How many years since you found yourself
Staring at an endless sky?

Unaware of yourself
Who you are and where you're going
Only living
Only breathing
Losing all sense of time

The most fragile of things
Captivates and embraces you
Surrender and be witness
To this rarest of moments

You live within the sense of the order of things
What is truth
What is important
What defines you

No need to fear
No need to worry
About years that passed
About time you lost

Live seconds as a lifetime
Time it does not matter
You live within the sense
Of the stillness of time

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    General CommentWhat this song means to ME - it is the way I live, or at least try to, as often as I can. To me it is about letting yourself live in the moment, even the simplest ones, and enjoying every aspect of it you possibly can, while it lasts. Also, not allowing the everyday stresses to get to you - solely feeling the joy and beauty of being alive. Live seconds as a lifetime, time it does not matter. Nope, sure doesn\'t. Time is an illusion, it\'s just numbers, all in our head. Forget it all :)
    _faye_on April 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with faye. I completely related to this song.

    On an unfortunate side note.. this song, and "Colours of Rain" (the instrumental) were the only songs off the new CD that I was really taken with on my first listen. I just picked up the CD, so maybe it will grow on me. A few of the other tracks were okay.. but in general I was really surprized with this CD. Don't get me wrong, I love VNV Nation - but after the past 3 CDs being amazing, I've come to expect a certian greatness, and I was definatly dissapointed with this new CD.
    xheartbreakerxon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems like someone who continues to live in the past of their memories, not really looking in the present, and letting things pass them by.
    element_0013on May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think you have the right idea but from the wrong perspective - it's more speaking to those who DO continue to dwell on the past and not appreciate the moment that is happening now. it's a positive song, a positive outlook.
    _faye_on May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's not to be afraid, I feel. This especially matters to me right now because I'm about to graduate high school soon and I'm scared about not knowing what I'm going to do with my life.

    But I agree that it's a positive outlook. Don't worry about where to go right away. Think about it because there's a whole world out there yet and you still have time to see it. So you've lost a few seconds to think about it. You have so many more to go and do it. :3

    But, then again, there's always that fear. One day you're 18 then you turn around and you're 38. I would say, once again, it's telling you not to be afraid of that. Just live.
    Mikennoon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is special to me for many reasons.

    One of hte first times I listened to it I was with my sister after we'd taken a two-hour walk to the Starbucks 4.5 miles away from our home in San Marcos to see her boyfriend and get some coffee (except that we got there at 8.45, we still had something to drink. :]).

    It also reminds me of when I'm alone, usually after school, and just staring off into the distance and contemplating everything I could possibly contemplate. I love to just sit, ignore the possibility that I may grow up and that maybe things won't last forever, and I think about how I actually fit into this world. It makes me think about who I really am inside, and makes me think about thinking about it. For the sake of petty confusion, thinking of this song for me is like thikning of thinking of thinking of me. O_O

    But yes, I love it. It's very special. U_U
    iChuneon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. It's yet another aspect of humanist philosophy VNV Nation has so expertly committed to song.

    There is a Japanese philosophy that somewhat fits the theme going on here: "mono no aware". It is translated as "sensitivity to things", and while perhaps vague, it couldn't be more clear once you understand the importance of opening yourself up to the beauty of existence. This song asks us to recall when we last took notice of an endless sky, when we were last humbled and awed by the grandeur of existence. And to notice how captivating it is that this existence is weaved with transience, of the most fragile things. Done with frequency, these reminders can have a tremendous spiritual effect.

    It truly is worth it to cultivate a sensitivity to things, no matter how busy you are.
    Butoon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEmerson and Thoreau vibe comming from this song. DEFINATLY. This song is about living your life simply. Live by the moment. Be aware of your surroundings, be aware of detail. And once in a while... look up and stare at the endless sky. Nature heals.
    Kitsune_Tokkanon September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song talks of how you should live your life, and how in the end, no matter what, it all makes sense and fits into place. Beautiful song.
    House Of Musicon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnything can be started and it is never too late to become who or what you might have because time is past and present and future. The future is what we make. I just brought the future to the present by typing or breathing, or doing anything, it is always there and we have the potential to create anything and we live in a different sense or state of being. The speed of light will be our pace and heartbeats will be our rush and seconds will stop, therefore we will be able to and actually will accomplish much with divine help after we have overcome this life. John17:21-24. One with the ultimate power and thus part of it, inheriting and entitled to eternity. This sing reminds me of "beloved." Families and relationships can last forever, as far as endless skies reach, that is also characteristically matching the potential of love in families. There is a universe in an atom, and our light within breaks darkness, we wield the light well. Time changes as our frame of reference changes. We will change. We will know who we are and will be enhanced. There is more to be said and done and thought and even more to be typed... Be moved and moving, obeyed and obeying, exalted and exalting, believed and believing. Just be. The way to do is to be. Anyone can do honest things now and then but an honest person remains such by increasingly making effort to exponentially control, master, and wield his own self, thoughts, actions, and words. Remain. Be. Love. There is so much more...
    Whiteknightmm2on March 13, 2006   Link

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