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We are alive for a moment
One second in the great abyss of time
All the bleedin', all the hate
Just one blink of an eye
All the conflicts, it visits dire pain on human life
Are we missing what it is to be alive?

One by one the pieces fall
Until our pride defeats us all
Or we learn to live without it

Wake up!
To the sound of this time bomb
Wake up!
To it's deafening song
Wake up!
Cause you don't know what you've got until it's gone
Until it's gone

Our innocence is a virtue
But our arrogance will only leave us blind
Unattended without anyone to save our idle lives
Will we find out that everything we know exists inside of a fraction
Of a fraction

One by one the pieces fall again

Wake up!
To the sound of this time bomb
Wake up!
To it's deafening song
Wake up!
Cause you don't know what you've got until it's gone
Until it's gone
Wake up!
To the sound of this time bomb
Wake up!
To it's deafening song
Wake up!
Cause you don't know what you've got until it's gone
Until it's gone away!

One by one the pieces fall
Until our pride defeats us all
Yeah!

One by one the pieces fall (one by one the pieces fall)
Until our pride defeats us all (Defeats us all! )
Yeah!

Oohh!
Wake up!
To the sound of this time bomb
Wake up!
To it's deafening song
Wake up!
Cause you don't know what you've got until it's gone
Until it's gone
Wake up!
To the sound of this time bomb
Wake up!
To it's deafening song
Wake up!
Cause you don't know what you've got until it's gone
Until it's gone away

It's gone away
Yeah



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    sentientJul 26, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    haha i've always loved this song and after reading 'The Power of Now' and 'A New Earth' by Eckhart Tolle I can understand the true meaning of this song. What a great band :)
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    UnregisteredDec 7, 2011 at 1:18 am
    This song means soo much i love the tune and i love this song it really says how we need to wake up and be strong thing are happing
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    ash0928Aug 25, 2009 at 1:19 am
    to me this song is about fate, and how everything you do is like clock work. the pieces fall and fate controls it even if we never understand the world for what it is.

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