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You can close you're eyes and tell me
that you are a visionary
and maybe you're a little scary
but you take my breath away
When you say you'll always be there
it paints such a lovely picture
but no matter how you frame it
it's still pornography

Nobody seems to hear
till I scream and shout
Even if you tie me down
and you blow my candle out

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the perfect someone that you'll never know
I'll still glow

I see this girl with so much anger
pacified by holding strangers
making peace with all her danger
by looking in the mirror
The pureness in my name is gone now
You've taken it too far but somehow
I'll lick my wounds and take the last bow
and hold my cold left hand

There's so many things
That you rant about
The only thing I know for sure
If you blow my candle out

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the perfect someone
that you'll never know
I'll still glow

(guitar solo)

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the pertfect someone
that you'll- that you'll never know

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the perfect someone that you'll never know
I'll still glow


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    General CommentOverall, the song is about a bad boyfriend, I think. He scares her, possibly because he abuses her or possibly another reason, but she loves him all the same. And he says he's always going to be around and it sounds lovely, but she knows he's lying.

    She feels like the only way anyone will pay attention to her is if something's wrong and it hurts. But, no matter what they do she's going to stay strong and be happy. She won't let them drag her down.

    The girl she sees is herself. She's angry and hurt so she makes herself feel better by throwing herself into fruitless relationships. How she lost her purity is sketchy. It might be rape, but it could be that she was so desparate to be loved that she consented to sex to make sure that she wouldn't be left alone. She's been hurt over and over, but she won't let it get her down. She's figuring out that only she can put herself back together.

    Constantly criticized, she has to stay strong and believe in herself. It's the only way she'll survive.
    fairyinblacknwhiteon August 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDid something happen to her when she was yonuger involivng rape, molestation, or abuse? Hmm.
    brokemywingsxon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDid something happen to her when she was yonuger involivng rape, molestation, or abuse? Hmm.
    brokemywingsxon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn this song it seems like it has something to do with rape. and saying no matter how many times you try to hurt me. I'll always glow
    ItsLoveMakeItHurt0on February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think her father had something to do with it....hmm...
    Anyway, it's like abuse or bullying etc:
    "Even if you tie me down
    and you blow my candle out
    I'll still glow
    I'll still glow
    I'll be the perfect someone that you'll never know"
    It makes me feel much better when I hear it because my friend was bullied and it's just like hey, I'm better than them, their problem they'll never know me for who i am.
    rose_redsapphireon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always think of the movie "thirteen" when i hear katy rose, because she relates to it a lot she said, and has two songs featured in it. So i think it's about doing all these things on the outside, but it's not really her, so no matter what, she'll try to keep her head up and glow. something like that.
    inoticethingson December 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentrose_redsapphire, not to be crude, but that's ridiculous. you are aware that her father is a musician, correct? she thanks him continueously in her credits on her cd, he never did anything to hurt her.

    the song talks about a guy that hurts her, maybe hits her, and then kisses on her and says he loves her, etc. and nobody pays attention so he thinks he can keep it up. in the song, she's basically telling him that he can do whatever, it doesn't matter because she'll "glow".

    beautiful song. i really like it.
    xx_darling_xxon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell it is basically related to sexual mollestation, but the weird thing is that, somehow, she likes it, when she says "it paints such a lovely picture", my analyze, she was happy that the guy was giving her attention though she knows its a bad kind of attention, but she doesnt mind it if hes gonna stick around to tell her shes beautiful and she means to him...
    Hotel-Paperon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's unclear exactly what it's about, but probably about someone putting her down verbally that she respects, and she knows better than to believe what he says.
    Pinkbutterflyon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Hotel-Paper's analysis. From the first verse, I get this idea that it's about a pedophile who basically uses her and manipulates her to do inappropriate things ("You can close your eyes and tell me that you are a visionary") He tries to make it sound okay but in the end, it's still wrong ("But no matter how you frame it, it's still pornography"). The second verse sounds like she is being raped or molested and she tries to say no but he won't listen to her and keeps going. ("Nobody seems to hear till I scream and shout...") The line blowing my candle out sounds like losing your virginity and losing her innocence. The chorus sounds like she is finding comfort in herself the "glow" is her inner strength that she finds when she is struggling. The next verse talks about the aftermath of her being molested. She knows that she is not the same girl as she was before and now is trying to heal herself though he still treats her badly. He basically tries to give her a hard time ("There's so many things you rant about") and (Blowing her candle out") in this phrase sounds like he's bringing down her self'esteem and self confidence. The chorus is basically her trying to convince herself she still is special and to not let the guy make her feel worthless. This is a very deep song and can be used in so many instances.
    beautifulletdownon February 08, 2008   Link

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