Tendrils Extend from the cloudy black mass
They slither and slide through the ones and zeroes
Prophecy of collapse unfolds
Last grains of sand spiral down the hole
Chance has graced me with a gift
Grasp at gold before dark descends
Sun beats down and panic Reigns
In this time of ending
Eyes Shut, Feet bare
For this journey, I�m unprepared
I walk on
Sight Renewed
Seek New life
I seek New life
Walk
On
Seeking her the one
I wish to see
She wanders the outerlands
From the grasp of wolves I will pluck her
Twin arteries flow with the pulse
Of one mighty heart


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20 Minutes/40 Years song meanings
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    General CommentThis is what the mtv subtitles had on it, so if there are any errors just let me know
    GeinNG1on November 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this one is about the collapse of one relationship and the despair / apprehension over having to start over again--something that gets harder and harder as you get older. The beginning talks of the breakup / time running out. Then he talks of how he is unprepared to go on the journey again. Seeking new life could be finding someone else. And at the end he mentions how he wants to pluck her from the wolves, perhaps save her from some situation and be something important to her. And the last bit about hearts seems to talk of a joining of the two (two arteries flow with the pulse of one mighty heart).

    I always thought he was saying "I saved your life" instead of seeking new life, but whatever.

    I don't specifically know what the title of the song refers to, but I've always had the feeling it had to do with a short amount of time affecting a longer amount of time. That is, in a mere 20 minutes, the next 40 years of your life can be changed :(
    brycej3on March 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI cant source it but I do recall the song being about a significant event changing your entire life; how 20 minutes affects the next 40 years
    zurokieaon April 03, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song has always struck me as being about a dramatic realignment in ones life.

    A moment where the sum of your experiences suddenly catalyze, and change your priorities forever.
    segapropheton August 07, 2012   Link

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