will the waves of time wash away the pain in my heart?
can i bury the knife that has pierced my soul, or will i continue to turn it to remind me of my own blindness? because i find no touch of grace to surprise my eyes, or rest my spirit.
and i have come to realize my good moments were forged in self deception...
and the question that plagues my mind...
is grace enough?
to build a bridge once burned,
to fill what is hollow with the substance of virtue.
though the wings of a dove have wiped the tears from my eyes, this tounge has fanned the flames of unforgiveness.
but love suffers long and rejoices in truth...
and this imperfect creation is shortcoming,
but striving none the less for that which is eternal.


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    General Commentthe lyrics in this expresses so beautifully how the world is slowly falling more and more into its pit of heartbreaks and backstabs... the imperfect creation is us.
    .safelybleeding.on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy take on this is that he has finally reached a state of self awareness, realizing that he has committed deeds that have caused harm to himself and to other people because of the way society traps us into doing so. Though he tries to escape the memories of these deeds, he finds himself almost unable to and, though he wishes he could be rid of them, he knows that nothing will every take the memories away. He thinks that WANTING to do good and DOING good are two completely different things. . .and though he felt as though wanting to do the right things was good enough in the past, he is starting to doubt it will ever be good enough to himself anymore because of things that he has seen/experienced. He thinks perhaps that trying todo good might be futile and though he has seen that he must try, he still knows that the traps of society once had him in their grasps and he does not know if his attempts at grace will be good enough to help spark the realization of what is right and what is wrong in other people because they have been blinded by these things for so long, due to one reason or another. He feels that though he might be flawed, he is still striving to find the truth and beauty in the things he knows because the memory of something beautiful stays with him forever.
    Stars Scar Her Eyeson May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a wonderful, heartfelt song!
    dr.jacobon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgah. i love this song so much. i dont evn know what to say.
    cherryXkisson May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is nice love this shit...
    chulavistaon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBest song on The Frailty Of Words, I think. I love the longer Hopesfall songs.
    APartOfMeDieson September 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the part where he says, "and the question that plagues my mind... ". He has so much passion into that one phase its unbelievable
    XsuicidenoteXon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing song in it's whole 7 minute and 28 second entirety
    sloppy_agneson October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite .hopesfall. song.. actually probably my all time favorite song as well.. simply beautiful and the passion that Doug, as well as Ryan, put into this song just takes my breath away.. and it fits every mood.. depressed, happy, angry, etc. I can listen to this song with every mood I'm in.. I can't say that about a lot of songs.
    icason March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song
    drewplaysrockon April 05, 2003   Link

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