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Sometimes life seems too quiet
Into paralyzing silence
Like the moonless dark
Meant to make me strong

Familiar breath of my old lies
Changed the color in my eyes
Soon he will perforate the fabric of the peaceful by and by

Sorrow lasts through this night
I'll take this piece of you
And hold for all eternity
For just one second I felt whole
As you flew right through me

Left alone with only reflections of the memory
To face the ugly girl
That's smothering me
Sitting closer than my pain
He knew each tear before it came
Soon he will perforate the fabric of the peaceful by and by

Sorrow lasts through this night
I'll take this piece of you
And hold for all eternity
For just one second I felt whole
As you flew right through me

And we kiss each other one more time
And sing this lie that's halfway mine
The sword is slicing through the question
So I won't be fooled by his angel light

Sorrow lasts through this night
I'll take this piece of you
And hold for all eternity
For just one second I felt whole
As you flew right through me
And up into the stars

Joy will come!



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  • angiecullenEMO
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    angiecullenEMOJun 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    Well this song is awesome just like all of Flyleaf's songs haha but if you notice, most songs pertain to religious things. Like in Do You Hear Waht I Hear? it ties to baby Jesus. All Around Me speaks of angels, in OK Tina, she praying to God near the end so basically this one is about good and bad, God and the Deviil. This proves that they may sound goth, but they're not. I think Lacey sings aout God to remind herself how she's not alone in bad times.
  • ZachandTaylor
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    ZachandTaylorFeb 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    i know not all their songs are about God, but i know for a fact this one is. and idc who believes me and who doesn't. you WILL find out for yourself...not kidding at all..
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    tammygurl630Nov 2, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    I think that this song means that there will be times when you feel like the world is against you but theres always a light at the end of the tunnel and you can make it through no matter how far that tunnel is.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJun 19, 2012 at 6:37 am
    Sorry bout that i hit the post button to see if it would take me to some registration page. Apparently you don't have to so here is my full opinion of this songs meaning.

    I am sure it really does have some religious significance, but to me it has a different meaning. It brings to my mind a tale of impossible love. I have been in love with someone for literally half my life. Recently i was able to be with the man i have loved in silence for so long. Going through life i kissed a lot of frogs waiting for the right time and the courage to tell him how i felt. As a result of kissing all these frogs i had become callused and cold. I locked up my true feelings in an effort not to be hurt. Being with someone i had been friends with and secretly adored so long was amazing. For the first time in my life i opened mind and heart up completely and it was amazing. But of course like all idealistic fantasies the reality wasn't as wonderful as the dream. So here is what each part means to me.

    Sometimes life seems too quiet
    Into paralyzing silence
    Like the moonless dark
    Meant to make me strong

    This is the waiting and longing the penetrating loneliness you feel while you gather your courage to tell your love how you feel.

    Familiar breath of my old lies
    Changed the color in my eyes
    Soon he will perforate the fabric of the peaceful by and by

    Playing the part of the neutral friend acting like my interest was platonic... Then one day i was unable to hide it. He saw it instantly.

    Sorrow lasts through this night
    I'll take this piece of you
    And hope for all eternity
    For just one second i felt whole
    As you flew right through me

    I have regrets and wonder if i've ruined this long lasting friendship by revealing my feelings. Then he opens up to me and i see he has been hiding his feelings too. I cant be with him all the time so i take this shining piece of him he showed me and hold it close to my heart. When entangled in his arms i felt alive and whole for the first time. So intense were the feelings we had felt that it ripped through all my walls. I had no defenses left.

    Left alone with only reflections of the memory
    To face the ugly girl that's smothering me
    Sitting closer than my pain
    He knew each tear before it came
    Soon he will perforate the fabric of the peaceful by and by

    When i was forced to go back to my world which didn't and couldn't include him in. I only had my memories to tide me over until our next meeting. All the while wondering if i was good enough for him.. If i was pretty enough.. Because yeah every girl thinks she is ugly some place deep down inside. Self loathing being more keen than any pain. He knew me so well and so long i didn't have to explain or tell anything about the horrors i had come from growing up. I didn't have to explain why i was the way i was he knew it all. All these things were comforting and frightening at the same time. He could see right through me.

    And we kiss each other one more time
    And sing this lie that's halfway mine
    The sword is slicing through the question
    So i won't be fooled by his angel light

    Fate wont let this bliss last. We know it wont work.
    We tell each other this will last forever...
    Of course that wont hold up to test of time
    This deception is the only angelic level lie i will believe
  • u
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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    I interpret this into unicorns. There. Every meaning is crap now because of my logic. Who's to say i'm wrong? You just said in a messed up way that the artist can never keep it as their's once it's released to public. That's wrong though because since the artist made it they can choose to either patent their expression or leave it as it is for who ever. Flyleaf as patented their meaning and it is 100% for god. They express that in every way they can, when they write letters in the album booklets, when they post on line somewhere, when they speak out at concerts. It's documented everywhere. Yes the song could move you to remember a lost person and other things but the true meaning and message remains constant so you're always going to be wrong or missing something in some way if you don't work to actually understand it. Music is art but some carry specific messages that can be misunderstood if not guided correctly. This is a great example for those exact messages. This song is purely a godly message from the heart of the artist.

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