"Again (album version)" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Kirkpatrick Seals, Lacey Nicole Sturm and Mark T. Lewis....
I love the way that your heart breaks
With every injustice and deadly fate
Praying it all will be new
And living like it all depends on you

Here you are down on your knees again
Trying to find air to breathe again
And only surrender will help you now
I love you please see I believe again

I love that you're never satisfied
With face value wisdom and happy lies
You take what they say and go back and cry
You're so close to me that you nearly died, oh

Here you are down on your knees again
Trying to find air to breathe again
And only surrender will help you now
I love you please see and believe again

They don't have to understand you
Be still
Wait and know I understand you
Be still
Be still

Here you are down on your knees again
Trying to find air to breathe again
And only surrender will help you now
The floodgates are breaking
And pouring out

Here you are down on your knees
Trying to find air to breathe
Right where I want you to be again
I love you please see and believe again

Here you are down on your knees again
Trying to find air to breathe again
Right where I want you to be again
See and believe!


Lyrics submitted by fireToSteel0423

"Again" as written by James Culpepper Sameer Bhattacharya

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    General CommentLacey has said it's about people who feel a restless need to change the world. God appreciates this, but he wants you to undertand that you're not him. The chorus really stuck a note with me. When I first began to doubt my atheism, I kept debating both sides of 'Does God exist?' and one of the major points was that a loving God would never treat his children badly, with poverty and death and all the other unpleasantness. We just have to understand it's God's plan, and he knows what he's doing.
    Jemmarghon October 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think it's closer to what Jemmargh said. I think it's about a person who wants to change the world so bad. They every prayer, they donate time, money and effort to the hopeless. And they do for a while but then they start to think that it's all about them. And they lose sight of God's hand in all of it. The person forgets that it's about God changing the world, not them. And then when things start to fall apart that's when they fall to their knees and are like "God it's yours I'm just your servant. Do YOUR will through me."

    I love how loving the song portrays God. Especially in this stanza:

    I love the way that your heart breaks
    With every injustice and deadly fates
    Praying it all will be new
    And living like it all depends on you

    It's like God just saying, "I love that you want to change the world. It makes me so happy. But son/daughter you need my help. You can't do this on your own." It's just amazing
    glockgal13on November 02, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationto me the songs sounds as though she is telling someone (a friend (or summin more) of hers) that she sees the real them again (as if this person had changed for the worse but is now struggling to regain themselves) hence the lines "here you are down on your knees again , trying to find air to breathe again", to me she is telling them not not to fight it ("only surrender will help you now") to allow it to take them over and get back to what they were, it almost seems as if she is pleading with this person (which makes me think it is someone who she was really close to and misses) to allow the real them to take control again and she is waiting and wanting the real them to return, the lines in the song like "I love the way that your heart breaks, With every injustice and deadly fates" and "I love that you're never satisfied, With face-value wisdom and happy lies" says to me she is telling this person this is who you really are and that they shouldnt deny it and obviously that she loves them for that aspect of there life, basicaly she knows who this person truely is, loves them for who they are and wants that person to return.

    i do agree with the god theory aswel but to me i feel she is directly talking to a single person.

    thats the best part of music though it can mean what ever you want it to.

    great song what ever its meaning.
    DC88CRXon January 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, but I really liked the original version. Is it just me or does anyone else think that they messed with Lacey's voice too much? Either way the song is still amazing and I can't wait till Memento Mori comes out.
    mementoxmorion September 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the narrator telling the person (maybe a relationship or just a friendship)that she knows life is taking a toll on them but if they believed in a higher power (Assuming God in this case) it could be easier on them. She mentions the word "again" pretty often hinting that this person used to believe but their faith is either slipping or lost. It's obvious they're struggling, due to the chorus. Overall, it's obviously about someone losing their faith and her telling them to regain it to make life smoother.
    Crownedhopelesson September 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that this song is about how much of a struggle it can be to keep one's faith in God in this world. God loves our efforts to do so and is there to help us when it becomes hard.

    stanza 1:
    God loves it when the person is able to identify what is wrong and be disheartened by it. He loves it when the person prays these wrongs will be made right. On the other hand, He also loves it when the person lives as though the outcome of things depends on him/her.

    Chorus:
    The person has once again been left broken. The only thing that will fix him/her is letting God take over and not trying to fix everything by him/herself. God loves the person and wants him/her to see the truth and follow Him again.

    stanza 2:
    God loves that the person seeks His truth rather than what the world tells the person. He loves that the person stands strong and takes the things that others say while believing in God in the end (as hard as it may be).

    stanza 3:
    It is not important that others do not understand the person. (S)he can find peace in knowing that God does understand.

    I think the line "right where I want you to be again" is saying that God recognizes that keeping faith in Him can be a struggle, but He loves that the person keeps coming back to Him.
    fireToSteel0423on September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI just watched an interview on MTV for Flyleaf and I listened to Lacy talk about how some of the songs she sang in the studio she acted as though she were singing to her sister. She said taht her sister had some of the same problems that she had and she wanted to help her. After hearing this song right now, I kind of think she's talking to her sister. Especially when she says "You're so close to me that you nearly died" because Lacy blames herself for her sister.
    Gtkmasterson November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what the majority of people here have said; that this is God's POV.
    My interpretaion in a nutshell:

    "I love the way that your heart breaks
    With every injustice and deadly fates
    Praying it all will be new
    And living like it all depends on you"
    -God's love for humanity and their empathy when bad things occur, esp. to others. Wanting to help and then deciding it's all up to you, maybe rejecting a higher power but God still loves us.

    "Here you are down on your knees again
    Trying to find air to breathe again
    And only surrender will help you now
    I love you, please see and believe again"
    - We will turn to God in our worst times. Surrender means accept that you're not the ultimate power in the world. God wants us to regain our faith.

    "I love that you're never satisfied
    With face-value wisdom and happy lies
    You take what they say and go back and cry
    You're so close to me that you nearly died"
    - Our freewill to choose what to believe. In death we are with God, so being so close to Him is like death.

    And then the line that intrigues me: "The flood gates are breaking, they're pouring out"
    Anyone else notice that floodgates are mentioned in their other song, Bittersweet?
    It goes: "The pent up flood gates maintained in your tone"
    Is this intentional? I don't know, hmm...it's interesting. I wonder what it means.
    PRettyPaiNon March 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe said in an interview & said its for all the kids
    that feel likeeeee the are alone its great shes sayin they're not alone<3
    jenalisaon March 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a song about a big sister watching her little sister go through heartbreak. She encourages her to pray and to believe in Gods role in her life and renewal -not to fight so hard to put the pieces on her own because she cant do it on her own. The big sister sees herself in her sister having gone through similar struggles. The flood gates - meaning her sister is crying and breaking down and now is the time to let God in and to trust that God has a plan.

    Even when we believe, sometimes its hard to see God in the pain and to trust that God brings about renewal in a way that we can't.

    More broadly it could be about every teenager struggling but the lyrical connection to seeing herself in the the person struggling is strong and is clearly about a sibling.
    pole0830on July 07, 2010   Link

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