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God knows what is hiding in that weak and drunken heart
I guess you kissed the girls and made them cry
those Hardfaced Queens of misadventure
God knows what is hiding in those weak and sunken eyes
a Fiery throng of muted angels
Giving love and getting nothing back

People help the people
And if your homesick, give me your hand and i'll hold it
People help the people
And nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
i'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned, all those good hearts away

God knows what is hiding, in that world of little consequence
Behind the tears, inside the lies
A thousand slowly dying sunsets
God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
I guess the loneliness came knocking
No on needs to be alone, oh save me

People help the people
And if your homesick, give me your hand and i'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned, all those good hearts away

People help the people
And if your homesick, give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned, all those good hearts away



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    UnregisteredFeb 2, 2014 at 5:01 am
    This doesn't mean that the "people with brains" were right about turning all the good hearts away. It means that if you want to be high up in the world, and be what society wants these days, you need to have a heart of stone. You need to be heartless. You can't care about all those poor and needy people or show any love towards anyone.
    But this girl is different. She doesn't want to be above anyone. She has a soft heart, and society will call her brainless for that.
    So we have to choose. Do we want to have sympathy for people, or do we want to be popular, or above everyone else?
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm
    To me this song is about how everyone has dark feelings somewhere deep inside. Not only that, but the way the world is, we're subconsciously told to keep these thoughts to ourselves. The lyrics "If I had a brain, I'd be cold as a stone, rich as the fool who turned all those good away" are saying that if the person was going to follow the world's view of being smart, they wouldn't let anyone see their pain and be "cold as a stone." But because of the "If I had a brain", the singer is saying that she's not going to follow that path. Instead, she's going to do what she think is right and let others know about those darker thoughts she has.
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    I think it is about it dosen't matter who you are. You can tell who someone is by there appearance and you cannot see how they feel. It shouldn't matter who they are you should help somone who is struggling. It is basically a way of saying equality matters and people struggle. I'm 13 and i have been diagnosed with depression. And right now i'm wearing my hair in pigtails and wearing my reindeer onesies, if a stranger saw me now they would think i was happy and have the heart of a five year old. But i just spent the last hour crying. So i guess it's about people helping others no matter who they are getting out of labyrinth. Just my assumption!
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    It's about not judging people before you know them. That person may be crying because they have just lost a relative. That guy may be sleeping in doorways because no one was there to help him. This song is all about not judging a book by its cover. Just because we don't know somebody, it doesn't mean we can't help them. We are all human beings and should be there for each other, no matter who, when or where.
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    UnregisteredJul 3, 2012 at 7:23 am
    The song is a support to people, standing in the light, knowing that love is the only way, and giving them hope in the fact that they are all connected and on the right road to a better world. Though this road goes along people still standing in the dark, not understanding those who only give. They take what they can to give excistance to themselves, but thats all about the outside, form, and materialistic values with which they identify themselves. They take the love of those standing in the light, but not understanding it, and it will never be enough. But who they are from their insides they are not aware, they don't know themselves. People in the light are on the road to knowing who they are, leaving what they are (rich, powerful, sexy, etc. ) more and more behind. The part 'if i had a brain, i'd be cold as a stone and rich as a fool, that turned all those good hearts away', tells about living out of your head instead of your heart. The head or brains have the function to survive and acts out of fear, whereas the heart is brave and acts out of love. The head tells you to be selfish because it is better in a materialistic way (to be cold), and is in fact a fool where it gets rich in a materialistic way because all those things never will be the same as real human attention.
    So yes, help the people, we should all help each other, because if we do so, nobody will be lost. Heaven is on earth when we start to see it, and we are all connected in the divine. This is really a very beautiful and powerful song about the new world we are getting in. I hope it inspires a lot of people to continue the good road they are following.

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