"Precious Declaration" as written by and Ed Roland....
Hitched a ride to the peaceful side of town
Then proceeded where thieves were no longer found
Can't crash now I've been waiting for this
Won't crash now I found some encouragement
Precious declaration reads
Yours is yours and mine you leave alone now
Precious declaration says
I believe all hope is dead no longer

New meanings to the words I feed upon
Wake within my veins elements of freedom
Can't break now I've been living for this
Won't break now I'm cleansed with hopefulness
Precious declaration says
Yours is yours and mine you leave alone now
Precious declaration says
I believe all hope is dead no longer

Once I jumped through hoops of fire
High and far as you required
I was blind but now I see
Salvation has discovered me


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Precious Declaration" as written by Ed Roland

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    General CommentIt kind of reminds me of divorce. Like when he says "Yours is yours and mine you leave alone now", like his awful ex wife doesn't get it anymore...and then the last verse, "Once i jumped through hoops of fire...." as if he did everything she said, but now he's free. But I know a lot of people don't agree with this one.
    Juelstaron September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsorry guys, but I am pretty sure that this song is about the biz and how collective soul went through some tough times with the record company. . jumping through hoops of fire. . "Yours is yours and mine you leave alone now" refers to compensation issues etc . . .its funny how collective soul and pumpkins have bickered or had a fued and they both hate the industry that they're in . .oh well, still love the music. .
    alleywokeupon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentonly alley really makes a lot of sense. A lot of people always seem to confuse Collective soul's music as having a christian theme just because he uses a lot of words like "salvation", and "hope" and "soul", but he seems to use those words mainly because those words just sound very poetic.
    flyingdaitchmanon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIsn't this the sexiest opening riff ever though...It's kind of similar to "Naked" by Reef. I think that it is about started your life over again. Being born again by Jesus and believing that everything you do is for a reason.
    underdose86on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of what its like to have someone who makes life worthwhile. when i was first getting of the streets it didn't seem worth all the hassle of holding down a job just to make a better life for myself, it was worth it to make a better life for me and my friend who was living with me.
    rainanneon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttrue man good things spread, well bad things spread too,its all good
    cRumbflooron May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about learning to live, and learning to let things come and go... if that makes any sense.
    Dagnyon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat does this song mean to me? To me Precious Declaration is declaring salvation. The song is about being saved by Christ. The line "I believe all hope is dead no longer" speaks that he's found a renewal of hope and is filled w/ this newfound hope. In the last part of the lyrics he says "I was blind but now I see Salvation has discovered me." His eyes were opened to truth. God draws people to Him, hence "Salvation has discovered me." God called him and now he's been saved. Thats what it means to me.
    Cuevoon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is a decent enouh song, sounds to me like it means someones happy to get away from someone else
    Neruon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCuevo hit this one perfect. I think thats exactly what ed meant when he wrote this song. its an excellent song with an excellent meaning about how much better life is when your saved by Christ.
    PearlJamRuleson January 06, 2007   Link

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