"If You Believe" as written by and Maida/lanni....
So, you've made up your mind
You're tired of trying
Time to be scared
And you wanted to fly
You can't close your eyes
Time to beware

But if you believe in the world I'm calling
And if you belong in the world I saw
And if you believe in the world I'm calling
You'll be strong

So you wasted your time
You willed it goodbye
Time to be scared
You thought you could buy
Your last piece of mind
Time to beware

But if you believe in the world I'm calling
And if you belong in the world I saw
And if you believe in the world I'm calling
You'll be strong

But if you believe in the world I'm calling
And if you belong in the world I saw
And if you believe in the world I'm calling
You'll be strong


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    General CommentThis song makes me cry every time i hear it, yeah and I'm a guy. It is the most optimistic view of the coming Singularity I have ever heard. I'm sure Ray was proud!

    H+
    adequateandyon June 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe chorus to this is so good, its one of thier best!
    keve007on July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looooove this song!!
    intellirockeron August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSome of the other, newer songs tend to sound a bit too similar. This one doesn't sound so poppy, and I love the guitar here. And, since this is my first listen, hmm... Either I'm way off base, or I'm pointing out something painfully obvious :P. I get the impression that this is about a girl, I don't know why. The girl wanted the perfect life, gave everything for it. But she failed, And now she has nothing to fix it. If she could see the good in it all, the oppurtunities, she could make it. Hmm, actually, that does seem painfully obvious, hehe.
    shamelesson August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI sort of agree with shameless. I think there's a girl who is fed up with her life, her friends, her way of looking at things. And someone comes along, and shows her a new way to live. However,

    'You wanted to fly, you can't close your eyes.'

    She's unwilling to let go of what is comfortable to her, and she thus can't accept this new way of life being offered to her. So she'll always stay where she is, because she 'can't close her eyes'
    _biggreenmonkey_on June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy a girl?
    keanu kraneon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentConsidering how Raine makes half his songs (or so it seems) about how hollow religion is (but not spirituality), I have a feeling that would be the topic of this song.

    Now, whether it's approaching it from the side of the person trying to believe and be happy, or from the side of the religion trying to convince a person to believe and be happy...I don't know. But I'd bet $5 on this being about religion.
    RileyLewison April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much.
    I mean, there is religious undertones obviously, but not necessarily organized religion.
    I think it's maybe about someone who's very depressed with their life and finding things too hard to carry on. Raine's saying that don't worry, this is just a holding tank for what's to come. Don't fuck it up and step out of the line to the next world. Be strong, we'll get there.
    Misseveruson May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentComing back to this song later, I see the spiritual side more.
    Whenever I play this song, I always get the image of Raine as some kind of leader, whether spiritual or political or whatever, and he's calling to people who want a different tomorrow. If you believed it the world he was calling, you wouldn't be afraid to fly. It seems to me to be a revolution song- get up off your ass and do something, because I can see the future, and I need shades.

    Disclaimer: No, I don't actually think Madia is a cult leader.
    _biggreenmonkey_on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the consensus and it's definitely about someone who has given up on their life and has either found a new way of living or some other meaning to live for- whether it be something as deep as huge as religion, or music, or painting, or whatever.

    A slight correction in the lyrics though, the 2nd line of the chorus is "If you belong in the world I saw" instead of "believe."

    amazing song.
    mfzbmofoon September 10, 2007   Link

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