He sits among the rest, buried in his seat.
The clatter of the crowd is drowning out his speech.
He turns to look at us, a mirror burned in deep.
He wonders who you are, you wonder what he means.
We are the matched and numbered ones.
We have been placed in all their codes.
You may be blessed by your own,
You may be blessed by your own ghost.
She makes the driver blush with pains of tongues and knees.
She opens up the car leaving air to breathe.
Tthe moments all messed up with lanes that bleed in sheets
That cover up our tracks and lead us to her keep.
We are the matched and numbered ones who live in constant disrepair.
You may be blessed by your own,
You may be blessed by your own ghost.
Here i'm stressing over fallen angels with cause to cover.
We are the matched and numbered ones who live in constant disrepair.
You may be blessed by your own,
You may be blessed by your own ghost.


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    Imbrokn.. I totally understand.. this song and calm americans makes me cry when I am having really bad times or dealing with things in my life... it's just that powerful to me (Plus when I saw elliott live, they had so much passion and energy when they played... it knocked me over and made me like em that much more).

    I think it relates to how we all fall short of what we want in life.. and for me it holds a spiritual value about God (at least that's what I gathered from talking to the lead singer from elliott). We all live in a world where we are suffering for what we believe. Sometimes people place their hopes on things that aren't worth fighting for (stressing over fallen angels). And we kind of forget what is important and dwell on things that might haunt us in our future (blessed by your OWN ghost). In the first verse, Chris talks about someone who doesn't understand something, or someone completely (he wonders who YOU are, You wonder what he means) and he never really gets to fully understand what the other people wanted to tell him... or the other people might ignore him because we pre-judge his apperance and just "number" him, so to speak.

    That's what I think.. in a nutshell... I've thought a lot more about this song.. but I don't want to make this too long.. so that's all I got.

    Trenityon April 01, 2003   Link
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    Nice, there are Elliott fans out there. I don't know what it is about this song. It just gets me everytime. Like those half japanese girls. I dont' think i could even tell you what the words mean to me, it just has an almost surreal sound to the whole song. I want it to be the background music for my life, calming me like an ever present hand on my shoulder. Does this song effect anyone like that? or am i just really weird?

    imbroknon January 12, 2002   Link
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    I hear ya. Exactly what the song's about, honestly, i'm not positive. But there's something about listening to this song that make you feel completely enveloped in it. Kinda like a warm and fuzzy sweater, only... okay, i guess the sweater analogy was bad, but who cares. Song still rocks

    BlackEyedAngelson April 10, 2002   Link
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    Oi. How I love Elliott. This song is so beautiful. It's my favorite off of False Cathedrals. This song rocks my socks so much and I can't ever say that enough.

    EnjOy IncUbuson April 13, 2002   Link
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    Elliott is just...amazing. So different from everything else. It's like they said "alright, let's see what music is selling and go as far away from that as possible." Their music can't be put into a genre like others can, they are just so unique. This song proves how brutally(sp?) honest lyrics like "We are the matched and numbered ones who live in constant disrepair" and trun it into such a beautiful song. If you are relaxing or just hosting a calm party and looking for music, look to farther than Elliott.

    littlelostemoboyon May 05, 2002   Link
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    I love the dynamics that Elliott has. Most of their songs start off really kind of soft, and seem to stay mostly the same until you get two thirds of the way through the song, and realize it's ten times louder than it was at the beginning. But you never noticed the volume increasing at all, which is really a cool experience.

    jackAnselmoon June 19, 2002   Link
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    Elliott is by far the best band ever! This song does something to me, sending chills down my back. Never before has music affected me as the music of Elliott has.

    nicepunkdon July 09, 2002   Link
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    yeah! this song really very very EMOTIONAL! i think this song is about someone who try to enter a new phase in his life..but yet the old memories and experience of the past keep on haunting him...am i rite?? anyway.. i really love this song! i feeling like crying everytime i sing along..

    nevermind8038on July 28, 2002   Link
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    I agree with nevermind. Elliott is amazing. This song really stands out. There's something so guilty and so soft about Elliott. It's really unique, unlike anything. You cant compare it to another genre, because it's its own. It's the music. I feel really strange when I listen to Elliott, almost as if somethings taken over, calmed me but made me aware. If that makes sense...

    jealouson August 06, 2002   Link
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    awsome song

    emoTHUG55on August 22, 2002   Link

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