"4:12" as written by and Jon Foreman....
Been having trouble staying asleep
You've been waking up at four-twelve
You roll the voices over in your head
Then you try to put them neatly on the shelf
You watch the sun rise
You saw the darkness had no choice before the dawn
With your own eyes
And then you broke out laughing from a yawn

You said
"I'm so sorry I've been so down, I
I started doubting things could ever turn around
And I began to believe that all we are is material
It's nonsensical, yes it is"

So you walk outside and everything's new
You're looking at the world with new eyes
As if you'd never seen a sky before this blue
As if you've never seen the sky in your whole life
And then the phone rings
As it turns out, you're already late
And now you're wondering
Was peace just a temporary state?

You're waiting tables and parking cars
You've been selling cell phones at the shopping mall
And you began to believe that all you are is material
It's nonsensical

Yeah
I'm so sorry I've been so down
I started doubting things could ever turn around
But I still can't believe that all we are
And that all of are dreams are nothing more than material
Souls aren't built of stone and sticks and bones, oh
And souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone
Souls aren't built of stone
Sticks and bones and
Souls aren't built of stone


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    General CommentWow, you hit the nail on the head exactly what I was gonna say.. This is a great song and a great album!
    Swimingforwardon December 26, 2006   Link

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