As I
Was taught to lead
I was fed well
On what had come before
Who had ever lived
Left a lesson
Regarding what's in store

Were just like you and me
Guessing their asses off
Oh yes, they tried to guess well

It's our turn now
I hope we're forgiven
Chalk it up to knowledge and change
And life itself

And as I
Shall learn to follow
I'll feed the leaders
With everything I can
Bring revolutions
That try as I may
I just won't understand

Will be just like you and me
Pretending they're not guessing
As if we couldn't tell

It'll be their turn then
I hope we can forgive them
Chalk it up to knowledge and change
And life itself

It seems a cycle that we all seem to share
The passing from hand to hand of our pride and despair
Both parent and child cry apathy but everybody cares
And then we vanish in thin air
And only time is there
Time and a legacy...

History holds questions for everyone
A story that's only just begun
Blind past the goddamn horizon
Sees more than father less than son
Life and death merely pretending
We're part of the infinite ending

Are gonna teach and learn
We're gonna get fed well
And then we shall feed
We are ancient
We are brand spanking new

We shall follow and lead

Cause we

Are simply you and me
In proving our traditions
On the brink of heaven and hell

We each get a turn
And then we're forgiven
And we call it knowledge and change
And life itself
And we call it knowledge and change
And life itself
And we call it knowledge and change

And life...

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a great song. If it's overly ambitious and innocent, you still have to forgive it :) for trying so hard. The first two verses are incredible then the bridge is lyrically cool but musically weak imo(common to a lot of BT songs imo...which The Hook sorta makes fun o ) but then it builds to the epic finish.

    Chalk it up to knowledge and change...and life itself
    legend42on June 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Trina Magna" = Latin for "The big three", which I am assuming to be the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

    Alluding to the faiths that may be just a little mis-guided has managed to convince most of the planet... Like the lemmings we are
    spgon July 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAn update on my previous post.
    My understanding of this song is that it is definitely about life's journey, based on teachings from others, and us passing on our experiences onto the next generation.. All for the good of whatever higher power we believe in.

    Seems to me to be a slightly tongue in cheek jab at how we follow religions..

    Great tune
    spgon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTrina magna = the big three in latin, yes

    what about the last verse-
    Knowledge, change, life itself.

    i think those are the big three =]
    krriisttiion June 08, 2007   Link

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