"Made Of Steel" as written by Michael Maida, Jeremy Taggart and Duncan Coutts....
I can be anything
That you want me to be
A punching bag
A piece of string, no
That reminds you not to think

They found the note down in your car
It's not your fault it gets this hard
Gets this hard

[Chorus]
Hold your head high
Don't look down
I'm by your side
I won't back down
You wanted a hero tonight
Well I'm not made of steel
I'm not made of steel
But your secret's safe with me

I can be anything
That you want me to be
A holy cross
Some sympathy, no
That reminds you how to bleed

They found the note down in your car
You climbed up here to fall apart
Fall apart

[Chorus]

No, your secret's safe with me

They knock you down
I'll pick you up
They laugh at you
I'll shut them up

But I'm not made of steel [Repeat x4]
But your secret's safe with me
Yeah, your secret's safe with me
Yeah

Hold your head high
Don't look down
I'm by your side
I won't back down
You wanted a hero tonight


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"Made of Steel" as written by Jeremy Taggart Duncan Coutts

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    General CommentI have been coming to this site for my lyrics for the past few months now, and I must say the users do a wonderful job of figuring out these lyrics. Saying that, this is what i think this song means. I think most of you are dead on about the part that he wants to be there for her, but your missing the reason why he is saying that. Look at the lyric

    "I found the note down in your car"
    "And its not your fault it gets this hard"

    he repeats that line many times during the song. Now look at these lyrics

    I found the note down in your car - "I found the suicidie note in your car"

    And you climbed up here to fall apart - "She is on the ledge of a building and is about to jump"

    Fall apart

    Hold your head high - "look up at the sky"
    Don’t look down -"instead of the ground"
    I’m by your side - "he is on the ledge with her"
    Won’t back down - "and he won't back down until she does"

    You wanted a hero tonight - "she wanted a hero but got him"

    Well I’m not made of steel - "he is not a hero"
    I’m not made of steel
    But your secrets safe with me - "but he won't tell them why she was about to kill herself, so it makes you the reason she wants to die is unspeakably traumatic"

    No...
    Your secrets safe with me - "he won't tell anyone"
    They knock you down - "the reports will crowd around her knocking her down"
    I’ll pick you up... - "he will go without saying"
    They laugh at you - "the people watching might laugh at her...."
    I’ll shut them up - "but he will shut them up."

    That is what i think, i think he found this girl's suicidie note and is trying to be there for her when she is on the ledge of a building getting ready to jump and he is just talking her down and saying that it will be ok and he will protect her anyway he can, but he is no hero he can't save her from herself.... What do you.... Become a member and reply, i would love to hear some more takes on this song, or just some critcal thoughts on my own judgement of the songs.

    UEDKhadgaron July 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfantastic song. whole cd is pretty damn good. can't wait to see OLP on July 30th! yeah!! :) anyway, great song. one of my favorites.
    muahahaon June 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song restores my faith and makes me feel like I'm not alone. I think Raine is basically singing about he'll be there unconditionally for a close friend or girlfriend, but he's not Superman or invincible and he can only do so much, yet he's willing to do all that he can to help heal this person's pain and hopes that it's enough.
    Music_addicton July 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite line is

    "a piece of string
    That reminds you not to think"

    cause people tie strings around their finger to "think" and remember something...but he's using it so it reminds them not to think.

    Going along with the suiside thing, I think it's saying that she's not taking the time to think about how important life really is, and the only conclusion she thinks there is, is one that's just on the top of her head: suicide.

    well plz comment on this and if you think its right or not
    frostedflakes098on March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was great live. It's one of those songs that I can listen to when I'm feeling on top of the world, or like scum. Justl ike "A Story About A Girl" or "Life," it just goes right through me...
    pdf114on June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of me and my girlfriend... lots of times you just need someone, and you need them to be something, sometimes you need someone to fight with you, or someone to listen, someone to love, someone to love you, and lots of times we think someone is a super hero, and even though they can't always do exactly what you want them to, they'll still be there for you. Just like me and my girlfriend when something happens she just needs me to be there, and maybe I can't be there exactly the way she wants, but I can always do something for her. awesome song...
    iLOVEyouTASHAon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just love this song...i love their whole new cd, this song i think just explains that the person would always be there, be there no matter what happens, no matter what is going on at the time
    cutie_108on July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I can be anything that you want me to be
    A punching bag, a piece of string" - pretty much says it all. I'm not made of steel but i'm here for you through the good AND the bad times. this is my fav song on gravity b.c. it brings hope to you that there's that one person out there, that is there for you no matter what.
    icareon July 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he's trying so hard to be everything she wants, but he just cant quite cut it. but isnt that good enough? shouldnt she just be happy that he wants to be everything? most guys wont even do that. he's there for her... that means everything. but she's so focused on being depressed that she doesnt see him trying to lift her up.
    ShowMeUrBlurrySpotson July 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree w/ Music_addict ..... 'hes' tryin to be there for a close friend of sorts but that person wants more and hes tellin them that im not a hero, im not superman "im not made of steel" but ill be here for you, ill help you... to me the person is breaking down and he is trying to help them, "i found the note down in your car" and "you climbed up here to fall apart"
    jaggtagg7on July 19, 2002   Link

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