On Friday night I came awake like an alarm clock
Some shaking junkie's begging out on the sidewalk
And I could not allow my eyes to meet his
Deep fear that my soul might still betray me
As if my will had always kept me steady
As if I hadn't caved in already

Shadows dodge and fade
Something less than why we're made

This vacant emptiness, this hollow is eating
Stabs through my side like thorns, so defeating
The glint of gold, sparks of silver, shining
The slightest breath of why we're pining
We take the crumbs like our hearts are at peace
We are far too easily pleased

I need this burning inside me
This brilliant aura, this electricity
I'm being haunted by specters of what might be
Of imperfections, of nearness to beauty
As life butchers, so sweet yet so sickening
We have betrayed, for each tiny flickering

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"Quicksilver" as written by Robert Beaser


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    General CommentIts kinda the denial of everything real i think. Like your trying to face the world, but cantYou long to face it, a longing for perfection in an imperfect world you might say.
    Gambithon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreese himself said what he meant by this song in a demo on the website before it was released its about the things we put before god
    samurai90xon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment...like addictions and such.
    natethegreaton April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentQuicksilver
    Shadows dodge and fade
    Something less than why we're made

    realizing ur true potential in Jesus Christ
    doin_researchon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd assume this is about simply being less than what God wants us to be. It's about us attempting to be satisfied by things much less than what God has planned for us.

    When he sings,
    "We take the crumbs like our hearts are at peace
    We are far too easily pleased"

    Reese is most likely referring to the book of Matthew 15:21-28. I assume he's talking about how we settle for crumbs when God has a whole feast planned for us.
    smashtheguitaron June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw Roper play a couple summers ago and this was their last song. Reese said something like, 'this song is about C.S. Lewis'
    I think it has something to do with one of his books like 'mere christianity'. Many Christian artists are inspired by C.S. Lewis
    russianedon August 18, 2008   Link

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