All that I see
Show me your ways
Teach me to meet my desires
With some grace

All that I fear
Don't turn away
And leave me to plead in this hole of a place
'Cause what if I never break?

Estuary, won't you take me
Far away, far away?

All that I seek
Please police me
I want you to police me
But keep it clean

Now that you meet my day
Now let's take them away
(That's why I hold you)

Strong as you seem
Old as you behave
(That's why I hold you)
You will always obey
(That's why I hold you)

All that I feel
Capital ways
Teach me to grieve and conspire
With my age

All that I can see
A domestic spree
A seething routine
I could never navigate
Maybe I like to stray

No harm it seems to be less so free
Not today
It's like you want it that way

All that I see
Is peaceful eyes drawn away from me
Drawn away from me

We'd like to take the sights
(That's why I hold you)
And bring silence in disguise
(That's why I hold you, dear)

We would like to meet the buyer
(That's why I hold you)
That is on your life

That's why I hold you
That's why I hold you
That is why I hold you
That's why I hold you
That is why I hold you, dear

That's why I hold you
That's why I hold you, dear
That's why I hold you
That's why I hold you, dear

That's why I hold you
That is why I hold you, dear
That's why I hold you
That is why I hold you, dear

That's why I hold you
That is why I hold you, dear
That's why I hold you
That is why I hold you, dear

That's why I hold you
That is why I hold you, dear
That's why I hold you


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    General Commenthi everyone ! I'm new here and I found some really good meanings on this website, great work everyone !

    so..first: that's my favorite song of this great album...
    it reminds me hands away for the way that the song progress with more and more power, energy, intensity...till the end...so
    here's just my opinion : for me, it's about "trying a new drug", something that looks really, really cool but with fears cause it's new so you never know how you gonna react.
    for the musical part, you've got some reserves and fears cause you don't know what's gonna happen and then you go to the great "travel"...so it's calm, you're clean before to do the "great jump"
    and for the lyrics:

    All that I see
    show me your ways
    teach me to meet my desires...with some grace=

    here we are, show me how you take it (with alcohol or not, other drugs or how you prepare it..., I want to make this experience and I ask you to make me discover it in the best conditions, clean conditions, dignity...I hope that with you, I m in good hands)


    All that I fear
    don´t turn away
    and leave me to plead in this hole of a place
    what if I never break
    estuary won´t you take me
    far away
    far away =

    if maybe the effect that it makes on you is different that the effect on me, don't leave me alone with my trip, talking to much with a great conviction (like on cocaine, a thing that the band already knows)...what if i stay forever in my trip? (like with lsd, special k...)...I hope that all those effects won't take me to far (in my head or physicly (sick way))


    All that I seek
    please police me
    I want you to police me
    but keep it clean=

    please educate me, to take this in the right way, the best way...



    now that you meet my day
    now let´s take them away
    (that´s why I hold you)
    Strong as you´ve seen
    old as you behave
    (that´s why I hold you)
    you will always obey
    (that´s why I hold you=

    now that you know all that I think(and fear) about this thing, let's forget it, (i feel that is coming), that's why i hold you...
    I was strong with other drugs, as you seen...i have the experience, enough, so i can deal with it like you do
    even if i reveal another side of me, you know how i am so you will adapt yourself

    OR : maybe it's BOLD as you behave: like a line of drug, likes pecial K (ketamine) --> strong and bold...

    All that I feel
    capital ways
    teach me to grieve and conspire
    with my age=

    how i feel ? what's the effect? i m thinking about bad stuff, bad feelings about myself that we're inside of me and not so capital in the daily life but now that i m high, it looks important (ironic)...the problem is my age, i'm not feeling good about it so help me to deal with it, I just have a bad "trip" about it..

    All that I can see
    a gold mystic spree
    a seething routine
    I could never navigate
    maybe I like to stray=

    what I see is wonderful, a great way that I was ignoring, that i never could imagine be possible, I'm feeling so good that maybe I'd like to stay in this state of mind for ever...

    no harm it seems to be less so free...not today
    it´s like you want it that way=

    don't panic, finally i think I can handle this drug...but not today, that's the first time...
    you're cool, maybe you succeed, i m enjoying it perfectly


    All that I see
    peaceful eyes drawn away from me
    drawn away from me=

    I m feeling good, i close my eyes so your wonderful eyes are shuts too...(cause i don't see you anymore) I m leaving but i don't feel it, it's you who's going out of my "my vision" "my view" , you left my trip, I'm alone in mine..

    we would like to take the sights
    (that´s why I hold you)
    and bring silence in disguise
    (that´s why I hold you... dear)
    we would like to meet the buyer that is on your life
    that´s why I hold you
    that´s why I hold you dear
    that´s why I hold you....

