We will stand, make this place our own
One day we will leave it behind
We will stand, make this place our own
And one day leave it all behind
And one day leave it all behind

There is a place
An isle of non-existence created by our drive to live
Somewhere other than reality
We must sacrifice to survive, others try to take and deprive

Live together, die alone
Live together, die alone

Created by our drive to live
Fight on until it's known, our purpose, our being here
Must be a sign to the path, to the path we must take
From the sky a black smoke engulfs our minds, our souls
Our minds (our minds) (our souls)
We fight on until it is known, our purpose
This is the path
The path we must take
We will stand make this place our own
One day we will leave it behind
We will stand, make this place our own
And one day leave it all behind

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"Namaste" as written by Mike Okubo Brandon Butler


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  • +2
    General Commentone of the stronger songs on the album. that main riff is dope as hell, another signature from marc.

    as far as the meaning goes, i can't help but think of the tv show LOST. a couple of references such as "black smoke, an isle of non-existance, we fight on until it's known, our purpose, etc."

    i could be wrong.

    the meaning of namaste has to do with bowing to a person at the "god within". other than that, not sure
    ekyryliukon April 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationok many times i come across people who think there is life after death just because they are afraid of idea there is nothing after we die
    maybe this song is about that
    "We will stand, make this place our own
    One day we will leave it behind"

    we live here and leave it behind

    An isle of non-existance created by our own drive to live
    Somewhere other than realiy
    here he says we create or imagine something which is not real cos we are afraid of truth what we should do is live life to find our purpose fight for it rather than hoping abt something which is non existent
    sorry for typos :)
    was my first comment here hope this helps :)
    sabby2013on July 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti hate to break up the philosophy party, but im pretty sure this song is just about the show "Lost"
    or at least that is what marc okubo always says...
    i could be wrong maybe he was just talking about the breakdown pattern which was derived from a sequence of numbers from the show, but im pretty damn sure that he said the whole song was based off of lost. and i guess the lyrics kinda go with it..
    twandersonon August 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationas admitted by the band it was inspired by the tv show but it isnt about the show itself but about surviving. . making the best of everything or situation and no matter where you are there will always be some sort of black smoke to deal with along the way but the smoke is only there to remind you of what you have to lose.
    shev77on November 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWe are in control of our own lives.
    buchy1369on January 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso. he suggests we all have a place we want to be than where we are . . in our life. make the best of it. fight for it. make good decisions.
    shev77on November 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song with great lyrics. It is a perfect scenario where a song is literally created after nothing more than a show (time signature and lyrics) but yet there are those who feel the need to apply their knowledge and claim they are correct. I usually am not one to call people out on stupidity such as this but I am pretty sure FaaipDeOiad7 has never seen the show Lost which is why he/ she does not know that Namaste is a direct reference of what all the Darhma Initiative people said to each other. Also each line such as we will stand, make this place our own is talking about the passenger finding themselves on an island with no signs of rescue, An isle of non-existence is also referring to the fact of the island is almost impossible to find unless it wants you to find it. Sacrifice to survive, others try to take and deprive is talking about the "others" that live on the island. They are the people that have lived there for many years and try to protect the island. Always seen as the people causing harm and trouble they are actually the ones keeping the "bad guys" out. The best line that gives away the fact that this song is about the show is the Live together, Die alone. This quote is said hundreds of times through out the show, it is the moto all of the survivors live by. Fight on until it is known I believe is talking about the countless efforts they make to try and alert the rest of the world of their crash as well as their attempts to leave the island. Must be a sign, must be a path is Lockes whole reasoning behind the island. Believing that everything happens for a reason and everything from deaths to finding another hatch is his and everyones destiny. The black smoke is pretty self explanatory if you have seen the show. Now I am sure there are hundreds of places any of these lines could have came from but when you actually add them up I would have to say it is more than just a coincidence. The time signature and almost every line is a quote or scene from the show. And if that analysis didn't cut it for you than just go to a Veil of Maya show and ask they guys themselves, they are going to tell you exactly what I just said.

    So I enjoy the Hindu theory but I am sorry to say this is not some deeper meaning song. It was written about an amazing show by some amazing musicians.
    happytim3harryon June 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, that was a brilliant explination. And there can be no more debate, because that's completely correct, and they even say those things themselves.
    tsever02on August 09, 2011   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningNo, you fucking moron, this song is not about Lost. Gtfo.
    Namaste is hindu gesture where the hands are brought together in a prayer-like style to the chakra at the third eye and to the chakra at the heart. It's an an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. The word "namaste" almost literally means "I bow to you". It's like saying "The Divinity within me perceives and adores the Divinity within you."
    This is obviously a very spiritual song.
    FaaipDeOiad7on September 02, 2010   Link

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