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Underoath – Writing On The Walls lyrics

Maybe we,
Why don't we
Sit right here for half an hour
We'll speak of what a waste I am

And how we missed the beat again!

I swear we need to find some comfort
In this run down place
To bridge the gap of this
Conscious state that we live in
And I'm short on time

How come you try
(To place us all)
And fit the shape of
(And I pray for)
What they tell you
(You to move on, move on!)
But mostly what they show you
(At this rate we can't give up)
I'm takin back all the things I've said
We're takin back all the things I've said
(But I sure can't just sit still)
Keep me filled in and I swear I'll come

We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
Back home
Alone back home

You're almost gone and I'm okay
(I still see your shadow)
To give you time to be afraid
(But never your face again
I remember your presence)

I hope to God you come down
I hope to God you feel this now
I hope to God you come down
I hope to... God

I know there must be some way out of here
And all of them will be waiting there.



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    Beccalovesyou
    I think this song us talking about maybe how a couple and maybe his gf has passed on and he blames himself for her death and wants, wishes, and hopes that she will come back cuz perhaps they got into an argument before she passed. I mostly think this cuz if the line that says "I still see your shadow" but idk I could be wrong, I'm just saying what I interpret from this song, it can mean numerous things and takin into many perspectives. :)
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    Dude this song is about a guy, who's girlfriend said he was a shitty boyfriend and he's kinda wollowing in his own self pitty.
    "why don't we sit right here for half an hour and speak of what a waste i am" totally means what it sounds like. Lets sit down and talk about our relationship and how "much of a waste of a boyfriend" I am.
    "i swear we need to find some comfort.
    In this run down place.
    To bridge the gap of this.
    Conscious state that we live in.
    And I'm short on time".
    Means we need to find some common ground in the bad spot of the relationship that we are, to try to bring me from being this shitty boyfriend, before it's too late.
    "how come you try, (to place us all), and fit the shape of, (and I pray for), what they tell you, (you to move on, move on!), but mostly what they show you.
    (at this rate we can't give up) , I'm takin back all the things I've said.
    We're takin back all the things I've said, (but I sure can't just sit still).
    Keep me filled in and I swear i'll come".
    How come you always try to mold me into something I'm not, based on what your friends are always telling you, (to move on) but mostly what they show you (that he's no good for her). He's taking back all the bad things he said, both of them are doing it, but he just can't sit around and without her talking to him and expect him to understand.
    Basically the end of the song means they pretty much breaking up, he still sees her but she doesn't really feel for him anymore, he won't see her face anymore but he'll still remember her presence.
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      I think this song us talking about maybe how a couple and maybe his gf has passed on and he blames... Read more →
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