I didn't wanna stay
I didn't wanna stay
I didn't wanna go
I didn't wanna fight
Anymore

I didn't wanna stay
I didn't wanna stay
But I didn't wanna leave
I didn't wanna plead
Anymore

And those nights just kept turning to day
Nothing ever seemed to change
It was just that impossible way
You had of making everything seem so strange.
So strange.

I had no way around
I had no way around
A tide had crossed my path
I knew that I was trapped
On those rocks.

So I just had to jump
I closed my eyes and jumped
I had no other choice
A scream replaced my voice
In the sea.

And your eyes just kept turning away
Distracted every single time
By what someone else had to say
More important to you
It seemed so strange.
So strange.

No way out
No way out
Backed up against that wall where there's
No way out
No way out
Nothing left to do but kick and scream and shout

No way out
No way out
Backed up against that wall where there's
No way out
No way out
Nothing left to do but kick and scream and shout

I didn't wanna go
I didn't wanna go
I didn't wanna stay
With nothing left to say
Anymore.

I didn't wanna sleep
I didn't wanna sleep
But I couldn't stay awake
I couldn't even make
It to bed.

And your eyes just kept turning away
Distracted every single time
By what someone else had to say
More important to you
It seemed so strange.
So strange.

No way out
No way out
Backed up against that wall where there's
No way out
No way out
Nothing left to do but kick and scream and shout.

No way out
No way out
Backed up against that wall where there's
No way out
No way out
Nothing left to do but kick and scream and shout.

And your eyes just kept turning away
And your nights just kept turning to day
And there was nothing more to say

No way out
No way out
Backed up against that wall where there's
No way out
No way out
Nothing left to do but kick and scream and shout

And your eyes just kept turning away
(No way out, No way out
Backed up against that wall where there's)
And there was nothing more to say
(No way out
No way out
Nothing left to do but kick and scream and shout)

And your eyes just kept turning away
And there was nothing more to say.



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    General CommentWhy hasn't anyone commented on this song? It's so beautifull!
    Schildpaddoon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love to think of a video of this song with Kathryn singing on piano alone at a beach where the weather is kind of stormy (raining and very windy). She'll be wearing a sheer white gown with the enigmatic blank look in her eyes.

    Well, many will probably disagree with me. But I think of this song as something of a song you sing to yourself when you are in the phase of your life trying to move on to something else, like kicking a drug habit ("I knew that I was trapped
    On those rocks.") or a failing relationship ("And your eyes just kept turning away / And there was nothing more to say.")

    I'll be happy to know this song's meaning to you as well.
    benjbenjbenjon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd yes, maybe depression / suicide:
    "So I just had to jump
    I closed my eyes and jumped
    I had no other choice
    A scream replaced my voice
    In the sea."

    The chorus was kind of redundant, had it been spliced a bit less, this song can easily become anyone's favorite.

    Speaking for myself, it's one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded.
    benjbenjbenjon April 21, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningwhat a beautiful song, i cant stop listening to it

    anyway i think this song is about a relationship where you love the person but it isnt working out and you try to talk about the problems but he wont listen and you are so invested in the relationship that you cant get out of it easily and cant let go but cant just keep going on and dont know what to do
    pupsparkle9on December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI truly love this song. It's my alltime favorite, even though it always puts me in a state of melancholy and sadness.

    I think, it refers to a longtime relationship that is slowly breaking apart. There is a routine setting in there and they realise, that some things (character trades maybe), that never change and you just get tired of it. You are just trapped, because you know somewhere deep that you still love your partner, but the relationship is just stuck and you don't know where to take it. There's just no way out, no win-win situation anyway. It tears at your heart.
    Room19on October 30, 2011   Link

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