"Above" as written by Scott Anderson, James Ryan Black and Arnold David Lanni....
Inside I'm gone
You knew that all along
Without the distance you never get away

Plastic bag image
Is over now it's over now
The color fading is all the way to grey

We are strong but we're dumb
We look above

Trusting the instinct
Is not about what you think
The one reaction is only to obey

And I'm staring
All around not far down
Judge the distance from the ground and pray
We are strong but we're dumb
We look above


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"Above" as written by James Ryan Black Arnold David Lanni

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    General Commentawesome music on this one. the guitar towards the end is amazing
    androckwon December 14, 2001   Link
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    General Commentthis is when finger eleven was had a better sound, not that they arent still amazing cause they are but this is one pro song! its awesome, everything about it and plus the fact that there canadian makes it even better.
    sic n twistedon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEverything is made just that much better when its Canadian. But regardless of nationality, this is one awesome fucking band!
    Emo_Guitaron September 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell i gotta thank sic and emo for telling me that they are canadians! yeah me and my friends love this song and it has become our drinking song! oh god i love it! so anyway what do you think this song is about anyway? since i can't figure it out at all. oh yeah i'll have to agree with androckw with the guitar part
    Masonon March 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing, i look back and think about how dumb i was.yup im canadain too!finger eleven kicks ass
    _:jaja_suitcaseon July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think the song has a slightly religious theme..

    "We are strong but we're dumb.. We look above, we look above"

    We're capable of finding the answers ourselves, but instead we turn to religion for answers..

    "It's not about what you think. The one reaction is only to obey"

    We push aside our feelings and follow God blindly..

    "And I'm staring. All around not far down. Judge the distance from the ground and pray "

    I've always had an image about a someone falling into hell and they're looking down and waiting to hit the ground, and then they start praying for God to save them..
    ChyldeOfTheLotuson September 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would say a lot of Finger Eleven songs have a slight spiritual feel to them.
    cal_01on November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentuptownstomp.com
    dpf62984on November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's probably about following trends instead of whatever you want to follow.

    "Trusting the instinct
    It's not about what you think
    The one reaction is only to obey"

    Natural instinct is to want to fit in and you do that by following others examples.

    "Plastic bag image"
    "We look above"

    These lyrics talk about finding the trends to follow by looking towards people who we perceive to be better then us.
    ddenning1019on May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has to do with how people look up to god and they dont even try to do it themselves. So its like were doing nothing and in times of crisis, we just pray and dont do the very best we could.
    Z-Dawg95on August 09, 2008   Link

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