Just ahead I see you winding up
And you're dressing this color on the edge of fire
Until these tightened strides
They march in time again
I don't know if I will cut through

I don't know if my heart will beat without you guiding it

Winding up
Leading me
Winding up to explode

It's the sound of your racing heart
That beats in time with every start
(the start of the year. the start of life. the start of war)
That reaches up and across the sky
That makes us want to try

I'm falling to peices
I can't let go
Tearing apart your lies
I want to live

It's the sound of your shotgun pulse
Beating over and over in your silent halls
It's a thought that keeps us alive
It makes us want to rise

A scream to guide me through my life
Winding up
Leading me
Winding up to what you can not unwind

This side of you and if it's taken away
You won't know what to do
You're stretching to meet expectations that you will never reach

And now it's far to late to ever leave this cold

I'm giving up
Marching in time with your drums
I'm letting go of everything I once loved




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Wind-Up Lyrics as written by Robert Iii Keeley Geoffrey Rickly

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    this song is overwhelmingly powerful because of the way it develops in intensity. i believe the most emotional music builds to something that everyone is hit by--this song does that so well. the beginning is actually "positive," in a sense, and in somewhat of a major key, but geoff says, "i don't know if i will cut through..." and this sense of doubt leads to their screams of "falling to pieces." when they reach the end of the song, i can't help but think of how I AM letting go of "everything i once loved." but who knows what the lyrics actually mean to geoff.....no one knows but him. anyone have any ideas?

    rburichon April 13, 2002   Link
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    my god this is so painfully amazing....my heart skips a beat when i hear the first chords

    4thursday4on April 29, 2002   Link
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    again, i believe geoff is talking about a spiritual crisis, questioning all your beliefs, everything seems to fall apart. i interpret a lot of thursday's songs this way, but of course most of them have other meaning as well.

    andyblixon May 01, 2002   Link
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    in the beginning of the song everything seems to be so perfect but when geoff says "i don't know if i'll cut through..." everything becomes kind of negative and leads to their screaming which is basically the most emotional parts of the song,

    WindUpToExplodeon May 10, 2002   Link
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    This is my all time favorite thursday song. Sadly enouh when I asked Steve why they never play it anymore, they don't remember how. So anyone who plans on seeing them, dont expect this song. =(

    Drowned Standardson May 11, 2002   Link
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    i love this song.. it has so many meanings .. thursday is such a amazing band..

    Riddlinon May 30, 2002   Link
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    This has gotta be the best song on the full colapse cd. its so emotional. its beautiful

    Nothing To Loseon June 17, 2002   Link
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    It's great. I just love the part after the first chorus, where the song just kicks off. For me the best part is "Strectching to meet expectations that you will never reach". So sums up my last relationship.

    quiet_poisonon June 28, 2002   Link
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    What?! They don't know how to play this song anymore?! Aww, that hurts my heart so bad... =( This song is amazing and so strong, and full of anger and energy. "I'm letting go of everything i once loved" that is beautiful....

    LovelessWonderon July 19, 2002   Link
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    I dont believe that they cant play it anymore. because I play the guitar and I can play it. I can figure it out. So if I can figure out their song, then why cant they?

    fan4thursdayon July 24, 2002   Link

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