl so fearfully
I might be wrong after all
But weren't we just so delicate yesterday

Sit back and think about it
Sleep it off, sleep on it
Come to, and make your motions

Listen up

There's a calling ahead
A desperation
A falling of man
We are all lost in the sound of separation

Hands in the air and love at our sides
There's gotta be something bigger
With the beating in our throats
And the tremble in our grip
This can't be it

I'll come up for peace
I'll come down for truth
I'll give in, I'll give up for you

The floors are shaking
And we've lost our step
Oh Lord, have mercy on us all

The Created Void
Let's do this for each other
Let's do this for truth
I give for you, you give for me
Let me take you somewhere I can't explain
I'm stumbling right in front of you now
I won't refrain from guiding you there
Normal is not so far
Was it just a dream
Or something much more
We are not alone
Since you agreed to follow
It's all in my head, if you want, you can look inside
There's nothing but red and all the mess I've been
It's all in the way I say what I don't mean, and mean what I don't
I need to speak of you and what is real
They will never understand
What eats at our insides


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"We Are the Involuntary" as written by Christopher Dudley Aaron Gillespie

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    General Commentthis is one of my favorites on their newest album.
    i love aaron's singing in this one. especially the part near the end where he sings "i'll come up, i'll come up for peace."
    it gives me chills.
    morgz0102on January 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is about a guy/girl just giving up on everything around him, whether its life, relationships, or work.
    Then half way through the guy/girl wants to turn things around and looks to god for their answer.
    LemonMeringueTieon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its first of all, trying to figure yourself out. and, hoping god will be there, and tell you what he wants you to be. thats what i think :) the song is amazing.
    but, yeah. thats what i thnkkk.
    xbrokensoundsxon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song, it's pretty amazing.
    And, again, I think this song is about Spencer feeling very pessimistic but still choosing God as his answer.
    thegreatdistresson August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the dude is just going through life, hearing about all the crap people do to each other. how he thinks the human race is hopeless, and was taught that people will always try and do good. but he cant believe that.

    maybe being lost in the sound of separation is being lost in all the different religions and fighting wars for religion? just a thought

    and in the end, it seems more hopeful
    The Spoonon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti also think he's speaking to people who call themselvec 'Christians' (and i hate using that word, cause most christians couldn't be more like Christ) are just going through the motions. every move they make is "paranoid" and "paralyzing" to those around. and its like spencer is shouting at them to give up this fakeness or "give em' hope". we are all the same, there is no better or worse, we are all humans, with demons and fears and foes, we are all lost in the sound of seperation (perhaps a seperation from God). there's gotta be more than going through these motions "theres gotta be something bigger". and maybe its found in peace and truth...
    josiahconneron August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentloves the singing in this one.

    amazing song :)
    jasoncurryon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti thought the part "i come up for peace, come down for truth" was about drugs but i guess not. i love that section of the song btw. the singing is so much more enjoyable than the screaming throughout the whole album, imo.
    finchizzle89on September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentright after he screams "We are all lost in the sound of separation" who is talking in the background and what are they saying? anyone know?
    konflikton September 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe person talking in the backround after lost in the sound of separation is an excerpt from the exorcism of emily rose...
    flippinburgerson September 29, 2008   Link

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