You can be right
And I'll be real
Oh, and it still won't be a pain
That you will have to feel
Cause I don't need your approval
To find my worth

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

There goes my pain
There goes my chains
Did you see them falling
Because this feeling
There 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
Well you can't control me
And you can't take away from me who I am

There goes my pain
There goes my chains
Did you see them falling
Because this feeling
There has no meaning
There goes the world
Off of my shoulders
There goes the world
Off of my back

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

Have you ever felt
Like your only comfort was your cage
You're not alone
I've felt the same as you

Have you ever felt like your secrets give you away
You're not alone
I've been there too

Cause everyone is looking
Everyone is laughing
But I think everyone feels the same
Everybody wants to feel okay
Everybody wants to
Everybody wants to feel

There goes my pain
There goes my chains
Did you see them falling
Because this feeling
There has no meaning

There goes the world
Off of my shoulders
There goes the world
Off of my back

Cause I don't want it
I don't want it

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
There it goes


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Quasimodo song meanings
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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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