I open my eyes
I try to see but I'm blinded
By the white light
I can't remember how
I can't remember why
I'm lying here tonight
And I can't stand the pain
And I can't make it go away
No I can't stand the pain

How could this happen to me?
I've made my mistakes
Got nowhere to run
The night goes on
As I'm fading away
I'm sick of this life
I just want to scream
How could this happen to me?

Everybody's screaming
I try to make a sound
But no one hears me
I'm slipping off the edge
I'm hanging by a thread
I want to start this over again
So I try to hold onto a time
When nothing mattered
And I can't explain what happened
And I can't waste the things that I've done
No I can't

How could this happen to me?
I've made my mistakes
Got nowhere to run
The night goes on
As I'm fading away
I'm sick of this life
I just want to scream
How could this happen to me?

I've made my mistakes
Got nowhere to run
The night goes on
As I'm fading away
I'm sick of this life
I just want to scream
How could this happen to me?



Lyrics submitted by yoocamel

"Untitled" as written by Pierre/comeau Bouvier

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +7
    General Comment:it seems this song is of someone who was in an fatal accident and they are young. most of the song is of what the person is thinking, "how could this happen to me, i've made my mistakes, i've got no where to run, the night goes on as i'm fading away"

    they know they are dying, and don't understand why. it's sad, very emotional song, it makes you realize that you aren't invincible and anything can happen to anyone at any time.
    LittleNemoon October 31, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:what about regretted/attempted suicide?
    coz the 'sick of this life' thing and 'wanna start this over again' reminds me of someone who regretted his decisions...
    i've had that view all along while listening to the song
    biohazardon January 22, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Could it be the aftermath of an accident?

    "I try to see
    But I'm blinded by the white light
    I can't remember how
    I can't remember why
    I'm lying here tonight"


    The white light refers to the light in the operation room, and he fainted so he can't remember how he got here and the next few lines containing the word "pain" suggest the injuries he suffered.

    "Everybody's screaming
    I try to make a sound
    But no one hears me
    I'm slipping off the edge
    I'm hanging by a thread
    I wanna start this over again?

    This could be at the scene of the accident where everyone's screaming.
    And maybe he is trapped and is too weak to call out for help, or no one can hear him.
    "slipping off the edge" "hanging on a thread" suggest that his time is about to be up.

    I heard this from a friend and thought it made sense but nevertheless, Little Nemo had a great answer
    and phrased it well too
    simonsaltwateron November 18, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:So I don't know if anyone saw the video, but the video highly explains the song (at least from SP's point of view).
    In the video, the lead singer is driving back home in a storm, had way too much to drink, and doesn't see an oncomming car. He subsequently smashes into the car, killing the young driver inside. Despite the girl being brought to the hospital and the personel trying to revive her, they ultimately fail. The song switches between the girl dying and her family noticing nothing. Near the end of the song, the family is quite literally thrown around and their house is busted up because of the severity of the death; someone within their life died and it (in the song's sense) tore their lives apart. All the time the lead singer is singing the song in the position that he killed the girl and has extremely high guilt for what he did.

    From that perspective, the song is easily identifiable and very powerful, but the idea that it's title (Untitled) also gives credence to other horible deaths and events make it that much more powerful.

    Also, I don't care how butch you are, this song WILL make you cry the first time you hear it. It's that powerful. Good song and great emotion.
    Greenflameon November 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:the first time i heard this song, i was crying so hard i couldn't breathe....it's a very emotional song....i think it's about someone who tried to commit suicde, and they wound up in the hospital, and when they got out, everyone started yelling at them, asking why they did it.....i can pretty much relate to it...
    punkrockchc164on February 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Every time I listen to this song I get a different meaning.

    It's like, I think of my *idiot* friends, my love life, my mom, my home, my grades, it's like... It's like... It's like having some one holding me every time I cry.

    I really would like to know who it was who wrotethe song and what *their* thoughts on it were.
    Spot_on_the_rugon March 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:umm...rapchickslide???...that's a great idea. telling someone who, who knows, might really be a cutter and tell them that their thoughts on a song that might be a big part of their life is 'dumb'. whoa. claps for you. you accomplished nothing. no effence though.

    yeah i love this song and it's really fun trying to play it on the piano. pierre and david freakin rock singing together.
    nothingleftdrumson January 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this is definently an emotional song its kinda about someone who is looking at their life in perspective and how unhappy they are with everything they may have done, said etc. its about someone who wishes they could make everything better and just start everything over again. at the beginning i think its saying that the person is probably dying in some way and they are looking back at an unhappy life and wishing they could redo everything. i dont know it might have a suicidal undertone but i dont think theyd do that
    blueeyedemochickon January 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song, it is one of my favorites. When I listened to it I got two meanings. I can't decide if it is about someone who committed suicide, and as they were dieing, they realized they made a mistake and didn't want to die anymore because they had things to fix, or if it was an accident and they don't understand why it happened to them. I guess it kinda goes both ways. All I can say is that whether it was suicide or an acident, the person is dieing and as they are, they are thinking to their mistakes and wanting a redo for their life. And I also wondered about the name of the song being untitled. I like rapchickslide's idea about that, I had never thought of that. This song is emotional and it easily brings down your mood when you listen to it because it makes you think of your own life and mistakes. This first time I listened to it, I too was close to crying. This song certianly did have a lot of thought and emotion put into it.
    Dawn27on February 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:From: you BROKE my LIFE
    Date: Nov 29, 2005 11:14 AM
    Subject: do me a favore....
    Body: call the police.
    address: 27802 Abadejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92692.
    tell them to go down the hall to the bathrooom.
    im soo sorry
    modestmauson March 31, 2008   Link

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