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Think. Create. But most importantly, stay alive.


You say things with your mouth
Cobwebs and flies come out
I hear a second voice behind your tongue somehow
Luckily I can read your mind
Flies and cobwebs unwind
They will not take you down
They will not cast you out.

Dear friend, here we are again pretending
To understand how you think your world is ending
Sending signals and red flags in waves
It’s hard to tell the difference between blood and water these days
I’ll pray that one day you see
The only difference between life and dying
Is one is trying, that’s all we’re called to do
So try to love me and I’ll try to save you.

Won’t you stay alive
I’ll take you on a ride
I will make you believe you are lovely.

Your redemption won’t grow stale
We are now just setting sail
On the seas of what we fear
Treason now is growing near to me

I’m coming clean
God, hit me straight on.

Don’t be gone.
You say things with your mouth, cobwebs and flies come out.


  1. I feel that this song speaks about the challenges of loving someone who is depressed. Depression leaves one with their self esteem blown out the floor, they tend to be self deprecating and they often don’t want to put the weight of their emptiness on those they love. He speaks of “pretending to understand how [she] thinks [her] world is ending”, referring to how frequently loved ones cannot understand the inner turmoil of the depressed person. In this case, he knows exactly what she’s going through, and she doesn’t need to say it for him to know what’s on her mind. She constantly sends out “signals” of how dire her state is. Because of the crushing emptiness of the condition, she struggles to feel the love she once felt for him and he understands; offers a bargain: “try to love me and I’ll try save you”. He asks her to stay alive, try to keep living, because trying is all that is keeping us alive – and as long as she tries he will make her believe she is worth it. No matter how much the voices in her head tell her she isn’t.

    • Wow… I don’t have anything to add to this, but I have to say I think you’re exactly right. That makes *perfect* sense!

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