"Too Bright to See Too Loud to Hear" as written by and Timothy/gillespie Mctague....
Good God, if Your song leaves our lips
If Your work leaves our hands
Then we will be wanderers and vagabonds
They will stare and say how empty we are
How the freedom we had turned us up as dead men

Let us be cold, make us weak
Let us because we all have ears
Let us because we all have eyes
Good God

How they knew that this would happen'
They knew, they knew that this would
How they knew that this would happen'
They knew, they knew that this would

(We're so run down)
How they knew that this would happen'
They knew, they knew that this would
(We're so run down)
How they knew that this would happen'
They knew, they knew that this would

Good God, can You still get us home'
Good God, can You still get us home'
Good God, can You still get us home'
Good God, can You still get us home'

Good God, can You still get us home'
Good God, can You still get us home'
Good God, can You still get us home'
Good God, can You still get us home'
Still get us home

How can we still get home'
How can we still get home'
(I'm not dreaming)
How can we still get home'
How can we still get home'

We're forgetting our forgiveness
(We're forgetting our forgiveness)
We're forgetting our forgiveness
(We're forgetting our forgiveness)


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"Too Bright to See, Too Loud to Hear" as written by Christopher Dudley Aaron Gillespie

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  • +3
    General CommentDrummer Aaron Gillespie explained this song to Punkbands.com: "I wrote those lyrics on a plane on my phone. I think in our band we know what our purpose is here and we know why we're here but it's hard to not take advantage of that sometimes and, you know, I'm in a band and it's easy sometimes but it's just a cry to God. Like, is it too late for you to help us out and help us realize that what we have is special?"
    blondy269on December 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe song is pretty much summed up in the last line.
    its about the band, and how i think people judge them about them being; "christians", so theyre saying; that if they stop all this god stuff, they'll be empty and that, people forget about when we were forgiven for our sins.
    but, we still dont care.
    and, yeah. dont kow if i made much sense, but that it :)
    xbrokensoundsxon August 29, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbasically my interpretation of the song is that during a point of all christian's spiritual walk they question whether to further pursue God or to slowly slip away to the world and fall amonst the shadows. it sounds like that maybe the voice of the song has "backslid" or has forgotten their faith. Many christians, including myself have let themselves fall away from their faith but later ultimately come back to God asking for his forgiveness. "how the freedom we had turned us up as dead men" sounds like many take the freedom God gives us. "were forgetting our forgiveness" is the point where God always forgives our sins if we have Jesus in our hearts. many people forget that and "backslide"- let one sin turn into ten, twenty, then a life full of sin instead of facing that first sin and asking for forgiveness.
    raybearon October 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhen it says "good God, can you still get us home?" I think it means that in the bible, it says in Philippians 3:20 "But our citizenship is in heaven..." which in the song i think that they are crying out to God, asking "God! In the midst of sin and corruption, do you think we could endure it all and make it to heaven?!
    thats what i think :P
    tiffanysunshineon July 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentomg
    the ending starting when aaron breaks in with "STILL GET US HOOOOOME" and spencer starts screaming.
    might be my favorite part in any underoath song ever... asdfk;jfasdkhlk
    bsmithjmuon September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey hoppps. Im not too sure on this. I havent done any research but i get the feelings this is a direct reference to people in the bible. My best guess is the israelites (Good God can you still get us home-the promised land) but the jews (and us) the freedom we have as to whether to follow God or not. But a direct comparison of us as the israelites. We are also lost and messed. And the jews still stuffing it up so many times that their bad use of freedom has left them dead. If you re-read the lyrics you can see the jewish connection. The vagabonds and wanderers and ears and eyes all fit that. But thats just my guess. If anyone actually has anything solid that would be kif to hear. I dont get the how they knew that this would happen?
    boy brushed redon October 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOk ima take a go at this, (watch a live video of it or go to their show).

    Good God, if your song leaves our lips
    If your work leaves our hands
    Then we will be wonders and vagabonds
    They will stare and say how empty we are, (&) how the freedom we had turned us up as dead men
    ==[if we turn from our faith people will look and say how empty we are and how our freedom actually got us to death [hell] instead of life (but in a secular world doing sin doesnt get u to death (hell) u just die and that's it)]


    Let us be cold, make us weak
    Let us, because we all have ears
    Let us, because we all have eyes
    [Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. - If someone has eyes they can see God's nature in everything around them, if we have ears, we have most likely heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ therefore we should just be telling God to let us be cold because we're so ashamed/excuseless for sinning]


    How they knew that this would happen
    [how they (world/anyone) knew we would stumble/sin/lose our way]


    We�re so run down
    Good God! Can you still get us home
    [we're so messed up can you still get such sinners into heaven?]


    How can we still get home
    [i guess we will find out in the next two lines! :D]


    Im not dreaming
    [yep: this is not a dream folks\


    We�re forgetting our forgiveness
    [that's how God can get us, such sinners bak into his grace and into heaven]
    AMEN!
    DjMosyon February 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey are talking about humanity as a whole. in this life as christians we are tempted my many wordly things everyday. the songs overall meaning is saying if we lose our way (i.e. if your song leaves our lips, if your work leaves our hands) that we will be empty not filled with the light of the holy spirit. and people who have not been saved and are blind to what Christ has done will surely critize everything we have done. the fact that we all have the ability to see and hear the things in life that we do enables us to be corrupted hence we will be forgettening our forgivness that Jesus Christ gave us when he died for our sins on the cross. We need to stay strong and true to our faith. that is what this song is about, staying true to Christ. And the short story of what will happens if we wander away. If his word leaves our lips.
    kocyandiaon February 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI could have sworn it was 'Wanderers and Vagabonds" not 'wonders and vagabonds," which doesn't make a ton of sense :s
    Nexismynameon May 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are soo many more direct God references on this album compared to their other ones...slightly off putting for non religious people I think. ah well as long as the music is good..
    flyingclubcupon August 15, 2008   Link

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