"Broken (Seether featuring Amy Lee)" as written by and Zach Williams Tim Mccord....
I wanted you to know, that I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain, away
I keep your photograph, and I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

You've gone away, you don't feel me, anymore

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There's so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I'm broken, when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

'Cause I'm broken, when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

You've gone away
You don't feel me here, anymore


Lyrics submitted by Angelove, edited by MiataMike, jonnyx124

Broken (Seether feat. Amy Lee) song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment"The worst is over now, and we can breath again"
    -Good for someone who is trying to recover from something.

    "There's so much left too learn, but no one left to fight"
    -Anybody know the meaning to this metaphor?
    dollscouton April 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! It's kinda hard 4 me to understand this song,though.Amy's voice is so beautiful.I have Never heard another voice anywhere close to hitting the high notes as beautifully as she does.This song would be nothing without Seether and Amy on this song.It's just so beautiful I can't even shut up.Anyway...this song KICKS SERIOUS ASS!!!! BEST SONG EVER!!! EVANESCENCE ROCKS DUDE!!!
    Aquariuson March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAcutally these lyrics are incorrect, who would say "You gotta win" when its really "You've gone away" Here are the correct lyrics:

    I wanted you to know, that I love the way you laugh
    I wanna hold you high and steal your pain, away
    I keep your photograph, and I know it serves me well
    I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

    'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
    And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

    You've gone away, you don't feel me, anymore

    The worst is over now and we can breathe again
    I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
    There's so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
    I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

    'Cause I'm broken, when I'm open
    And I don't feel like I am strong enough
    'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
    And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

    'Cause I'm broken, when I'm open
    And I don't feel like I am strong enough
    'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
    And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

    'Cause I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
    And I don't feel right, when you're gone away

    You've gone away
    You don't feel me here, anymore
    IIKatigerIIon March 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song, but whoever posted the lyrics has problems.
    SMUSER17002421on April 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwouldn't it be great if someone sang this just for you?
    cut_and_bleedingon May 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song gives me the shivers.. evrey time
    Malakehon September 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the song is about a lost love. they talk in pastense. it's like a conversation between each other. as if the lost one was a ghost. and the alive one could see them. it is a sad love song. but i'm a fan of it.
    tootleytooon March 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWell, I was watching the official music video for this song and I was thinking why they chose that place as the background for the whole video. Because it is in ruins. It seems like a place deserted long ago which was once lively and joyful. But, now, I understand why....
    Because the relationship they are talking about in this song is in RUINS.
    And I think that possibly, one of them even died. And maybe, that caused the relationship to end.
    Anyway, for whatever reason, it ran its course and met its end. Now, both of them are forced to start the whole process of moving on, getting over it, settling into the monotonous ways of life, painting a fake smile and acting like it does not pain to think of each other. However, both of them know that they truly complete each other.
    "I wanted to know, I love the way you laugh
    I want to hold you high, and steal your pain away
    I keep your photograph, and I know it serves me well
    I want to hold you high, and steal your pain.
    'Coz I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
    And I don't feel right when you're gone away.
    You've gone away, you don't feel me anymore." - Here, the guy is saying that he is holding on desperately to her memories, each insignificant thing which reminds him of her. And that is what gives him the strength to face each day. He feels her pain and wishes to free her of it. He goes onto say that he is broken without her presence and support in his life. His life,somehow, feels wrong since she is absent. She has gone her way and they are forced to travel different paths.

    "The worst is over now, and we can breathe again
    I wanna hold you high, and steal my pain away
    There is so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
    I wanna hold you high, and steal your pain.
    'Coz Im broken, when I'm open
    And I don't feel like I am strong enough
    'Coz I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
    And I don't feel right when you're gone away.
    'Coz I'm broken, when I'm open
    And I don't feel like I'm strong enough
    'Coz I'm broken, when I'm lonesome
    And I don't feel right when you're gone away."- I think the first line implies that while they were in a relationship, they had to deal with countless problems along the way despite of their mutual and genuine love. And that could be the reason which led to its end. So, the hardest part was saying goodbye to the one you love because the course of life won't let you be with them. Now, the most painful part of bidding farewell is over and they can live in peace. I suppose that if they had stayed together and endured all the hurdles instead of parting, they could have worked out in the long run. The girl implies this in the line "There is so much left to learn, and no one left to fight" because they both have given up and separated and hence, there is no one to fight. Then, she proceeds to explain how her life feels bizarre and unreal without him by her side. Like him, she feels his pain and longs to set him free of it. She is broken and lonesome without him. He has gone away, and so, her life has become perplexing and melancholy.

    Its a little deeper than the usual 'moving-on' song because the people in this song are fundamental to each other's existence. They love each other but moreover, they need each other acutely to survive but were forced apart by the ways of life or maybe, even death.
    glamgirl12333on May 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the most awesome song, Amy Lee has the best voice and Seether can actually sing! So few guy singers these days actually have good voices....
    DarkFlameson April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy is this here? This is a Seether song...
    Anyway, the song is very sad, and very beautiful as well...
    Dark_Weaselon April 07, 2005   Link

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