I've been trying to relearn my name...
I've been trying to re-learn my name
It seems like a thousand years
I've been out of frame
And I surrender the truth is what
What I've needed from you
I've been floating within your walls of opinion
And I'm tired, I only want the truth

I have tried so hard not to be like them
I have found they don't ever say what they mean
There is a truth, there is a light if you'd follow me there
I've been searching for the directions and
I'm convinced the world doesn't know what it needs
There is a hope for the hopeless, I can promise you that

Yeah, well I been accosted
The jury's been partial
But I won't surrender
To prove to you I won't lie
Under pressure of compromise
Yeah well an absolute measure won't change with opinion
No matter how hard you try
It's an immovable thing
Just like the visions in your bed
Or when they're streaming in your head

I have tried so hard not to be like them
I have found they don't ever say what they mean
There is a truth, there is a light if you'd follow me there
I've been searching for the directions and
I'm convinced the world doesn't know what it needs
There is a hope
And I'll come back
If you're needing my hand
The world is so broken
I'm tripping my steps
I'm slipping and I know why
I never thought that I'd be here
A blinding call to prayer
Has touched my feet
Like the call of the prophets
A purpose is needed before you know that you know
To never wonder what you are
And not forget where you come from, yeah, wooh mmm mmm

Well is it really love you've been speaking of?
What'd you say? What'd you say? What'd you say? Yeah yeah What'd you say?
I said that you need me, don't you?
There is a truth, I can promise you that
I have tried so hard not to be like them
I have found they don't ever say what they mean
Yeah , yeah, the truth stands in the end
While you're deciding what to do
The truth stands in the end
While you're deciding what to do


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    My InterpretationAccording to me, it's a conversation between Mark and God. Mark stated in an interview (you can check here: bit.ly/… ) that the album Supermodel was, in a great part, about a conversation with God. Moreover, he also admitted he hated fame. That's another point of my interpretation.

    "I've been trying to relearn my name
    It seems like a thousand years
    I've been out of frame
    And I surrender"
    > Since "Pumped Up Kicks" and their first world tour, Foster and his band seemed they have disappeared and people totally forget about them. They've been out of frame or long-lost.
    Foster surrender: he finally comes back but on his way.

    "The truth is what I've needed from you
    I've been floating within your walls of opinion
    And I'm tired - I only want the truth"
    > The truth about the meaning of life, about
    magicberuon June 05, 2014   Link

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