Every season feels the same
I'm sure you could agree
This day can bring reminders of the blackest memory

My pieces never seem to fit
Blood that's closest to me
Are more like they can face its dulls with dead batteries

We're all broken like misfit toys
We rest in pieces begging for you
to make us one

If today is just about these pine trees and lights
I'll take a match and strike it while my living room ignites

We're all broken like misfit toys
We rest in pieces begging for you
To make us one

So bend the distance all I see
Is bathed in snowy white
While we're stranded on this island
Under black stars tonight

Take one look in my eyes and you'll know
Only when we're broken can we be restored

We're all broken like misfit toys
(We're all broken)
We rest in pieces begging for you
Like misfit toys

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    General CommentAwwwww come one! It brings much sadness to my heart to come back after posting the lyrics a while ago and see that no one posted. :(


    I think there's a dual message in this song:

    1) part of it (which ties into the second part of the meaning perfectly, actually) is a cynic's view on Christmas, which seems to have lost is power and true meaning. ("Every season feels the same/I'm sure you could agree/This day can bring reminders of the blackest memory.") It's not a day of joy and happiness, it's just another meaningless moment in their life.
    "My pieces never seem to fit/Blood that's closest to me/Are more like they can face its dulls with dead batteries."
    It expresses a feeling of disconnection from others, especially those the singer feels they should be closer to on this day. Christmas and Thanksgiving have always been painted as the family holidays and the singer feels more estranged because no one seems to be taking Christmas for what it's meant to be.

    2) all of us are flawed, hurting, and broken (like misfit toys). We don't belong to this world, hence the imagery of the misfit toys like in the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer movie.(John 15:19 - "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.")

    "So in the distance all I see if bathed in snowy white, wow/We're stranded on this island under black stars tonight."
    The imagery from that story alone always intrigued me, which sounds pretty ridiculous because it's a child's story but then again, so were the Chronicles of Narnia and in that story, their king is also a lion who takes care of those who belong to him.

    Here's the connection bridging the two: When the power of Christmas and what it really means and signifies is lost, their is a feeling of not only brokenness but also of purposelessness. When the meaning behind anything we do is lost, there is a loss of life that occurs in the heart. Christmas is significant because it's a reminder of Christ's birth. All doctrine and technicalities of "Well, He probably wasn't born on the 25th" doesn't matter. It still symbolizes an important day in history because it offers us freedom. When we forget and it loses that significance (and sadly, we already are losing it), there is a sense of insignificance. What is it for? Getting gifts? Drinking egg nog? Random parties of exchanging shiny wrapped boxes? It doesn't fulfill us. That's what Christmas is about which bring me to my favorite line:
    "Take one look in my eyes and you'll know/Only when we're broken can we be restored."
    This world is broken; we as inhabitants are broken. It's through Jesus Christ (whose birth we celebrate) that we can be made whole and restored.

    "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
    ~}Isaiah 9:6
    "Behold! I am making all things new!"
    ~}Jesus Christ, Revelation 21:5

    Love in Christ!
    necktieremedyon July 06, 2011   Link

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