You ever felt somethin' you couldn't explain?
No definition, no name.
Just a feeling.
No definition, no name.

I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different, I said,
I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different, than I, than I...
I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different than I pictured...hold up.
I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different than I pictured it.

And then there was me:
Analyzing life more than I was living.
Anything possible good,
I destroyed before the chance was ever given.

See, if I never have anything,
I'll never have to lose anything;
but then again if I never had anything worth losing
I guess I lost everything.

Either way, you could say,
Pain will become a result from both,
So actually I'm giving in to the very thing that I fear the most:
Losing it all,
Everything,
Completely unaware,
That a fear of failure was the one thing that was taking me there.

Fear of life,
Fear of love,
Fear of man,
Failure to relate
How I and God, and His voice to me
Would even begin to translate.

So I wait
To escape
This condition of rationalizing my own destruction.
But I keep on listening to the voices that don't deserve my discussion.

I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different than I pictured it.
I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different than I pictured it.
I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different than I pictured it.
I looked at her, she looked back at me.
Her face looked different than I pictured it.
I looked at


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    people this is a really good track, its really deep. cant believe there have been no comments, well i guess thats how many people listen to john reuben. It seems to me that the guy was manipulated by some girl in the second verse who was really crafty and he ended up developing a feeling he couldnt explain. I think its somewhere after this that he realises she had just been manipulating him.

    shingamion October 03, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I absolutely love this song. Personally I can relate to it, and it took me weeks to figure out why and what this song really means, at least to me.

    I believe the song is broke up into parts. The first verse is a guy who's cautious in his way, very conservative. I think he's referring to love as something that he can't explain. He can't quite define it and it's not something he's not use to. Now I believe the second verse (not here) he's looking back and realizing how the girl he thought he loved isn't who he thought she was. That she was manipulative and had tainted his view of the world. By the third verse he realizes how easy he was manipulated. His actions speak louder than how he says he should be or is and he's sad how he didn't see it happening.

    Overall I think the song has a very sad undertone and I think it's based on one of John's past loves. Again, this is just from my own personal experience which I can say this song captures. That is my two cents on that, take what you will.

    PouYongon May 18, 2013   Link

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