If you really want to,
you can, lie...
If you really want to,
you can, lie...
If you really want to,
you can, lie...
If you really want to,
you can, lie...

And the sun fades,
The waters rise,
The stars appear,
The night has returned.

I told you so,
On that night,
About a volatile force,
With the devils luck,
Who heard the jackass scream,
And call for monarchy,
I told you so.

I told you so,
On that night,
About this force,
A force of will.


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When We Begin To Steal song meanings
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    General Commentis he asking a girl out and saying "u can lie if u want to". it kinda seems that way (or im thinking too deeply into it) since he says "a force of will" at the end. i think its kinda like, u can go out with me if u want to make it work
    sean7711on March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthmm. quite hard to decipher the meaning of this song, but its a kickass song.
    aywkubttod16on December 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the perfect closing song for the album. The melody is beautiful and it flows so perfectly when he kicks it up at the end during the "I told you so, on that night..."
    caveat emptoron December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't know where you got the idea of asking a girl out.
    It suggests nothing of that in my opinion.

    I see it as quite obvious.
    The title of the song is "When We Begin To Steal..."
    so i figure its about stealing.

    Especially with the lines
    "If you really want to, you can, lie"
    which is pertaining to the stealing idea

    and again at the end (which is the best part)
    when he says "I told you so, on that night, about this force, a force of will"

    I picture that line as a scene where two guys are about to rob a place, and the song is looking back "on that night"
    and the other guy isn't sure if he wants to steal, which is where "the force of will comes in"

    and also pertaining to the first line again, when it says you can lie if you want to
    it almost seems like they were caught for stealing, and hes saying you can liea bout it if you want to.
    timmy2shooson February 12, 2008   Link

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