"Broken" as written by and Thom Schuyler....
I was raised from a broken seed,
I grew up to be an unwanted weed
Ever faster the time exceeds me,
Little harder again to remember?you.

Held a torch for you, when lightning stroke me,
Once again, hope I died for the last time
Only one I have a thing greater than you,
Little light on the sky every night

Morning dew on the field, where I met you
I was frozen a year, couldn´t get through
Got a sign, not a scar, on my shoulder,
I am not quite the man you take me for?

Fell in love with the weekness within me
Force me the Ring and own me
Guess you found what you´d think would oblige me,
Little version of me to consume you?

I´d give my everything to you, follow you thru the garden of oblivion
If only I could tell you everything, the little things you´ll never
dare to ask me?

Do you really know me??I might be a God
Show me that you care and have a cry
How do you see me??as the one?
Can you see my blood when I´m bleeding
How can you love this exile, and how could I desire you
When my pain is my pain and yours is too?

On this deadwinter´s night
Darkness becomes this child
Bless this night with a tear
For I have none I fear?

Seven lifes of a man, passed before me
Seven graves, one for every Love I´ve had
Only once I have broken my so called heart
Only one made me see why they cry

Will I learn how to be one of you someday?
Will I still feel the eyes that behold me
Will I hear what you think, when you see me?
Will it tear me apart if you feel for me?

I´d give my everything to you, follow you thru the garden of oblivion
If only I could tell you everything, the little things you´ll never
dare to ask me?

Do you really know me??I might be a God
Show me that you care and have a cry
How do you see me??as the one?
Can you see my blood when I´m bleeding
How can you love this exile, and how could I desire you
When my pain is my pain and yours is too?

On this deadwinter´s night
Darkness becomes this child
Bless this night with a tear
For I have none I fear?

Little broken, always been, a part of you belongs to me
You were never mine to love, but this all has made it easy for me?

Burning feathers, not an Angel, Heaven´s closed, Hell´s soldout
So I walk on the Earth, behind the curtains, hidden from everyone,
Until I find a new life to ruin again?

On this deadwinter´s night
Darkness becomes this child
Bless this night with a tear
For I have none I fear?


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  • +1
    General CommentThis man has never quite fit in ("I grew up to be an unwanted weed"). He has also had many lives ("7 lives of a man passed before me") and as many loves ("7 graves, one for every love I had") but he only loved one of them ("Only once, I have broken my so-called heart"). Metaphorical or literal, who's to say? Anyway, he sacrificed himself for that one ("Held a torch for you when lightning stroke me") and paid dearly for it("hope I died for the last time").

    He believes that he can only do harm ("Until I find a new life to ruin again), but still yearns for her love. However, she doesn't know all there is to know about him, and he's scared she won't love him if she does know. ("Got a sign, not a scar...", "I am not quite the man you take me for", "If only I could tell you everything...", etc."). Therefore, he wants to hurt her so he can prove that she loves him, but also to drive her away ("Show me that you care and have a cry") and in the end, accomplishes his objective and becomes a hardened, loveless shell. ("Bless this night with a tear, for I have none I fear.")

    In other words, this song is very sad.
    The Lost Heroon October 27, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about something fiction.
    Vampire or a werewolf,(Only one I have a thing greater than you,
    Little light on the sky every night), i think this little light is the moon
    We know that vampire and werewolf needs the moon.
    (Got a sign, not a scar, on my shoulder,
    I am not quite the man you take me for?) maybe this "sign" is a vampire bite.
    And the rest is like what you all said, he can't die but still fells in love and watches how is loved passes away
    tbyuion August 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like he's in love with a girl who doesn't love him as much as he does her.
    Anilandon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song from SA. I love it. But I just cant help but think that the drums in almost every one of their songs sounds the same.
    eleven:11on September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that the man who cannot die (7 lives of a man passed before me) or is sent back when he dies (Heaven's closed Hell's sold out) and that his loved ones all died before him (7 graves...) altough he only loved one of them, probably the first.
    captainrobbanon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the man has eternal life ("Once again, hope I died for the last time") - He cannot die though he wants to, since the people he loves (Probable his women) have to die, but he doesn't, so they must just to leave him alone.
    He sacrificed his life for her, but it was worthless since he can't die and she must.
    Maybe there's a clue in the phrase "Do you really know me? I might be a God". Maybe he's actually something close to a god (In some way), but he wants her to understand him and to be close to him as if he was human.
    It also seems that he hates himself and feels guilty.
    "...Until I find a new life to ruin again"
    The Heaven, as well as Hell, are closed in front of him, so he doesn't have the opportunity to choose, and has to stay on earth - seeking himself or some kind of love.
    11 73 3 33on February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me somewhat of highlander... an immortal, 'ruining' the lives of people he loves...
    still, an awesome song by SA, i just love them and their lyrics
    gorthaurzon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell.... I always thought that it was a song about a demon or sth who was cursed to kill each girl who loved him and then die and be born again to do the same stuff... But he fell in love with the 7th girl and he didn't wish to kill her... However he was cursed to do so and he did it and then he died... But now that i read the above my point sounds kinda idiotic... I love that song anyway!!
    thepainwillremainon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think girl fell in love with him, wants to marry him a and give him a child (Force me the Ring and own me, Guess you found what you´d think would oblige me) but her pregnancy is actually cause of her death (little version of me to consume you). Maybe through her child he is reborn again.
    Great song
    themistenon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts a very straight-foward song...
    I think its about an immortal who wants to be human:
    "Hope I died for the last time"
    Then he meats a girl and he loves her a lot, more than his previous loves, who have all died.
    I also get the feeling that she's dying, because he's explaining everything.
    OneTimeForAllon July 08, 2009   Link

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