The Greatest Lie Lyrics - Circa Survive

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This building smelled so familiar
Well I had thought the sense was lost
And in a day dream I imagined my house
Where all my father's sense of strength was lost

It's all we have
It's all we have
So find me a place to begin

If I could get this feeling to end
Trembling idle hands holding me there
We laugh in the face of love
Cause nobody's really there
Nobody's real

Desire, I would try it either way
We believe in something invisible
The sense of smell that you use all your life
Well now you know your father lied

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It's all we have
So find me a place to begin

If I could get this feeling to end
With trembling idle hands holding me there
We laugh in the face of love
Cause nobody's really there
Nobody's real

And I could never find my way without
But you're already there
And we, we've come a long long way without
Without maps in our hands

It's all we have
So find me a place to begin

If I could get this feeling to end
Trembling idle hands holding me there
We laugh in the face of love
Cause nobody's really there
Nobody's real





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Oh my gosh. | Reviewer: Rachel | 5/1/12

This song is written beautifully, but it is also composed flawlessly. Anthony's vocals in this song make me shutter. The words are phenomical, but something about the riffs in the chorus and the melody of the song, his killer, passionate screams, they all perfectly portray the desperation and disappointment he feels. He is so good. To write like this is one thing, but to sing it with the enthusiasm and passion that he does is another. You feel every words ust as much as he does. Definitely my favorite Circa song. My fiance showed them to me when we met. He's getting one of Esao's paitings (The artist of their album art.) tattood on his back.

Idiots | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/18/11

Idiots idiots idiots. The person saying that the song is against homosexual relationships is THE FURTHEST thing Anthony Green is trying to put across. The greatest lie is the title, he mentions god a lot but its not about believing. And to the person saying that hes saying god will forgive you, hes not saying that either.

We believe in something invisible, the sense of smell youve used your whole life (meaning the idea you have followed all your life) now you know your father has lied. Father can be taken as either both God or your own. But its saying that its all "the greatest lie"

Fail. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/17/11

Anthony Green has stated that he is not religious, and that this entire album is about him losing his faith. Nice try, god-fuckers.


"Desire, I would try it either way
We believe in something invisible
The sense of smell that you use all your life
Well now you know your father lied"

You ignore this part. Typical fucking blinders.

My feelings toward this song | Reviewer: Tanner Mussomeli | 9/1/11

Are you kidding me? Anthony will be the last person to write lyrics on his feelings toward god. But I believe lyrics are what you want to make them to meen,if we didnt, why would we pay attention? This song reminded me EXACTLY how I felt when I tried a pill called 2CE,which is acid in pill form. It was to intense,and it was nonstop tripping for about 12 hours. Hence "If I could get this feeling to end" And "Tremble idling hands holding me there" When I was tripping I couldn't move, My hands were in the same position shaking for the entire time. "Desire, i would try it either way" My feelings towards taking it. I was unsure, and I was right, i will never do it again "It's all we have so lets find a place to begin" Me and my bro, bout to drop it. AGAIN: This is just how it relates to my life.

Fantastic | Reviewer: reggie | 1/9/11

I think the title of this song could be an allusion the the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which mentions how some people decide to believe "The World's Greatest Lie", which is the idea that a person's actions cannot change the ultimate fate that will overcome them. This could also tie in to the religion idea as well.

The Greatest Lie | Reviewer: JoeBaker | 6/3/10

I believe this song is most definetly about God. I listen to it every single morning and I can't say i'm very religous, but every verse in the song points towards God. Anthony Greene writes and makes different points about God and being Free in a lot of different Circa songs. "And I could never find my way without. But you're already there. And we've come a long, long way without maps in our hands. Its all we have. Find me a place to begin" Basically stating he could never find his way without god, but god was there the whole time. As well as mankind coming this far with no direction. We did it on our own regardless of our beliefs. So he says find me a place to begin... It explains itself...
"We believe in something invisible."
"We laugh in the face of love, because nobody's really there. Nobody's real." If gods love isnt real, then there is no such thing as love. He created love, and he represents it. But we laugh at God because he is invisible. No one would be real if God wasnt real. He created us.
"We believe in something invisible"


After you read this song over a few times as well as very carefully, just remember the one line that ties it all together.
"Its all we have. So find me a place to begin."
Birth.


p.s. I am not religous.

God | Reviewer: Miraclesun | 5/4/10

In my opinion is has to do with god. really listen to it and read the lyrics.

god made us as passionate people..supposedly its why we look for love its why the way we are..that's what is taught.

"We laugh in the face of love because nobody's really there" God is suppossed to be the epitome
of love.

"Desire, I would try it either way We believe in something invisible The sense of smell that you use all your life Well now you know your father lied"

This is my favorite circa survive song. I may be wrong but all the signs point to it being about god.

the message i got was don't make yourself suffer, do what you feel is right if god is love then he will forgive you, but don't hold back your life for something that may be "the greatest lie". more or less anyways



About homosexual relationships? | Reviewer: Arulz | 2/15/10

It feels like this is meant to mirror a homosexual relation ship.

"We laugh in the face of love
Cause nobody's really there
Nobody's real."

Can be seen as a kind of "We'll laugh at your love, because we know it isn't as true as ours" and the allusions to his father and and a "desire" he would try anyways.

marvelous song | Reviewer: Ria | 4/4/09

this songs gives me a lot of feelings, nostalgic, destructive but at the same time lovefull feelings.. it's too bizarre... but i think that bizarre its a good definition for all circa.

"desire, I would try it either way"

almost all the songs adjust to the things I write and the things I imagine..

Great song | Reviewer: Leesha | 12/11/07

The song reminds me of dealing with your past memories, but I'm not sure what he was thinking when he wrote it. That's just my interpretation of it. None the less, I think it's great.

Incredible | Reviewer: Jenn | 8/31/07

Great song.

"We laugh in the face of love
Cause nobody's really there
Nobody's real."
-My favorite part, for sure.

I love Anthony Green.
His lyrics are genius.
His voice is perfection.



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