    we'd like to discover the things of you that the drug is making appear
    and even if we disguise ourselves, we don't want to say anything,
    we'd like to know which kind of consumer you are (why you do that...what are you looking for)..

    for all this reason, that's why I hold you....

    lights....oh my god I've listened this song 4 times during the writing of my post, and here we go for a fifth one !


    sorry for my bad english ! once again it's just my vision of the lyrics, which for me fits perfectly with the instrumental...




    olafdesignon December 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionAfter several listens, this is what I hear:



    All that I see–
    Show me your ways,
    Teach me to meet my desires
    With some grace

    All that I fear–
    Don't turn away,
    And leave me to plead in this hole of a place

    'Cause what if I never break?

    Estuary,
    Won't you take me
    Far away,
    Far away

    All that I seek–
    Please, police me,
    I want you to police me
    (But keep it clean)

    Now that you've been
    Mine,
    Babe

    Now, let's keep them away
    (That's why I hold you)

    Strong as you seem,
    Old as you behave
    (That's why I hold you)

    You will always obey
    (That's why I hold you)

    All that I feel–
    Capital ways,
    Teach me to grieve and conspire
    With my age

    All that I can see–
    A domestic spree,
    A seething routine I could never navigate
    (Maybe I like to stray)

    No hardened scene
    Will be left so clean,
    Not today
    (It's like you want it that way)

    All that I see
    Is peaceful eyes drawn away from me,
    Drawn away from me

    (We like to take the sights)
    That's why I hold you;
    (And read silence in the skies)
    That's why I hold you;
    (Yeah, we like to meet the wire)
    That's why I hold you;
    (That is on your life)

    That's why I hold you;
    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you

    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you near,
    That's why I hold you;
    That's why I hold you dear,

    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you near,
    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you dear,

    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you dear,
    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you near,

    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you dear
    That's why I hold you;
    That is why I hold you near

    That's why I hold you.

    cagilletteon June 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA verse-by-verse interpretation:

    The song's title seems to be a reference to the flashing lights atop a police vehicle.



    "All that I see–
    Show me your ways,
    Teach me to meet my desires
    With some grace"

    The narrator, overcome by the gruesome sight before him, wants to know how to manage the situation he has created by fulfilling his desire to commit murder. He wishes to know the "ways" of other killers, that he may act with more skill.



    "All that I fear–
    Don't turn away,
    And leave me to plead in this hole of a place

    'Cause what if I never break?"

    The narrator is fearful of being alone in the world (as he now is, having killed the person he was obsessed with), and of possibly facing the criminal justice system, knowing that he may never leave prison.



    "Estuary,
    Won't you take me
    Far away,
    Far away"

    The narrator plans to make his escape via the estuary where he is depositing his victim's body. Where he will go, he neither knows nor cares, so long as it is "far away".



    "All that I seek–
    Please, police me,
    I want you to police me
    (But keep it clean)"

    A part of the narrator's personality causes him to want to be pursued by law enforcement, but he hopes his handiwork will be "clean", untraceable.



    "Now that you've been
    Mine,
    Babe

    Now, let's keep them away"

    Now that the narrator has consummated his obsession by killing his victim ("possessing" her forever), he wants her body to never be found.



    "Strong as you seem,
    Old as you behave

    You will always obey"

    Despite the narrator's young victim's affected maturity and strength of will, she has been overpowered, forced to obey her murderer's whims.



    "All that I feel–
    Capital ways,
    Teach me to grieve and conspire
    With my age"

    The narrator hopes his actions– his 'capital ways'— may eventually cause him to feel remorse, but also may teach him to more handily commit crime as he grows older.



    "All that I can see–
    A domestic spree,
    A seething routine I could never navigate
    (Maybe I like to stray)"

    The narrator foresees himself committing further acts of violence, but concedes that he could not possibly do so without making errors, and offers that perhaps he intends to make errors, to leave clues for the authorities.



    "No hardened scene
    Will be left so clean,
    Not today
    (It's like you want it that way)"

    The narrator has meticulously cleaned up the ghastly crime scene, and fantasizes that his victim "agrees" he should not be caught.



    "All that I see
    Is peaceful eyes drawn away from me,
    Drawn away from me"

    The narrator, holding his victim's body, notices her unseeing eyes peering off into the distance, away from him.



