"Quasimodo" as written by and Jason Wade....
You could be right
And I'll be real honesty
Won't be a pain
You'll have to feel

Cause I don't need
Your approval to find
My worth I've been trapped
Inside of my own

Mind afraid to open
My eyes to what I'd
Find I don't want to
Live like this anymore

There goes my pain there
Goes my chains did you
See them fall there
Goes this feeling that

Has no meaning there
Goes the world off
Of my shoulders there
Goes the world off of

My back there it goes
Does it scare you that
I can be something
Different than you

Would it make you
Feel more comfortable
If I wasn't you can't
Control me you can't

Take away from me who
I am have you ever felt
That your only comfort
Was your cage you're not

Alone I have felt the
Same as you have you ever
Felt like your secrets
Give you away you're not

Alone I have been there,
Too everyone is looking
And everybody is laughing
But I think everyone feels

The same everybody wants
To feel okay everybody
Wants to everybody wants
To feel 'cause you can't

Change me you can't break
Me there goes the world
Off of my shoulders there
Goes the world off of

My back 'cause
I don't want it


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"Quasimodo" as written by Jason Wade

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    General CommentTo me, the song is saying "Hey, I might be different but no matter what you do you can't change me!"
    BackstConfessionalon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song
    steadlydrowningon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt means that hes trying to reach out to God and how everyone is in the way.. then he gets saved.
    Laurnieon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is a revenge song. It's when you've moved on, but you still care enough to sing to the person who broke your heart. At first it starts off as, "OK, whatever - you can be right...but I'll be for real." and it turns into, "Have you ever felt lost, hopeless? So have I, I feel your pain." and then it turns into, "Everyone wants to feel better when they're down. And I'm over you." (hence the lyrics, "THERE GOES MY PAIN, THERE GOES MY CHAINS." And last, but not least, the lyrics, "DID YOU SEE THEM FALLING?" sort of taunts the heartbreaker.
    Ashleigh9169on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe beginning starts off "you can be right and I'll be real"
    * honesty wont be a pain that you will have to feel*
    chotee666on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally didnt see it that way ashleigh... but i know what youre saying. i think the speaker is saying that they are letting go of their chains- but its a process
    "I'm trapped inside of my own mind
    Afraid to open my eyes cause of what I'd find and I
    Don't wanna live like this anymore "
    And later in the song he brings the listener in by saying
    "Have you ever felt like your secrets give you away
    You're not alone
    I've been there too "
    I like the image the song gives you. the title implies a pathetic disfigured character but eventually the person is returned to his upright position
    ChrissyTinaon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs we walk through life, so many people judge us and try to make us feel as though we are lesser than them. They try to bring us down in order for them to feel better about their own insecurities. The best words of this song I believe are.." everyone is looking, everyone is laughing but I think everyone feels the same... everyone wants to feel okay.." So many people live lies...and this song is about knowing yourself, and not being afraid to be who you are...it's about not changing for anyone else's sake, and when you just live...those chains just fall right off of your shoulders!
    wildflower154on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me it was like letting go of all the insecurities, the fears, the pains.... about learning to "feel okay"... and realizing that we all go through that. Also just because I'm a Christian, it made me think about how we can leave our burdens at Jesus' feet... but anyways, yeah, the song is like about letting go of all those painful shadows of the past the hold us down and make us feel inferior.
    no_angelon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome. i absolutely love it. it reminds me of last summer, the perfect summer. but you know, is there ever a song that just totally relates to you, but you can't explain how? this song is perfect for me...but it is just too hard to explain. but i had to say something about it...it's just so incredibly wonderful.
    clairebear1on June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou guys ever feel the first day of summer when your a student? that's the chorus thing... i guess hehe;) i really dont know..
    kcion August 02, 2002   Link

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