I know what it’s like to hide
Sit in your room and break down and cry
And all I could say was your name
I’ve had my share of pain
But I know it’s made me who I am today
So I look back with no regrets
I look back with no regrets

I know that you are watching me
Somewhere over the moon
Shouting down that you love me
Wondering why I can’t hear you

If only for a moment
If only in my mind
I could go back to the beginning
In the place I felt like a child

I can tell you mean well by your eyes
But a father’s intentions can be turned to lies
But nobody’s perfect I guess
People will let you down
I followed the leader that fell to the ground
But you never left me alone
You never left me alone

I know that you are watching me
Somewhere over the moon
Shouting down that you love me
Wondering why I can’t hear you

If only for a moment
If only in my mind
I could go back to the beginning
In the place I felt like a child

I know that you are watching me
Somewhere over the moon
Shouting down that you love me
Wondering why I can’t hear you

If only for a moment
If only in my mind
I could go back to the beginning
In the place I felt like a child


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Midnight in Philadelphia song meanings
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    General CommentI heard this song back when they had it out as a sample and loved it... now i can't get the Yahoo garbage to work right and can't get the song... can anyone help me? just email me
    ebriuson August 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI downloaded this from Lifehouse's Myspace site, i'm loving it already :) I kind of think its about God...when it says
    "People will let you down, I followed the leader that fell to the ground, But you never left me alone, You never left me alone " its kind of telling.
    Audreymooon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI do wonder if people actually read into the lyrics of Lifehouse's songs before jumping on the "I think it's about God" bandwagon. Sounds harsh, but I think the majority of the song is far too literal in the way it speaks about a person for it to be about God.

    Take for example the first verse, and the lines

    And all I could say was your name
    I’ve had my share of pain
    But I know it’s made me who I am today

    It wouldn't make sense for this to be about God, in my opinion. Also, the second verse says -

    I can tell you mean well by your eyes
    But a father’s intentions can be turned to lies
    But nobody’s perfect I guess

    Now this says to me that it could well be about Jason's father leaving. If he's reading someone through eye contact, it's not going to be about God, then the line "A father's intentions..." sort of gives it away to me. Something about the father intending to always be there for him but it quickly became a lie and he walked away (or something similar).

    The song is brilliant though, quite frankly. The chorus is beautiful (and also doesn't make complete sense in the context of God, as I don't see God "Shouting down that you love me, Wondering why I can't hear you"). Not that I doubt any connection to God in certain songs, but as far as I've seen from Lifehouse's lyrics, they're more related to life in general than just about their relationship with God.
    Heskimoon September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this particular song is about maybe losing somebody or making a wrong decision and regretting it. Then just crying out to God for help in either situation. Who knows it could be both.
    Abby14on November 15, 2007   Link

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