The Blonde Lead The Blind
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


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You were gone when we found you
You were practically surrounded, you were trapped
But the opposition stalled, their blood ran cold
When they saw the look of love in your eyes
Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of the plan
We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the alpha, omega, beginning and the end
And we all just idolize the dead
So you were born (So you were born), and that was a good day
Someday you'll die (Someday you'll die), and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away
You had a love and that love had you
And nothing mattered, you were fine
If some will complain, they're just bitter, what a shame
They know that loving and losing is better than nothing at all
Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of our path
We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the anthem, the slogan, the summary of events
And we all just idealize the past
So you were born (So you were born), and that was a good day
Someday you'll die (Someday you'll die), and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away
(Instrumental Solos)
Yeah, the times we had, they were not that bad
And everything else, it was part of the plan
And we sang, "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the Alpha (Alpha!), Omega (Omega!), beginning and the end!
And we all just idolize the dead
So you were born (So you were born), and that was a good day
Someday you'll die (Someday you'll die), and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away




And someday soon my friends, this ride will come to an end
But we can't just get in line again.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "The Blonde Lead the Blind" by Streetlight Manifesto appear to be about embracing the good times in life and the inevitability of death. The song tells the story of someone who was trapped but was able to find love, and the beauty and importance of that love in life. The chorus states that birth and death are both significant, but what matters most is the life in between.


The lyrics are quite poetic and metaphorical, with a lot of the meaning being left to interpretation. The mention of "the opposition" and "their blood" running cold could suggest that the person was in some sort of danger or conflict before finding love. The line "we all just idealize the past" further emphasizes the idea of the importance of the present and the life in between birth and death.


In the end, the song urges the listener to make the most of life, as it is all they have. The final line, "But we can't just get in line again," suggests that life is not infinite and one must make the most of it while they have the chance.


Line by Line Meaning

You were gone when we found you
You were in a really bad place when we came across you


You were practically surrounded, you were trapped
You were unable to escape from your predicament


But the opposition stalled, their blood ran cold
The people around you, who were causing your pain, were scared off by something


When they saw the look of love in your eyes
The people who were hurting you realized that you were loved by someone else


Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
Perhaps the moments we spent together weren't as terrible as we thought they were


And everything else was part of the plan
Everything that happened to us had a purpose


We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
We were unsure about what the future held


This is the alpha, omega, beginning and the end
This journey we're on goes from start to finish


And we all just idolize the dead
We tend to look back on people who have passed and think of them in ideal terms


So you were born (So you were born), and that was a good day
Your birth brought joy to the world


Someday you'll die (Someday you'll die), and that is a shame
Your eventual passing will be a tragedy


But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
In the middle of all the ups and downs, there was a life that we all hope to live


And nothing and no one will ever take that away
No one can take away the memories we have of the good times


You had a love and that love had you
You experienced mutual love with someone else


And nothing mattered, you were fine
When you were together, nothing else in the world mattered


If some will complain, they're just bitter, what a shame
Anyone who complains about that kind of love is just jealous


They know that loving and losing is better than nothing at all
Even though love often leads to heartbreak, it's still worth experiencing


This is the anthem, the slogan, the summary of events
This song is a summary of what has happened up until this point


And we all just idealize the past
We have a tendency to look back at the past and romanticize it


Yeah, the times we had, they were not that bad
Our past experiences weren't as terrible as we remember them being


And everything else, it was part of the plan
All the things that happened to us were meant to shape who we are


And we sang, "I don't know where we go from here"
We really had no idea what the future had in store for us


And someday soon my friends, this ride will come to an end
Eventually, our journey will come to a close


But we can't just get in line again.
We can't just start over once our journey is done




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