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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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  • Oh-Shit_Casey
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    Oh-Shit_CaseyApr 17, 2008 at 1:06 pm
    Everyone needs to just take a step back and realize what is happening.
    We are so self involved and numb to everything thats going on around us that is unbearable. We all need a reality check and this is Haley's cry for it.
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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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    MrsBellaSwan01Jan 24, 2010 at 2:10 am
    i think its about doing something bad and then asking God for forgiveness. cuz the song says 'what must we do to restore our innocence'
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    destroDec 30, 2009 at 12:49 am
    This song is about God. It's about Him making us whole. He is the only one who can fill the gap in our lives. When it says "Give us life again, cause we just wanna be whole" it's saying God give us life because we want to feel whole and happy. And the only way to be completely and honestly happy is through God. When it says 'Lock the doors 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." It is saying I'd like to capture this voice (God's voice.) So everyone will have a choice, choosing God to fix your problems or yourself. I'll show myself it wasn't forged, she's showing herself that God spoke to her, and it's not a lie from the devil. We're at war, a spiritial war, Jesus is coming back soon and there is a huge spiritial war goning on now, the devil is trying to get as many people as he can so they don't follow God. Also, when she says 'I'll take the truth at any cost." Shes saying I'll talke Jesus no matter what. When she sings the chorus shes saying The world is broken. Shes saying that they don't know how to be happy and find the peace that only Jesus can give. The promises and love, the innocence and peace that you can only get through Jesus Christ!

    I'm not saying you have to believe what I'm saying. I'm just saying what I believe is true.
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    Glacial-heartsAug 28, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    "give us life again,because we just want to be whole" my favorite part. I cried when I listened to this. I was able to relate to it on a powerful level. Paramore is amazing

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