when we were young
our words were innocent -
whiter than snow,
awkward and slow.
now when we speak,
we risk an avalanche.
but that’s not enough now
to reroute our plans.
i believe that we’ve got it wrong, got it wrong.
we’ll realize when it’s said and done, said and done,
that in our words we’ve lost so much more
than we’ve ever won.
the aftermath
is cracked wood where fences stood
and the broken bones of our childhood.
in our trembling fear,
we put words inside God’s mouth.
we cover our tracks
and get so proud of ourselves,
we get so proud of ourselves,
we get so proud of ourselves
when we get away.
i believe that we’ve got it wrong, got it wrong.
we’ll realize when it’s said and done, said and done,
that in our words we’ve lost so much more
than we’ve ever won.
it’s in our nature to complicate,
but in the end it’s the casualties
that carry all the weight.


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    My InterpretationThis song is so beautiful, it makes me want to cry. I wish everybody knew about this band.

    Anyway, I just think that this song is about human being's tendency to try to explain things. I think in this song he is referring to the inaccuracies in the Bible.

    The first verse I think refers to the Bible being written and how today, things are interpreted so much differently.

    The chorus is the singer's doubt about the truth of the Bible. He thinks that it has done the world more harm than good.

    "in our trembling fear,
    we put words inside God's mouth.
    we cover our tracks
    and get so proud of ourselves."

    This i think means that we as humans have thought up what God wants and are pleased with ourselves when we do what we think He wants.

    Just what I think. =]
    Val1618on February 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song is beautiful.

    I think we can interpret this song generally, it doesn't have to refer to theology or the Bible.
    It's basically about human pride, in regards to people's words. It's about how people like to judge, play God, and express it with their words (thus putting "words inside God's mouth"). We get so proud over our theories and judgments, we don't realize we're actually not as right as we think we are. In the process, we hurt others, and in the end, we'll realize we're just hurting ourselves, losing so much more than we've ever won..all because of our pride. I think the song is called Unmade to inspire us to "unmake" ourselves, to strip ourselves off our pride, humble ourselves, and return to what we were supposed to be.
    PurpleDeeon February 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song describes how a friendship of mine played out almost perfectly. But I think it's kind of applicable in many situations where things fall apart because of our imperfection in relating to one another.

    "When we were young our words were innocent; whiter than slow, awkward and slow" this was the beginning of our friendship. Kinda awkward, but innocent and fun and not cluttered with drama and emotions and just human mess.

    "Now when we speak; we risk an avalanch; but that's not enough now to reroute our plans" this was what started happening. Him and I would say things to each other, not even intending to hurt. But the words would hit issues and past hurts that started an avalanch of words that should never have been said on either part.

    "In our words we lost so much more than we ever won" Something I learned when he pushed me away entirely was how much I lost by saying things in trying to win his heart.

    "The aftermath is cracked wood where fences stood; and the broken bones from our childhood" at the point where our friendship had so thoroughly disintegrated, this is what it looked like. The fences that had once provided healthy relational boundaries were gone. Broken when they were breached by words of defense. The need for defending was the "broken bones" of the past. The things that had hurt us and cause insecurities and brokeness.

    "In our trembling fear we put words inside God's mouth; we cover our tracks and get so proud of ourselves" because of fear, he decided that it was right to push me away, and considered that he was doing me a favor in doing so. that it was "good for me"

    "It's in our nature to complicate; and in the end its the casualties that carry all the weight" the tendency to complicate relationships is so easy to fall into. when really, simplicity is probably best.
    netwindscriticon April 21, 2011   Link

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