"I'm Still Here" as written by and Matt Scannell....
I found the pieces in my hand
They were always there
It just took some time for me to understand
You gave me words I just can't say
So if nothing else
I'll just hold on while you drift away

Cause everything you wanted me to hide
Is everything that makes me feel alive

[Chorus]
The cities grow the rivers flow
Where you are I'll never know
But I'm still here
If you were right and I was wrong
Why are you the one who's gone
And I'm still here

I'm still here

You've seen the ashes in my heart
You smile the widest when I cry inside and my insides blow apart
I try to wear another face
Just to make you proud
Just to make you put me in my place

But everything you wanted from me
Is everything that I could never be

[Chorus]

Maybe tonight it's gonna be alright
I will get better
Maybe today it's gonna be okay
I will remember

I held the pieces of my soul
I was shattered
And I wanted you to come and make me whole
Then I saw you yesterday
But you didn't notice
You just walked away

Cause everything you wanted me to hide
Is everything that makes me feel alive

[Chorus]

The lights go out the bridges burn
Once you go you can't return
But I'm still here
Remember how you used to say
I'd be the one to run away
But I'm still here

I'm still here


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"I'm Still Here" as written by Matthew B. Scannell Matt Scannell

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    General CommentThis song is the most amazing on the CD, in my opinion. "I held the pieces of my soul/I was shattered/And I wanted you to come and make me whole/Then I saw you yesterday/But you didn't notice/You just walked away/'Cause everything you wanted me to hide/Is everything that makes me feel alive" I definitely know what they were feeling when they wrote that.
    Random Heroon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"i've seen the ashes of my heart. i smile the widest when i cry inside, and my insides blow apart"
    deep...
    brightestfireflyon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree... That's probably the best part of the song in my opinion... I smile alot as a person... You don't see me not smiling much... It is true with me... I smile wider when I feel worst... I'll get in a fight and I'll be smiling... It really pisses off my gf though because she'll think I think it's funny... which it's not... This song just describes the way I am.
    qgroesslon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI smile the widest
    When I cry inside and my insides blow apart

    defintely painful
    Rachondalooseon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about him getting over a breakup.

    "You gave me words I just can't say
    So if nothing else
    I'll just hold on while you drift away"

    I think she maybe told him she loved him, but he couldn't say it back so she decided to leave.

    The chorus is him just waiting for her to return. Life goes on, but he's just waiting for her.

    The next verse he's trying to act like he doesn't care...He's putting on a happy face, but he's really broken hearted.

    He wanted her back, but then she didn't even notice him, and he decided it was time to move on.

    The last chorus is him realizing it's all over, and he was right. He didn't need her. She was the one that made the mistake--she left.
    inconceivableon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYea the 2nd and 3rd verse really grab you.

    Now they need to put a new CD out. "Better When You're Not There" can't tide me over much longer.
    jbisaskyon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti interpret this as more like breaking away from your parents. you want to make them proud but it makes you feel like you're living a lie
    Pakana Sieluon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment/\ /\
    In addition to my previous post:
    It might be about being gay or bisexual;
    "everything you wanted me to hide
    Is everything that makes me feel alive"
    and "I smile the widest
    When I cry inside and my insides blow apart
    I tried to wear another face
    Just to make you proud"
    its about living a lie because you know the people who care about you would be hurt if they knew who u really are.
    Pakana Sieluon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, to me this song is about being very hurt, lost, scared...reaching out to that certain person, and being completely ignored. not only that, but entirely written out of that person's life because they don't want to have the "burden" of the "drama" that you are going through.

    "if you were right and I was wrong
    why are you the one who's gone?"

    that's a great question...

    "remember how you used to say
    I'd be the one to run away
    but I'm still here..."

    somebody used to say those very words to me, and i always said i wouldn't ever leave...and i never did... he was the one who disappeared. i wish i could point that out to him but i guess i'll never have the chance. this is a comforting song to listen to when i'm down. it's nice to know there's at least one person out there in the world who knows how this feels.
    delialon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song hits really close to home for me. My gf and I broke up over two years ago, it was a bad breakup and it was also a very hard breakup due to the fact the intensity and depth of our relationship, we were together for 9 months and madly in love. But we ended up getting into a big fight and accusations of lying and no trust came into play. I think that is why i like this song so much. it hits really close.

    I found the pieces in my hand
    They were always there
    It just took some time for me to understand
    You gave me words I just can't say
    So if nothing else
    I'll just hold on while you drift away
    'Cause everything you wanted me to hide
    Is everything that makes me feel alive

    In my opinon he is saying that after they ahd broken up he wanted to tell her how mcuh eh still loved her and dind't want her to leave and not to be mad at each other anymore, but was to scared so he just watched her drift out of his life cause he didnt know what else to do. That is how i felt.

    I tried to wear another face
    Just to make you proud
    Just to make you put me in my place
    But everything you wanted from me
    Is everything that I could never be
    This is the part that hits the hardest the whole time after we broke up I tried to get everything together so she could see that i'm not who i was and i knwo i made mistakes, and i would put on this act or as he says face, to make her proud of him, but you realize that you wont' ever be what that person wants again.

    remember how you used to say
    I'd be the one to run away
    but I'm still here..."
    This is the part of the song that i relate to the most. and why i think it is about a break up. My ex gf told me that she never believed i'd stay with her adn she was just waiting for me to bail and leave. And after two years, we barely talk and she is with someone new, and i still love her. So it's ironic how she thought i was gonna leave, but in reality, i am the one who is stuck.
    flailingisthebeston June 28, 2006   Link

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