Everybody loves a rose, But will you be thankful for the thorns?
Love is easy when you're loved,
But do you curse another when you're alone?

Chorus:
Oh, I give my life to you so I can gain it back again
Oh, I stand silent while the paradigm is shifting

You say live and let live,
But people are dying everyday
And you say what I don't know won't hurt me
But if what I do not know is the very thing I need, then I say
Humanity sees truth through a shattered window pane
That blocks the view, and plants the seed
So we draw the cutains to close but I say
That the sun can still shine behind a closed mind
And sticks and stones do hurt
When tossed from the tongue of mankind


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    General CommentI love this song... I see this as a man pouring out his oppinions and questions into one of the most beautiful songs ever written. The chorous just states the basis of Christianity. Give everything to God and He'll give you it back washed clean so you can live with Him for eternity.
    sweetieon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... To me this song clearly states the difficulty of being a christian. You give up everything but you gain something greater in return, God.
    ryan3113ozmaon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't know how i discovered this song, but i'm pretty sure it was byaccident. For me, this song has nothing to do with religion. Although i know nothing about All Together Separate, i am making the assumption that they are a christian band. I am the opposite of religious. Anyway, this song still hits me on many different levels, and this song feels so open to interpretation. It's a great song, and i don't think i'll ever get enough of it.
    x_PunkRockPrincesson April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"You say live and let live,
    But people are dying everyday"

    This is not necessarily a physical death, but also spiritually. 2 Corinthians 4:16 assures believers that those who set their hearts in Christ will be renewed everyday even if they are wasting away on the outside.

    "And you say what I don't know won't hurt me
    But if what I do not know is the very thing I need"

    Ignorance is not bliss. This song challenges the complacency of humanity.

    "Humanity sees truth through a shattered window pane."

    It's as if we have all decided what our own view of life should be so much so that we have shattered the glass we are looking out of instead of looking to the eternal consistency of the one who fixes everything.
    pointnumber1on May 24, 2007   Link

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