This hollow feeling, the knowledge that you exist amidst your insecurities.
Cover up to only coward out and never shutting up only to never speak aloud.
Have you dried up entirely. The walls of a church don't make it holy.
It's what's authentic that completes the sum of it's parts.
Don't excuse yourself from life today on the pretense of your past.
You're hurt you're broken, that's alright. This might be what it takes to wake you up.
Are you at your wits end yet? The walls of a church don't make it holy.
Security isn't glitzy or glamorous, concrete or cohesive there in lies the truth.
Lift your head up high. It's what we know we aren't that makes us who we are.
You're hurt you're broken, that's alright. That makes us who we are.


Lyrics submitted by tbuck61391

Existence song meanings
Add your thoughts

6 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThis may be a bit of a stretch,but it kind of seems like this is talking about how much closer you are to God when you've lost everything,and how having nothing and being hurt and broken ususally causes you to grow closer to God.
    F3arlesson July 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCan anyone explain to me what he means by "It's what we know we aren't that makes us who we are?" I know it means something deep i just can't put my finger on it.
    AW3SOMEon July 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's like the things you stand for and more importantly the things you stand against shape the kind of person you are.
    thismayscareyouon July 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy personal take on line "Your hurt, your broken. That's alright. This might be what it takes to wake you up" can be applied in life. What those words meant to me was almost like a 'what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger' type of thing. Also sometimes people are so wrapped up in a personal frame of mind that leads to negativity, and when something life changing happens to leave them "Hurt and broken" they start seeing things with a new perspective. "It makes us who we are" meaning everything is an experience that shapes us in a way. Good or bad, everything has the possibility of a positive outcome in the long run. Because we can learn something in everything we do, and experience. The moral of the story.
    Wraiethon September 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI definitely understand what you're getting at Fearless and I agree.

    But as for a different interpretation:

    Maybe the song is about how people put up a 'front', if you will, or a charade [i think in this song it is directed towards a religious one] on the outside to fit in or to look cool [the walls of a church don't make it holy]; you're insecure so you put on the charade. And inside you feel nothing. You are always talking, but you never say what you truly feel [speaking aloud]. It's the real you that defines who you are.
    Then add in Fearless' part and thats about it.
    Just a stab in the dark.
    MuffinMan9o9on July 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnybody have any interpretations for
    "Don't excuse yourself from life today on the pretense of your past"?
    Macktasticon November 13, 2011   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