"Become" as written by John Rzeznik and Glen Ballard....
There's so much more about you that you never let them see
You turn away
But not to me
And I know how they tried to take you
Held you up and meant to break you down
But you can't be

For so long I tried to reach you
I know I'm almost there
I'm close enough for you to see

You've been hiding in the shadows
Have you forgotten how we used to dream
Let me remind you
The light doesn't blind you at all
It just helps you see
Can you see

Yeah you have become
Yeah you have become beautiful

And I can't be the stranger
That's been sleeping in your bed just
Turn around and come to me
I feel all the pain inside
And everything you been denied you feel
It's all you feel

You've been hiding in the shadows
Have you forgotten how we used to dream
Let me remind you
The light doesn't blind you at all
It helps you see
Can you see

Yeah you have become
Yeah you have become beautiful
Yeah you have become
Yeah you have become beautiful

Brush back your hair and look around you
Feeling like the truth has found you here
You're here with me
Let love become the mirror
With no fear where you're from
You have become beautiful


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"Become" as written by John Rzeznik Glen Ballard

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    General CommentIt's a great song about how we become the people that we are. There is so much more to us that some people are scared to show, but if you look deep enough, it can be seen.
    music_psychoon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i feel thats pretty much it. personally, everyone has it in themselves to be something good, or something better, and something that means something to you. give everyone a chance, and the more you interact with that person, the more you will find that you have something in common with them if not more.

    i relate it to a girl i used to think really nice, but she had alot of bad labels attached to her and somewhat of a reputation, and as much as it made me want to think it might mean something. i decided that id let myself find out. i got to know her, and i eventually went on to spend 3 years of my life with her. in a way, i think i might have brought the goodness out in her, or maybe it was already there, but nobody bothered to look for it it.

    at the end of the day when it comes to judgements, the only person you can rely on, is yourself.
    monkeywasteron April 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentonce again, i agree.

    best lines

    Brush back your hair and look around you
    Feeling like the truth has found you here

    i just have this vision of some girl finally figuring out what is right in their life after years of struggle and growing into their own person
    and so at last you take a breath "and brush your hair back" as you put everything into perspective, because you have found truth in your life


    geez the goos make me so deep
    gonletitslideon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree.
    gonletitslideon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlrite i don't have all that much to back this one up, but here it goes

    I think its about a guy, and the girl were once in love, and after the break up, he could still see through her, and to him, she was almost perfect, and somthing happened, which everyone else thinks is a black mark, but to him, shes gained a new beauty.
    slip-frawgon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha, for me, Johnny's talking about this girl that he's either involved with romantically or just really good friends with.. and this girl was a very vivacious girl.. full of life and energy and she KNEW her dreams and was prepared to make her dreams reality... and everyone would stare as she walked by because she would shine. But then people her tore her down for whatever reasons: Jealousy, sheer evilness, whatever.. and that brought her down to the point where she wanted to hide from everyone.. but what Johnny's saying is that if she just ignores all of them and is her true self like she really was... then she'd be truly beautiful. I think that maybe Johnny is in love with this girl, but she won't let anyone in because her self esteem is so low.. so Johnny just wants to help her so badly.. that was my interpretation.
    kdiddy33on July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is like seeing something inside someone that no one else can and that's what makes them special to you. That one thing that they keep from the world, but show you and that's why you love them the way you do.
    yerkeson August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it means he likes some one special to him and he is trying to get her attention but she didnt want it at first. he is trying to tell her by saying " CAN YOU SEE" and he aint giving up on her just yet.
    frankisthetankon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, I think he's talking about this girl that came from a rough past. He's in love with her, but she feels like she's not good enough for him/for the world. So he's saying "You don't have to hide who you are anymore, I love you. Your past is over and you've become beautiful." The last lines kind of sum it up by saying,
    "...With no fear where you're from
    You have become beautiful"
    So my guess is that she's turned into a beautiful person despite all the crap she's had to put up with in her life and after all the people tried to tear her down.
    shallremainon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy thing is there is this girl and she is just not out going at all hides her true self and her feelings. Well, he knows what she is and the real her. So with that it's kind of like I know the real you and it's beautiful. I don't know it's kind of hard to explain
    lancerchickon November 21, 2006   Link

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