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I know the feeling
It is the real thing
The essence of the soul

The perfect moment
That golden moment
I know you feel it too

I know the feeling
It is the real thing
You can't refuse the embrace...

NO!

It's like the pattern beneath the skin
You gotta reach out and pull it all in
And you feel like you're too close
So you swallow another dose

The pinnacle of happiness
Filling up your soul
You don't think you can take any more
You never wanna let go

Cause it's the root of experience
The most basic ingredients
To see the unseen glitter of life
And feel the dirt, grief, anger and strife

Cherish the certainly of now
It kills you a bit at a time
Cradle the inspiration
It will leave you writhing on the floor...

This is so unreal,
What I feel,
This nourishment,
Life is bent,
In to a shape,
I can hold,
A twist of fate,
All my own,
Just grit your teeth,
And make no sound,
Take a step away
And look around,
Just clench your fist,
And close your eyes,
Look deep inside,
Hypnotize,
The whisper is,
But a shout,
That's what it is,
All about,
Yes, the ecstasy,
You can pray,
You will never let,
It slip away,

Like the sacred song that someone sings through you
Like the flesh so warm that the thorn sticks into
Like the dream you know one day will come to life
Try to hold on just a little longer, longer, stronger

It's the jewel of victory
The chasm of misery
And once you have bitten the core
You will always know the flavor

The split second of divinity
You drink up the sky
All of heaven is in your arms
You know the reason why

It's right there, all by itself
And what you are, there is nothing else
You're growing a life within a life
The lips of wonder kiss you inside
And when it's over the feeling remains
It all comes down to this
The smoke clears, I see what it is
That made me feel this way...

I know the feeling
It is the real thing
The essence of the soul

The perfect moment
That golden moment
I know you feel it too

I know the feeling
It is the real thing
You can't refuse the embrace...

This is so unreal,
What I feel,
Flood, sell your soul,
Feel the blood,
Pump through your veins,
Can't explain,
The element that's everything,
Just clench your fist,
And close your eyes,
Look deep inside,
Hypnotize
Yes, the ecstasy,
You can pray
You will never let it slip away
Yes, the ecstasy,
You can pray,
You will never let it slip away
You will never let it slip away
You will never let it slip away

Like the echoes of your childhood laughter, ever after
Like the first time love urged you to take it's guidance, in silence
Like your heartbeat when you realize you're dying, but you're trying
Like the way you cry for a happy ending, ending...

I know the feeling
It is the real thing



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    UnregisteredDec 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    It's a song about finding the thing that keeps you going. It might be god, it might be your one true love. It might be about finding your identity. Or your truth. "the real thing" is different for everyone, just like god, or love, or truth or identity. Patton is very good at describing what it feels like to find it.
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    UnregisteredMar 24, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Patton himself states it is about drugs. Great lyrics and a hint of what drives users to continue taking drugs despite knowing their impact. People can twist the lyric meaning to suit themselves, but ultimately the true meaning is about drugs. Heaven in your arms relates directly to drug injection but the song is full of drug use undertones.
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    UnregisteredDec 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    He says it in the first line: the real thing: the essence of the soul.
    The whole song describes to me the feeling of ecstasy when one feels the essence of his/her own life, there is nothing else.

    The split second of divinity.
    You drink up the sky.
    All of heaven is in your arms.
    You know the reason why.

    It's right there, all by itself.
    And what you are, there is nothing else.
    You're growing a life within a life.

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