I tried everything to find you
I even took the stairway to Hell
I just wrote these words down to remind you
That I know life is never pass or fail

So hand me the keys to your kingdom
Give me back my garden of Eden
Lead me to a place that I can call my own

A home, a sanctuary, home

And we're standing on the edge of it
Trying to make some sense of it all
The fear is building and the hatred
Til you know we're left with nothing left at all
You know I'm falling

So hand me the code to your gates of knowledge
Teach me the truth I never learned in college
Lead me through the valley, let me find a place called

Home, a sanctuary, home

And it's the architecture of peace
And it's the streets that lead to release
And it's the hallways and doorways of hope
And it's the place that we call home

The military is leading tours through town
A couple more weeks and the walls come down
I don't care if it's east or west
I just need to get some rest
I'm home

And it's the architecture of peace
And it's the streets that lead to release
And it's the hallways and doorways of hope
And it's the place that we call home

Sha la la la la la


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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a person's desire to find truth. It starts out with the narrator trying everything to find truth and came to the conclusion that reality is not black and white as many religions claim. He states that humanity is standing on the edge of truth trying to make sense of it, but unfortunately leads to many people becoming afraid and turning to hatred. This ultimately leaves humanity empty handed. Throughout human history, civilizations have accrued knowledge that was subsequently lost due to war, catastrophe, etc. The narrator mentions militarization of societies and the subsequent loss of civilization and knowledge. He finds this frustrating and states that he is open to both eastern and western philosophy and wishes people would stop fighting over differences and focus on increasing the understanding of truth. It portrays truth and knowledge as a heavenly afterlife, not unlike Gnostic Christianity.
    McThuggin2011on February 16, 2017   Link

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