happiness is somewhere i have been before-
a blurry photograph that i have since ignored.
i'll carefully adjust the aperture once more,
until i set the record straight.

i'll brush aside the dim, make room for the bright.
i'll be an editor, no, a curator of light.
i'll let my better angels always set me right,
until i even out the score.
until i even out the score.

God, it has been quite a year-
i've lived a little bit and i've died a little more.
i know that i've asked it before,
but please let the scale tip here in my favor.

what was once the sweetest melody i've heard
is now a memory reduced to little words.
i'll tune the orchestra and play the overture,
until i pinpoint every note.

give me the heart of an archeologist,
that i may dig until i prove that i exist.
a subterranean cathedral in my midst,
where echos come to rest.
where echos come to rest.
is this where echos come to rest?

God, it has been quite a year-
i've lived a little bit and i've died a little more.
i know that i've asked it before,
but please let the scale tip here in my favor.

until i set the record straight,
until i set the record straight,
until i can set the record straight.


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Aperture song meanings
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    General Comment"give me the heart of an archeologist,
    that i may dig until i prove that i exist." This could possibly be my new favorite quote from a song.

    This song is beautiful and obviously about their 'yearbook' eps and what they've been through doing them.
    theordinaryoneson September 26, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a dry season in your life. You feel unhappy and your perspective hasn't been positive...making happiness a "blurry photograph". You want to put an end to all dark areas of your life. Perhaps not trusting God, things you haven't changed, demotivation, depression...whatever that has been pulling you down. You're asking God to give you another chance to start over, to let you start living your life again. There's something in specific that you let fall apart and your asking for God's mercy...for this problem to be resolved in your favor so you can "set the records straight". It's a great song :)
    thevillllaon July 21, 2013   Link

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