Lonely Nation

Album: Nothing Is Sound (2005)
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  • Switchfoot frontman/lyricist Jon Foreman says that this track picks up where "Meant To Live" leaves off: "There is hope for meaning and truth in this life but it probably doesn't come in the form of a corporate slogan. We, the target market, want more than this world has to offer." >>
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    Sara - Union, OR

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  • Marvelboy_04 from Nc, NcThis is a song about how even though we in America hace all the different ways of communicating with each other such as emails, text messages and cellphones we are as a whole such a lonely nation.I think The rest of the album shows you why we are such a lonely nation
    and how we can be not alone through God.(This is a Christian band.)
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