Somehow I lost my way
And now it's clear to me
All that I fought so hard to keep
Is all I had to leave

I know you can't hear me
And you won't believe me
But there is something I must say
Before I fade away

(This is the way the world ends again)

Forever we will be hollow
Forever we will be
Forever we will be hollow
Hollow again

So I'm left here waiting
So long I'm contemplating
And now I know how it is
But now it's far too late

How will we open up the eyes of the dead
When we are hollow, hollow

And all along here I was told
By fallen men in their charade
That we could find a hope inside
The safety of this empty place

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"Hollow Again" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General Commenti think it starts with "somehow, i've lost my way" and not "So help, ive lost my way," :)
    VerminElderon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and i'm suprised that not more ppl like this band becuz theyre a great band
    IfShadosRoteDiarieson March 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song on Truthless Heroes. The music is great but the lyrics are even better. It sums up the whole album. All through the album you have the "truthless hero" as he/she travels through life trying all these different things to try and fill the void in his/her life. And then right at the beginning the song says, "all that i've tried so hard to keep is all i've had to leave." Basically you can't rely on material objects to get you through life. When it says, "And all along here i was told that i could find...that i could find a hope inside this empty place" but really material objects don't help. You need Christ in your life to get you through things and to provide you with safety. Thats what it means to me anyways.
    Norma Jeanon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEverything that seems so important to us-- worldy things is what he fought so hard to keep. He is trying to open the eyes of his friend who does not have a relationship with God but it is too late b/c he has nothing to show from his life. We don't have anything to offer to the lost if we are delving in shallow things that make us hollow.
    JLew251on July 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is totally about the church. The character goes through life fighting for his/her faith when they've been taught doctrine that's not theologically sound.

    The second part, "I know you can't hear me, and you won't believe me" is the character's attempt to cry out to the church to change its ways. Either the character is dying or perhaps Christ has come back and he/she believes it is too late to change.

    The chorus of the song is the character's hopeless belief that the church might never again become what it is meant to be. "Forever we will be hollow." Then the part "How can we open the eyes of the dead when we are hollow?" is definitely a reference to every believer's mission to seek and save the lost.

    Finally, the reason I believe this song is about the church, is the last part. "And all along here I was told by fallen men in their charade that I could find a hope inside the safety of this empty place."

    So church, let's start teaching people the right things! Our mission is to seek and save the lost, not entertain people.
    Skillet7on January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA lot of this song is referring to mine (and possibly Schwab's...) favorite poem: T.S. Elliot's "The Hollow Men"

    "We Are the Hollow Men, The Stuffed Men, With Heads Full of Straw"

    My tip off was the line about "This is how the World ends...Again"

    in Hollow Men the final lines are "This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper."

    The entire poem is about looking back on life and the people within it, the "Truthless Heroes" and "Hollow Men" and seeing how meaningless and empty the entire ordeal was. In an apoclyptic prediction he presumes that society will eventually just choke itself out rather than a doomsday sort of drama.

    So, if we look at it from this perspective the character is perhaps looking back on the futility of his life?
    ominousoaton June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFound it Ironic that after i did a lesson on "Soma", my all time fav project 86 song and the track right before this one, that Sarah comes up to me and asks "so ya, it's like thru all their empty lives you're left meaningless, or Hollow". It's prolly no coincidence that Macabre placed this song after Soma.

    Soma goes "Now I'm fadeing away"
    Hollow Again goes "But there is something I must say Before I fade away"

    Pretty much, that if we follow what everyone else tells us, we will forever be hollow. We lose all identity. You have to stand for what you believe it or what's the purpose of being alive? Stand up for your God.

    "How will we open the eyes of the dead
    When we are hollow...
    And all along here I was told
    By fallen men in their charade
    That we could find a hope inside
    The safety of this empty place"

    That empty place is a truthless hero, "and how will we open the eyes of the dead" refers to Zombies, which comes from One Armed Man [Play On] (from Drawing Black Lines). Zombies are people who have no mind of their own.
    MetaphoricBulleton December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo add to the great interpretations, this album is a concept album, from a random guy's birth until his death, and this song is his death, so everything said to whoever it was meant for in this song, is said as he's dying or close to dying.
    Bambamjr2006on December 07, 2007   Link

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