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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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    Jon Noj SnyderAug 23, 2013 at 5:13 am
    The best description of taking LSD I've EVER heard. There's no way I could have said it anywhere CLOSE to as good. I have no idea if that's what it's about but it fits like a glove. It's the reason I loved it then and fear it now.
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    UnregisteredAug 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Its about great orgasm:)its about almost death when you love someone and this love is a drug and sex is the almost real thing and extasy
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    The "real thing" was once, and still is, advertising for coca-cola. That's pretty a obvious reference. But i think it is a song about recovery, repentence, and the will to overcome.
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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 1:54 am
    It's about love. Unity. Life force. Connection. 'i know you feel it too. ' some people use drugs to simulate these things. Not necessary.

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