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There is no safe place for me to hide
Theres no safe place for me, too tired
There is no safe place for me to hide
Theres no safe place for me…

It always hurts when it’s someone you love
Wont you rise above
There’s a price in blood

It always hurts when it’s someone you love
Wont you rise above
There’s a price in love

There is no safe place for me to hide
There’s no safe place for me, i'm so tired
There is no safe place for me to hide
Theres no safe place for me
I'm tired

So tell me a story about your life
I don’t mind, I don’t mind
Wont you tell me?- that will be just fine.
I don’t mind, ilde mind.
Singin’ songs about the ‘ald lang zine’
I don’t mind, I don’t mind…

(Forever)
Wont you lend me your sins against you
For every thing I understand
One thousand more won’t comprehend (Forever)
It always hurts when its someone you love
Wont you rise, rise above
(Forever)
It always hurts when it’s someone you love
Wont you rise above
There’s a price in blood

I see the car that your mom keeps sending, when I breathe it feels just like my life is ending. I think of the one that I most respected and all the words that I’m now regretting.
Id hold them now, but i'm bruised and beaten and I’m alone and I’ve barely eaten.
And it seems just like the way it goes that down the road we may have known about the love in both of us we push and shove, betray the trust, don’t let this make a fool of us i'm tired hungry broke and just wish I could come back home

Forever, forever
Calling you out I called your bluff
But “that just wasn’t good enough”
You split my face and spilled my blood
Then tears ran down the face I loved

It always hurts when its someone you love
Wont you rise above?


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    General CommentTo me, this is absolutely a relationship song. The song title and chorus just make it obvious to me. Here is my breakdown of the song:

    There is no safe place for me to hide
    Theres no safe place for me, too tired
    There is no safe place for me to hide
    Theres no safe place for me�

    It always hurts when it�s someone you love
    Wont you rise above
    There�s a price in blood

    It always hurts when it�s someone you love
    Wont you rise above
    There�s a price in love


    --He's trying to hide from the pain. He's trying to escape the disappointment and heartbreak of the relationship. There's a price in blood means that living life has it's price, and that price is pain. When you love somebody, it hurts more when they abandon you or mistreat you. Wont you rise above is saying, basically, get over it. Rise above it all. There's a price in love saying that love, like life, has a cost. You open yourself up to somebody and are left vulnerable.


    There is no safe place for me to hide
    There�s no safe place for me, i'm so tired
    There is no safe place for me to hide
    Theres no safe place for me
    I'm tired

    --This is his mind growing tired of thinking about the relationship. He's depressed, and he's tired of the depression. There's no way to hide from the reality of it all and no way to hide from the pain he still feels.


    So tell me a story about your life
    I don�t mind, I don�t mind
    Wont you tell me?- that will be just fine.
    I don�t mind, idle mind.
    Singin� songs about the �Auld Lang Syne�
    I don�t mind, I don�t mind�

    --This is him talking to his girlfriend (perhaps even only in his own head). He wants her to console him and tell him it'll all be OK. Idle mind is just him confessing that he's not thinking or worrying in this moment. He's sitting by her (again, perhaps even in his own head) and soaking it in. Singin songs about the Auld Lang Syne is obvious. He's recalling his memories with her.

    (Forever)
    Wont you lend me your sins against you
    For every thing I understand
    One thousand more won�t comprehend (Forever)
    It always hurts when its someone you love
    Wont you rise, rise above
    (Forever)
    It always hurts when it�s someone you love
    Wont you rise above
    There�s a price in blood

    --Forever is, to me, him saying he'll love her forever. That's why it is said so softly. He wants to take all of her "sins", or her baggage. He goes on to tell her that nobody will understand or know her like he does. Now, instead of telling the listener that it hurts when it's someone you love, he's telling her (once more, COULD be him saying this to her in his own mind). He wants her to rise above all of their failure and hurt and whatnot and come back (to me, this is reinforced by the last "forever" after it).

    I see the car that your mom keeps sending, when I breathe it feels just like my life is ending. I think of the one that I most respected and all the words that I�m now regretting.
    Id hold them now, but i'm bruised and beaten and I�m alone and I�ve barely eaten.
    And it seems just like the way it goes that down the road we may have known about the love in both of us we push and shove, betray the trust, don�t let this make a fool of us i'm tired hungry broke and just wish I could come back home

    --This proves, for my theory anyway, that he is depressed. Maybe he's talking to her still in his head, perhaps on the phone. Her and her family are worried, so they send people to check on him. He is still in a lot of pain. He thinks of her, and he regrets saying certain things to her (could be bad things, or it could be telling her he loves her, as that is hard to cope with when you get broken up with). He'd hold those words, thoughts, and feelings in, but he's so beat up about the breakup. He's alone and malnourished (duh). The little run at the end is him making a last ditch effort at begging. He knows that they both know that they love each other. They fight and betray the trust in the relationship, but he doesn't want that to be the cause of the end (don't let this make a fool of us). He's completely miserable and he just wants to go back "home," which is with her.


    Forever, forever
    Calling you out I called your bluff
    But �that just wasn�t good enough�
    You split my face and spilled my blood
    Then tears ran down the face I loved

    To me, this proves that this is a relationship song. In a fight, he called her bluff that she wouldn't leave. And instead of just leaving (but that just wasn't good enough), she ruined him emotionally, and it hurt her to do so (tears ran down the face I loved).

    So, with all of that, I think you can see it is obviously a relationship song. At least, by the interpretation itself. I'm sure there are a couple ways one could look at the song.
    RoleMartyrXon February 10, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about child abuse the part when he says"I see the car that your mom keeps sending, when I breathe it feels just like my life is ending." i think is like DCFS car or something and "no safe place for me to hide" hes saying he can't hide from his abuser ,just my idea on the song
    sublime93on July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHurt's songs are mainly about bad relationships, this one is about not "rising above" or not being the better person and just letting little stuff turn into a big argument. "I see the car that your mom keeps sending" means his girl's mom. He still loves her, more than anything, but they just fight too much is what i think this song is about.
    MSTRBDon May 29, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationObviously this is a relationship that has veered off course. As an X drug addict and all too familiar with the pain and suffering it causes not only the addict but everyone that loves them as well I can't help but believe that this is a man who has lost everything because of some piss poor life decisions and chose his proverbial "poison" over the love of his life. And now he has reached a level of hell and torment that makes one reevaluate their decisions, he is having a moment of clarity and is begging for her forgiveness now that he has exhausted all of his financial means of supporting his habit. A forced period of sobriety after being in an alternate reality for so long will send u into a depression the likes of which can only be described as complete misery and self hatred. The only thing u can do at that point is sincerely apologize and plead your case and hope that she still loves u
    18Om35on August 10, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthe lyrics are nothing special... though the part where he just streams ("and it seems just like the way it goes....") actually does appeal to me a bit.

    it's one of those songs where bits and pieces of the lyrics, combined with the music, each hit you in different ways. for me it's not a song so much as a collection of sensations.

    oh, and check out "the prince is too tired" on youtube; so-so vid for a so-so song but, combined, they're surprisingly kickass.
    monkuguyon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with MSTRBD. The band name itself shows that their songs are about pain. Especially psychological.

    Btw, it's "Auld Lang Syne" which is Scottish for long, long ago
    AJLoboon February 14, 2008   Link

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