    "(We like to take the sights
    And read silence in the skies
    Yeah, we like to meet the wire
    That is on your life)"

    The narrator is either psychotically referring to himself in the the first person plural, or else speaking from an attitude of solidarity with other killers. In any case, he states that he enjoys aiming weapons, possibly his own murderous intent ("taking the sights"), foretelling (as if by astrology, "reading the skies") the doom of his victim(s), and metaphorically (or actually) bringing a deadly, electrified wire into contact with the body of the person he intends to kill.





    cagilletteon June 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou have to watch the official video for this song: bit.ly/…
    harrymuseon June 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy guess it is about being promiscuous and having a fear of commitment, the partner however knows what is going on and the narrator doesn't even feel like he has to be very inconspicuous anymore because he knows he/she puts up with it and will still be there regardless.
    sammcanletton August 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentall that i see
    show me your ways
    teach me to meet my desires
    with some grace

    all that i fear
    don't turn away
    and leave me to plead in this hole of a place
    cause what if i never break?

    estuary won't you take me
    far away
    far away

    all that i seek
    please police me
    i want you to police me
    but keep it clean

    long have you been my day*
    now let's take them away*

    strong as you seem
    old as you behave (that's why i hold you)
    you will always obey

    all that i feel
    capital ways
    teach me to grieve and conspire
    with my age

    all that i conceal
    a domestic spree
    a seething routine i could never navigate
    and maybe i like to stray

    i know how it seemed*
    that we'd left so clean*
    not today
    it's like you want it that way

    all that i see is peaceful eyes
    drawn away from me

    we'd like to take the sights
    and breed silence in disguise
    we'd like to meet the buyer
    that is on your life

    that is why i hold you dear

    *not 100% sure about these lines, but the posted ones are very off. song sounds like it's written about fear of commitment. being a monogamous rockstar can't be easy. -jesse
    adolfochriston August 15, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionAll that I see
    Show me your ways
    Teach me to meet my desires
    With some grace

    All that I fear
    Dont turn away
    And leave me to plead in this hole of a place
    Cause what if I never break

    Estuary
    Wont you take me
    Far away
    Far away

    All that I seek
    Please police me
    I want you to police me
    But keep it clean

    How have you been, my day
    Now lets take them away
    Strong as you seem
    Old as you behave
    You'll always obey

    All that I feel
    Capital ways
    Teach me to grieve and conspire
    With my age

    All that I can see
    A domestic spree
    A seething routine I could never navigate
    Well maybe I like to stray

    No hardened scene
    Will be left so clean
    Not today
    Its like you want it that way

    All that I see
    Is peaceful eyes
    Drawn away from me
    Drawn away from me

    We'd like to take the sights
    And breed silence in disguise
    We'd like to meet the buyer
    That is on your life


    That's why I hold you

    That's why I hold you
    That's why I hold you

    That's why I hold you
    That is why I hold you dear

    That's why I hold you
    That is why I hold you near

    That's why I hold you
    That is why I hold you dear

    That's why I hold you
    That is why I hold you near
    blackmantison August 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Estuary won´t you take me
    far away" Love Paul's passion towards the sea, it's a great affair between them!
    iceblinkon September 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's something interesting.

    The longer you go without something (be it food, water, shelter, company, whatever) the more you're going to appreciate that thing while you have it. To me, it's sounding like the song is from the narrator to his love interest. He's been without love for a long time, and through all the shit he's endured, he still loves her genuinely (hence: "That's why I hold you, that's why I hold you dear"). Even though life might be bad, he still has her.
    blackmantison September 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust from listening to it a few times I think I've worked out a more accurate set of lyrics:
    ____________________________

    All that I see
    Show me your ways
    Teach me to meet my desires
    With some grace

    All that I fear
    Dont turn away
    And leave me to plead in this whole other place
    Cause what if I never break?

    Estuary
    Wont you take me
    Far away
    Far away

    All that I seek
    Please police me
    I want you to police me
    But keep it clean

    Now that you've been mine, babe ???
    Now lets kick them awake ???
    Strong as you seem
    Old as you behave
    You'll always obey

    All that I feel
    Capital ways
    Teach me to grieve and conspire
    With my age

    All that I can see
    Domestic spree
    A seething routine I could never navigate
    Well maybe I like to stray

    No heart you've seen ???
    Will be less unclean ???
    Not today
    Its like you want it that way

    All that I see
    Is peaceful eyes
    Drawn away from me
    Drawn away from me

    We'd like to take the signs
    And bring silence in disguise
    We'd like to meet the guides ???
    That is all in your own life ???


    That's why I hold you...
    That's why I hold you here...
    ________________________________

    This is just from my interpretation of it, but I'm fairly certain that's the essence of it.

    It seems like it could have a heavy religious overtone (as much as I'd like that not to be the case, at least with these gentlemen), or perhaps the "hold you" is a reference to memory or love of someone dear to him. Self betterment, escape, and healing; what I'm pulling from this.

    Just a couple pennies, though.
    blackmantison April 29, 2010   Link

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