"Barely Hanging On" as written by and Pal/furuholmen Waaktaar....
I used to be so sensible on my own
Now I'm so sensitive it's a joke
I'm getting by on decibels like a drug
And greet every brand
New day with a shrug

I'm barely hanging on

I used to be so comfortable in a suit
Almost presentable next to you
I used to be so confident in a crowd
Now I can't say my own name aloud

I'm barely hanging on

And now I guess you're
Wondering why
We never could see eye to eye
Oh but never mind
And now I guess it's hard to see
What has gotten into me
Oh but never mind

I'm barely hanging on


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"Barely Hanging On" as written by Morten Harket Magne Furuholmen

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    General CommentI believe this a song about the feeling of someone who has once been a Strong and confident character, and something happened to him that knocked him off that tower.
    Something caused a slip in strength, and its not only effected his success but also his ability to climb back up. And with every failure it slips a little further.
    To the point where even his friends/wife no longer see things the same way or understand on another. And yet he's unable to face that problem for fear of effecting himself further.
    "Oh but never mind"
    Shadowsoal2000on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an incredible song and I whole-heartedly agree with the above interperatation. It's a really good song to listen to when your a bit upset, I dont know how or why but it makes you feel a little better.
    sarge331on December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI used to be so sensible on my own
    Now I'm so sensitive it's a joke


    I think I can see my self on that lyrics.lol

    it's actually sad for me, coz I can see myself singing it for me, I'm not happy to what I am now.:(
    bear_hug20on May 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe it's about growing old, looking older and uglier, losing your hair, feeling the strain on life. You are in a fog...a depression and life keeps on going without you. No confidence out in public.. A broken man.
    christianbro9pon February 13, 2013   Link

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