"Sometimes" as written by Juan Martin Vinnichuk, Nicolas Aguiar, Jesus Nahuel Velazquez, Federico Manuel Martin and Fausto Federico Arduino....
I wipe the night from my eyes
Block out the sunny day and I hide
Everything's falling down around us
I'm just missing the rain
I'm happier now today
Don't let me down
Don't let me go
A change of seasons inside her mind
In time I'll decide
In time I'll decide to move on
We change directions, we watch the tides
And we borrow too much
We form restrictions and we form lines
And we separate you from me
Sometimes, sometimes we carry more weight than we own
Oh but sometimes sometimes goes on
Night takes the light by the hand
Tunes out the boring day and cries out loud
Everyone's hanging on, hanging on my words
It kills the thrill in being divine
But she's happier now today
Don't let her down
Don't let her go
There are no reasons there are no lies
We just bleed together
That's how we realize
We change directions we watch the tides
And we borrow too much
We From restrictions and we form lines
We separate you from me
Sometimes sometimes we carry more weight than we own
Oh but sometimes sometimes goes on
Somehow we'll find a way we've got to paste it back together
These ripped out pages of old coloring books where your
Gold is silver, my blue is gray
Its all held together by cellophane tape
but We change directions, we watch the tides
And we borrow too much
We form restrictions and we form lines
We separate you from me
Sometimes sometimes we carry more weight than we own
Oh but sometimes sometimes goes on
In my head I've got everything I want in you


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"Sometimes" as written by David Krusen Bardi David Martin

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    General CommentGreat song. I've always liked it, but was never sure of what it meant...until now. I'll try my best on what it means to me:

    "I wipe the night from my eyes
    Block out the sunny day and I hide

    The mornings after a fall out in a relationship are one of the toughest times of the day; the beautiful morning sun can't warm or inspire in times like these. Rather, we shy away from the day and we tend to hide in reruns that play in our hearts and minds.

    "Everything's falling down around us
    I'm just missing the rain
    I'm happier now today
    Don't let me down
    Don't let me go"

    Everything that once seemed strong and enduring is falling down, hitting everything around them and sending shockwaves through him. He's missing the rain today, because it reflects how he feels; the beautiful day seems to be for other people. He says "don't let me down, don't let me go", which feels like like they're seperated, but haven't truly let go of eachother.

    "A change of seasons inside her mind
    In time I'll decide
    In time I'll decide to move on"

    This stanza is very powerful and endearning, and you can almost miss it. He says a change of seasons "inside her mind", not a change in her heart. A change of seasons has only few hints before the world around is completely different. Like their love, it sounds like the change came swift. The nature of this change in her is hard on him: he was unprepared for it, and like the seasons, he was neither the cause of it, nor can he do anything about it but ride it out and see what's on the other side. He knows, however, that he can't wait for her forever to figure things out. And that in time, on his terms, he will decide to move on.


    "We change directions, we watch the tides
    And we borrow too much
    We form restrictions and we form lines
    And we separate you from me"

    Something in life has sparked a change, and even though their relationship is either dying or gone, they're actually still feeling that change together. Life's challenges are causing them to move in seperate directions, and as they watch the time go by there is a tragic bitter-sweet realization that something between them is still alive in moments of borrowed time. It also sounds like they've borrowed into different responsibilities in life, and they have obligations that are separating them; as often happens to many people. I really do think that the line "we borrow too much" has multiple meanings in that sense. They make rules and put up imaginary walls between them in a desperate attempt to live without each other and move on.


    "Sometimes, sometimes we carry more weight than we own Oh but sometimes sometimes goes on"

    Sometimes we try to take on the world, and it's hard to do that alone. I think they're both doing that in their own way. But he realizes that "sometimes" are times that will move on. He seems to be reflecting on just exactly what it is that will move on, and what will remain after all the dust has had time to settle. Either her change of mind, or their love for each other will be the thing that doesn't last and "goes on" to disappear; it can't be both. He wants terribly for it to be their love, but neither of them at this point can tell which it will be.


    "Night takes the light by the hand
    Tunes out the boring day and cries out loud
    Everyone's hanging on, hanging on my words
    It kills the thrill in being divine
    But she's happier now today"

    The day is dull and numb. When night comes, however, the emotions run high. They're each
    probably hanging on the last words they said to eachother. She's happier today, and this seems
    to give him a measure of peace.

