In this blackout inertia will hold our thoughts
And the exit sign offers no light to see by
Can we cast our shadows alone in the dark?
I can't see without you

When the world comes crashing down
Part with it
Start again
When the world comes crashing down
These notes will fold themselves
Standing at the margin's edge to see where the daybreak ends
You can find compassion here
But the page turns too fast

We fell in this hole that opened up
Giving up on hope
Living without love
And we still type black lines
When the world comes crashing down
These notes will fold themselves

Adjust the aperture to focus on the negative
Like phosphors in the darkroom ignite
Like dodging faces in the corner of the print
Frame by frame this hole is opening and we fall in

There is no such thing as whole
There is a hole in the world


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    Great song. I think it's clear these guys are talking about life in general, nothing specific. Fell into this hole, ie. we were born by chance, there is no hope in death ("and the exit sign offers no light to see by"). This is existential philosophy, with influences like Nietzsche, Camus, and Sartre. There is no hope in death, but just find hope in life "adjust the aperture to focus on the negative..."). In the end, though, our mind is always subject to death, there is a hole in the world.

    andyblixon May 01, 2002   Link
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    i think this song relates to what your saying andy, but i also kinda see it as live your life to no regrets, "the exit sign offers no life to see by" to me means that we can't see the exit sign because none of us really no when it will be there, so these little problems you have won't kill you only make you stronger. "When the world comes crashing down Part with it Start again " when life seems like its at the lowest point, say goodbye and start anew. in a non suicidal way

    LiveUrLifeon May 02, 2002   Link
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    To me this song say that when things go wrong just stop and start over hence "when the word is crashing down part with it start again" and that things aren't as bad as they seem and people should just walk away from things that aren't getting them anywhere. It could also mean that there is no where to turn cause no matter what hard times will follow

    peachykeenmachine3on June 05, 2002   Link
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    some parts of it make me think that it is about continuing to live in the face of despair, actually...but I agree with you all, too.

    leave me aloneon June 09, 2002   Link
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    someone told me that a lot of the thursday songs ( i think he said 5) were about one of their friends that commited suicide. maybe this was one of those songs.

    foreverdoomedon June 21, 2002   Link
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    i think the whole full collapse cd is awesome. i never had a cd where i liked every single song, but this cd is awesome. their first cd ( waiting ) also has some high qaulity songs.

    x 24/7 RoCkEr xon July 03, 2002   Link
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    this is a great song... all of thursdays songs are amazing

    Daddyslittle defecton July 03, 2002   Link
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    i agree to that .and i also agree with liveurlife about the whole meaning to this song.wow i nevar would have thought of that. :P AIM:iamthepooman

    :) thursday :)on July 11, 2002   Link
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    forever doomed-- "porcelain" is the song about their friend who committed suicide. but i can see how you could interpret that in this song

    Dahon July 25, 2002   Link
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    it's really sad that more people haven't replied to this song. not only are the lyrics beautiful but the pianos at the end make your cheeks tingle. if i had to break it up i'd just look at the last two lines. they say a lot in two simple sentences. this is truely a thinker.

    eradicatoron July 29, 2002   Link

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