You look like you're getting cold.
I know that you won't call on me.
You look like you're letting go.
I know it but instincts are telling me your fading out.
It's so hard without you. This wasn't my fault.

Tell me how am I suppose to live without you?
This is all that I remember before you changed...
You're stuck in a dream with next to nothing.
I'm all alone and nothings what it seems
without you next to me.

Sometimes it feels like home, so safe in the shade.
But when the summer fades, there's always something missing.
And now that I'm on my own, I know why you just...
just couldn't stop... and why you had to leave.
It's so hard without you. This wasn't my fault.

Tell me how am I suppose to live without you?
This is all that I remember before you changed...
You're stuck in a dream with next to nothing.
I'm all alone and nothings what it seems
without you next to me.

Never imagined I would feel so low.
I never imagined this would be so hard.
Never imagined I would feel so low.
I never imagined this would be so hard.

Tell me how am I suppose to live without you?
This is all that I remember before you changed...
You're stuck in a dream with next to nothing.
I'm all alone and nothings what it seems
without you next to me.

Tell me how am I suppose to live without you?
This is all that I remember before you changed...
You're stuck in a dream with next to nothing.
I'm all alone and nothings what it seems
without you next to me.

Tell me how am I suppose to live without you?
Suppose to live without you...


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    General Commentsuch a great song with so much emotion and powerful words.
    chorus rocks!!!
    theblackroseon November 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was looking to drink with next to nothing.

    should be, "you're stuck in a dream with next to nothing"
    atrilleezon September 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNever imagined I would feel so low.

    should be:
    I Never imagined I would feel so lost.

    alphaomega224on December 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"stuck in the dream with next to nothing" = my favorite lyrics off the album.
    slacker19jon March 12, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAment revealed that he wrote "Nothing as It Seems" about his childhood growing up in a rural area of Northern Montana.[3] In one interview, he called it "a dark, heavy tale" and stated, "For me, it's a song about judgment and not always understanding what is going on with another person."[4] In another interview, he elaborated further:


    It's a little bit reflecting on where I came from...I grew up in really rural area in Northern Montana, and ["Nothing As It Seems" is] looking back at [that]. I think until two or three years ago, I looked back at my childhood as being a fairly utopian situation where I had the freedom to ride my bike around town when I was five years old, and my parents didn't have to worry about anybody taking me and killing me or whatever. In the last couple of years...there have been some things that have kind of allowed some darker things to come to the surface of my childhood, seeing things that I had kind of selectively forgotten for my own mental health or whatever. I had just seen Affliction and I had just read Nine Below Zero by this guy, Kevin Canty, all very kind of rural things that unearthed a lot of stuff. ["Nothing As It Seems"] is just kind of what came out. I'm just now starting to actually really analyze what I was talking about...because I still don't really have a grip on that.
    mercurianqueenon December 01, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me he seems to be talking about living alone because he has lost a lover, but in a spiritual sense. She died. He says "You're fading out" and by that, he means she's killing herself. And the breakup is taking a toll on Cove as well because he feels regret and guilt when he says

    "It's so hard without you
    This wasn't my fault
    Tell me how am I supposed to live without you"

    He is saying how he wants to once again realize what is real, because without her, he feels fake. He feels like everything in life is just a blur, because with her there, she could help him cope emotionally with what he can't handle on his own.

    This is just my interpretation guys. If you have a better one, I would be more than happy to read it. I love hearing passionate thoughts.
    CravingFleshon August 12, 2015   Link

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