"Live Again" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
Don't fear,
Even though you're at a loss.

I'm numb,
A shell of empty thoughts.

But you glow,
You stretch and pull me out.

Does that trouble you?
Does that trouble you?

Love me
Hate me
Make me live again

I need you around
Heal me
Hurt me

Make me live again
I want you around
So long,
I never had experienced
This bliss.

So how could I resist?
And I'm fine
A little light-headed.

Does that worry you?
I didn't mean to worry you.

Now, retreating from the light
I love it when we fight
It makes me think
At least you still care

Give up, you're not going anywhere
Moonlight, illuminates your stare
And it's great, captivating you
Does that trouble you?
I didn't mean to trouble you


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"Live Again" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General CommentThis is the I choose for my wife and I as "Our Song". It completely expresses my feelings for her. I could never imagine life with out her around, thus I need her to make me feel alive. It doesn’t matter if we’re upset or happily going about our business, she makes life worth living.
    mr_palacioson July 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove me
    Hate me
    Make me live again
    I need you around

    Heal me
    Hurt me
    Make me live again
    I want you around

    Omg. I feel so much with those words. Echos the anguish i feel in my soul. Its telling the person 'i dont care if u love me or hate me just think of me. i desperatley love u n even after u break my heart. a smile is all it takes for u 2 heal me'
    Rachondalooseon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn their site on the live version he said it's about when someones hurt you or whatever, and kinda staying at home drowing in self pity, and finally getting past that.
    XxbrokendreamexXon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"It's about staying in your house for several weeks feeling sorry for yourself when someone has kicked your ass, broken your heart. And it's about leaving your house finally and getting your self-respect back. Enough said."
    --Kevin Griffin, House of Blues, New Orleans
    diggit18on August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great. i like how he just wants attention no matter how it comes. you could love him or hate him. you could fight with him. he just wants the person he cares about to notice him. i think it's beautiful. ~ME
    PrincessMu5icon August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the time has come for cold, and overcoats, im quiet on the ride and we're all just waiting to get home"

    best lyric ever
    Rapala46on January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about his first experience with love, and it being unreciprocated, but they were friends.

    and he would constantly want more, and she would constantly want to be friends.

    and he would go back and forth between wanting to be the best he could be for her, and absolutely hating her because he wasn't good enough for her.

    and when it all came down to it, they needed each other to be there, they needed each other around.

    personally, the first person I fell in love with made me grow exponentially as a person, I felt like I was alive for the first time, and for the first time in my life, I started setting goals and going for them, making something of myself, if for no other reason then that futile hope that I might at some point be good enough for her.

    and while that never happened, I still needed her, I needed her around to have that motivation, and she needed me around for the same reason.

    I think that's what this song is about.
    freeloaderon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about his first experience with love, and it being unreciprocated, but they were friends.

    and he would constantly want more, and she would constantly want to be friends.

    and he would go back and forth between wanting to be the best he could be for her, and absolutely hating her because he wasn't good enough for her.

    and when it all came down to it, they needed each other to be there, they needed each other around.

    personally, the first person I fell in love with made me grow exponentially as a person, I felt like I was alive for the first time, and for the first time in my life, I started setting goals and going for them, making something of myself, if for no other reason then that futile hope that I might at some point be good enough for her.

    and while that never happened, I still needed her, I needed her around to have that motivation, and she needed me around for the same reason.

    I think that's what this song is about.
    freeloaderon January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song, one of their best.
    MathiasCronqviston May 01, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone who is fighting falling in love. Maybe they haven't felt love in a very long time. Perhaps the words of this song is directed at the one who loves them and they are constantly trying to run from it, but then they start to like the idea. It is mentioned, (Love me, hate me. Make me live again. I need you around.) Even though this person runs from the attention, they are aware of the fact that they need it. The song started out with- (Don't fear, even though your at a loss. I'm numb, a shell of empty thoughts.) This could possibly be the loveless one who recognizes that the one who loves them is bothered by their passiveness and to not fear possibly because the loveless one is starting to maybe feel again. (But you glow, You stretch and pull me out.) That is the one who loves...they glow or exude love and has challenged the one who became numb to feel again. (Does that trouble you? Does that trouble you?) Perhaps that is the reaction of the loveless one to Love, thinking...am I worth this, will you stick with me even though I hold back? (Heal me, hurt me. Make me live again.) This is the loveless one who realizes that to feel love is to take a chance of being hurt. Heal me, is to be loved. The loveless one is asking to be loved because healing will come. (So long, I never had experienced, this bliss.) This is where one could get the idea that the loveless once loved...So long...maybe long ago they did experience love or what they call bliss. (So how could I resist? and I'm fine. A little light headed.) This could be one feeling that it is hard to resist love when they know its true. So they are fine & the light headed feeling is them allowing themselves to feel love from another and maybe they could possibly be starting to love back. (Does that worry you? I didn't mean to worry you.) That is the loveless one that realizes that it concerns the one who loves them, but they continue to try to shake love off by staying composed..."I'm fine". (Now retreating from the light, I love it when we fight, it makes me think, At least you still care.) Retreating from the light could possibly mean that you are still running away from the one who loves you, and it ends up causing fights. Loveless one realizes that if their partner didn't care, they wouldn't bother to fight. They wouldn't be questioned for their actions or lack thereof. (Give up, your'e not going anywhere. Moonlight, illuminates your stare. And it's great, captivating you. Does that trouble you? I didn't mean to trouble you.) This is Loveless continuing to push away Love...Give up, your not going anywhere. Maybe Loveless trying to convince Love that you will not penetrate this heart. Although Loveless pulls away, it makes one happy to know that Love is captivated by them. Does that trouble you is perhaps Loveless wondering if Love will stick with oneself. Loveless wants to live again. Loveless wants to Love. To Live is to Love and To Love is to Live! <3 Let Love in when you know its true. <3
    LuckyInLoveon September 28, 2014   Link

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