Won't you take me back to school
I need to learn the golden rule
Won't you lay it on the line
I need to hear it just one more time
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again
Tonight

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again
Tonight

'Cos out on the ocean of life my love
There's so many storms we must rise above
Can you hear the spirit calling
As it's carried across the waves
You're already falling
It's calling you back to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one that it's calling you

Make a promise take a vow
And trust your feelings it's easy now
Understand the voice within
And feel the changes already beginning
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again
Tonight

And how many words have I got to say
And how many times will it be this way
With your arms around the future
And your back up against the past
You're already falling it's calling you
On to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one it's calling is you

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again
Tonight



Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough, edited by Kirtan, AndyWright, KOBENSKI, GordianPiusIII

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  • +6
    General CommentUltimately it's about love (Each and every rising sun is greeted by a lonely, lonely one). How could one not love such a lonely one.

    It's about enlightment, awakening...or more accurately being in the eternally ever present now. It's about realizing what you really are. That your thoughts (each heart is bounded by a world of dreams) are not you. You are not your body, thoughts, perceptions, or senses. You are beyond any those. We do not know what we are. But we know we are infinite, eternal, outside of time.

    You know this when you are in the present now. Every thought you've ever had of the past is an image occurring in the eternally ever present now. Every fear for the future happening right now. You can never step out of now to go to the past (it's an image in your mind) or to the future. Once you understand your eternal self, you are no longer alone, lonely. Because the world is you. You are reality. With your arms around the the future and the back against the past. The world that is calling IS YOU !
    timetockon May 12, 2013   Link
  • +5
    General CommentWe're all have a dream in our lives. It could be a career, or an adventure, or simply a desire to do something different and exciting at a crossroads. We don't necessarily know this, but the inclination is within our sole...the voice that is calling. Its will help us overcome hardship and adversity, if we only remain focused on the prize. It is our conscience...our inner faith...that keeps us true to ourselves if we only listen to the message.
    SimiCycliston January 24, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this song is about enlightenment and knowing the truth.

    I love this song!
    OpinionHeadon June 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMe, I always got a sort of general feeling that this song is about life as such, about being an embodied soul and having to come to grips with one's own life.

    At first you don't know what to do, and you need a teacher, so you ask them to tell you again, teach you again, tell you the rules, lay it on the line.

    Then they do, and you hear it and understand it, but it is so amorphous, flighty (or is your mind/attention...). So you go out and try this or that, but you think you have failed somehow, and are "the lonely one".

    You ask again and again. This being tells you "don't you know it is YOU?" and you finally learn to listen within, to the voice within, and trust this deepest and truest self.

    Now you celebrate this wisdom that is within you and without you, and you see that it's easy now.
    You feel the changes, already beginning...

    Wenaolongon March 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI need to learn the Golden Rule, = I have done something wrong,show me whats right
    Each and every heart Is bounded by a world of dreams. =
    We all have dreams and expectations of our friends and life.
    Cause out on the ocean of life, There a so many storms we must rise above. =
    Somehow I must prove that what I did was not to lose your trust
    Can you hear the spirit calling, as it's carried across the waves? =
    Can you hear me my spirit it is calling you back
    You're already falling it's calling you back to face the music. =
    You know you want to believe but can you believe someone from your past.
    You're already falling the one that it's calling is you. =
    You know you want it, Your conscience says so.
    Make a promise take a vow. And trust your feelings it easy now.
    Understand The Voice within. And feel a change already beginning. =
    Please listen to your conscience and feel your trust of me returning.
    And how many words have I got to say? =
    How many words can I say to make you believe.
    And how many times will it be this way? =
    Self Explaining
    With your arms around the future and your back up against the past. =
    With your thoughts toward the future do you want to return to your past
    You're already falling it's calling you on to face the music. =
    You know you want this and want to speak to your past
    SongsHomeon October 06, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, SimiCyclist, that a GOOD interpretation. I can't add anything to that.
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDitto...
    UNCWDMBfanon November 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe is asking his gal for a peptalk of sorts, though it goes much deeper. Inspiration to move forward. The lyrics are her words to him, after his first enquiry to her to "take me back to school."

    Perhaps at a time of doubt in his life, he looked to his girlfriend or wife for encouragement and inspiration. Her words to him are truly eloquent.
    Slash01on January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about his addiction, rehabilitation, and ultimately,...redemption. "You're already falling", he wants to give up and go get high. "Understand the voice within", that voice that you have to fight with in order to stay straight. "Each and every rising sun is greeted by a lonely, lonely one", for every one who rises up from the abyss that is addiction, another is falling in. "How many words have I got to say", and also "Won't you tell me again tonight?", seem like a twelve step program. (You are supposed to talk to the group about your addiction(s) and the pain you caused,...and suffered.) Also, the repetitiveness and the fact that it's "tonight", have some bearing due to the very nature of NA & AA meetings, the majority of which take place at night. "Can you hear the spirit calling?" Classic AA, more focus on spirituality than on a specific God. Believe me, been there, done that.
    GordianPiusIIIon July 29, 2008   Link

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