"Howl" as written by Peter Hayes and Robert Turner....
You try so hard to be cold
You try so hard to not show
I give you nothing to doubt and you doubt me
I give you all that I have but you don't see

Now I know that my eyes must close here
Every word seems to feel like you don't care
But I know that you're so confused and afraid
I just want to be one true thing that don't fade
I don't want to give up tomorrow
I just can't understand why we're going on

You try so hard to be heard
You try so hard to not hurt
I give you nothing to doubt and you doubt me
I give you all that I have but you don't see

Now I know that my eyes must close here
Every word seems to feel like you don't care
But I know that you're so confused and afraid
I just want to be one true thing that don't fade
I don't want to give up tomorrow
I just can't understand why we're going right

I don't want to be sad


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"Howl" as written by Robert Turner Peter Hayes

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    General Commentgreat song
    Contristoon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMakes alot mroe sense with lyircs in front of you a song clearly about escaping and letting go and free all your emotions and letting somone knowing how you feel.
    dannypolicarpoon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe coda at the end is beautiful
    If you listen hard enough, you can hear "And I won't wait for you in silence", sung to a really nice tune
    Shadowmelodyon May 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful, from the vocal melody, chilling organs, and surreal verse drumming to the postverse bass interludes.

    I'm trying to see a connection between this song and Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" but they convey different points. BRMC's "Howl" focues on the narrator's understanding with another's troubles and despondence. The relationship is strained but the narrator urges his partner that he understands their troubles and wants to fight through them.
    jirolicoon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just want to be one true thing that don't fade



    who doesnt'? i love this song.
    shineitdownon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont want to be sad ... best part with the 2 voices, what is the other voice saying?
    floorpeeon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I see the road is long" I think... this is absolutely one of my favorite BRMC songs, Robert just has a way with words.
    baby83on December 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, the end of the song contains three different vocal lines:

    "I don't want to be sad."
    "I won't wait for you in silence."
    "I see the road is long."
    mattsaunderson January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song was great in Southland Tales. The continuous shot that Richard Kelly uses is perfect for this song.
    thepenguinboxeron March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI stand corrected. Upon further listening to the song, I think it says
    "I see the road is hard" not "long" as I had previously stated. I don't know though....either way, I love this song.
    baby83on July 31, 2008   Link

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