All the times we have shared and all the memories I have, brought me back to square one. Now I'm running on empty. Only you could pick me up, withoutt hinking twice, you wrapped your arms around me.

When we find truth inside ourselves, it's hard not to run away. But we must capture and embrace. It's how we truly live our lives.

We will be everything we have been dreaming of.

When I look in the mirror what I see, is the only thing that I can be. I come to you now, defenses down. Defenseless now. When you look at me I want to be, everything you want to see. I come to you now defenses down. Defenseless now.


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  • +2
    My InterpretationSo simple and poetic and good.

    "All the times we have shared and all the memories I have, brought me back to square one. Now I'm running on empty. Only you could pick me up, without thinking twice, you wrapped your arms around me."

    The speaker has somebody they're close to, and they themselves have hit hard times. Their friend/companion has saved them, and lifts them up through whatever's happening.


    "When we find truth inside ourselves, it's hard not to run away. But we must capture and embrace. It's how we truly live our lives."

    Thats about coming to terms with something thats hard, and having a hard situation they want to turn away from.


    "We will be everything we have been dreaming of."

    He's just saying we'll be who we want/are meant to be.

    "When I look in the mirror what I see, is the only thing that I can be. I come to you now, defenses down. Defenseless now. When you look at me I want to be, everything you want to see. I come to you now defenses down. Defenseless now."

    The most impactful part of the song, in my opinion. Speaker's saying they want to make the people they care about proud, and be who they want/need to be because they love them, and that sometimes who/what they are is all they can be. But in the end it'll all work out.

    Kinda long winded, since I think all those points were made in the song, but yeah.
    thizizjuleeon January 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat he's saying at 1:16 before "When I look in the mirror..."?
    qwertzasdon March 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fits the situation I am in so well, its ridiculous.
    sakeofmotionxxxon April 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsame thing happend to me....
    the feeling willl pass...
    trboon May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I get what it means, but then again I'm not sure aha. Opinions on the meaning? :p
    Love the song.
    xxaidenxxon September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. This dude has such a great singing voice too..lol the singing is so rare on most of their songs when I finally hear it, it's like my itch has just been scratched haha. Guys like this along with Stick To Your guns and Hundredth are lyrically amazing. I hope they take hardcore out of the auto tuned..computer beat shit that most of it has become!
    ITastedTheInkon October 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthese guys put so much emotion into their songs, its incredible! So inspiring too!
    PortraitOfAngelson December 10, 2010   Link

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