Bravely I look further than I see
Knowing things I know I cannot be, not now
I'm so aware of where I am, but I don't know where that is
And there's something right in front of me and I

Touch the fingers of my hand
And I wonder if it's me
Holding on and on to Theories of prosperity
Someone who can promise me
I believe in me

Tomorrow I was nothing, yesterday I'll be
Time has fooled me into thinking it's a part of me
Nothing in this room but empty space
No me, no world, no mind, no face

Touch the fingers of my hand and tell me if it's me
Holding on and on to Love, what else is real
A religion that appeals to me, oh
I believe in me

Can you turn me off for just a second, please
Turn me into something faceless, weightless, mindless, homeless
Vacuum state of peace

On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on
I believe in me
On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on
I believe in me

Wait for me, I'm nothing on my own
I'm willing to go on, but not alone, not now
I'm so aware of everything, but nothing seems for real and
As long as you're in front of me then I'll

I watch the fingers of our hands
And I'm grateful that it's me
Holding on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on
I believe in me

I'm willing to go on but not alone, not now
I'm so aware of everything

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Believe Lyrics as written by Sarah Bettens Gert Bettens

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    This is a song of hope, Gert Bettend wrote, "Even in my darkest days - and there were a few- I always believed there was a path to happiness and peace. It was just a matter of finding it..I believ I was right".

    In this sonf I love the line 'tomorrow I was nothing, yesterday I'll be'.. isn't it wonderful? pushes the repeatbutton on the stereo

    Miekson June 15, 2006   Link
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    It's about Self Realization, this is an example of a person when they 're lost in life and they like know where there are physically but not emotionally and are looking for self discovery...The journey in understanding ourselves as individuals...When we feel helplessly empty we need to bleed hard to let it out so we can discover the truth and dont be afraid to bleed because it brings truth and if your not afraid then your bleeding will lead you to understanding the truth and the truth about yourself is the answer your always looking for.

    lilly99on November 13, 2007   Link
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    It's a beautiful strong song! I love it! I havn't figured out yed what it means. It seems that's it's about someone who was just born in an adult's body and brain, who is amazed by his\hers brain capability. Maybe someone who was on drugs for a lot of time who just got sober, and is overwhelmed by this life.

    I will need to think it more before i can find a more reasonable meaning.

    nox3on May 01, 2004   Link
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    We are each just a group of atoms, connecting to our world perceived by these bodies and these laws of physics, but with our imprint and history as deep as the universe. You are not your body, the fingers of your hands. Theories of prosperity are an illusion and time itself has fooled you into thinking it is a part of you but you are timeless. Only love, that which is intangible, connects us to each other, is the fabric of the universe. And I'm grateful to be part of it but I'm nothing on my own.

    bmann78on February 04, 2014   Link
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    I love this song! It means a lot to me, and described exactly how I felt going through a break up in an exam period. I once saw an interview in which Sarah said the following about the song " Sometimes I feel that I'm really strong as an individual: I know what I want and I'm my own person and and then sometimes I feel so little. And I realize how much I need the love of my husband, my friends and my family, and how little there would be left in me without all of that." Great song, great band!

    Clean Alligatoron July 04, 2015   Link
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    I listened this song SO many times when i was a teanager in the 90s. And we went with our school to Litouwen. It was the worst week of my life and i was so glad i had this cd to listen, i felt so sad and lonely.

    FanSamon January 17, 2023   Link
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    'bout someone whose eyes just opened up to the wonders of the world - and the horrors. the person needs help from someone else to correspond to his/her surroundings, he/she's confused life and love. maybe he/she's just woken up from the world of isolation - too afraid to face the world after a harsh breakup or something and needs someone to help him/her get on over it and into the place beyond the pain - to not linger behind.


    SheenaIsAPunkRockeron November 17, 2004   Link
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    I thought that quote Mieks has was by Sarah, not Gert. Anyone know?

    rikkuon January 02, 2007   Link
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    Just wanna say that, as a recovering addict and anorexic, I agree with nox3 and lilly99. This is one of the songs that's helped me keep my sanity so far.

    Aquarius121on February 26, 2013   Link

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