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Song Released: 2010

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Another day in this carnival of souls
Another nights settles in as quickly as it goes
The memories are shadows ink on the page
And I can't seem to find my way home

And it's almost like
Your heaven's trying everything
Your heaven's trying...


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    Jan 18th, 2011 1:30pm report

    Sounds like a person who's had to endure death and tragedy, losing friends/loved ones and is unable to join them. This person has been going through it for so long, their memories have become nothing but shadows. With the line "your heavens trying to keep me out" sort of sounds like the person is doing something that isn't "right" in the eyes of god but must be done regardless...so they are forced to remain behind. The line "a nights sands end as quickly as it goes..." makes me think of a desert, or Iraq and the soldiers over there. Good chance, given the album name and song title...its about a soldier who has been at war for a very long time.


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    Jul 19th, 7:04pm report

    This is a song truly about PTSD. Seeing loved ones and fellow men on the battlefield die and not being able to join them and the guilt of living through the tragedy of others death.


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    Jun 17th, 6:51pm report

    my interpretation was that a guy, has a friend, a good friend, who he is very close to. Now this song, describes his friend getting a girlfriend/boyfriend, who hates the singer, and so, therefore, his friend's "heaven" is trying to bring him down, in any way possible.


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    May 19th, 2017 5:45pm report

    My daughter just asked me to listen to this song, and wow! I can see why. This is an amazing song. Since I know nothing of this band and it's the first time I heard the song, my impression in trying to figure out the meaning was that it's a person who's never really felt quite "at home" anywhere. Maybe growing up, there was a bad situation and/or they felt very different in personality from other family members, hence feeling "this isn't quite 'home' for me". And then, after moving out, realizing that they haven't yet found a place or life that they can "call home", and wondering if they ever will. As for the "heaven won't let me in" part, I too, see that as some others have said that it's someone who knows they're not living the life they should, so "heaven won't let them in", yet they're not ready or they're unwilling to change, yet at the same time are still somewhat sad about it somewhere deep inside.


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    Feb 17th, 2016 2:43pm report

    i think its about loving someone and watching them move to another and you cant hate either of them and still love the other.


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    Oct 26th, 2015 10:27pm report

    I thought it was about falling in love with some one who doesn't love you and you are forced to live with the pain of never connecting with that person in the true way you feel. You end up knowing its unchangable but you still are trapped


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    Jun 25th, 2015 6:49am report

    Homer's Odyssey. Odysseus, away from his homeland to fight/lead in the Trojan War, experiences a decade-long return voyage to his homeland. Along the way, a host of greek gods come in and out of the story, essentially dragging out the process and making Odysseus' life a living hell.

    "your heaven's trying everything, your heaven's trying everything to keep me down."


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    Oct 23rd, 2012 10:51pm report

    I think this song could be about someone watching a loved one suffer from some sort of addiction (I.e. drugs). This addiction, in turn, is keeping this person from having a good/stable relationship with the said addict. "your heaven's trying everything to keep me out." Watching the person wither and atrophy as a result of this addiction is breaking this person.


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    Oct 12th, 2012 10:13am report

    None of them were soldiers. They went to Iraq as a band to put on a show in 2010(wiki) I don't even think this song is a mystery. I mean it's not a mystery he is referring to a loved one who died.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Mar 26th, 2012 3:19am report

    Song is defently about a soldier at war, defending his country n knows he's fighting to make it home, n he feels God is keeping from gettin home cuz he's tryin to do the rite thing... Sumthin like that lol


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    Dec 21st, 2011 12:19pm report

    i think it has to do with war and iraq with the soldiers not being able to come home to see their family/friends.

    whatch this video and you will understand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBMT3OMEPwk


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    Dec 16th, 2011 12:26pm report

    i think the part "your heavens trying to keep me out" ts kinda makes me think that he is in the war or somwere bad but god is keeping him living and not ded


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    Nov 3rd, 2011 11:39pm report

    I've always been sorta good at interpreting lyrics in a song. I honestly think that this is, in a way, supposed to be about ALL of what you say. When a music artist writes, sings, releases a song, they might have personal reasons for doing so (as with this one, I feel.) Many times, they'll say that they want you to interpret it the way it touches you most. Whatever meaning speaks to you when it comes to the lyrics, is what it means....to YOU. To someone else it might be something entirely different, depending on their past & pain. But, if you are an empathetic person, you can easily read the lyrics & see it from their view as well as yours, it'll make sense.


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    Sep 30th, 2011 9:22am report

    This is related to the life we all lead. From main stream media tellings us to live their way and the church telling us something different. 5FDP has always been able to put life as we all see it into a perspective that the bullied kid to the American Solider can relate to. The suburban house wife to the clergy that has doubts. They have a strong tie to the Armed Forces and know what it takes to be there and here too. I know that many can relate to these songs and I know for my own reason it is from not being able to be home with the memories that haunt my mind here on the main land.I too can say that tears well up and the breathing becomes quickened when this song comes on, but I fight back the emotions and realize that I'm finally home....


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    Jul 11th, 2011 7:27pm report

    I believe it is about a Combat Veteran who is coping with PTSD. He/she comes home after seeing what only few have seen and tries to have a normal life. However, all the events and actions he/she still haunt the Veteran, causing him/her to feel isolated from the world.

    From a religious standpoint because of what the Veteran has done, he/she may feel like God (or whoever the Veteran believes in) will not accept him/her in the afterlife.

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