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If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would
Let it go
Surrender
Dislocate

If I could throw this
Lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

If you should ask then maybe they'd
Tell you what I would say
True colors fly in blue and black
Blue silken sky and burning flag
Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes

If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would
Let it go...

This desperation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation
Let it go

And so fade away
To let it go
And so fade away
To let it go
And so to fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no



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    LibertyMarkApr 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    I have always taken this song to be about Jesus's agony in the Garden of Gethsemane when he fearfully prayed while his disciples slept.
    The first two stanzas are Jesus wondering about just giving up, not going through with what He knew was coming the next day.
    But, the third stanza shows that he realizes what is to be gained if he goes through with it.
    He still wants to "let it go, and so fade away...", but, no, He's "wide awake, I'm not sleeping..."

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