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And the heart is hard to translate,
It has a language of it's own,
It talks in tongues and quiet sighs
And prayers and proclamations,
In the grand days of great men
And the smallest of gestures,
In short shallow gasps.

But with all my education,
I can't seem to command it,
And the words are all escaping,
And coming back all damaged,
And I would put them back in poetry,
If I only knew how,
I can't seem to understand it.

And I would give all this and heaven too,
I would give it all if only for a moment,
That I could just understand
The meaning of the word, you see,
'Cause I've been scrawling it forever,
But it never makes sense to me at all.

And it talks to me in tiptoes,
And sings to me inside,
It cries out in the darkest night,
And breaks in morning light.

But with all my education,
I can't seem to command it,
And the words are all escaping,
And coming back all damaged,
And I would put them back in poetry,
If I only knew how,
I can't seem to understand it.

And I would give all this and heaven too,
I would give it all if only for a moment,
That I could just understand
The meaning of the word, you see,
'Cause I've been scrawling it forever,
But it never makes sense to me at all.

And I would give all this and heaven too,
I would give it all if only for a moment,
That I could just understand
The meaning of the word, you see,
'Cause I've been scrawling it forever,
But it never makes sense to me at all.

No words or language,
It doesn't deserve such treatment,
And all my stumbling phrases,
Never amounted to anything worth this feeling,
All this heaven,
Never could describe such a feeling as I'm having,
Words were never so useful,
So I was screaming out a language
That I never knew existed before.



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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Omg i cant even.i love this song so much. It has multiple meanings. It could be about love , i think, well thats the most obvious meaning; she can't translate exactly what love is . In the part "that i could just understand the meaning of the word you see" the word she is describing is love. She cant understand it but she would "give all this and heaven too (everything she has)" to either have it or at least fully understand it. But in the end she realized that "words were never so useful" in describing the feeling so it did not matter that she did not have a full grasp/understanding of love. And in the end she is "screaming out a language that she never knew existed before" ... So though she doesnt understand love she is elated to be in love and to express her happiness in her own manner,
    the other meaning i think could be, instead of a romantic love that i described above, it could be a love for god.
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    UnregisteredFeb 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    Love communicates in many ways, and since the dawn of the human race we have tried to explain it. But love is individual to each of us, some people say it makes us blind others say it opens our eyes, some say they dream of demons others say they dream of angels. Maybe love is the middle ground and the poetry is lost in translation.
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    UnregisteredMar 13, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Its like you've been lost in this world searching for something you can't see and desperately trying to understand what you can't feel and then out of nowhere something hits you like an explosion and all the pieces come together. And even though you may never be able to explain the feeling, you know that you've finally felt it. You're screaming out a language that you never knew existed before. :)
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    Frank P MauroJun 25, 2013 at 4:43 am
    I love my family, new friends, & old friends, but I never know how to say it well enough to know it's been said.
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 1:42 am
    I want to be a believer. But i still don't understand everything. I didn't know the lord could be so miraculous. Save me.

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