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We're born helpless
But guided by humanity
What was compassion?
Soon controls the way we think

Familiarity has left me desitized
And inanity keeps deception disguised

We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around

History reveals an inviting
Sense of compromise
Our customs destroyed
What was once unique

Traditions started with useful intention
Now Subjugate those too numb to question

We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around
We are lost!
To find the truth we must turn around


I desire to wake from Sedation
And begin to seperate
The truth from tradition

We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around
We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around
We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around



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    UnregisteredApr 7, 2012 at 8:11 am
    I think it ways we are going the wrong way but we keep moving forward (using a play of words in which 'moving forward' usually means to progress but in this sense, we are actually moving backward and more backward). But we need to totally turn around and go the right way because no matter how we 'progress', if it's not in god's way, then we're going the wrong way.
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    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 6:31 am
    Actually as I lay dying is a christian band, so the lyrics are relating to religion. They say so themselves. And. Really it means seperating truth from tradition in the church today. The church has traditions unquestioned by people who don't question them because they become "numb". When you look at the bible then at churches today, there's a difference.
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    UnregisteredNov 27, 2011 at 8:25 am
    People that relate everything to religion are truly ignorant. Instead of restricting this songs meaning to yourselves, why not make it clear by giving it a general presumption or meaning? For example, "traditions started with useful intentions, but subjugates to those too numb to question" obviously means that things that are started with good intentions usually backfire and are exploited for their use. The overall meaning of this song is that, at times, the only way to move forward is to go back, thus the saying, "old is gold".
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    UnregisteredNov 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    It means that we are being distracted by worldly influences, and distracted from the true meaning of the bible. When it says "traditions started with useful intentions, but subjugates to those too numb to question. " it means that godly blessings are being redefined. You can also think about it in reference to holidays, such as christmas. It celebrates jesus' birth, but now it's all about santa and presents.

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