Should I speak?
Should I bother shaking hands?
Am I weak If I leave it as it stands?
I've submerged
And I've surfaced with the blame
I guess I'm no good, I guess I'm insane

Should I go, if she calls out my name?
And if she bleeds, should I wipe up the stain?
And if I'm low, can I drown in this rain?
I guess I'm no good, I guess I'm insane

And I hate when you say
That I never fight for you
Sometimes you breathe
All over my scar
And you always end up
Closer than close
That's where I give in

Should I confess
The actions of a hand
In my mind
I'll betray you once again
Why should I climb?
What is there to gain?
This is no good
This is insane

And I hate when you say
That I never fight for you
Sometimes you breathe
All over my scar
And you always end up
Closer than close
That's whenre I give in

You're taking, you're taking
You're taking me down
You're taking, you're taking
You're taking me down
And you always end up
Closer than close
That's where I give in


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    General CommentI think this song is about feeling inadequate in a relationship, and his partner is just dragging him down saying that he's never put up a fight to keep her or something like that.
    Krystianon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!
    i just hear it
    and it is utter heaven....though so is almost all of damien rice's songs.
    still trying to figure out what its about but Krystian i think you could be right
    RubyFallson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I've surfaced with the blame."
    He made a mistake and he's accepted it.

    It's most definitely about a relationship. He may have cheated on someone cause of "Should I confess
    The actions of a hand
    In my mind
    I'll betray you once again"
    Definitely adultrous.

    I agree with what Krystian had to say.
    PeppersNriceon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as the rest of you do. I think it is about a relationship that is with someone difficult and he is insane to be in it. "I hate it when you say I never fight for you" means to me that this woman is a nagging type that is never happy. "If she bleeds, should I wipe up the stain?" He is always trying to make her happy...Always taking the blame etc...But he still remains with her, "closer thanclose"
    Also, I do not see that the "actions of a hand as an adulterous act. Simply an act of self-pleasuring that he even feels guilty about cause he would rather take care of himself than deal with her for sex. Damien often refers to acts of masturbation in his songs and at both of the concerts that I have attended of his. Talk about keepin it real! Thats what I love about him. He was talking about the song Amie at his concert and told about "having his way with himself"for about 2 minutes and 45 seconds!We were laughing right along with him...This is my opinion about Insane and I think weve all been with a person like hes talking about. You're damned if you do and your damned if you don't with them.
    trayciemon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song is about being with someone who doesnt appreciate what you do for them...you're "insane" for being with them... i see the person being taken for granted here, which is kinda sad...but i sure do love this song!!
    what do i geton August 15, 2008   Link

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