Flobots - On Loss And Having Lyrics




[Verse 1]
It must have been a dream but it felt so real
Saw the wounds, heard the screams, thought about your last meal
How we ate like kings, how you led us all in grace
How nobody had forseen what would soon take place
And when everything went down
The silence you left was the strangest sound
Dangerous town but we all felt safe
Cause we knew that you slept with the angels now
Rumors keep coming in
A few thousand missing you just like me
People keep running into you
I've got a feeling that you might be alive

(Rata tat tat, bum bum bum bum
It's the sound of a gat and the sound of a drum
But whatever you attach to is what you become
One plus one, double horizontal line one)

[Hook]
This is not fair, this is not pure, this is not right
Trust me, when it's all over you will see the light
Live by the sword, die by the sword, but Jesus Christ
We shot that motherfucker right between the eyes

I offer these thoughts on loss and having
You're here but you're not, you're near but you're not
I offer these thoughts on loss and having
You're here but you're not, you're near but you're not

[Verse 2]
Staring at the safety sleeve
These tingling feelings just won't leave
I can't sleep, anxiety dreams
I need a repreive, I need caffeine
Set the stage, my lips don't seem, [?]
Walking the streets, haunted by beats
Follow my lead by the loss that I bleed
Scream in the dark, but it's off key
Bow breaks in the powerful breeze
I hold my breath and the hours would freeze
'Til they tomorrows may bring
Squandered time didn't know you would leave
Part of me was lost in the sea
And the cost of these losses I found it in me
Replacing my friends [?]

[Hook]
This is not fair, this is not pure, this is not right
Trust me, when it's all over you will see the light
Live by the sword, die by the sword, but Jesus Christ
We shot that motherfucker right between the eyes

I offer these thoughts on loss and having
You're here but you're not, you're near but you're not
I offer these thoughts on loss and having
You're here but you're not, you're near but you're not





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Flobots On Loss And Having Comments
  1. Gohan Strange

    FEAR the furious rage contained, in this red=black=white mage

  2. Unoriginal Overlord

    just saying he said that while writing this his thoughts kind of jumped from jesus to tupac and just basicly losig someone so really its a song (wait for it........) on loss and having

  3. Kacey Calhoon

    Yeah, my version of that song was clipped of the last minute or so and would just cut out in the this is yours, this is yours, this is mine part and I just now heard the full version on YouTube and heard him talking about whatever you attach to is what you become, one plus one double horizontal line one and I recognized it from this.

  4. Chaboy Sam

    They make so many references to their song binary. Something about that song is just special.

  5. TheCentipedeee

    Did you answered on your on comment ? :D

  6. SteveMcshwang

    Plus, Flobots aren't worried about Osama Bin Laden, they care about the innocent dying. They care about the PEOPLE, and the saftey and protection and awareness of the people. They always have, always will. There are some of the most inspirational people out there, because of their views. Loved them since Onomatopoeia.

  7. SteveMcshwang

    I fear you may be incorrect. Just because they use "Jesus Christ" in the song doesn't mean its about Jesus. The first verse of the song is about the integrity of the people, and the community, the fact that making a stand is a dying action. Not to mention the recession and suppression that our government puts unto us.
    The rest of the song is about our world and peace, are dying, and telling us that these are out last chances to do something about it.
    Everything went to shit.

  8. mrgolamhossein

    haha At first I thought it was about shooting Jesus between the eyes, and i was a little thrown off...

  9. David

    Yes it does

  10. anexpatkid

    Favorite song on the album. So powerful! Also, I love the way Jonny5 says motherfucker.

  11. David B

    Lol, does that actually work?

  12. David

    Or you can just type in Flobots binary, which is easier to remember

  13. Peanut Butter Caramel Sin

    This song makes me want to go up to a Nazi fighter and punch him in the face for some reason...

  14. David B

    Does anyone else get the "Whatever you attach to is what you become, One plus one double horizontal lines one" reference? If not, you really should type in "1011010100101000- Jonny 5 and Jak" on youtube... you won't regret it!

  15. Nyttyn

    For those of you having trouble understanding the lyrics: The first minute of the song is a reference to Jesus Christ ("Thought about your last meal.." "Because we knew you slept with the angels now...") And how he might be "alive" or "a lie." The rest of the song is a reference to the War in Iraq ("Live by the sword, die by the sword...But Jesus Christ, we shot that motherfucker between the eyes!" -a reference to Osama Bin Laden's death-), PTSD, and how war isn't worth it.

  16. Roxxanne Rittenhouse

    Really powerful song

  17. niceguy122

    @kunschner Well, there's an article called Flobots, The Circle in the Square: Jonny 5's track-by-track breakdown of the new album, and as the title suggests he goes through the meaning of every song. You can read the section on this song if you want. It's pretty interesting,.

  18. Kunschner

    what meaning?

  19. niceguy122

    Such a great song.

  20. Sir Onyx

    oh, and still a better love story than twilight

  21. Sir Onyx

    once you know the meaning of this song it is really depressing