Hey, stop on a dime
Take both your hands
Reach them above, one at a time
Are you alone in here?
I heard the voice so clearly

I tried not to breathe
Tried not to speak
Clamping my tongue between my teeth
Are you alone in here?
I heard the voice so clearly say

Well, there are fine lines I've seen
We are stuck in between
With separate eyes to use and throw aside
How we die, nobody wants to know
Who decides where everybody goes?
Where everybody goes

Well, no, this can't be it
I start to sweat
Haunted by all the things I'd miss
This can't be right
I realized right then that
It's me or him, yeah

There are fine lines I've seen
We are stuck in between
With separate eyes to use and throw aside
How we die, nobody has to know
Who decides where everybody goes?
What if I don't?

Oh, no, I can't believe this
I don't know why
This had to happen
I had no choice
Well, it was me or him (x2)

There's a fine line
Between what is justified or just obscene
Fragile eyes to use and throw aside
How we die, nobody wants to know
Who decides where everybody goes?
Where everybody goes

How we died, no one will ever know
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?
Who decides where everybody goes?


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    General CommentI think William is saying that we live orderly and prototypical lives. We wake up in the morning, go to school/work, socialize, then go to bed at night. Then the next day we do it all over again. Then once we've done this same routine for long enough...we die.

    In the beginning he's talking about trying to hide from this inevitability.
    He realizes how little he's done, but only realizes this when it's too late.


    I think "Who decides where everybody goes? What if I don't?" is an important line. After discovering how much of a conformist he's been his whole life, he fears that he'll yet again be pushed into a path by some authoritative force (society in his first life, possibly some type of god in his second).


    LAST THING
    "There are fine lines I've seen
    We are stuck in between
    With separate eyes to use and throw aside"

    This reinforces my idea. In life, there are two fine lines that we cannot cross. So it ends up with us all being on this same straight and narrow path, never stepping out of line.
    As for the eyes, I think it emphasizes how insignificant our lives on Earth are. We see the world as we know it through our eyes, but after we die, they are completely useless.



    Maybe I'm waaaay off base.
    But that's at least what I take from this amazing song :)
    lauraloooon April 06, 2009   Link

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