We believe to fully understand you,
you must step inside.
For all the reasons we could think to hate you,
we want to make it right.

Can't you see that everybody goes through
the same thing, at different times?

In all the ways that you can say we're different
you're wrong, we're alike.

Just say you'll keep your eye on everyone..

And take a last long look at where you are
Allowance recieved and I can't believe there's anything like this.
'cause if you're half as good as you say you are,
then you can prove it.

Stare like you'll stay alive,
if you stare like you're there

We believe to fully understand you,
you must step inside.
For all the reasons we could think to hate you,
we want to make it right, oh.

Just say you'll keep your mind on everyone..

And take a last long look at where you are.
Allowance recieved and I cant believe theres anything like this.
'cause if youre half as good as you say you are,
then you can prove anything to us.

Then you can show us how it's done..
So we can show it to everyone..
..If you stay alive

Stare like you'll stay alive,
if you stare like you're there.

***as always, there are probably some mistakes, just lemme know!


Lyrics submitted by ChristopherAntonioLuna

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  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's kinda obvious what this song is about. He's trying to talk someone out of committing suicide

    "Then you can show us how it's done..
    So we can show it to everyone..
    ..If you stay alive"

    They seem like they're saying that anyone can do anything and that there is so much that we can show the world as people. They're willing to show the world what this person can offer. All they have to do is stay alive.
    erobs16xon December 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is Anthony's way of addressing how we can hate people without knowing anything about them, and saying that "For all the reasons we could think to hate you, we want to make it right." He says pretty clearly that we are all the same, and we all go through the same problems at some point in our life. when he says "Just say you'll keep your mind on everyone..", he wants us to think about others and to keep in mind how they are people just like you are.
    The chorus is the tying message; the first line, "And take a last long look at where you are", is almost a departure from your old stereotypes. the second line, "Allowance received and I cant believe there's anything like this", is his entrance into this new way of seeing things, and how amazed he is with how they live. the last lines, "'cause if youre half as good as you say you are, then you can prove anything to us", is a challenge to open your mind and show people who you really are and give the worlds your gifts, so they can be passed on as the interlude says. The lines "Stare like you'll stay alive, if you stare like you're there" means we should always be aware of other people and not the walking dead, and to acknowledge other peoples existence as it really is, not based on our stereotypes.
    Odoyle91on December 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe irony of this song, if it is indeed about God, is that if God did show himself,which he has many times, no one would believe anyway.
    basketcase182on May 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think you actually did a good job, great song btw.
    simplebutfreeon November 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLOVE this shit!
    JustinScottLaffeyon November 28, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's about how believing in a god that most people believe in, in today's main religions, doesn't make sense. They're always asking why it never makes sense, and they come to the conclusion that all religions are wrong and that to fully understand the god (that's "beyond space and time" that the scriptures and the biblical texts presents) he must step inside the universe to clear the confusion, but he's not because the real god isn't close to being what people think. And as much as it seems to people that they may be blaspheming, they're trying to clear up the confusion and make it clearer that the real god or creator is better than what any religion has come close to explaining. Anthony is being really conscious about his surroundings and his place in the universe and that it's beyond anything anyone had imagined, with "allowance received and I can't believe there's anything like this" where allowance means this jackpot of a realization. And then with "'cause if you're half as good as you say you are, then you can prove anything to us" means that the abrahamic god isn't truth, because if he really is half as good, he could easily clear up the confusion and vagueness that the bible presents.
    BarkleyMoogleon December 01, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this is a song centered at God, and his followers a like. It seems Anthony is saying to God if your really that good show us, and we will believe. Stare like you'll stay, don't just come in to my life for a moment and leave. Stay and I will follow, show us how its done. Are you real? Are you alive? Show us.
    aswesleepon January 25, 2011   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningIt's about God.

    He's saying that if God is as great as everyone says he is, he'd show himself, and teach everyone to be as great as he is and make the world a much better place.

    "'cause if you're half as good as you say you are,
    then you can prove it."
    Aidenownon May 01, 2011   Link

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