I hear something out there callin' my name.
No matter where I turn it all looks the same.
I never sleep at night, I just stay up and wait.
But the burning in my blood never came.

Will I know it?
Will I know it?
Will I know it when I see it?
Will I know it?
Will I know it?
Will I know it when you're here?

I need you now, I need you more than ever before, before.
I need you now, I need you more than ever before, before.

I know the man I am is not who I should be.
The Devil take my hand says, "Child come with me."
My body shivers and aches. I can't break free.
Why do the things I hate come so naturally?

Will I know it?
Will I know it?
Will I know it when I see it?
Will I know it?
Will I know it?
Will I know it when you're here?

I need you now, I need you more than ever before, before.
I need you now, I need you more than ever before, before.
I need you now, I need you more than ever before, before.
I need you now, I need you more than ever before.

When we see the light when we're going home.
We'll dance on our graves with our bodies below.
We'll sing glory and Hallelujah.


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    General CommentI just adore this song. There's something about it, about the lyrics, about the music at the end that makes it so damn beautiful.

    "When we see the light when we're going home.
    We'll dance on our graves with our bodies below.
    We'll sing glory and Hallelujah."

    Really, I can't even express how much I love this! Such haunting lyrics.

    Paper Route <3
    MintChocChipon December 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn case it's not entirely obvious to somebody, the song is deeply spiritual.

    "Will I know it? Will I know it when I see it?"
    This is referring to Christ's Second Coming. He is questioning whether he will recognise it when it comes.

    "I know that where I am is not who I should be. The Devil takes my hand and says, 'Child, come with me.'
    My body shivers and aches, I can't break free. Why do the things I hate come so naturally?"
    He's not satisfied with who he is, with the way he so easily gives into the Devil's temptation.

    "When we see the light, when we're going home, we'll dance on our graves with our bodies below. We'll sing 'glory' and 'Hallelujah'."
    Again, referring to the Second Coming, when we will be resurrected and will sing and dance with joy.

    Such an awesome song, one of my favourites by Paper Route.
    blondy269on June 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA good friend of mine introduced me to this song. I don't know why but I have such a deep emotional connection to this song, it makes me cry every single time I listen to it.
    Onyx1723on October 09, 2012   Link

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