"We Belong" as written by Daniel Anthony Navarro and David Eric Lowen....
Many times I tried to tell you
Many times I cried alone
Always I'm surprised how well you cut my feelings to the bone
Don't want to leave you really
I've invested too much time to give you up that easy
To the doubts that complicate your mind

We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words we've both fallen under
Whatever we deny or embrace for worse or for better
We belong, we belong, we belong together

Maybe it's a sign of weakness when I don't know what to say
Maybe I just wouldn't know what to do with my strength anyway
Have we become a habit? Do we distort the facts?
Now there's no looking forward
Now there's no turning back
When you say

We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words we've both fallen under
Whatever we deny or embrace for worse or for better
We belong, we belong, we belong together

Close your eyes and try to sleep now
Close your eyes and try to dream
Clear your mind and do your best to try and wash the palette clean
We can't begin to know it, how much we really care
I hear your voice inside me, I see your face everywhere
Still you say

We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words we've both fallen under
Whatever we deny or embrace for worse or for better
We belong, we belong, we belong together

We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words we've both fallen under
Whatever we deny or embrace for worse or for better
We belong, we belong, we belong together
We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder


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"We Belong" as written by Daniel Anthony Navarro, David Eric Lowen

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me, is about accepting our humanity
    And not trying to become gods (higher than humanity)
    Or animals (lower than humanity)
    But just accepting life as is and being human and in love, etc.

    It's also a lovesong about a girl who understands her humanity
    Singing to a boy who is trying to be something he's not
    On an ego trip or whatever.

    And she's trying to tell him:
    "You don't have to be anything in order to belong to this earth."
    "We already belong."
    "We belong to the light."
    "We belong to the thunder."

    The line about the "words" they've "both fallen under"
    I think
    Is a refrerence to organized philosophies and modes of thought
    That she and he have believed in in the past
    But they've "fallen under" them... a.k.a.... they've been oppressed by them
    Rather than belonging to them in a positive way

    The Poet William Blake said:

    "Both of us read the bible day and night
    But you read black where I read white."

    Meaning that people have used timeless truths as weapons for years
    Rather than as healing, as they were intended to be.
    So that's the whole 'we belong to the words we've both falllen under" analysis.

    The line:

    "Maybe I just wouldn't know what to do with my strength anyway"

    Reinforces my perceptions about this song

    She is telling him that there's no need to try to be strong. Just be!
    TheThornBirdson February 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningAlthough their relationship is challenging, the investment of emotion and time that they have made in each other presents them with no choice but to press on, for better or worse. As lightning flashes and thunder inevitably follows, they are forever linked - regardless of whether they accept that fact or reject it.

    He knows just what to say to hurt her in an argument and she has a hard time communicating. She often sits in silence when they are arguing – while he talks at her - because she just doesn’t know how to respond to him. Even if she felt strong enough to fight back in like manner, she is not sure that the point would be. It would solve nothing. It seems that his insecurity about their relationship is a primary culprit in much of their fighting - "the doubts that complicate [his] mind."

    The fights have become habitual – almost routine. Their interactions are often unhealthy and prescribed by previous fights to the point where the truth of the situation is obscured by the same tired phrases and rhetoric they always use with each other in every fight. They are exhausted and know the relationship is dysfunctional. They can no longer see a peaceful future ahead of them. Even so, there is no going back to the days before they were in a relationship. They have already intertwined their lives to such a degree that turning back is unthinkable.

    The last verse offers no solutions. She says to him essentially, “Let’s just go to sleep and try not ache anymore.” She wants them to do the best they can to start fresh the next day, because she doesn’t want to leave him. She will continue on faith that a solution can be found one day based upon nothing more than the fact that they care about each other far more than either of them realize and because everything she knows and everything she sees is linked in some way to him. Since life separated from one another is not an option, they have to just take a break from fighting, rest and hope for better times.
    akingryon December 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me it means that your so in love, but theres so many conflicts in the relationship but you dont care cuz u know you'll be together in the end stronger than ever.

    its really a beautiful song and it means a lot to me.
    longxlostxloveon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this can also apply to admirers: A girl admires a boy that always turns her away. She sometimes wonders if it'd be best to turn back only to remember that she's in deep enough, has invested all her time in making him hers, there's no turning back, and she's going to succeed no matter what.
    Ultimate Panopticonon October 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never understood this song until now. Funny how some things can totally change your perspective
    and suddenly even the most commonplace things begin to have a new meaning...
    "I've invested too much time to give you up that easy".
    Thia007on November 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow was this song never commented on? It's beautiful.
    MichelleBranch1109on April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful indeed! I love the lyrics! The music video is great too!
    lebeiw15on June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoa, this is so awesome. I see a huge influence on stephin merritt had to have been her, i mean holy shit, when i heard this song i immediately thought "...the 6ths?!"

    as for the meaning, to me it seems like a strong relationship that lasted for quite a few years, and one of them is drifting away/has gone, and she's fighting for what they have, and he's saying cruel things/making up excuses or whatever for why things should just end, or just cutting her off when she tries to talk about it/ignores her ("Cut my feelings to the bone" line), so this song is her way of saying: "the universe put us together, you saw the signs, i saw the signs, why are you turning your back on me like nothing ever happened? we've been through so much, this is worth keeping together. this is worth fighting for."

    basically, we belong. =P

    new favorite song.
    delialon September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful.
    Rachelle53105on July 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about being married to your soulmate and being on the brink of divorce.

    "We belong to the sound of the words
    We've both fallen under"

    The words = marriage vows

    "Whatever we deny or embrace
    For worse or for better...
    We belong together"

    "For worse or for better" is again, a direct reference to marriage vows but the song implies a deeper meaning than just the superficiality of the contract of marriage--it implies a sense that there's something elemental about the relationship that makes them intrinsically inseparable.
    navkaton March 16, 2008   Link

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