    "Don't let her down
    Don't let her go
    There are no reasons there are no lies
    We just bleed together
    That's how we realize"

    Another powerful, endearing stanza: not letting her down comes first to him; he wants the best for her, even if it means a life without him. But he's also not at that point where he's convinced that it's time to let go. He may be moving on in his "direction", but he hasn't let go. There's something different about these two in this song. There are no hints of concrete feelings that one of them hurt the other, or that she's fallen completely out of love with him. There are no lies that have stung or hurt them to the point of no return. This song isn't just about him, but about both of them. They're both hurting. They're bleeding together. Your heart goes out to them, because you really can't tell which way it will go. You can only give it time.


    Somehow we'll find a way we'll paste it back together
    These ripped out pages of old coloring books where your Gold is silver, my blue is gray
    Its all held together by cellophane tape

    And he ends with hope. Hope that after some time, after the whirlwind of life has calmed down, they'll still have what it takes between them to make a connection; that they'll find eachother again. Where details don't matter, only that they hold eachother together again.


    Phew! That's my attempt at that song. If it wasn't obvious enough, I'm clearly going through this exact situation; and it's tough. I hadn't heard this song in years, and it came on the other day and completely made me feel so much better. That someone could put into words everything I was feeling. I love this song =)
    Nyloon May 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree for the most part with Nylo, however, my interpretation of the "Somehow we'll find a way, we'll paste it back together. These ripped out pages of old coloring books, where your gold is silver, my blue is gray. It's all held together by cellophane tape" is a little different.
    I see those lines as the memories. Often times, memories are represented in black and white. Gold would look silver, blue would look gray. So, in my mind, it's like him trying to hold on to the memories of them, before things fell apart. Holding on to all the little pieces and trying to keep them together, like old photographs that are falling apart. Trying to fit all their little pieces back together, all the reasons why they fell in love in the first place, all the things that made them work. Desperately trying to hold on to SOMETHING between, them with the idea that they can get back to good.
    NickiJ91on September 29, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow has no one commented on this song? It's so beautiful. I'm not sure what the entire song is about but I'll elaborate on a few lines.:

    "We form restrictions and we form lines
    We separate you from me"

    In life we hold ourselves back by setting imaginary limits. Or possibly it's about how we are sometimes not open and tolerant and we place barriers that unfortunately keep us apart rather than bring us together.

    It could be about a relationship where the two people already have ideas of how they want things to be or what they want the other to be, and neither of them are willing to bend and therfore they grow away from one another and may lose each other.

    I love when he says "we just bleed together that's when we realize"

    As I'm writing this it's coming to me that maybe the song is about compromise in relationships, willing to see things from anothers view....but this could be totally off.

    My favorite lines are:
    "Somehow we'll find a way we'll paste it back together
    These ripped out pages of old coloring books where your
    Gold is silver, my blue is gray
    Its all held together by cellophane tape"

    Make things right. Gold is silver, blue is gray.... people see colors or things in general differently..sometimes you don't see eye to eye. But if you want to make itwork you have to let go of
    preconceived notions "n my head I've got everything I want in you"

    So maybe its about 2 people who were in a relationship and things went sour because what I said in the beggining but then they realized or are realizing what they needed or need to do to make it work.

    But like I said that's just what I am seeing.

    Anyway I love the song!!!!
    strangersatelliteon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song...I think this song is about changes in a current relationship. One person in the relationship loves the other so much, but the other falls out of that love. He knows that he can't do anything that time just changes; ppl just fall out of love. Even though the other person has fallen out of love, in his mind he still thinks she's everything he wants in a person.
    Hank6090on June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstrangersatellite...ur right is a nice song...but no one comments cus its a really vague song......my best shot was something to do w/ a relationship...i can't really relate personally though...not sure what it means...but i have better understanding after reading wat u said on the first verse.....that seems to make more sence and in detail
    rocknmetal4lifeon June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. There are a few lines in particular I like a lot. Those are "I wipe the night from my eyes, I block out that sunny day and I hide" & "Night takes the light by the hand, tunes out that boring day and cries out loud"

    I have to agree with Hank6090, I also think the song is about changes.
    I think Nylo's interpretation is spot on, as I was reading through his comment, I found myself agreeing with pretty much every word he'd written.
    stagnateon December 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunny My boyfriend and his brother were at the filming of alive in SEATTLE. When they sang this song on the video there was my boyfriends face. The light was shinning on him like a light from heaven. I found it pretty funny and still to this day make fun of him. However I decided that would be the song we danced to if we ever got married. He agreed. Mind you we are going on 11 years so it was no random thought. However my brother in law who is a mega Candlebox fan told me it was about breaking up. I just laughed. It is any ones interpretation that makes the song amazing. LOVE,HATE,REGRET,ETC...... Either way the song is amazing in itself. Only the band knows the truth of what it is about.
    chivette32on June 27, 2012   Link

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