"Awake" as written by Alejandro M. Linares, Randy Strohmeyer, Alexander Pappas, Nathan Barcalow and Derek Doherty....
One devotion to an empty moment
Can't you stay tonight?
Silence broken with words unspoken
Now she's on her knees

No more feeling so useless
Can I beg for one more she said
Taking with arms wide open
Longing for sleep again

The air is clearing
Again, we're breathing
Water turns to wine
The day is tired, the night inside her
Now she is alive

Keep breathing to feel something
Take my breath away
(She prays the silence will stop and take her breath away)
(I pray the silence will stop and take my breath away)

No more feeling so useless
Can I beg for one more she said
Taking with arms wide open
Longing for sleep again

But now, I'm awake
But now, I'm awake


Lyrics submitted by Finch_Rocks

"Awake" as written by Alejandro Martinez Linares Alejandro M. Linares

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    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is that is of a turbulent relationship. "One devotion with empty moments" could mean that when things seem fine, they are in fact empty, of holding things inside and lying to each other. "Silence broken with words unspoken/ Now she's on her knees." Their peace and silence is broken by a fight, even one without words. She begs him for forgiveness, or begs him to change, or something. "Can I beg for one more she says," she just wants things to be the way they were, even though they could not be.
    "The air is clearing again/ We're breathing, water turns to wine." THey see each other and their relationship clearly, but they are soon intoxicated in the familiarity ("Water turns to wine?") "THe day is tired, the night is inside her/ Now she is alive, no more feeling useless" THis could mean that the unsatisfied peace is ending and they are fighting again. "Taking with arms wide open, longing for sleep again" He just takes it and wants to get past the fight for the peace.
    Of course i could be totally wrong, this is only my interpretation. It could be about sex... Think about it: "Now she's on her knees"
    fletcherjhson April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, definetly their best song..also letters to you is awesome
    ScreamingInfidelityon December 03, 2001   Link
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    General CommentGod I love this song. I have yet to find the meaning it holds though. THe coolest thing about this song is definetly that this morning it was somehow timed perfectly that I woke up with this song was playing. ^.^
    sentimentalf0olon January 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i can't stop listening to this song. Great Band. But i still don't know exactly what this song means
    alexericon January 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it means he's confused and all about his relationship and then wakes up and clears it all 'keep breathing to feel something'.... i dunno exactly though
    villacobainon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwoah, you've really thought about that. agree with the first half of your statement fletcherjhs.
    startingsocostudenton April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song...as my screen name shows, i'm a finch fan...saw em live right here in temecula before they got their label and they played this song....AWESOME first song to hear!!
    Finchon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song...as my screen name shows, i'm a finch fan...saw em live right here in temecula before they got their label and they played this song....AWESOME first song to hear!!
    Finchon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo be honest, I think it's about a one night stand! lol I mean "One devotion with empty moments", "Now she's on her knees 'Til i'm feeling so useless" "We're breathing, water turns to wine The day is tired, the night's inside her"
    I dunno, maybe it's just me, heh.
    princessFrEaKäon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOk Fletch...thanks for your um..."insightful" comment, but I'm going to have to disagree in some aspects. Ok first off, this song is NOT about sex (um...yea this comment is mostly for princess) I give Finch enough credit to not be that obvious and slightly deep enough to have alternative meanings for their lyrics. Now songs are open to interpretation, but I think what this song meaning is clear: it is about forgiveness. So the girl has definitly hurt the guy "Keep breathing to feel something /Take my breath all away". And he confronts her, bringing everything into the open: "Can you stay tonight?/Silence broken with words unspoken...The air is clearing again". Now the lines, "Now she's on her knees" and "Can I beg for one more she says" has NOTHING TO DO WITH FELLATIO! Its not her getting on her knees to suck dick, its her begging for his forgiveness. And begging for one more isn't referring to her eagerness to give head (like some ppl fletch ;}), its her begging for one more chance. Ok the water into wine part...clearly a biblical allusion. At a wedding in the city of Galilee, Jesus turned water into wine (John 2:9). This is considered to be Jesus's first sign of "glory" that proved to his desciples that he was the true Messiah, sent by God to forgive their sins. And since Jesus is considered by billions around the world today as the absolver of sins it is clear that the writer of the song is mentioning something he did in reference to forgiveness. So without a doubt this song is about forgiveness NOT sex. She hurt him and lied about it, she's begging for forgiveness and another chance and he wants to forgive her but is unsure if that is possible for him to do.
    bellevedetteon April 23, 2002   Link

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