and it's strange
how we're wasting our lives
novacaine
when the pain helps us rise
here we stay
though it's only a clever game
running from our lives
and we linger on...
but if we try to lift up our eyes
replacing the lies
we own this moment
everything and everyone and in the end we all are one
the truth will not be denied
everything and everyone and in the end we all are one
the truth will not be denied
and it's strange
how we're selling our time and we wait
we are lost in a clever game
running from our lives
and they lead us on...
but if we try to lift up our eyes
replacing the lies
we own this moment
everything and everyone and in the end we all are one
the truth will not be denied
everything and everyone and in the end we all are one
the truth will not be denied



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    hell yeah man, why doesn't anyone realize how awesome SDRE is???? The only person i know who loves em more than i do is my best friend. he introduced me to them about three years ago, and i've been hooked ever since!!

    deftonesgirl_57on September 17, 2002   Link
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    This is the best song on the Rising Tide, by far. I don't know why, but I always am hit with a wave of nostaligia when I listen to this song.

    pence is godon July 26, 2002   Link
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    This song is so brilliant. I think it is mostly about how we take so much for granted, even the bad things in life...how we need to see the big picture. Regardless, its an awesome song.

    bright.eyed.girlon March 10, 2003   Link
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    I think this song is definitely about drugs. Wasting our lives (novicane)...novicane numbs you, like drugs. The pain would help you rise and overcome and become better or wiser, but "here we stay" because we dont even try to overcome, we just get high. Drug use is like "running from our lives" a clever game. "selling our time" is time wasted getting wasted, plus you could be making your life shorter. I dunno thats what i get out of it.

    sonicseaon June 23, 2003   Link
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    I also think it could be about Chritianity. I heard that Jememy ''found jesus" before this albumb, so everything i said about getting high might me about being agnostic ( not believing in God )

    sonicseaon June 23, 2003   Link
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    I'm just wondering what "Novacaine" means... I looked it up and it came up with a Japanese pop band.

    armanon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    should say novocaine not novacaine

    thujoneon May 01, 2005   Link
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    such an uplifting song

    allmanon October 09, 2005   Link
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    Amazing.

    Longdistancedrunkon July 11, 2006   Link
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    I HAD to comment here. It is not often that I listen to a song for the first time and I find myself in shivers and tears by the end. This band is absolutely incredible... i found out about them recently... but this song is just, incredible. The last part of the song, the last chorus nails it in. I am an atheist, but this song connects so deeply, and so beautifully. It is pure transcendence, something I aim for in my music. Everything and everyone, and in the end we are all one.

    vamos scorchoon February 14, 2008   Link

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