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I am outside
And I've been waiting for the sun
And with my wide eyes
I've seen worlds that don't belong
My mouth is dry with words I cannot verbalize
Tell me why we live like this

Keep me safe inside
Your arms like towers
Tower over me

Yeah
Cause we are broken
What must we do to restore
Our innocence
And oh the promise we adored
Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

Lock the doors
Cause I'd like to capture this voice
That came to me tonight
So everyone will have a choice
And under red lights
I'll show myself it wasn't forged
We're at war
We live like this

Keep me safe inside
Your arms like towers
Tower over me

Cause we are broken
What must we do to restore
Our innocence
And oh the promise we adored
Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

Tower over me
Tower over me

And I'll take the truth at any cost

Cause we are broken
What must we do to restore
Our innocence
And oh the promise we adored
Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole



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    peaceinpiecesMar 22, 2010 at 3:36 am
    Your arms like towers: Proverbs 16: 10, Psalm 61: 3, also "Strong Tower" by Kutless.
    I am outside/keep me safe inside: pretty self-explanatory. Also, it's interesting to note that it's dark outside, since she's waiting for the sun.
    I think the second verse (lock the doors.) is about the narrator hearing God's message and wanting to share it with others (that's why she wants to "capture this voice") and the "show myself it isn't forged/red lights" refer to her occasional moods where she doubts and then proves to herself that it God's words are true.
    The "i'll take the truth at any cost" is an amazing statement. I don't know the right word for it.
    New favorite song! : D
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    Tiggerliscious15Jan 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    I think this song is about some One who has experienced a lot of bad things and seen bad things where they are no longer innocent because hey know things they shouldn't knw and wants to stay safe inside scared of what outside would do to him or her because that's what they were getting a lot of this exposure from. They are stuck in the dark with the remembrance of those bad times and need someone to restore someone special that can make them at peace within ones self again and personally a lot of people say it is about god I truly don't believe in him sometimes like I question if he's real but I don't want you to judge me because I don't have god in the way I think the song is about.

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