"Phase" as written by Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Fincke, Mark James Klepaski and Jeremy Hummel....
The light is dead in your eye
So I'll keep living my life
I only wanted to try
To find my way back inside
My imitation of life
My litigation of life
It's something easy to find
Inside the shade of your eye

[Chorus]
Out of the ground I rise to grace
Nobody knows it's just a phase
Help me I'm out of breath again
Nobody knows somewhere to make it go away

Phase
Phase
Phase
Phase
I find it hard to decide
The way to make up your mind
Your lips are better than mine
So you can kiss this goodbye
My imitation of life
My litigation of life
It's something easy to find
Inside the shade of your eye

[Chorus]

It's just a phase
And I can't wait
Phase
Phase
Phase
I know
I know
I know
It's just a fucking phase

It's just a fucking phase
I'm drained time to fake and delay
Watch the penny drop
Let it go up and in drop
Then watch it roll
Let's all mourn till
I survive inside you


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"Phase" as written by Jeremy Hummel Benjamin Burnley

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    General CommentI love yelling along to "It's just a fucking phase!" I have gone through so many phases. If I can't relate to this song, I don't know who can!
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPhase is about the singer being head over heels for a girl who either doesn’t know how he feels, probably because he cant tell her
    The light is dead in your eye
    So I'll keep living my life
    I only wanted to try
    To find my way back inside
    My imitation of life
    My litigation of life
    It's something easy to find
    Inside the shade of your eye
    The light in he refers to represents his hope of being with her and he doesn’t have much of it anymore, therefore he can’t see it in her eyes, so he’ll keep on living and try to survive for the time being. He wanted to try to something to get some hope back but he has no idea what to do. He says that she has become his reason for living (litigation) and maybe even become the main component of his life (imitation) and that these things are very clear to him every time he looks into her eyes.
    Out of the ground I rise to grace
    Nobody knows it's just a phase
    Help me I'm out of breath again
    Nobody knows somewhere to make it go away
    The chorus is him talking about how feeling this way about her brought him up so high (to grace) and made him so happy, he then mocks people who are telling him it’s just a phase. For some reason , maybe something bad happened or perhaps her presence it’s the cause of it but he is out of breath and doesn’t know how to make that feeling go away
    Phase [x4]
    I find it hard to decide
    The way to make up your mind
    Your lips are better than mine
    So you can kiss this goodbye
    My imitation of life
    My litigation of life
    It's something easy to find
    Inside the shade of your eye
    He says the word “phase” to himself because he’s wondering if everyone’s right to tell him that its just a phase and that he’ll get over it. He starts this bridge by talking about how he has no idea how to win her over or “make up her mind”. Him saying that her lips are better than his are him saying that she is the stronger of the two and the one with more power so it will have to be her to end the situation (kiss this goodbye) because he wont give up easily. Then, he again talks about what he realizes every time he looks into her eyes.
    Then the chorus comes again
    It's just a phase
    And I can't wait
    Phase [x3]
    I know [x3]
    It's just a fucking phase
    Now he’s trying to convince himself that it is just a phase and that he cant wait till its over… he soon realizes that its not the case so he grows frustrated repeating their words to himself and say telling them that he knows, so that they’ll leave him alone. He eventually explodes saying that he knows it just a fucking phase, this is a sarcastic comment meant to mock whoever is talking to him, he’s like “fuck, shut up, I fucking know”.
    It's just a fucking phase
    I'm drained
    Time to fake and delay
    Watch the penny drop
    Let it go up and in drop
    Then watch it roll
    Let's all mourn till
    I survive inside you
    He again angrily shouts that he knows. He then says that he’s drained but he has to find a way to hide the weakness he feels and delay his fall from sanity. The penny itself represents his sanity; he’s telling her to watch it drop completely and roll away. He’ll mourn until he can finally be with her and “surive inside of her”
    nabokov.fanon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song could mean many different things this is why i love this group. Besides Ben Burnley's voice is truly one of a kind. A phase can mean anything and can have so many different meanings. Could be love,hate,drugs alcohol basically anything. Its your imitation of life which means version. Nobody knows somewhere to make it go away. To me in my personal life there isn't anywhere i can hide from myself i have to look at all the bullshit i have done. I have hid from it with drugs and alcohol and it may go away for a night,but it will always be back. You can't make it go away whatever it may be. Just enjoy this amazing band and if you get a chance to see them in concert go. Ben truly is one of a kind.
    masterlegacyon December 24, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song is about how death is just a phase in the process of existence. it's also from the perspective of a person who is already dead, albeit only recently. i know ben does some random things with his music and lyrics but this isn't one of them. he gives several clues. i mean, when he says out of the ground i rise to grace. obvious reference to death right there. at the very end he says I'M DRAINED. TIME TO FAKE AND DELAY. WATCH THE PENNY DROP. LET IT GO UP AND IN DROP, THEN EATCH IT ROLL. LET'S ALL MOURN TIL I SURVIVE INSIDE YOU. there are several references to dying in that part. first, when he says i'm drained. then he talks about the pennies. many cultures have put pennies over the eyes of their dead to pay the boat man to ferry them across the river styx into the underworld. then, the most obvious reference to the fact that the person is dead "lets all mourn til I survive inside you."
    jmacleeon April 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is proberly the best song on the whole album
    wiseaimeeon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of tool, with the kind of intro and then when it gets going.
    chickenpotpieon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this could be my favorite B.B. song ever. So far all of the B.B. songs kick ass and ive heard all of em except for Ladybug (anybody know where i can get that without buyin the Japan CD) ITS JUST A PHASE!
    chaoticlokion December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlove it love it! who can't relate?
    sodeepx3on July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is exactly why Breaking Benjamin is my favorite band...they rock hard and this was the song that got me hooked to "Saturate", which ultimately led me to listening to the CD like 5 times a day for months. I thought Saturate was phoenomenal, this song highlights it.
    BEAR1217on July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the chord transition here

    "My imitation of life
    My litigation of life
    It's something easy to find
    Inside the shade of your eye"

    Great song...very underrated
    phoenix6475on March 01, 2006   Link

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