Fighting to keep this alive
Constantly fighting to keep myself going
Dear friend, I haven't the slightest desire
To help keep you going

Keep to myself all the time
(Kid it's better that way)
Try to avoid all the lines
(But I can't help you stay)
And the things that they say
Fighting to keep this alive
Constantly fighting to keep myself going

Please don't run from your problems
You can't keep running
There's no place to go

As you escape from your life
This house becomes hollow and
All we can do is just wait
Sit here and wait for this train to arrive
I've got my bags packed and I've said my goodbyes
Constantly giving into
These moments that just bring me down
Just bring me close enough to stay around
To stay around

Keeping to yourself is no way to stay alive
You can't fight what's coming
And all that you can do is sit back and realize we'll be there
Cuz you keep waiting for someone to save you
Embrace you and take you away
Far away
Take you so far from this place

Running away, so far away
Running away, so far away
I can't stay, I can't stay with you here
I can't stay, I can't stay with you here

As you escape from your life
This house becomes hollow and
All we can do is just wait
Sit here and wait for this train to arrive
I've got my bags packed and I've said my goodbyes
Constantly giving into
These moments that just bring me down
Just bring me close enough to stay around
To stay around

But I won't stay around


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Alvin Maker's Greensong song meanings
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    General CommentI always look on these things, because I like to see what people think of songs. Of course, with such a broad group, everyone's going to have different opinions, and interpretations. Some of you, i get, some of you, i don't know where the hell you get what you do.
    ButI feel like I should explain on my basis. Tsa, is amazing, by the way, aha.

    -----Fighting to keep this alive
    Constantly fighting to keep myself going
    Dear friend, I haven't the slightest desire
    To help keep you going---

    translation; A boy is in a relationship, he's wants it to work, he really does. Obviously this person means something to him if he's constantly fighting to keep himself going with them. However, we all have our breaking points, perhaps that's why he has no desire to help the OTHER person keep going.
    HOWEVER,
    this could also be a different point of view, in the person that he's in the relationship. And they're the one's saying they don't want to help it. I can't remember if they have a vocal change there, but if they do it'd only further that point.

    ---Keep to myself all the time
    (Kid it's better that way)
    Try to avoid all the lines
    (But I can't help you stay)
    And the things that they say
    Fighting to keep this alive
    Constantly fighting to keep myself going---

    He's keeping to himself to try to block out what other people say, AND because he feels like the other person would be better off without him. He's trying to keep this relationship and himself going, it's a war. He wants her, but he know they shouldn't be together.

    ---Please don't run from your problems
    You can't keep running
    There's no place to go----

    She's trying to avoid that they're not doing so well in their relationship, trying to act like it's okay. Maybe she even doesn't want it to end. And he's trying to tell her she has to face this.

    ---As you escape from your life
    This house becomes hollow and
    All we can do is just wait
    Sit here and wait for this train to arrive
    I've got my bags packed and I've said my goodbyes
    Constantly giving into
    These moments that just bring me down
    Just bring me close enough to stay around
    To stay around---


    Basically what that's saying is, she's not being the person she is, she's getting away from her own life. what they have now is not EVEN what they used to have. Anyway, he decided to leave, or maybe even take a break from this relationship. He's all prepared for it, but then all these memories pop up and they're not god or even stron but they're JUST strong enough to keep him with her.


    --Running away, so far away
    Running away, so far away
    I can't stay, I can't stay with you here
    I can't stay, I can't stay with you here---

    I don't think it literally means he's getting away, I think it's more along the lines of he wants to. He's going to, this is what needs to be done. He loves her, but he jsut can't stay, it's not good for the bother of them.


    But I won't stay around--

    Simply said, after all the fighting internally and the struggles, he's basically saying i probably won't be here anymore. We're close to being through.but notice it says i WON'T stay around, which is in the future. he's still with her, it's just a plan. So sayign that it's about some couple who's breaking up, is almost false. They don't even want to, they just need to and it's more they're deciding, not that it's finalized. he's not like, i'm not here anymore.

    But that's jsut what I think. :]
    brookeSmilesson February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song takes meaning from Orson Scott Cards book series "Alvin Maker" "7th Son" in the series Alvin is a Maker who can hear the Greensong when he is out in the wild forests of early colonial america. It is an awesome story series 7 books in all. I highly recommend reading......
    quinton101on May 27, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis Song Is Awesome I Love It
    LeCoolOneon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy are there like no comments? This is my favorite. It's like my life story.
    secondhandsmokeon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso beautiful.. i can't choose a favorite from tsa, i love them all. what i get from this song is that not too worry no matter what it'll be okay.. don't run from your problems, don't avoid the inevitable, just go with it, and know there will be people to help you out.
    D:R Loveon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo lovely
    bleedthecoloursopenon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenterrr... does anyone have a clue what this song is about. i just happen to looove it so much, even though i never quite listen to the words.
    anita4joseon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim only really getting into TSA and i already love them
    anything i play now is them
    this is my favourite

    i think its about a boy and girl that are fighting and he's had enough of it,
    hence the line -
    Dear friend, I haven't the slightest desire
    To help keep you going-
    cause he also has his fair share of stuff to deal with
    so he decides to move away,
    and just as the plans are finalised, he wants her to open up to him.
    he's telling her that she cant keep on going like this. just keeping everything inside, that she needs to let it out, she needs to cry. cause otherwise shes barly human

    then the end of the song is about him leaving.
    -I've got my bags packed and I've said my goodbyes
    Constantly giving into
    These moments that just bring me down-
    although he's sad about leaving, he hopes this will help her


    its a beautiful song and very well played and sung.
    i love them.
    BOOM!babyon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentstory of my life.
    themovieison February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I relate to it like no other.

    to me it means running away from your family because of problems you're having.

    "As you escape from your life
    This house becomes hollow and
    All we can do is just wait"

    ^ running away from the problems, and the family home is becoming even more empty and cold. 'empty' meaning the people are becoming 'empty', I think.
    me.comon April 16, 2007   Link

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