Crucial context
Pressure drops
Unknown heights
I am, I was
Am I was

North in the
Whitewall squall
Here is your why
Is your why

Never to late
To recreate
To mutilate
I'll meet you in
Meet you in

Exit Scene
In cold relief

The hand
The furnace
The straight face

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...And The Rest Will Follow song meanings
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    General Commenti have no idea, and what's with the whole "the hand, the furnace, the straight face" thing in this album (referring to this song and the one with that title.)
    latinorockeron January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell.. after many might of listening to the album i kinda think that the Hand placed somethin that it regret into the Furnace while showin no emotion, the Strait Face...
    madmunk777on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFollow
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    Might have to do with Shadrack, Meshack, and Obindigo in the Bible. How their faith is strong and how we should be strong. Follow the Hand as in gods hand and they did this and got thrown into the furnace and kept a straight face and through their faith God saved them.
    Bryan Roebenon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of "The Hand the Furnace The Straight Face" term is that of one disguising pain. Like a man with his hand in the furnace holding a straight face, not showing the horrible pain he's in. Also just of how simplistic it would be to remove one's hand from the fire. A big theme in this album seems to be leading oneself into destruction (Doomsday Stomp e.g.) I don't believe this is any different in the sense we're holding our own hand in the pain of this world while there's a simple solution, just remove the hand.

    As for the song: Tough Stuff. I think the words have different meanings, and some lines refer to other songs. All I've figure out is "Rest" seems to refer to the song "The Hand, The Furnace, The Straight Face" which is all about finding peace and rest, so it seems as if you remove your hand from the furnace Rest will follow.
    ominousoaton June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell i didnt get this song at all until i read ominousats comment...i guess all i have to say is that i wish that they would actually mention God it really makes me doubt the meaning cuz they dont...and about the simplistic solution of just removing your hand from the my opinion you cant do that without Gods help its a process of surrender repent and change its not as simple as you make it out to be
    doin_researchon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin this song, he says "never to late to recreate...". I noticed that he also says this in "the hand, the furnace the straight face", ("never to late to recreate so heres your evidence"). as before mentioned by ominousoat. has anyone tried to put the songs together to get a meaning? God bless u all.
    latinorockeron July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSimple. This song follows "The Hand, The Furnace, The Straight Face", yes? In that song he is deprived of sleep because something's bothering him

    Yes, Shadrack, Meshack, and Obindigo... sort of. "With the Hand in the Furnace, i shall keep a straight face". Being that thru persecution you don't back down, you remain steadfast even thou ur hands in the fire.

    ...And the Rest Will Follow
    2 fold meaning
    You set and example
    Andddd you will recieve "Rest"
    MetaphoricBulleton December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf ominousoat is right about each verse refering to another song, then "And" probably refers to Doomsday Stomp.
    rewindingmatton June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMetaphoricBullet , that double meaning on "Rest" makes so much sense.

    In the P86 vodcast they say that "the hand, the furnace, the straight face" means being in a trial and keeping a straight face, i.e., not evincing the pain of the trial in your countenance.

    It's such a vital concept to anyone going through a trial. I think the most important and hopeful line for anyone going through a trial in this song is "never too late to recreate". It goes back to the previous track, "The Hand, The Furnace, The Straight Face", where it says

    You can take
    My worst mistakes
    And use them for excuses
    Or you can try...

    This lets you realize that even after all the ways you've managed to hork things, you can always renew. This it totally applicable to anyone's life. And I think P86 doesn't mention God explicitly in their music because they want to be accessible to a non-religious audience. I don't think that means God doesn't come into the equation so much as it means P86 is great at referring to godly things in a tactful or implicit way that won't alienate someone who's stigmatized against spiritual stuff.
    thrustaeon May 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment@ominousoat:

    And whenever you remove your hand from the furnace and quit hiding your pain ...the rest will follow. Peace.
    Austinion February 23, 2010   Link

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