I knew I never deserved you
I just felt so high in size
I move along, I shuffled in place then
Back hand and you're pulling me in
Will I ever find anyone
Who makes me feel like I've been lost somewhere
Now it's morning, it's over, now it's over

Am I right where I need to be
Or is this another distraction
Is this how I'm supposed to feel
I've been trying to let go
Is there a change you need to see
Or is this another disaster
Tell me how I'm supposed to feel
I've been trying to let go

No this is never what I wanted
Never what I thought I'd signed up for
And I keep moving away
To the edge then I'll decide whether to jump or stay asleep
Sometimes the leap of faith is all we have
Why won't you tell me

Am I right where I need to be
Or is this another distraction
Is this how I'm supposed to feel
I've been trying to let go
Is there a change you need to see
Or is this another disaster
Tell me how I'm supposed to feel
I've been trying to let go

Why won't you wake up
Wake up, nobody's sleeping anymore
And I've had enough of the ground
Made my escape, fell in love with the sound
And I'll pound my fist till you wake up
So why aren't you waking up

And the sun is coming
And the sun is coming out
I can't hide here anymore, no
The sun is coming out

Am I right where I need to be
Or is this another distraction
Is this how I'm supposed to feel
I've been trying to let go
Is there a change you need to see
Or is this another disaster
Tell me how I'm supposed to feel
I've been trying to let go

Why don't you wake up


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    General CommentTo the edge then i'll decide whether jump or stay asleep
    atrilleezon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what the meaning of the song is, but I think the title is a reference to 1 Kings 19:11-13.

    "11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:

    12And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    13And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?"

    The "still small voice" is the voice of God.
    blondy269on September 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBlondy, you are on the right track.

    Cove is Mormon.

    In the church the spirit of God...aka...the Holy Ghost, is referred to as the still small voice. Often in the church people pray to ask and know if what they are doing is right, or not. And their answers are said to come by a still small voice. Hence:

    Am I right where I need to be-----Holy Ghost, am i on the right path?
    Or is this another distraction-----tell me is this right?
    Is this how I'm supposed to feel----is this you?
    I've been trying to let go
    Is there a change you need to see----am i doing what is neccessary to get your guidance?
    Or is this another disaster----do i suck at life?
    Tell me how I'm supposed to feel---- please what am i supposed to feel?
    I've been trying to let go---pleas

    No this is never what I wanted
    Never what I thought I'd signed up for----now he is questioning it all
    And I keep moving away
    To the edge then I'll decide whether to jump or stay asleep----interpreted a few different ways
    Sometimes the leap of faith is all we have
    Why won't you tell me------i think i have the faith, why wont you answer me

    etc. etc.
    Duffmyster99on September 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSometimes the leap of faith is all we have.. so true. great song love saosin
    KiPPeRon October 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think based on interpreting the lyrics of their previous album (follow and feel mostly), he let a wonderful girl go that he didn't deserve. Now he's doubting that he will ever find someone as good as her and he is depressed. This is where Duffmyster99 interpretation comes in, he's wondering if what he is doing is on the right path. Cove also says he's been trying to let go and he's done sleeping, which I think means his mopey, depressed state of mind. He realizes that he won't find someone better if he doesn't take a leap of faith and get back out there. The sun is coming out, he can't hide anymore.
    MATTGREINERISABEASTon March 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so pleasing to my ears. The bass notes and the electric guitar really help out with the confusion theme of the song.

    I'm not a religious person at all, so when i first bunch of times i listened to the lyrics, i thought it was about integrating oneself into a new setting and figuring out how to fit in and still be an individual. so i interpreted the chorus as a self-confrontation since sleep is something one deals with on their own. i love the symbolism of sleep: ignorance, denial, self induced escape from reality. i can definitely relate.

    ...but of course i forgot about the whole mormon thing and now everything really makes sense and the person cove is talking to is more obvious.
    jfang407on September 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis chorus is awesome, I love this album.
    acbellon April 16, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is my personal interpretation of the song.
    The song is actually talking to 3 different people. His ex-girlfriend, God and himself.

    "I knew I never deserved you
    I just felt so high in size
    I move along, I shuffled in place then
    Back hand and you're pulling me in
    Will I ever find anyone
    Who makes me feel like I've been lost somewhere
    Now it's morning, it's over, now it's over"

    - He is thinking about his gf, from the beginning he always knew what he had was too good to be true. Being with her is like a dream come true. But now that they have broken up, he felt like he woke up from the dream thus, "Now it's morning, it's over, now it's over".

    "Am I right where I need to be
    Or is this another distraction
    Is this how I'm supposed to feel
    I've been trying to let go
    Is there a change you need to see
    Or is this another disaster
    Tell me how I'm supposed to feel
    I've been trying to let go"

    - This is him talking to God, you know sometimes when you break up with that girl you love, you will start to question God why does He make you go through the pain.

    "Am I right where I need to be
    Or is this another distraction": Is this what he is fated for or is his ex-gf just a sort of way to gain "experience" (distraction) before he meets the one he will spend the rest of his life with.

    "Is there a change you need to see
    Or is this another disaster": Is this how God would have wanted him to react or is he not looking at it in a positive way?

    "Tell me how I'm supposed to feel
    I've been trying to let go": He know he is not reacting the way he should. So he is not questioning God.

    "No this is never what I wanted
    Never what I thought I'd signed up for
    And I keep moving away
    To the edge then I'll decide whether to jump or stay asleep
    Sometimes the leap of faith is all we have
    Why won't you tell me"

    - He is talking to his GF.

    "Am I right where I need to be
    Or is this another distraction
    Is this how I'm supposed to feel
    I've been trying to let go
    Is there a change you need to see
    Or is this another disaster
    Tell me how I'm supposed to feel
    I've been trying to let go"

    - Talking to God

    "Why won't you wake up
    Wake up, nobody's sleeping anymore
    And I've had enough of the ground
    Made my escape, fell in love with the sound
    And I'll pound my fist till you wake up
    So why aren't you waking up"

    -He is talking to himself. Telling himself to snap back. "Wake up, nobody's sleeping anymore" - he is telling himself that his gf's heart is already not in the relationship anymore (nobody's sleeping anymore.) Notice the slightly higher energy. Its as if he has had enough of self-pity and he wants to do something about it.


    And the sun is coming
    And the sun is coming out
    I can't hide here anymore, no
    The sun is coming out

    - He remembers the time when his gf breaks up with him. Now he has no soulmate. "I can't hide here anymore"

    Does this make sense? Im not sure, but this is how i interpret it when i listen carefully to the lyrics and the way Cove delivers and sings the song
    dragonfly16on August 08, 2011   Link

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