Strike the ground, there's not a message in the sound
Hold out your hands when your God's not listening

Best believe, best believe you'll be systematically placed to die tomorrow
With a taste so sweet, it could drain the sorrow, the sorrow
We're living through your eyes but inside we start to die
We count our loses as a sign

Strike the ground, there's not a message in the sound
Hold out your hands when your God's not listening
The common ground of a modern day escape is calling for the listening

You can't pull your way through the same situations time and time again
You place your pawns in straight lines, alone to buy time
Will we find the end, find the end

We're living through your eyes but inside we start to die
We count our loses as a sign
Making the wrong moves, hoping you'll make them right
We raise our voices in time

Strike the ground, there's not a message in the sound
Hold out your hands when your God's not listening
The common ground of a modern day escape is calling for the listening

Where will you turn when your god has abandoned you?
Where will you turn when he leaves you to die?
Where will you turn when your god has abandoned you?
Where will you turn when he leaves you to die?

We pray for God
Strip the structure
Scratch it out
We praise empty skies

Strike the ground, there's not a message in the sound
Hold out your hands when your God's not listening
The common ground of a modern day escape is calling for the listening

We're living through your eyes but inside we start to die


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    General CommentIt sounds like it's about pitying those who believe in God, and losing faith. I can't be too sure, however. But I love the "where will you turn" part, it's so powerful-sounding.
    tkxxx7on June 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn reality we pity the few that don't believe in God. This song reminds me of someone who is lost. I get the strong impression that Alexia has never explored her faith, but formed her secular opinions based on others experiences. Fact of the matter is that my God has never abounded me, and never will. The skies are not empty. I feel sorry for those who do not know God, that must be a truly empty feeling. I can see why she is so frustrated with that.
    xfullbooston September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentActually there was an interview with Alexia about the song, including the meaning. It's actually about the people whom only pray to God when they want something, ie- a promotion at work, a new car, things like that. She was angry about the fact that people only show their "faith" when it could benefit them.

    The lines -

    Where will you turn when your god has abandoned you?
    Where will you turn when he leaves you to die?

    are directed at those people. If you only talk to God when you want something and have done nothing to honor, or praise Him, dont be surprised if a day comes when you NEED God's help and things dont go as planned.
    ExaminerJoshon December 12, 2010   Link

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