"Overcome" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
North light comes uninvited
Through the window to where you lie
Disjointed, dust and silence
Quite at a loss

[Chorus:]
I feel strange
I feel changed
I feel strange
overcome
overcome by you

I fell in too deep
But I learned to swim
In an undertow
Since I'm giving in

I feel strange
I feel changed
I feel strange
overcome
overcome

I'm a little bit wiser, I'm a little bit sadder
I'm a little bit less, you might have guessed
But if you could be staying
Tell me now, darlin', I think I'm fading
I swear I'll never trade your love for a lie

[Chorus]

(overcome, overcome,
Sometimes it helps me to give it up
In some ways you're never gonna get it
Some nights I feel I'm gonna give it
Sunlight, every night
Overcome, overcome)

hold still, come on and save me
hold still, come on and let me
hold still come on again
hold still, come on and let me
hold still, come on and let me


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"Overcome" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General Commentim not quite sure wat this song means but i think its just very powerful. every time i hear it i get chills, especially that voice singin oooohhh. lol yeah well thats what i think :P
    Brand*New*Dayon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how it makes you actually feel overcome, like when you feel too much and so it doesn't seem to be understandable to everyone else. Great song.
    wolf cubon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think maybe it's about the loss of virginity?
    mypianofireon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It was the song to my life in the summer of 2005 at a not to happy point. I could relate to it 100%. I was "overcome" by the guy that I loved and it was not good for me. I lost myself in another person, and I think this one way to interpret the song. I love the chorus and my other favorite lyrics are "I'm a little bit wiser, I'm a little bit sadder, I'm a little bit less you might have guessed" this is exactly how I felt. The lyric "I think I'm fading" also can also represent losing oneself.
    strangersatelliteon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i think its abt how sometimes ppl affect you but u don't know why, and how u just learn from your experiences both good and bad.
    leelee87on November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like mypianofire's take on it being about virginity. It sounds really interesting when she says it like that.

    Still, it's like wolf cub said. You feel overcome when you listen to this song, and I think leelee87 is spot on about the meaning of the song; experience.

    We all come out of whatever horrible experience "a little bit wiser, a little bit sadder, a little bit less you might have guessed" because to me, the latter part suggests how experiences can change a person. Thus he might mean through each experience he feels his original personality becoming less and less; it could be a good thing, or a bad thing, like leelee said.

    Then again the suggestion of love throughout the lyrics doesn't exactly tie in with the above ideas I've mentioned, which is why I think mypian's opinion is interesting about the song being about virginity. Or, it could be about falling for someone; when we fall for somebody, we feel so changed by them, we're barely the same person we were at the start, so in a way we're "overcome". If you interpret it as falling for somebody then so much of the song makes sense, especially the part where he goes "come on and save me" which seems to suggest he wants her assurance that she does love him, which will save him from his downward spiral.

    Plus, it also suits heart ache. Again we completely change when we have our hearts broken by a loved one. Either he did something to upset her, or she did something to upset him, but the bottom line is that he realizes he still loves her either way despite what they've been through.
    Naerienon September 22, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about a guy who's just gotten out of a relationship that he'll never regret because he still loves the girl and he learned so much from it. He's a "little bit wiser, a little bit sadder" and "a little bit less."
    oclover24on January 21, 2009   Link

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