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Forever, your eyes will hold the memory.
I saw your heart as it overtook me.
We tried so hard to understand and reason
But in that one moment, I gave my heart away.

I gave my heart away.
In that moment, I gave my heart away.
In that moment, I gave my heart away.

With that perfect breath where my mind lay beside me
And all I knew is what had overtaken me.
With no reason, I am comforted by inability to understand.

Forever, your eyes will hold the memory.
I saw your heart as it overtook me.
We tried so hard to understand and reason
But in that one moment, I gave my heart away.

I gave my heart away.
In that moment, I gave my heart away.
In that moment, I gave my heart away.

Forever your eyes will hold the memory.
Forever your eyes will hold the memory.
Forever your eyes will hold the memory.

When I wake from this dream,
Will your smile still open my heart
And leave me transparent?

When I wake from this dream,
Will your smile still open my heart?



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    sk8erdudeJul 3, 2008 at 1:41 am
    The lyrics basicly describe me and my ex girlfriends relationship.She was beautiful and had remarkable eyes.And these lyrics to most of the songs on this cd remind me of her.
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    EmeraldRainAug 7, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    Many times our hearts don't make logical sense to us. Our mind seeks to make sense of it and when it doesn't, our heart persists. When it wins in these cases, we suddenly realize the great beauty and power of our hearts because it is all pure heart without anything else mixed in. We feel powerless and yet powerful at the same time because we have allowed our heart free reign and the physical and mental become "transparent". Sometimes this only lasts for a moment because the mundane parts of life bring us back down to earth but it is such an intense moment that we never forget it.
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    This is one of those songs that once you listen to it, you ll be hooked for life. I listened to this song a while ago and as soon as i read the lyrics i was hooked. You can look at it any way youd like, relationships , god/jesus, your mom etc... This can be a love song or it can be a song from the heart. This is what makes as i lay dying such a great band, when they can make a song in which you can relate to in many levels which in turn reaches out to more than the usual metal fans. Makes sense?
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    EmoBoy013Dec 24, 2013 at 2:39 am
    This song to me is definitely a song that got me thinking about my amazing girlfriend. We broke up and got back together and when we did I always told her I gave my heart away to her. I love As I Lay Dying and all their songs. Me and her have an awesome connection with the music we listen to. I think As I Lay Dying gives heavy metal a good name. I agree that this song can be seen from many points of view. I saw it as a nice song to show my girlfriend. I think it showed her I really care about her.
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    bolbachJan 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    I think that this song is about Jesus Christ and the Holy spirit. The Holy spirit took over him and in one moment he decided to give his life to Jesus Christ. It was only when he did this he tried to stop rationalizing things that are acceptable by world standards and set his sights on righteous things. "The when I wake from this dream" is referring to life as a dream."Will your smile still open my heart and leave me transparent?" is a question to God and Jesus on his arrival to Heaven. Also "With that perfect breath where my mind lay beside me" is when the Holy Spirit entered his body and he was able to do what his heart and what God told him to do. "Forever your eyes will hold the memory" is talking about God and Jesus' ability to see everything that we do right or wrong. "With no reason I am comforted by inability to understand" is saying that this individual might have rationalized something in his head that was wrong and not in accordance with what God wants and know after becoming a Christian he can no longer understand why he has done things that he has and why people do the things they do but he is comforted that he no longer partakes in such acts.

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