"Proposals" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Steve Mark Pedersen and Clint Frederick Schnase....

Let's get one thing straight: we don't have any answers
We are proposals in a cosmic nursery
And these massive stars -- they're just little twinkles
If I can't possess them at such magnificence
So if you can really hear me,
And you think you really believe in it
Then there must be some kind of privilege here
To putter around with such an existence
And if you see me on some stage
And you really believe it's me over there
Well, there's a chance it's not really me
Maybe we're not ourselves at all
And maybe being is simply believing that each breath we take in
Must lead to another breath out, one more breath yesterday
From yesterday -- and a timeline of yesterdays
Filled in with love or with pain or whatever bullshit we smear on our sleeves
I've found my cause, and this is it
There are no answers

Am I what I am? Is that what this is? Is this all there is

Lyrics submitted by jephque, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Proposals" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General Commentdid i ever mention how much i love cursive?
    6 to 8on September 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentQuite a philosophic song, incredible:
    "Then there must be some kind of privelege here
    To putter around with such an existence"
    Bivouacon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont reely think this song has a meaning...just lik an overall feel to it reely...tht we dont have any answers, werr just beings who think that werr doing something special but we are really just non-existent specks in the world who think that were creating history by just simply breathing and acting upon certain circumstances but really we don't have a purpose in the world. we are just "proposals in a cosmic nursery"...
    nitmareb4crstmson October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commento and im only 14 so dont bust my balls if you think im wrong... lol tht has ta be the oldest phrase ever..."dont bust my balls!"
    nitmareb4crstmson October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentin this song kasher seems to have a very existential attitude towards human life. his statement at the begining of the song basically sums up what the song is about: despite all our questions about "why we exist" and "what is the meaning of life" we really have no answers and never will. he seems to have given up searching for any meaning in life, and is just resigning to the fact that we never will have the answers to our quiestions. i especially like the way he compares us to the stars, and the fact that they are truly massive yet still just tiny specks from our viewpoint. despite his assurance that there are no answers, he ends the song asking the very questions that he realizes there are no answers to.
    unquestionedanswerson November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"And maybe being is simply believing that each breath we take in
    Must lead to another breath out, one more breath yesterday
    From yesterday -- and a time line of yesterdays "

    This sound like determinism, "the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences."
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    great song, clearly Tim is clearly wondering about existence and its meaning
    schwab002on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"...one more breath away from yesterday..." is the lyric.

    and i think it was made clear what the point of the song is. in the lyrics. in plain english.
    Disappearon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song asks what is there that makes us, 'us' other than the continuation of our past. Is the love we experienced, the pain we've experienced make us who we are?
    Is this all there is?
    And when you see me on stage, acting out my past, is this who I am? Just these bundles of reactions? These yesterdays built upon yesterdays? There's a chance this really isn't me...
    There are no answers.
    austin6409on September 08, 2014   Link

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