"Refuge" as written by Jeremy Taggart, Duncan Coutts, Steve Mazur and Raine Maida....
I picked you up, I held you out.
I love you. I love you.
I placed you down, I held my breath.
I wonder. Yeah, I wonder.
What'd I do if you weren't around.

It's a father's job to tell you,
That this world was not meant for you.
I see signs all, signs all around.
Get through. You'll get through.

The moon strikes one. You rest your head.
It's refuge, oh it's refuge.
The sun comes up, life begins.
It's danger, oh there's danger.
What'd I do if you weren't around?

It's a father's job to tell you,
That this world was not meant for you.
I see signs all, signs all around.
Get through. You'll get through.

The human condition needs a hiding place.
This human condition needs a hiding place.
A hiding place.

It's a father's job to tell you,
That this world was not meant for you.
I see signs all, signs all around.
Get through. You'll get through.


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    General CommentThe chorus actually goes

    [It's a father's job to tell you
    That this world was not meant for you.
    I see signs all, signs all around.]

    No question it stumped a lot of people until they read it.

    Amazing song though, it means a lot to me as a new father and knowing this world can be a shitty place.

    TheRefugeon August 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure raine wrote this song about his three sons. about being a father and wishing his sons could grow up in a better world than this.
    Jenlieon August 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI guess being a father has to change your outlook on the world somehow.
    I don't think Raine has changed, even if the music style of OLP has.
    He still thinks the world is a pretty crappy place, but if you have children of your own you've got to have some hope that things will be allright, for their sake! ("You'll get through")
    SpiritualMonkeyon September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh btw don't you think this song sounds quite "indie rock"? There's a few like that on the album, and I don't mind that.
    SpiritualMonkeyon September 26, 2009   Link

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