Later that day we made our way to the old cathedral door
A flame, a figure, a shadow
Walked away towards the tower alone
We must be close nearby
Hope cannot her own way through dark
It's cold, I'm torn, it's gray
There's a light that never grows dim

But if all can be made right there's still a chance on New Year's Day
And if grace were here I would love to see her face somehow, someway
And if all is well then it means there's still a chance in hell

You are safe here, safe here in these arms of mine
There is shelter, shelter from the mire of life
Claiming sanctuary from the fire that drove you in
You are safe here, safe here in these arms of mine

Climbing the stairs towards heaven
Making our own way into the room
Empty, barren
Not another soul in sight
Then when the moon came crawling
There in the night a great divide
A whisper, a motion, a calling
Were the 99 all right?

But if all can be made right there's still a chance on New Year's Day
And if all is well then it means there's still a chance in hell

You are safe here, safe here in these arms of mine
There is shelter, shelter from the mire of life
Claiming sanctuary from the fire that drove you in
You are safe here, safe here in these arms of mine

Now a tradition's said buying penance did
A wrong a right, a great collapse
Great collapse

You are safe here, safe here in these arms of mine
There is shelter, shelter from the mire of life
Claiming sanctuary from the fire that drove you in
You are safe here, safe here in these arms of mine


Lyrics submitted by iwnbts17, edited by rex3333

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    Song MeaningThis song is about Stephen Christian's grandfather, Anton Kosachuk, and his life in Nazi Germany during the war. When his first daughter, Anne, was born and he held her for the first time he whispered to her, "You are safe here." Stephen made his grandfathers journal into a story, and you can read it at youaresafehere.tumblr.com/
    antialexithymiaon January 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI really, really like this song... such a shame it's not on the album! :(
    riseagainst13on November 18, 2012   Link

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