"Safe Haven" as written by and Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert....
I'm just a stranger here, despite your everything
I'm not attached to your world of disease
Like father always said, and I can only agree
Son they will hate you because they always hated me
And even though I feel alone
I know that I could never be

If it's a choice between this veil of ecstasy
And all the lonely suffering of seeing this so clearly
If I've said it once I'll say it twice I'll say it for all eternity
I'll find all the comfort that I need inside this bleeding
And even though I feel alone
You know that I could never be

Nobody knows
Nobody cares
Nobody sees outside our safe haven
Nobody sees outside our safe haven

Together we are so, so ugly with rejection
But to our, our eyes we, we're the ones shimmering
I've unplugged the wires from your spine
At first you'll be afraid
But we will be so content
And we
Will live.
Again

And we will live again
(Alone and so content)
And we will live again
(Alone and so content)

Just crawl across this desert heat
And become tragic with me
And now that we are not alone
You know that we could never be

Nobody knows
Nobody cares
Nobody sees outside our safe haven
Nobody sees outside our safe haven

And we will live again
(Alone and so content)
And we will live again
(Alone and so content)


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"Safe Haven" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General Commenta picture:

    two worlds, living one within the other, but both simultaneously hating and ignoring the other. People from one world never visit the other.

    Now consider that you're in one world and you're told so many times you're convinced that you've got it better, so much better than the other world and that the other world NEEDS what you have. But you also know that the other world is evil, and you should never go there. In fact, you reject anyone who might get lost from that world and find his way to your doorstep. You also reject anyone who has visited that other world but lives in yours. You just go on happily condemning the other world while you live in your own.

    That's the picture i think of when i hear this song. The two worlds are the worlds of christianity and the rest of the world. Christians (as a whole) know they've got something, but dont want to venture to the world because it's evil. That's why i see the first part of the song as the christians' view of the world, and the bridge (together we are so ugly with rejection but to our eyes we're the ones shimmering) is an introspective at christianity. A great reminder that we cant live in two seperate distinct worlds.

    Now that we are not alone you know that we could never be.
    estocopathon October 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwith god by my side i can never be alone
    PuerIratuson June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEstocopath essentially nailed it. Thanks for it, dude.
    Really Good song too....as well as the whole "songs to burn your bridges by" CD, go buy it! IT IS worth it.
    denmil24on January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can get with that explanation. I also may introduce a slightly different way to interperet it. While it's true that the Christian world is often scared to step out into the secular world to reach out to it, the same meaning can be paralleled in this song for the other world. The secular world often does not want to come out of its "safe haven." Many people in this world believe that they are just fine right where they are and they don't want to move or change a thing, they're just content doing what they do on a daily basis. Nobody knows, nobody cares, nobody bothers to see what's beyond what they already have, to see if maybe there's more.
    I think both applications work well, since this is obviously such a deep,multi-layered song.
    This song is, in my opinion, the best on the CD, I just love it. It may be my favorite Project song ever, in fact. It's just that good. Like denmil said, if you don't have this CD, get it. It's one of the best CD's I've ever heard in my life.
    BrokenParadiseon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree 110% with estocopath
    "Together we are so, so ugly with rejection
    But to our, our eyes we, we're the ones shimmering
    I've unplugged the wires from your spine
    At first you'll be afraid
    But we will be so content
    And we
    Will live.
    Again"

    When I hear that I think of a Matrix feel as well.
    The singer has 'wakened' someone up from the mainstream world and.. yeah
    ProjectShadowson February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo, that's not it.

    This song is saying that there is more to life, and that it's worth any pain and loneliness it might bring to take it to heart:

    "If I've said it once, I'll say it twice, I'll say it for all eternity
    I'll find all the comfort that I need inside this bleeding"



    "I'm just a stranger here, despite your everything
    I'm not attached to your world of disease"

    We are living in the same world. From a Christian viewpoint, we realize that a lot of people reject Christians for what they believe and Christianity in general. The solace is that "we're the ones shimmering."

    Second Corinthians deals with this a bit in chapter 5: "Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling."

    There's more to life, and this song
    sirstevenon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Jesus while He lived on earth. He told His disciples that He was not of our world and the world would hate Him - "like Father always said and I can only agree Son they will hate you because they always hated Me." like John 15:23 says, "Whoever hates me hates my Father also"

    "And even though I feel alone
    I know that I could never be"

    This is saying that even though Jesus felt alone in the world, He knew that God was always with Him and He would never be alone because of the Trinity.

    "If it's a choice between this veil of ecstasy
    And all the lonely suffering of seeing this so clearly
    If I've said it once I'll say it twice I'll say it for all eternity
    I'll find all the comfort that I need inside this bleeding"

    Jesus had the choice to die for us or not, and He knew that He would choose giving us eternal life over having physical comfort. If He chose physical comfort for Himself, He knew that we would have spiritual discomfort. He would find comfort in the bleeding because He knew the eventual result would be that we could spend eternity with Him.

    "No body knows
    No body cares"

    It is saying that the people didn't know about Jesus' true mission on earth, and they didn't care about the fact that He would save their souls. The Jews were expecting an earthly king that would save them from the Romans' rule. They were not concerned about having their souls saved.

    "Together we are so, so ugly with rejection
    But to our, our eyes we, we're the ones shimmering
    I've unplugged the wires from your spine
    At first you'll be afraid
    But we will be so content
    And we
    Will live.
    Again"

    Together we will be rejected with Christ and hated by the world when we boldly stand for Him and live a Christ-centred life. This is because we are different to the sinful way of the world... therefore they hate us. ("If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." John 15:18 and 19). But to our eyes we are the ones shimmering because we know we will receive eternal life one day, and our souls are secure in Jesus.
    When we are saved, Jesus "unplugs the wires from our spine." Our eyes are opened and we can see the sinful ways of the world and strive to change our ways and line them up to Jesus' ways. At first we may be afraid of persecution, but the closer we grow to Jesus, the less this fear gets. We will be content with Jesus because we know that our souls have been saved and He has made a place for us in heaven (John 14:1 - 6). We will live again when we physically die and awaken into spiritual life.

    I'm not too sure about the part that says, "Just crawl across this desert heat and become tragic with me" but I think it means that the desert heat is the persecutions of the world. We must keep our eyes focus on Jesus and we will be able to withstand the persecution, knowing that we will touch some people's lives along the way. The tragic part could mean that if we are martyred because of our faith, our death could be a tragic story, like Jesus' story was.

    "And now that we are not alone
    You know that we could never be"

    Now that we are part of God's family, we could never be alone again because the Holy Spirit will always be with us. And we have a family of fellow believers
    boris25on November 30, 2008   Link

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