While the crowd is waiting for the final kiss
The one which allows them to sleep well
We walk along a wrong path
The one which will lead us to a wrong place

We need hints
Before we get tired
But we need hints
Before we get tired

Now we need hints before we lose pace
We need a hint to know we're on the right track

We need hints
Before we get tired
We need hints
Before we get tired

Now we need speed before we lose pace
We need a hint to know we're on the right track


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    General CommentNot every song is about Jesus people! The song to me is about choosing the right path in life before the "final kiss" goodnight..."the one which allows you to sleep well" comes along. To be on the right path means to live your life well and be a good person. To know this you must look for "hints" along the way before you get too far down the wrong path and "lose pace"...meaning you don't know your way back to the right path or you come to the end of your life and have not lived the way you intended.
    jizzle01on March 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe there's no comments on this. I think it's gorgeous. I'm not sure what it means but I love it.
    un_intendedon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs on the album, his voice has a completely tone on this song. it still has that same haunting quality, but its nice to hear the full capacity of his voice.
    CrayonDrawnCaton April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis might be wrong but i've always thought of it as needing a 'hint' from God to know that 'we're on the right track' and that he really exists 'before we get tired' i.e. lose faith and give up?
    I think the first stanza might be referring to all the people who have lost faith and turn to other things 'which allow them to sleep well' and the 'wrong path' is all the wrong places we look for hope or some way to get by...? I'm not an ardent Christian or anything but it's just what the lyrics suggest
    replica8715on May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI reckon you might be on to something Replica, the final kiss could be Judas kissing Jesus and betraying him. Jesus made some people feel uneasy, right or wrong. They wanted him gone. This was the wrong thing to do. The wrong path etc...
    thus, I love you.

    often.
    Mortonium Iceon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know this isn't a lyric comment, but this is probably one of the most difficult song to play on the guitar I know. And clearly the hardest on this album.

    Very good number.
    Beardedon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti didnt see a religious theme in this song at all. to me it describes when your 'getting intimate' with someone. how you need a hint to whether the other person wants the same thing you do. i like how it changes from 'we need hints before we get tired' to 'we need speed before we get tired', or maybe i just have a dirty mind.
    PeachyKeenon November 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"While the crowd is waiting for the final kiss
    The one which allows them to sleep well"

    Like the end of a movie - the happy ending in a fantasy setting e.g. play/movie etc.

    "We walk along a wrong path..."

    It's happy endings of what we see or what we want, and the relative ease that always seems to be the case in movies and dramas, versus what real life is like.

    This song to me sounds like it's like a cry for help, or atleast a need for acknowledgment in a period of pain/growth. If we don't get that, if there's no respite in the pain, then we give up and become the crowd waiting for the final kiss, just so we can sleep well hoping that some day that this will happen to us, instead of us making it happen.

    This is a song of the ideal (2 lines) versus the real (14 lines) hard work needed for life/relationships/desires to be fulfilled.
    ranger101on February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe are all here on Earth, until the kiss of death allows us to sleep forever. We live a wordly existence, heading down a path shrowded in darkness, towards a sure end. We need help along the way. We need encouragement to stay motivated. We need someone to guide us in our decisions, example-setters and advice-givers.
    freedomishonestyon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe are all here on Earth, until the kiss of death allows us to sleep forever. We live a wordly existence, heading down a path shrowded in darkness, towards a sure end. We need help along the way. We need encouragement to stay motivated. We need someone to guide us in our decisions, example-setters and advice-givers.
    freedomishonestyon November 19, 2007   Link

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