Help comes when you need it most
I'm cured for laughter
Mood swings
Not sure I can cope
My life's in plaster

May your mind set you free
May your heart lead you on
May your mind let you be
May your heart lead you on

These wounds are all self imposed
A life's no diaster
All roads lead on to death row
Who knows what's after

May your mind be wide open
May your heart be strong
May your minds will be broken
By this heartfelt song
May your mind set you free
May your heart lead you on
May your mind let you be
May your heart lead you on
May your eyes let you see
May your heart lead you on
May your mind be wide open
May your heart lead you on


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Waltzing Along song meanings
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    General CommentGreat song and the tune is upbeat, almost designed to bring people out of depression. My take on it is that Tim is trying to tell us that depression is all in the individuals head...We'll all die in the end whatever we do (all roads lead onto death row etc.) and that we can choose not to succumb to that insidious emotion called depression (may your mind set you free). Basically people get depressed by feeling sorry for themselves and, whatever the circumstance, we can get through anything by choosing not to wallow in self pity and inflicting our miseries on others...The more miserable you are the less people want to be with you and the more lonely you become. Loneliness fuels depression and the circle becomes vicious.

    Easier said than done I know but we have to fight the negative side of our minds with our hearts (may your heart lead you on)...So keep an open mind and a strong heart and don't feel sorry for yourself because ultimately the only person to suffer will be you.

    This may sound hard but its the only way you can get through a depression...Don't take life too seriously whatever happens to you.
    motiv8on September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a person who's lifes in plaster, but let you feel comfort from the heartfelt song. i can't believe no one has commented on this song
    kempeon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt kind of makes me think of him maybe having bi-polar disorder (hence mood swings) and not dealing with it very well eg) self harming (these wounds are all self imposed) and felling apathetic (all roads lead on to death row)
    I don't know.
    That's what it makes me think of, though. I can't believe only one person has commented on this song, it is one of my favourites of all time, not just James. Tim Booth is my God!
    Hamathyon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way I learned the above from a friend who's parents split then his mum died of cancer then a young relative got the same, all in a short space of time. Everyone assumed he'd be down for a long time. He was initially but then something changed. He got strong overnight and developed only positive thoughts. Happily his relative recovered and I firmly believe it was because of the positive vibes around her from my mate and his family. People still feel sorry for him but its unwarranted. From the outside people assume he's sad but he's far from it. A true inspiration. He waltzes through life with ease and confidence, hence we should all try to 'waltz along' as per the song title.

    I presume the person that wrote the song (Tim Booth??) must have conquered demons of their own at some point as the lyrics could only have been written by somebody who has been through it. To put the words to music such as this shows exceptional talent and somewhere inside there must be a strong desire to help others.

    This song is inspirational, perhaps naurally positive and happy people wouldn't understand it. The rest of us should always keep a copy to hand to play whenever those dark clouds appear and the battle between heart and head is about to commence!

    Anybody aware of any other positive songs on this subject?
    motiv8on September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother anthem for the bi polar brigade
    burningskyon February 05, 2011   Link

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