Where am I today? I wish that i knew
'Cause looking around there's no sign of you
I don't remember one jump or one leap
Just quiet steps away from you lead

I'm holding my heart out but clutching it
Feeling this sort of a love that we once knew
I'm calling this home when it's not even close
Playing the role with nerves left exposed

And standing on a darkened stage
Stumbling through the lines
Others have excuses
But I have my reasons why

We get distracted by dreams of our own
But nobody's happy while feeling alone
And knowing how hard it hurts when we fall
We lean another ladder against the wrong wall

And climb high to the highest rung
To shake fists at the sky
While others have excuses
I have my reasons why
With so much deception it's hard not to wander away
It's hard not wander away, it's hard not to wander

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    General CommentI think that this song is literally of a home falling apart, one day they wake up, and they are far apart from each other and they are trying to bring it back together with a ladder, for chance, but its the wrong way and they just end up wandering away and leaving each other and they both think they have their reasons why. Spiritually, I feel this way sometimes with God, except it's ONLY me wandering away, God is there handing me a ladder, and I lean it the wrong way. . . and I think I have all the reasons why Im wandering, when really God's reasons are the only ones I need, and need to go back.
    heafaron April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs I have ever heard. The music and lyrics are awesome.
    taralynnon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is all about the human tendancy to wander away from God, because we want to control our own lives...when truly He is the only one that can make it all go right. It's just hard for us to accept that our lives might not be exactly how WE want them if we let God take over. "I'm calling this home but it's not even close"--we try to feel comfortable in our own decisions and dreams, but something's always missing when we do (our Creator!)
    tym46on July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTotally agree with both of you guys... this song is so awesome...
    supachikon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a persons personal relationship with God. "i don't remember one jump or one leap, just quiet steps away from your lead" that's definitely about falling away from God. it's very sad, really.
    dispatch4allon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have a different take on the line "i'm calling this home but it's not even close." i think it is about getting too comfortable in the world and forgetting our residence on earth is only temporary...our real home is eternal in heaven (or hell sadly for some).
    haleyon May 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Nickel Creek. I've been a fan for a really long time. I by chance was flipping through the tv and came across the music video when it was debuting, and ever since then loved this group.

    Beautiful and calming music. I love how there is nothing out there that is mainstream that compares to them. There is bluegrass/folk, of course, but nothing that became so popular. And I was even more suprised to find out they've been singing this sort of stuff all their life and weren't interested in being some pop group.
    lizkaon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNickel Creek is awesome because they incorporate Christianity in their music w/o changing their "polystylistic genre" which includes folk, pop, rock, bluegrass, etc.. Their amazing.
    zzzb3b3b3on June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVertigo22, I'm not a Christian, and I'm not particularly religious myself, but I still think this is a really good song. You interpret it the way you want to. That's the beauty of music. It's very ambiguous.

    I really like her voice. It sounds so ethereal. And, to be honest, I like to think of it as having to do with your relationship with God. It's a nice song.
    LilyBearon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLove it! Very inspirational.
    CRYN_OUTon September 30, 2004   Link

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