"Broken Wings" as written by Bryan Adams and Eliot John Kennedy....
Fight the fight alone
When the world is full of victims
Dims a fading light
In our souls

Leave the peace alone
How we all are slowly changing
Dims a fading light
In our souls

In my opinion seeing is to know
The things we hold
Are always first to go
And who's to say
We won't end up alone

On broken wings I'm falling
And it won't be long
The skin on me is burning
By the fires of the sun
On skinned knees
I'm bleeding
And it won't be long
I've got to find that meaning
I'll search for so long

Cry ourselves to sleep
We will sleep alone forever
Will you lay me down
In the same place with all I love

Mend the broken homes
Care for them they are our brothers
Save the fading light in our souls

In my opinion seeing is to know
What you give
Will always carry you
And who's to say
We won't survive it too

On broken wings I'm falling
And it won't be long
The skin on me is burning
By the fires of the sun
On skinned knees
I'm bleeding
And it won't be long
I've got to find that meaning
I'll search for so long

Set a-free all
Relying on their will
To make me all that I am
And all I'll be

Set a-free all
Will fall between the cracks
With memories of all that I am
And all I'll be

On broken wings I'm falling
And it won't be long
The skin on me is burning
By the fires of the sun
On skinned knees
I'm bleeding
And it won't be long
I've got to find that meaning
I'll search for so long


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"Broken Wings" as written by Thomas Scott Phillips Mark Tremonti

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    General CommentOk, let me give it a try.

    "Fight the fight alone
    When the world is full of victims
    Dims a fading light in our souls"
    -> It's a difficult thing to stay strong and keep on fighting the world and trying to make it a better place, especially when a lot of people have given up -- this makes you feel like the fight is pointless and makes want to surrender too.

    "Leave the peace alone
    How we all are slowly changing
    Dims a fading light in our souls"
    -> I'm not really sure about this one but I think it could relate to how we change our perspective on such things as peace, war, etc.

    "In my opinion seeing is to know
    The things we hold are always first to go
    And who's to say we won't end up alone?"
    -> The things you care most of are most likely to be lost. And who can assure you that you will not be alone, without anyone to help you out, in the end?

    "On broken wings I'm falling
    And it won't be long
    The skin on me is burning
    By the fires of the sun
    On skinned knees I'm bleeding
    And it won't be long
    I've got to find that meaning
    And I'll search for so long"
    -> Ahh... :) The message here is that although you may fail, break down and have no hope for improvement, you should never stop stop searching for something ("that meaning") that can make your suffering worthwile. I mean: you try to help people around you but something unexpected happens and you end up in a hopeless situation. You should not give up, no matter how bad the situation is, because your wings may be broken, skin burnt and knees bleeding but "it won't be long" and you will find something to lift you up. And the last line of the chorus states that you should look for it for as long as necessary -- until you find it.

    "Cry ourselves to sleep
    We will sleep alone forever
    Will you lay me down?
    In the same place with all I love
    Mend the broken homes
    Care for them, they are our brothers
    Save the fading light in our souls"
    -> This is also not very clear to me but it also has some notion of not giving up (accepting the bad situation) and of helping others, so that you can save the hope in their souls.

    "In my opinion seeing is to know
    What you give will always carry you
    And who's to say we won't survive it too?"
    -> This one, in turn, I'm quite sure of. What you do for others is the thing that you will never lose, no matter what happens. That is: whatever good you, can not be taken away from you, so if you are a good man, you will always have something to hold on to.

    Hm, this may be some way off the real meaning, but at least that's what I see in the song.
    MuminPLon September 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this song is about to coming to grips with our own mortality and realizing that we can change and make a difference in our life.

    The first part is saying we must take 100% responsibility for our lives. Nobody else will fight for us so we must do it alone.

    The chorus is interesting as I believe he is trying to relay the message that each and every day we're slowly approaching our own death("on broken wings I'm falling"). He is "on his knees" trying to find the meaning of his existence.

    We define our own lives and we must be the ones to make the change. We are slowly fading and soon only the memories of us will live on.
    kujanon January 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one commented on this song... I love it so much! I like them more so than Creed, so I'm glad they got a new singer.
    EllieBelleon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm not really sure what this song is about... but it is a really good song! Especialy the chorus, it rocks!!!
    !_Steve_!on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this touch's on people looking out for number 1 and it just hurts them, and that they feel there's no hope, but when people care for those around them they can see the silver lining. something like that
    pestnebon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits clearly about osing someone close to u and searching for the reason of why they died
    alkalineromance666on February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit clearly is about losing someone close to you and searching for the reason of why they died
    alkalineromance666on February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song will be the next single for AB, just to let y'all know. It will be their third after "Open Your Eyes" and "Find The Real". ALTER BRIDGE ROCKS!
    creedudeon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHAVE U SEEN THE VIDEO OMG ITS FUCKING AWESOME GO TO WWW.ALTERBRIDGE.COM AND GO WATCH IT
    alkalineromance666on March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about losing someone u love and it hurts so much...i especialy like the part
    "In my opinion seeing is to know
    What you give will always carry you
    And who's to say we won't survive it too?"
    I think he means surviving this period of time the hurt and shit
    Angels&Demonson April 06, 2005   Link

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