"Collapsible Lung" as written by and Matthew Ryan Hoopes Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
Between the miles of open road
I lost sight of what might matter the most
I stumbled into the great unknown and found
That time won't slow down

I'm getting by with my collapsible lung
And it's a good time 100% of the time
And I'm like a ladder with a missing rung
And it's a slow climb headed back to the sky
And I'm feelin' backwards when I'm trying the most
And I hope haven't heard the last words from the holy ghost
Cause I think that I'm supposed to be
Well on my way by now

I'll do the twist with my replaceable hips
And turn you right round
Then dip you down to the ground
And now I wanna grow old and rub your tired limbs
And take it easy
Until we wither away
Until we wither away

Between the miles of open road
I lost sight of what might matter the most
I stumbled into the great unknown and found
That time can't slow down

To take a breath and then take it in
To think of places I'll go I haven't been
To pour my heart into everything I've found
Time won't slow down

Feelin' backwards
And I hope haven't heard the last words
No, no, no
Cause I think that I'm supposed to be
Well on my way-eh-eh!
Eh eh!
Wooo'
To pour my heart into everything I found

Between the miles of open road
I lost sight of what might matter the most
I stumbled into the great unknown and found
That time won't slow down

To take a breath and then take it in
To think of places I'll go I haven't been


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"Collapsible Lung" as written by Matthew Ryan Hoopes Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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  • +2
    Song MeaningAnyone noticed how the first 10 songs on the album are very shallow, worldly and disjointed, very much unlike Relient K? Well, that's the idea. Forget and Not Slow Down was an amazing album that Matt wrote after his fiancé left him. This album is kind of a Part 2 in a way. "Between the miles of open roads" Matt "lost sight of what might matter the most" (which is God) in order to try and find the same love that his ex-fiancé gave him. However, he kinda redeems himself in this final track, saying that he hopes he hasn't heard the last words from the Holy Ghost.

    Is the album up to par with Forget and Not Slow Down? Heck no, and it'll be hard for Relient K to ever top that album. The lyrics on this album might seem extremely shallow at first, but once you see the brutally honest meaning behind it, it's really a fantastic album.
    mattdrummer7on July 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionOnly a genious would be able to make a terrible album just to finish with such great song. I do believe Matt wrote the album to be essencially bad and hold a shallow message so that he could tell in the end that he's learning to deal with all the stuff he's felt and been through these past years. It seems now he's prepared to accept a spiritual renew in his life and we might get a more meaningful album next time.

    I do hope he gets by with his collapsible lung.
    jonovatoon January 10, 2015   Link

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