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I know you don't wanna say goodbye yet
But she can't survive here with just a petal (paddle?)
You still have one wish, but it'd be useless
More than roses have died in this desert
Child, it seems that younger and younger
They start to wipe your minds clean
But how, I wonder, just barely under your eyes
Continue sparkling

And I, never want to open up your eyes
Everything's broken
And I, never want to open up your heart
Everything's broken

I don't understand why they are gone
Or what reason there is to be strong
I still try to love, but I'm in a place
Where doing what's right is so wrong
But if you see (simply?), ignore the gun
We are still fighting for life
Here's our wish just to exist
In more than our eyes

And I, never want to open up your eyes
Everything's broken
And I, never want to open up your heart
Everything's broken

Do you see what I see?
Do you feel what I feel?
It doesn't matter until we see broken lives heal
Do you see what I see?
Do you feel what I feel?
It doesn't matter until we see broken lives heal

Oh (Oh... oh, woah)... Oh no (Oooohhh)... yeah

And I, find it hard to open up my mouth
(Will?) They hear what's spoken
But I, saw when I opened up my eyes
Invisible children

Broke, but not broken
Broke, but not broken



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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 6:59 am
    I am still trying to find the meaning of this song. Okay what i think this song is about is that a child is holding a rose and the last petal is on the rose and the child can only make one more wish. Then the singer explains that more than roses have died in this desert meaning earth or life. Then he explains that children's minds are forgetting heaven very quickly with all of the evil in the world but their eyes are still bright from heaven. And then he explains that he does not want the child to see and understand all the evil or opposition in the world or to even feel it. It is so hard to subject the child to it. He states that he does not understand why they are gone. Maybe the child is asking where the roses have gone? I don't know. Then he goes on to say that he must do what is right in a world that does not approve of the right anymore. He mentions a gun for safety from danger but does not want the child to notice it really and explains why it is needed. Then he talks about how children are broke meaning they break by life's experiences but they are not broken meaning they can be healed through christ's power. Awww just some thoughts. I could possibly be totally off.
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 4:15 am
    He's talking about invisible children quite obviously. Think about it. He says it specifically. And he probably wrote it around the same time that kony 2012 video went viral late last year/earlier this year. He was literally in the studio up until before he left for the mission so he could have very easily watched the video and penned the song last minute for this album.
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    UnregisteredAug 26, 2012 at 4:31 am
    Life is hard, this world has it's issues, but there is hope? He doesn't wish the kiddo's to see the pain and horrors life bring, but knows they will eventually. Kids are being exposed to trash at earlier and earlier ages, and he despairs, then realizes there is a potential to something? That's my guess.
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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 2:06 am
    I see the narrator in a war-torn country, kneeling beside a child who's parent is on their deathbed, fatally wounded while trying to do what is right. The child still has an innocence, and the narrator doesn't want to open their eyes to the realities of the world around them. Perhaps the children are being neglected and orphaned ("invisible children"), but he sees hope for these children, the next generation, to fix what is "broke" as long as they do not become broken. David is a vivid and moving storyteller. God bless him in his work.
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    UnregisteredAug 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    It seems he is taking about a child living in unacceptable condisions, as in poverty or adusive parents whatever abuse it may be. The aftermath, even when you take them away from that situation they are scared and can't grasp there is a better life. They don't know who to trust and that is exactly in my opinion what david is saying! He is amazing in this song and his voice creates a powerful yet gentle angel like environment!

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