"Julia" as written by and Levine/dobson....
Tell me that this is not the end
Julia
You, my love, my oldest friend
Julia
I see you with flowers in your hair
Julia
Running around without a care
Your days were numbered
Yeah

And I want you to know
You're doing this to yourself
Time to show me the will to change
And I swear I will help you
I will
I will shine my light on you

Let the sunlight show your face
Julia
No one knows you in this place
Julia
I see there's a distance in your eyes
Julia
Can I even reach you if I try
Or is this goodbye

And I want you to know
You're doing this to yourself
Time to show me the will to change
And I swear I will help you
I will
I will shine my light on you

I will shine my light of hope
And change and everything that
Might have been
If you'd only hear my warning
If you'd only hear me calling
I would shine my light on you

Tell me that this is not the end
Julia
You, my love, my oldest friend
Julia
You put your faith in dreams that kill
Julia
Lying with beauty, breath so still
She couldn't be trusted
Yeah

And I want you to know
You're doing this to yourself
Time to show me the will to change
And I swear I will help you
I will
I will shine my light on you


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  • +1
    General Commentfefe has said that this song is about a close friend who suffered from Anoerxia. The friend's name wasn't Julia, but Fefe said that it wouldn't be right to use her real name for the song.
    ClicheBeaution January 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought that it was a bit more of a romantic song, but that the friend hadn't got a clue that Fefe felt that way. But maybe that's just me. Personal experience, and all that.
    princesskon September 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it puts me in the mind of my bestfriend Heather.
    sikNtwistedon May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit about a friend in need.
    chasinglights35on November 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's either about a friend of her's who died (your day's were numbered) or of a friend who really needs some help (you're doin this to your self)
    basket_case_158on November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song always brings me to tears bcuz it reminds of alot of my friends who have thought about suicide or of just doing stuff to themselves that just aint right...i rly do love this song and it surely made me think bout all the stuff i thogut about doing to myself that cud go in this category
    brody_jr13on August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think anyone who's had a friend that was hurting themselves, in whatever way, can relate to this song.

    You desperately want to help your friend, and you keep on trying, but in the end, sometimes there's nothing you can do even though you give your best.

    It's a very sad song. :(
    superstaron August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy firend dedicated this song to me. and after seeing you guys reviews, it makes me a bit depressed =/
    acciojuliaon December 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song made me cry 'cause it had me thinking about the Julia I know.

    She's not even 18, but she's already messed her life up in more ways than most adults have.

    Starting when she was 9, she began to hurt herself, whether it meant breaking her arm or leg, bashing her head against a wall, or taking a blade to her skin. There have been several times where she considered killing herself.

    Now she's had 17 broken bones and only 5 were an accident. Scars cover her arms and legs, and I have to pretend not to notice.

    When she was 14, her friend saw the cuts on her arms and told an adult, and soon Julia was going to therapy once a week and takes several different medicines for her depression. 3 times they wanted to hospitalize her, and each time she found a way to convince them otherwise.

    These days, she goes to her therapists once every few months, and she's usually got a smile on her face and she's great at making jokes and getting everyone in a good mood.

    Her future's looking bright with acceptance to The Cleveland Institute of Art for fall of 2010.
    I think it was art that kept her going throughout those tough years, as well as writing out her feelings on paper over and over again.

    Worst part is that I couldn't help her. I know that there are times where someone with depression can be cured without medication, but for Julia it was different.

    I wish so badly that none of those terrible things had ever happened to her, but I can at least be thankful that it seems to be over.
    BenefitOfTheDoubton January 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about one of her friends who had an eating disorder. Unfortunately, I can relate what she says, because my former best friend had an eating disorder. I really wanted to help her. I was there for her and doing my best to do so.

    To make a long story short, the disease destroyed our friendship, which is why the "Tell me this is not the end" and "So this is goodbye" really hit me. Because as much as you love this person, you can't do everything for them. They need professional help. If they don't listen to you, you have to leave, or you will get hurt yourself.
    violonist13on May 03, 2013   Link

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