"Woke From Dreaming" as written by and Ronan Hardiman....
Woke from dreaming
But it took convincing
I was shaking screaming
I was still alive

And you were picking strangers by the side of roadways
Little little let the danger unfold

You can do what you do
If you think you'll take it
You can do what you do
If you are that way inclined

Suffer with silk
As the pressure's tighter
You have skin pale as milk
With the pressure on

My heart is getting heavy and my hands are weak now
Hatred lifting and I'll start to weep now

You can do what you do
If you think you'll take it
You can do what you do
If you are that way inclined

Just for a moment
Can we take a little time
Just stop for a moment
Can we make this moment mine

I've tried to let go but I've never had much to say
Take a day take them all now

Just for a moment
Can we take a little time
Just stop for a moment
Can we look inside this mind

We try to control but we never quite know what's there
We will kill if we need to...

Just for a moment
Can we take a little time
Just stop for a moment
Can we make this moment mine

I've tried to let go but I've never had much to say...


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"Woke from Dreaming" as written by Ronan Hardiman

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    General CommentSo many different ways to see this song... The line:

    "We will kill if we need to..."

    Always gives me chills... Down song mostly yet the end is sort of upbeat and *bewm* that line kicks in... Wonderful!!!
    grenon January 16, 2016   Link
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    General Commenti can definitely see where you are coming from with the side story. But i see the story being told as a metaphor for inner struggle. Like someone who is fighting aganist themselves and the 'pressure' starts to get to them after a while. ultimately the person decides to resolve or 'kill' what is causing the pain in their life. Sorta like getting the courage to stand up to yourself.
    jistyon September 11, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation"Woke from dreaming
    But it took convincing
    I was shaking screaming
    I was still alive"

    Failed suicide attempt is what I take this as. Taking convincing to wake up is one thing, but saying you're still alive sounds a lot like the person was planning on sleeping forever. The screaming and shaking part could easily refer to the pain and struggle of having woken up from an overdose, or on a hospital bed in agony.

    "And you were picking strangers by the side of roadways
    Little little let the danger unfold

    You can do what you do
    If you think you'll take it
    You can do what you do
    If you are that way inclined"

    Either a reference to prostitution or drug dealing (but more likely prostitution due to the verse after implying that it is hard - "take it")

    "Suffer with silk
    As the pressure's tighter
    You have skin pale as milk
    With the pressure on"

    Suicide by hanging? Not entirely sure about "silk" as rope isn't silky at all. Skin going paler due to pressure sounds more like this. Not entirely sure about this verse to be honest.

    I'll skip the rest of the song (bar a last comment) I have because either I can't frame it with suicide/prostitution or because it seems to fairly easily fit into that interpretation.

    "I've tried to let go but I've never had much to say
    Take a day take them all now"

    Taking a day could mean taking AWAY a day, in which case taking them all away would mean, again, killing oneself.

    Just my interpretation.
    Rayquazaon May 10, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSounds to me like a situation involving a psycho killer. Singer has been kidnapped and probably raped and tortured while killer is still out hunting more people. second verse, the singer strangles their attacker to death. Rest is a message about how we don't know our own capabilities.
    Deus ex Digital Boyon July 07, 2008   Link

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