(These streets are crowded
With cowards disguised as men.
They are paying no consequence
For their actions, so we'll all give in.)

I say the same things
Over and over and over again,
But you act like
You've never heard them.
We were created to set an example.
So what is this, what is this?

This is the same old story,
This is the same old scene.
We're living our lives right out of a magazine,
I guess we'll never know!

(Have we gone from little to less,
To nothing at all, nothing at all?)

(It seems like every soul
Has been sold for a dollar or less.
So I guess we'll never know
How good it could have been.)
How good it could have been!

(Savor every breath
That enters your lungs,
I promise it won't last forever.
And by the time you realize
You were wrong, you'll be far gone.)

Savor every breath
That enters your lungs,
I promise it won't last forever.
And by the time you realize
You were wrong, you'll be far gone!

Follow me or back out now.
Follow me with all your heart
Or back out, back out now!

(We all swim in a sea of sea of pride,
Where character is rare.
With every passing day,
It only gets worse
And no on seems to care.)

We all die wondering what if I-
What if I would have tried?
And while you're begging
For life on you knees,
You'll realize you were never happy!

(Have we gone from little to less,
To nothing at all, nothing at all?)

(It seems like every soul
Has been sold for a dollar or less.
I guess we'll never know
How good it could have been.)

The clouds begin to move in rhythm,
There is a storm in the sky.

I will cause a disaster,
Create an earthquake
And watch as you shake.
I will cause a disaster,
Watch you as you shake!

We all die wondering what if I-
What if I would have tried?
What if I would have tried?

I guess we'll never know!

(It seems like every soul
Has been sold for a dollar or less.
I guess we'll never know
How good it could have been.)
How good it could have been!


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  • +1
    My OpinionThis is probably the best song on the album. At least to me, it means the most. It's basically talking about how many people aimlessly live without truly accomplishing what makes them happy. And when their time is up, they wish they could have tried to reach their goals. People all live in the same rhythm and do as the person next to you does. It's a very straight-forward song but it's very moving and emotional both lyrically and musically. Awesome!
    fretrocker1136on January 07, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song alludes to "The Reality" of hell.
    It is a song to fellow Christians, "We were created to set an example.
    So what is this, what is this?". Christianity teaches that we are the body of Christ and Christians should be the example to the world as to how they should live. But "The Reality" is that we are not the perfect example that we should be.
    The chorus is:

    "(It seems like every soul
    Has been sold for a dollar or less.
    I guess we'll never know
    How good it could have been.)
    How good it could have been!"

    Meaning that everybody, including Christians, have sold their innocence for so cheap, and we may never know just how good our lives could have been if we lived the life that God wants us to live.

    Matty is an avid Christian and when he writes,

    "Follow me or back out now.
    Follow me with all your heart
    Or back out now!"

    I believe that he is quite literally saying follow me on the path to Christ otherwise I don't want you in my Reality.
    atreyunon February 21, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationBasically what the title says, The Reality. Lots of people die without trying to reach for their dreams and most likely regret it.
    mrowlatemymetalwormon April 26, 2011   Link

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