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It's a long way from Miami to L.A.
It's a longer way from yesterday to where I am today
It's a long way from my thoughts to what I’ll say
It's a long long way from paradise to where I am today

All that's in my head is in Your hands

It's a long way from the moon up to the sun
It's a longer road ahead of me, the road that I’ve begun
Stop to think of all the time I’ve lost
Start to think of all the bridges that I’ve burned that must be crossed

Over, over
Over, take me over

I've been poison, I've been rain
I've been fooled again
I've seen ashes shine like chrome
Someday I’ll see home

Home
Home

I can see the stars from way down here
But I can't fall asleep behind the wheel

It's a long way from the shadows in my cave
Up to Your reality
To watch the sunlight taking over, over
Taking over
Take me over

I've been poison, I've been rain
I've been fooled again
I've seen ashes shine like chrome
Someday I'll see home

All that's in my head is in Your hands
If it's in my head, it's in Your hands
It's in my head, it's in Your hands
It's in Your hands


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    General CommentThis song means really when you are betrayed and being fooled, about being in yourself 'home' . and always finding a way to cross long things in life
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure "home" is heaven.

    "It's a long long way from paradise to where I am today " and then "Someday I’ll see home "

    This part's kinda cool, I think:

    "I've seen ashes shine like chrome
    Someday I’ll see home"

    "see[ing] ashes shine like chrome" is a picture of how it's going to be in heaven. The ashes are us humans. (From ashes to ashes and dust to dust) We're worthless next to God. When a Christian goes to heaven, he will shine like chrome, metaphorically speaking, because he's with God in a perfect place, no longer a heap of dirt/ashes.

    And then there's this:

    "It's a long way from the shadows in my cave
    Up to Your reality
    To watch the sunlight taking over, over "

    The philosopher Plato came up with the idea of a cave, where several people were chained to a wall and all they could see were shadows cast on the wall in front of them by a fire behind them. Since that's all they know, they grow to believe that those shadows are all that's real. But if one of them was set free and went up into the sunlight, at first it would hurt (his eyes) but then he would finally see what's really real. Here's a fuller explanation:

    faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/…
    liebherkon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my "life's okay" song. love it.
    sandcastleon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was played on the radio interview i heard where they talked about everything switchfoot, name droping people ive never heard of, but promoting Pinback and stuff. Pinback is to switchfoot what Unwritten Law is to blink 182.
    I had tears in my eyes, John didnt have much 2 say about this one, but the DJ was very emotional.
    Megxon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is, like sandcastle said, a great song just about life in general. Its just a song about putting your eyes, heart and mind towards God. Its a beautiful song to help you make it through the harder and depressing stages of life.
    My favorite line is:

    "All thats in my head is in your hands"
    AiR7oNon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite part of the song is "I can see the stars from way down here" everytime i hear it i think about how we have such good stuff already and its just gonna get better in heaven.
    Xeddenon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"It's a longer way from yesterday to where I am today
    It's a long way from my thoughts to what I’ll say
    It's a long long way from paradise to where I am today "

    very good!
    Narayanon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's in my head, it's in Your hands
    It's in Your hands

    Oh! Emilyon February 10, 2007   Link

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