[Verse 1]
First, write down all of your fears
Then, sweep the feathers you've preened
Next, you should dominate
All the quests everyone said were too hard
And last, you go back to sleep

[Chorus]
Don't back out
Or we'll back down
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
You're smashed to smithereens

[Verse 2]
We've filled out all of the forms
Translated all of our dreams
Freed love and perfected every inch
Weeknights down at the gym
Took everything that we pleased

[Chorus]
Don't crack up
Don't lose touch
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Heaven's digital
You'll pray to pieces


[Bridge]
I'll break and create...
All praise player one
Infinite lives, in time will come up

Did we build Babel together?
Jibber jabber, changing colors
Aliens talking to airplanes
Every time the place is the same
Hope we can do this forever

Don't back out
Or we'll back down
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
You burn to little bits
I'm psycho
Can you know this?



[Interlude]
I have to go
I want to say I'm in love with you
And I'm more than the skin of my teeth
I digress
I am a mess, I'm in love with you
I will go without water or sleep
I'm a ghost
I can't say I know that I'm even here
Or is this some eternal test?
Holy crow
I'll never know if it's more or less
No reset


Lyrics submitted by uNo2BLACK, edited by foundthevelvetsun7

Out of Mana song meanings
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    My InterpretationOut of Mana means out of "power," often in a supernatural sense.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    I think this song is what this whole album is about. Its about gaining control of your life. And the warning, the instruction, the inspiration, not to lose control once you have it.

    Verse 1: Get control of your life. Acknowledge and confront your fears and flaws. Do things in your life that people say you can't. But don't go to "sleep," be awake, be aware, be YOU.

    Chorus: Don't run out of power, And I can take care of myself, I don't need you (music, fame?). I have control, I can take it from here.

    Verse 2: I'm not sure, but I think Lacey is saying, we did what you wanted, we translated our dreams and ambitions and thoughts into song for you, perfected them. Free love, reaping the benefits (i.e. girls on tour)? Weeknights at the gym though? not sure.

    Chorus 2: A good bit is the same but an equally good portion is inaudible or thus far not properly posted above.

    Anyway just my preliminary thoughts and by no means definitive. Good song, top 3 on the album.
    TheAngryHogon August 26, 2017   Link
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    General CommentOut of Mana means out of "power," often in a supernatural sense.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    I think this song is what this whole album is about. Its about gaining control of your life. And the warning, the instruction, the inspiration, not to lose control once you have it.

    Verse 1: Get control of your life. Acknowledge and confront your fears and flaws. Do things in your life that people say you can't. But don't go to "sleep," be awake, be aware, be YOU.

    Chorus: Don't run out of power, And I can take care of myself, I don't need you (music, fame?). I have control, I can take it from here.

    Verse 2: I'm not sure, but I think Lacey is saying, we did what you wanted, we translated our dreams and ambitions and thoughts into song for you, perfected them. Free love, reaping the benefits (i.e. girls on tour)? Weeknights at the gym though? not sure.

    Chorus 2: A good bit is the same but an equally good portion is inaudible or thus far not properly posted above.

    Anyway just my preliminary thoughts and by no means definitive. Good song, top 3 on the album.
    TheAngryHogon August 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe overall composition of the song tied in with the lyrics has made me start to view this as sort of a digital versus analog commentary. Or better put, virtual versus visceral. The first portion of the song is heavy in digital effects, even on the vocals. The lyrical themes center around video games, infinite lives, and the cultivation of perfect bodies (a perfect shell, lacking inner development). There is plenty of academic research showing that while the digital world has people talking more than ever, we are all feeling increasingly isolated. We "built Babel together" because everyone is speaking, but no one is understanding each other. "Hell is digital" because it is hallow, empty. If you have infinite lives, it doesn't matter what you do. No experience carries any meaning. No failure is crushing. No success is sweet. You can do it all again tomorrow anyway.

    This is contrasted by the rough, lo-fi acoustic outro that is accompanied by visceral/body-focused lyrics (skin of my teeth, go without water or sleep). He's back in the real world but is feeling so disillusioned that he's not sure he's even here. Yet, he recognizes that this is real. What happens here is final. You've only got one chance. Death will come.
    "No reset."
    paloma91on September 24, 2017   Link

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