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With blankness staring back at me
And screaming from the pages
I feel the fear of apathy
Gripping me, pushing me on
Top of everything
In the corner with a view
I turn off the fluorescent tubes

This is the bomb that I’ve been waiting for, living for
You finally lit the fuse that’s in my head
Yes, you finally lit the fuse that’s in my head

With nothingness on top of me
And bleeding from my folder
Only you can stop the emptiness
Don’t let it take me over

I’ve been sinking down
Further into nothing
I’ve been waiting long
Longer then for some things

This is the bomb that I’ve been waiting for, living for
You finally lit the fuse that’s in my head
Yes, you finally lit the fuse that’s in my head
Yea, you finally lit the fuse that’s in my head
Yes, you finally lit the fuse that’s in my head


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  • +1
    General CommentDid somebody call for a Christian?! lol....
    To me this song is about being at school (hence the page and the folder) and stuck with a depressive teenage attitude. The 'fuse' IS Chritianity in my opinion. God puts some purpose in is life, something to live for. All the 'you's in the song are refering to God, only he can stop him from feeling this way. The fuse has been lit and its heading towards the bomb. The bomb is whatever we want it to be - making an impact on our world.
    Anyways thats how i interpret this song.
    Hope it helps
    AiR7oNon December 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the school message but because switchfoot stays on one subject for the entire song normally, I've been called out to give a more holistic perspective.
    I love the bass too. What a way to start a CD

    The screaming pages, and the bleeding folder to me are the bible, the bomb for which we were waiting.
    Jesus happens to be "only you" to keep us from the emptiness. The blankness happens to be the world, empty -- that the "fluorescent tube" or TV and apathy must be turned from.
    The bomb happens to be God that lights the fuse or turns on the light (refering to an inspiration or idea) to share the gospel.
    thegoodtofuon April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*this is the bomb that ive been waiting for
    living for* are the lyrics to the last paragraph...actually...
    lossocklaundrmaton June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat would make a little more sense when you're trying to decipher the songs meaning! anyhow, I'm not sure who hes talking to in this song so that makes things a little more interesting. I'm not really the biggest Switchfoot fan so that makes things even more intereseting. More people need to log on here to tell me what they mean! c'mon CHRISTIANS!
    MusicGeek2on September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe bass at the start of this song is simply mad.
    shirvson January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with AiR7oN. and shirvs. The bass is flippin awesome.
    rajincajunfireon February 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey cool i finally got something right! that is exactly what i thought when i listened through the song! if my friend would just listen to this song she would flip, she really loves bass.
    lilevilpinkbunnyon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe absolutely called for christians. If it hasnt dawned on you yet that Switchfoot is a christian act, then you need to wake up. This song is about God, plain and simple.
    THE FOon November 03, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentdamn!! whats with all the christ-bots automatically attaching a religious meaning to all of Switchfoots songs? I know they're christians, but that doesn't mean EVERY piece of work they produce will be religion-orriented


    I take this song to just be a typical description of teenage angst :P
    Lethal_lunacy77on May 12, 2008   Link

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