Once when I was young, I used to dream for hours and hours
I'd dream a world that wasn't small...
And I'd travel to a valley where under trees and earth
I'd set my girl...
...And I knelt down by her head
And lay roses in her hair and I kissed her gently...
But this is what you are
As the sun sets in my eyes I know...
I know I know I know I know I know

And I know this one's the light
And the worm inside of me
Is the oldest wound that I've nursed along
...So don't try to get inside
These things inside are wrong, things beyond things

It's sick now
It's rotten to the core, its eyes bulge and gaze at me...
And I remember this smell from my dreams except it was sweeter then...
And even in this room, where I used to lock my secrets
It's starting to smell just like my friend
And I told you not to breathe, so now I sit and watch the rain, I know
I know I know I know I know I know I know I know

And I know this one's the dark
And the worm inside of me, is the oldest fear that
I've nursed along...
So don't try to get inside
These things inside are all just things

Lyrics submitted by ricoetc, edited by jametown

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  • +1
    Lyric Correctionthe title is "Thing Beyond Things" not Things Beyond Things
    Achtopusson June 15, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationA memory of a fantasy, and another memory mingling with that fantasy.

    "And I know this one's the light/And I know this one's the dark" = 2 things

    This song is about secrets. Deep, intimate secrets. The specific secret(s) Devin is talking about don't matter because we can only guess at them. He tells us only a little and only vaguely. This is on purpose because secrets are secrets and he doesn't really want to tell us. Thus, the song ends abruptly. Don't try to get inside; these things are all just things. And these things aren't yours.
    wayoutsidethelineson July 12, 2014   Link
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    General Commentbest song of all time
    BobbyjointRitualon January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. Emotional.
    Lateral.Uson July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first and only song that has come close to making me cry. Very emotional.
    manlyloveon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo beautiful song. Really impressive.
    Velnaon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about losing love to death and lamenting the fact. The song deals with the internal tear up and struggle of losing someone you love so much to death. But after all these feelings and situations are all just things, and there are more things beyond them to consider and help accept death.
    NapalmNewton October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how dreams of love/romance are always better than the real thing - knowing that you've got everything you always wanted but still having that uncomfortable feeling deep down that something isn't right, and feeling you'd still rather be in your own world.
    xcomfortablyxnumbxon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always interpreted this song as something else entirely. I know that Devin is bisexual, and I kind of thought this song was related to that sexuality. This sick, ugly attraction to guys. Wrong, effeminate, and just plain ugly. Repressed and suffocated, thus creating this ugly rotting corpse that's essentially half of your being. :P

    Maybe its just my interpretation though.
    ocean machineon September 22, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationyeah, it has to be psychological repression - and the shit that comes with it. or at least that is what the song means to me (without being gay or bisexual in any way.. actually I had no idea that devin was until now).

    internal struggle, secrets, decay.. the world not being as bright as it should be.
    actually ocean machine said it better ;)
    faceofbearon January 04, 2011   Link

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