Can you feel it in the dead of night?
It's all around but can't be seen.
Can you hear it in the parking lot?
It only speaks when spoken to.
Can you find it in the marathon?
The more you take the more you leave.
Can you see them in a pane of glass?
You know them but they don't know you.
I can see it now:
What gets lost but never found?
What could fasten two,
Yet only touches one?
Who could make it hurt,
As much as it did before?
(You could tie a string
Around the place where it used to show)

I can hear the ocean when I say your name:
In the yellow hem of the sea's blue skirt.
You're fast asleep on a one-way train:
It's been eight years if it's been a day.
You can see her in a pane of glass:
You think you know her but you don't.
You share a family but you don't share a name:
Some things run deeper than blood.

No answers. No answers when you're not around.


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    Song MeaningIt's about complications within Geoff's marriage. "It's been eight years if it's been a day" He and his wife met on Warped Tour a little over eight years ago. "You share a family but you don't share a name. Some things run deeper than blood." That's self-explanatory. "No answers when you're not around." The strain put on them when he goes off to tour and she stays in NY to work and such, since Thursday don't make enough money for her to travel around with them all the time. Hell, Geoff has a normal job in addition to working in Thursday. This albums lyrics are the most personal since, 'Waiting' I wouldn't be surprised if in ten years' time he won't sing anything from this album like he won't sing anything from 'Waiting' these days.
    JeffofSWRFon July 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFrom an interview:

    "'No Answers,' explores the concept of carrying on a friendship with a past lover. 'When you're with someone so long, there's more important levels to the relationship than simple romance,' Rickly said."
    afflictionateon April 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I got out of the lyrics, the song is about a lost of a loved one. "No answers when you're not around." complements this meaning. There are other lyrics in the song that I got the feeling of lost from.

    "You could tie a string
    Around the place where it used to show"
    If you tie a string around your finger and form a knot, it can look like a wedding ring.

    I am not sure about the first bridge(the lyrics before the chorus), I am speculating that the person, feeling so grieved, is starting to see things.

    Just my opinion.
    Manodeathon April 19, 2011   Link

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