Will you come and what will I say
Oh I have been so distant and unhappy
Like I could disappear

When I was a boy I saw things
That no one else could see
So why am I so blind at twenty-two
To the hope that is all around me
Filling up this room

On the road on my own
Waiting for the words to fall from your tongue
Into my ears

When I was a boy I could hear
Symphonies in seashells
So why am I so deaf at twenty-two
To the sound of the driving snow
That drives me home to you


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    General Commentin reference to the "driving snow that drives me home to you" section...well, i feel like this whole song is an ode to the death of innocence and the acting in a romanticized world where everything we see is mystical and magical, yet at the same time, simplified and obvious... and everything we see is a sign hinting at our part in some beautifully constructed scheme... and i think about how when snow is falling, everything is very quiet, because all of the creatures are nestled up somewhere save, knowing they should be home, where they belong (where it's safe from the cold)... but the abilities held by man allows us to drive, travel and venture beyond where we should be, perhaps.....and he needs to be/should be back home or with this other person? it's something that's so seemingly obvious, but with age and all of the distractions that follow...he is deaf to the call to go home. to her, maybe. it's something as simple as a child acknowledging the fact that he needs his mother, but maybe he doesn't know/can't admit he needs her or something like that....i don't really know. it sure is a purdy song though.
    DrownInKoolaidon December 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentparkline,
    The thing is, if you look at the context of the song, he mentions "the sound of the driving snow." Clearly, snow does not really have a sound and if it does (of it hitting the ground) it is very very quiet. Perhaps they are make a reference to how we all go dull as we get older; we become less sensitive to things. The driving snow is what drives him home to "you" (whoever that is) and yet he manages to not even be able to hear it. In other words, he has lost his ability to be sensitive to things and it is preventing him from reaching what he knows he loves. That's just my theory.
    ford_floridaon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere's definately a lot of religious suggestions in Chris' lyrics but he has said himself in interviews that it was never his intention and some people just took his songs to be about God and that's fine since it's about what each individual gets from the song. But nope, I agree with everyone else here that the song is about the loss of innocence and the ability to be passionate about things like one is as a child
    RockXWLon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i totally associate this song with one of my really close friends because he told me not to listen to it when im sad cause i will get to depressed..he knows from experience. i understand this is a beautiful song that goes so deep.
    undoneon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i totally associate this song with one of my really close friends because he told me not to listen to it when im sad cause i will get to depressed..he knows from experience. i understand this is a beautiful song that goes so deep.
    undoneon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgrrr on mark ass.
    colorson May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beyond amazing. I don't think I have ever heard anything this beautiful in my life.
    kingofthisnighton May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my god mark ass you are so... GAHH i hate you. This song is so amazing and you to wreck it with your stupid thoughts. Anyway, this song got me into Mineral, and I consider it one of their best.
    tsucolon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song is incredible I could listen to it all the time.
    bassistboy04on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's instead of is
    bassistboy04on June 16, 2002   Link

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