I will find a different way to say
Your gonna have to change everything you made
Your going to have to reword every metaphor you've used
So that people who are hearing are confused

If that's the most important thing you do
Detail every ounce of pain that you went through
Make sure you leave something down to show the way back

Every way you wonder if you're wrong
Inaccurate and inprecise
There is no gift without a price
I'm so mistaken, lost my direction
My souls been shaken

I would find a different way to go
There's no signs in life to guide you on that road
And if its the most important thing you'll say
Make sure they understand

Every way you wonder if you're wrong
Inaccurate and inprecise
There is no gift without a price
I'm so mistaken, lost my direction
My souls been shaken

Every way you wonder if you're wrong
Inaccurate and inprecise
There is no gift without a price


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    General CommentTo start, I couldn't disagree more with sodidgewse.

    Every way you wonder if you're wrong
    Inaccurate and inprecise
    There is no gift without a price
    I'm so mistaken, lost my direction
    My souls been shaken

    Do you really think that Anthony Green and the band in general have any doubts or concerns about the music they make? If so, you are either expressing misguided ignorance or venting teenage angst against a common (and often wrongfully accused) antagonist. I wholeheartedly believe that any issues between Circa and Atlantic have been settled before the production of the album, otherwise it would not have been produced by them. Also, brenddun makes an excellent point in the increased obsolescence of record labels. If this were a newer, less experienced band, I would most likely agree with you sodidgewse. But Anthony Green is a lyrical artist that would never simply whine about his difficulties with a recording company in one of their songs.

    Now, this is my interpretation of the song, which may be just as wrong as yours, but it's what makes sense to me.

    "I will find a different way to say
    Your gonna have to change everything you made
    Your going to have to reword every metaphor you've used
    So that people who are hearing are confused"

    I took this part as a slight to the motif found throughout music, especially Circa Survive and similar bands, that appear to disguise the meanings of their songs so as to leave them open for unique interpretation among their fans. However, it's possible that fans began characterizing Circa's songs with common metaphors that fans have been exposed to. For example, in several of the songs on Juturna and On Letting Go, much of the meanings (at least on this site) pertain to relationships due to Anthony's diction, when he may have meant something else entirely. Therefore, he has to restructure his figures of speech and syntax to confuse his audience even more, ironically helping them form their own ideas about the songs.

    Running out of time so I'll just do one more stanza.

    I would find a different way to go
    There's no signs in life to guide you on that road
    And if its the most important thing you'll say
    Make sure they understand

    I interpreted this part as an observation Anthony has found in his career, similar to the legendary Robert Frost poem detailing taking the "road less traveled by". In this song, he strongly suggests avoiding that road, the opposite of what he has done, undeniably, because you have seemingly no one to relate to. I have difficulty understanding what is represented by the pronoun "its", but he could mean that if you do decide to take the less traveled road in life, music, etc., then be sure to let people know what is important to you. This doesn't really coincide with another track from Blue Sky Noise, "Dyed in the Wool", where he literally says "Nothing's gonna change that hopeless feeling I get when you say you understand, but I know you can't," which seems to condone avoiding the subject in general.

    LULKBAI
    dankosauruson May 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song is very simple; No matter what you do, say, think, plan, achieve, love, hate, or know is wrong. There will always be something wrong and there is nothing you can do about it. Life is not perfect and neither is anyone.
    Ekoldron September 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    TranslationMy interpretation of this song is him being all philosophical by teaching us the valuable things that he's learned in life. And that is, if you want people to understand you, you need to understand them.

    My Direct Translation:

    "I will find a different way to say, you're gonna have to change everything you've made."
    -Just like I'm teaching you that you need to change the way you expose your life, I will change the way I expose my life to you.-

    "You're going to have to reword every metaphor you've used, so that people who are hearing aren't confused."
    -This is how you need to change the way you expose your life, try to allow everyone else to understand you.-

    "If that's the most important thing you do, detail every ounce of pain that you went through. Make sure you leave something down to show the way back."
    -If you really want them to understand you, make sure they feel the pain of everything you've been through in life. Leave your mark on their mind, so they won't forget what you've taught them.-

    "Every way you wonder if you're wrong. Inaccurate and imprecise. there is no gift without a price."
    -Ever think that you made the wrong decisions? were they really wrong? and no matter what you get, you deserve.-

    "I'm so mistaken, lost my direction. My soul's been shaken."
    -I'm lost. I'm hurt. I'm moved by so many things I don't understand.-

    "I will find a different way to go. There's no signs in life to guide you on that road."
    -I'm not going to follow the wrong direction anymore. If I go down that road, nothing will guide me to where I want to be anyways.-

    It's like he's teaching us how to move a person by sharing your experiences with someone else. Just like he is singing to us about how he feels, we are moved by his words and experiences. He wants us to do the same for other people.

    Rapiddon March 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment This song is anthonys answer to any questions of lyrical meanings in any song he has written.


    There is obviously alot of interpertation that can be made for just about any circa song. the most common themes revolve around relationships weither they be with a girl, with god or even with the music circa makes and im not going to side with any one of this but suggust that the songs were written to be interpeted in several different, and i felt this was exemplified in the first verse.

    "I will find a different way to say
    Your gonna have to change everything you made
    Your going to have to reword every metaphor you've used
    So that people who are hearing are confused"

    He wanted to find a way to write his songs to confuse listeners and force them to draw their own conclusion as to the meaning of his songs and that all his songs were not written just to let out his feelings but so listeners could let their feelings out through them too.this is showen in the second verse.

