"No Response" as written by Paul Meany, Tedd Tjornhom and Dennis Craig Herring....
I want a gun fire in my head
I want a gun fire in my head
I got enough faults left for dead
I want, I want
I'll bury in my head in the sand
I'll bury in my head in the sand
I won't pretend I understand
I don't, I don't

And live it all as black and white
And tell me what is wrong and right
I don't suppose that anybody knows
And maybe when we reach the end
We'll ask imaginary friends
why no response

I've spoken my piece in the dark
I've spoken my piece in the dark
I've spoken just like I was taught
I'm caught, I'm caught
I've noticed my sense in the cold
I've noticed my sense in the cold
I've noticed some boys in the cold
I'm done, I'm done

And live it all as black and white
And tell me what is wrong and right
I don't suppose that anybody knows
And maybe when we reach the end
We'll ask imaginary friends
why no response

And live it all as black and white
And tell me what is wrong and right
I don't suppose that anybody knows
And maybe when we reach the end
We'll ask imaginary friends
why no response


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"No Response" as written by Paul Meany Dennis Craig Herring

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  • +2
    General CommentMaybe this song necessarily isn't about not believing in God, but questioning the intentions of religion itself. They don't have the answers to the yoke religion places on spirituality, and are tired of always being told the answers. Maybe the part about "imaginary friends" refers to the people who pretend to care about us, but only serve to judge us, and leave us hanging in the end.
    Though I find it hard to believe that Mute Math, being a Christian band would write something necessarily questioning the existence of God. It more or less sounds to me like He's fed-up with all the multi-faceted hypocrisy and legalism that often consumes the very soul of the Church.
    Phantom_causeson December 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha.. awesome! true atheïst lyrics at it's essence.
    Christiaan33on August 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this sounds like a lack of confidence, as thepianominstrel commented on. Like they're not sure any god exists. They don't have the answers. This album in general sounds like it's speaking to the uncertainty of these times, and maybe something Paul has been going through? Just a rough time.
    Christa426on October 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"We'll ask imaginary friends Why no response" Personally I don't think there's much room for interpretation here, this is hardcore about doubting the existence of God - and not just doubting, but pretty much giving up
    BurningTruthon March 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he means peace instead of piece. Perhaps this is a commentary on Christianity and who can really be the judge except for God. He's been taught to "speak his peace in the dark" meaning prayer, perhaps? Just a thought
    bduperon August 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is in any way thoughts in giving up on God. If anything it confirms it. Paul Meany was quoted in the book The Art of Being:
    "I have come to realize that my own identity is not black-and-white; I am not easy to categorize. And if I choose to ignore the gray areas of life, I choose to ignore reality and, more important, the truth of who I am. Of course, many people would say, "Stand for something or you'll fall for anything." Even the Bible says, "No man can serve two masters" (Matthew 6:24, ASV). But while God may hate a lukewarm heart, I've found Him to be very present in the grayness of my existence. . ."
    lohem25on July 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the beat on this one. And the gunfight I won in my head.
    Thia007on November 19, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI'm disappointed by the mild post-modernism feel of this song... "tell me what is wrong and right / I don't suppose that anybody knows / And maybe when we reach the end / We'll ask imaginary friends / Why no response"

    It almost sounds like he's saying that he's not getting any answers about absolute truth and if there's no God responding then when we get to the end we'll have to ask imaginary friends... It's a strange interpretation given what I know about MuteMath, but it's the only thing I'm getting from it... a disappointing contrast to the subtle confidence of "Control" or "Chaos"
    thepianominstrelon August 21, 2009   Link

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