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I'm a new soul
I came to this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit 'bout how to give and take

But since I came here, felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake

La, la, la, la (21x)
La, la, la, la (21x)

See I'm a young soul in this very strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit 'bout what is true and fake
But why all this hate? try to communicate
Finding trust and love is not always easy to make

La, la, la, la (21x)
La, la, la, la (21x)

This is a happy end
Cause you don't understand
Everything you have done
Why's everything so wrong

This is a happy end
Come and give me your hand
I'll take you far away

I'm a new soul
I came to this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit 'bout how to give and take
But since I came here, felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake

New soul... (la, la, la, la,...)
In this very strange world...
Every possible mistake
Possible mistake
Every possible mistake
Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes...



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    lovethisgirlsheartOct 12, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    "This is a happy end, 'coz you don't understand".. This particular line of the song strikes a lot. Life is full of "downs" than "ups". Life must still be happy and vibrant when one doesn't seem to understand. It's an opportunity for us to continue proving ourselves more. "This is a happy end, come and give me your hand, I'll take you far away". This is a triumphant moment for us to take the people around us in knowing their worth and together we could all realize that we are all NEW SOULS hoping to learn a bit but how to give and take.
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    unmoved_moverOct 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    "I'm a new soul" as opposed to an "old soul". If you've ever heard the term old soul, someone who is very wise/ a soul that has been here before, (reincarnation) then you'd understand that it is inconsequential/inevitable for new souls to make every possible mistake, as they are not yet old souls and this song captures the feeling of an innocent new soul stumbiling about in this strange world.
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    FreeAsABirdOct 22, 2008 at 12:21 am
    I think it's about how when we're younger we're so happy and carefree, but when grow up we see that the world isn't as perfect as it seems and we have come to this world to learn, but all the world teachs us is to hate. So, like a child opening their eyes (what she means by new soul), she is wondering "Why all this hate?" and why don't people understand life doesn't to be perfect to be, well, perfect. So she's making "every possible mistake" because she's not used to all this hate. And she thinks that our world is "very strange" because, once again, she's not used to it.
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    rdl143Apr 25, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    I believe that we all live many different lives to gain knowledge and experience from every aspect before we are complete. This is most likely what we all feel (or FELT if you are an old soul like me!) our first few times around! So much innocence and optimism. It makes me wish I were just starting out again.
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    PeacevineApr 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Such an innocent sounding song. In my mind this song touches on so many feelings growing up in my teens. Keeping a head, mind and heart open to learning from every possible mistake can mean learning every possible lesson along the way. I love this song, and look forward to hearing more from this soulful band.

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