"Here And Now" as written by and Troy William Mclawhorn Dale William Stewart....
This fear has me chilled down to the bone
And I have been haunted by these things I still have left to say
I'm weary of fighting this alone
So tired of holding on to strings much better left to fray

And I said
Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me down
And this seems so complicated
When all I want is just the truth

I'm wilted and faded after all
Too strung out and burnt out to be half the man that I could be
I'll never belong inside your world
So black out the sun and leave me to play out the same old tragedy

And I said
Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me out
And this seems too complicated
When all I want is just the truth

Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me out
And this seems too complicated
When all I want is just the truth

You're my savior after all
Use your flame to guide me home
And then lay your hand on me

And I said
Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me down
And this seems so complicated
When all I want is just the truth

Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me out
And this seems too complicated
When all I want is a part of you


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"Here and Now" as written by Dale Stewart Shaun Welgemoed

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    My InterpretationThis song picks up right were "Rise Above This" left off. While "it seems so complicated," this song is pretty much as it reads. People that have lived through disorder and trauma are worn out by reliving the past. What happens to us becomes who we are eventually. This song to me is Shaun seeking to shed the past and finally calling out for answers. I say good luck.
    diamondblu7on May 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYou're my savior after all
    Use your flame to guide me home
    And then lay your hand on me


    This verse seems to have biblical imagery.




    "The Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people" (Exodus 13:21-22).


    All these verses (below) are "14" verses. What are the odds?

    1 John 4:14
    Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

    I Timothy 4:14
    Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.

    James 5:14
    Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.
    granadacoderon September 10, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionMy opinion of this song is that of a belated love, someone who has been strung along and played by a girl (or guy, whatever) for their own personal gain and they have finally gotten the courage up to say "look, where do i stand" to the person.

    This fear has me chilled down to the bone
    And I have been haunted by these things I still have left to say
    I'm weary of fighting this alone
    So tired of holding on to strings much better left to fray

    --To me this says that they have come to the realisation that their feelings will never be reciprocated by the other party, the theme of being tired shows that this isn't a short term lust, but something that has spanned months, perhaps years. The line "Holding onto strings much better left to fray" (excellent choice for the album title btw..) shows that Shaun acknowledges the fact that it would probably be better just to let go and move on.

    And I said
    Hear me now here and now I'm calling
    Memories wear me down
    And this seems so complicated
    When all I want is just the truth

    --The chorus is simple, the singer is tired and just wants out but before he can get out he wants the answers he deserves.

    I'm wilted and faded after all
    Too strung out and burnt out to be half the man that I could be
    I'll never belong inside your world
    So black out the sun and leave me to play out the same old tragedy

    --The unreturned feelings have taken their toll on the singer (as they do...), he becomes depressed and unenthusiastic about every day life. He acknowledges the fact that he knows he and the unnamed girl will never have a life together, from prior experience perhaps (same old tragedy) and just wants to move on in peace, without being led on again. "Strung out" is an interesting choice for the phrase, the double meaning being that strung out means tired and worn out but also "stringing along" is a term (in Britain at least) for using somone, leading them on etc for your own personal gain. Being strung out could mean that he is through with being used.

    And I said
    Hear me now here and now I'm calling
    Memories wear me out
    And this seems too complicated
    When all I want is just the truth

    Hear me now here and now I'm calling
    Memories wear me out
    And this seems too complicated
    When all I want is just the truth

    You're my savior after all
    Use your flame to guide me home
    And then lay your hand on me

    --I disagree with the biblical theme as a point, but the concept i believe remains the same. The singers devotion to this individual is so high that the thought of her gets him through the day, he sees her as a sort of personal messiah, and all he longs for is her to accept his advances (lay your hand on me) and make him happy. (Laying on hands in the biblical sense was synominous with healing of the sick, the singer has implied that he is a broken man in the previous verse. Her finally making him a part of her life would make him happy and whole, thus "healing him")

    And I said
    Hear me now here and now I'm calling
    Memories wear me down
    And this seems so complicated
    When all I want is just the truth

    Hear me now here and now I'm calling
    Memories wear me out
    And this seems too complicated
    When all I want is a part of you

    --The final word change and its connotations needs no explanation in my opinion, he is desperately in love with someone who is using him.
    TheBlashemousOneon November 13, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI can't help but think most all of Seether's songs are about a relationship with a narcissist.. I just got out of a relationship with a narcissist and upon listening to these lyrics closer, they all resonate with me. Fur Cue, Words as Weapons, No Resolution, Here and Now, Yeah, Country Song... It's strange how they all seem like he's reflecting on his relationship with a narcissist.. There could be more songs, I don't know. I'm just now really listening to these lyrics... Even more eery, is that I never listed to Seether until my ex-Narc downloaded them onto my itunes.... Anyone else hear this???
    akhopper11on March 03, 2016   Link

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