We have material minds
And restless hands
Longing hearts
And lonely beds
But we purchase stuff
And work too hard
Use our heads
And fill our beds

What’ve we done
What’ve we done

And we’re left with wretched hearts
And mangled minds
Concrete feet
And beggars lies
But we live our lives
On broken earth
We need repair our eyes (?)
To kiss the dirt

What’ve we done
What’ve we done

But what do you do when you’re out of touch, what do you do?
And how do you live with a conscience so caught up, how do you live?

Oh what do you do when you’re out of touch, what do you do?
And how do you live with a conscience so caught up, how do you live?

Oh what do you do when you’re out of touch, what do you do?
And how do you live with a conscience so caught up?
So caught up
So caught up
So caught up

So caught up
So caught up
So caught up
So caught up


Lyrics submitted by ellliee

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is beautiful. To me, It's about the materialism of our world, and how they have been "so caught up" in the superficiality of it all, that they are now "out of touch" with what is really important, and what actually matters to them.
    elllieeon February 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is about feeling guilty about sexual exploits. There are sevral references to filling your beds, and being Lonley (such as the title! Whoa!) on a superficial sense. "restless hands" "wretched hearts" have sexual implications, of using others. The second half of the song maybe ponders on the guilt of these actions, and on the inability to move on change your ways...

    Such an amazing song from an amazing band. The moment near the end where one of the singers is screaming along side those massive guitar sounds....my oh my...
    husephon August 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe're left with wretched hearts
    And mangled minds

    This song is stunning.
    mctaggeyon March 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song
    mvillaron December 31, 2014   Link

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