    "If that's the most important thing you do
    Detail every ounce of pain that you went through
    Make sure you leave something down to show the way back"

    In that last line its almost as if hes telling you to look back at the conclusions you have drawen and find the corralation there is probly one common theme which may be different for each person anad make the connection back to yourself.the next verse is my favorite hes basically saying anyway you read into my lyrics your gonna wonder if your wrong because the only way youll know is if i tell you and im not just going to give you the answers for free and be straight forward thats not how life is and if this is what im going to be doing with my life i want my lyrics to be relatable to anyomne who listens to them.
    its hard for me to put these thougghts into words but thsis is what i think but i could be wrong

    SircaCurviveon April 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSir sodidgewse, you've just proved this songs point by being wrong.

    Also, this is beautiful.
    thesieveandthesandon July 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about always questioning every move we make. Anthony likes to write music that his fans can take away some kind of understanding that they are not alone in the world. He like to use his music to reach out. Everyway is about questioning everything we do.

    "I will find a different way to say
    Your gonna have to change everything you made
    Your going to have to reword every metaphor you've used
    So that people who are hearing are confused
    If that's the most important thing you do
    Detail every ounce of pain that you went through
    Make sure you leave something down to show the way back"
    He references having trouble writing music, wanting to find different ways to write music and to express his thoughts. He talks about using your pain and angst to set a trail for people to follow, so that they can understand the feelings he puts into his music. This will allow people to find the message of the song.

    "I would find a different way to go
    There's no signs in life to guide you on that road
    And if its the most important thing you'll say
    Make sure they understand"
    This verse makes follows the trail of feeling like your wrong and that you may feel there are no signs pointing you in the right direction. If it is important to you, make sure the people closest to you (no matter how much they disagree) understand that you feel it's best for you.

    "Every way you wonder if you're wrong
    Inaccurate and in precise
    There is no gift without a price
    I'm so mistaken, lost my direction
    My souls been shaken"
    In everyway people always question their choises and decisions they make in life, feeling like they regret making those choices. Maybe by doing what they feel will make them happy, that they will actually be miserable. There are no gifts or talents that do not come with a price or sacrifice. You may feel mistaken or without direction.
    Odoyle91on December 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a beautifully genuine paradox, and should never have been written. But I'm soo glad it was. :)
    snortinimpatienceon May 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a critical typo in the lyrics and its in the line:
    "So that people who are hearing are confused" should be "So that people who are hearing AREN'T confused"

    This song is about Anthony's journey as an artist and where he currently is (a motif that appears throughout the EP). He is looking at what he wants to be doing with his songs. The first four lines are basically saying he is willing to rework every line when he is writing a song to make sure his message is conveyed.

    He then describes that his purpose is to convey these messages so other can learn and he should "leave a trail" of the journeys he has gone through so others don't have to go through the same thing. The next part is about his struggles doing it and how he has come to a "revelation".

    The final part is advice saying "don't go through the same pitfalls" but rather find your own path and learn from the songs. And again reiterating how he wants to make sure those that listen get his message.
    x7Kuroneko7xon August 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI feel that this song is Anthony's way of expressing two things: (1) that life will ALWAYS have "uncertainty", but it should not stop you from being able to live or make decisions, and (2) not to let the appearance of other people's lives distort the reality of your own life in this regard (I feel like he uses himself as an example).

    The first verse seems like his way of empathizing with this idea. In the 1st paragraph, he relates a person's internal doubts about their job/work--for him, his music and the perfectionist in him questioning if his lyrics are too metaphoric or misunderstood. In the 2nd paragraph he relates to the classic "cynic" in all of us...in his case, trivializing songwriting as simply "detailing every ounce of pain he's been through". He continues by referencing a person's natural fear of "overworking" and the possibility that our jobs will take an undesired and permanent toll on us--in his case, how opening himself up to write deep and emotional music might impact him, and his desire to maintain a connection to the normal, non-expressive everyday life (leaving a "trail" to keep himself grounded).

    And obviously, AG is a successful musician and songwriter and we would think him crazy to doubt his own music in that way, but that's exactly the point of the first 2 paragraphs. All people--you, me, rock stars, athletes, celebrities--have doubts about what they do in life on a daily basis. It's human nature. We should expect, be responsible for, and not be afraid of even our most confident decisions to carry a measure of uncertainty from day-to-day.

    The chorus is this exact idea, that the journey of our lives is not some "easy" thing and will not always be clear-cut (inaccurate/imprecise). There being "no gift without a price" means that no one can reap life's rewards for free. You can't live depressed and uncertain then expect to be rewarded without taking risks, and failing (being "wrong"), and learning from your mistakes. Even when your soul is "shaken and lost all direction." I think this song is speaks perfectly to Generation Y'ers like me who grew up in the late 80s and 90s with the unrealistic notion that life was a piece of cake, that we could do anything or be anyone, and that we should all strive to find our "purpose" in life. All very good thoughts, but not really helpful when expectations are totally crushed by reality. The lyrics of this song speak wonderfully to being content with, and embracing, life's constant uncertainties.
    spearholderon October 01, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentHe's obviously talking about his experiences with Atlantic and them completely molding them into something completely different than what he wanted to do with the new album. He's expressing his bitterness and regret towards deciding to sign with them and how frustrating it is to have to get everything you make reviewed and criticized and completely changed by some executive who doesn't care about your art or your music or your feelings about something you've created, and then it gets changed into something less beautiful than it originally was, all so that it can sound more like every other shitty band out there and the brain-dead masses of America and beyond can mindlessly listen, and not be compelled to think, or inspired to create.
    Blue Sky Noise is Circa Survive, just dumbed-down Circa Survive.
    sodidgewseon April 16, 2010   Link

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