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To be crushed is not to be
hit and then left to recover.
It's to be left untouched
unable to pass from one place to another.

To be crushed is not to be
held down by some minor influence.
It's to be left alone
with nothing to understand.

To be drowning is not to be
suffered as some cruel fate.
It should be taken as a blessing
maybe even a gift from God.

But I've never seen him give anything away
and I've never known him to have anything to say
which is why I've never felt any real need to pray.

Lyrics submitted by charcoalsketch, edited by mrkranky

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    General Commenti love this song. do you think it's referring to 'crushing' as in crushing on someone? seems like maybe it's about liking someone but too afraid to tell them or something of the sort.
    krollisasexyhoeon February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlways been one my favorite Bedhead songs. I've recited the lyrics in my head when it seems like life is really tough.

    I don't think the reference to "crushing" is meant to be a crush on someone. In the spirit of the rest of the lyrics, it seems to mean a painful death.
    leamancon August 16, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningMany songs describe pain and suffering as a result of causality -- be it physical or otherwise, but always one that arises from an action of either personal or external influence. Here, Bedhead seem to be describing a different kind of pain -- one that arises from nothing happening at all. A debilitating sort of pain that acts as a sort of existential purgatory, where we find ourselves in a state in which death seems preferable to life, because at least it's something.

    Despite the lyrical pessimism regarding faith in God or perhaps even his existence (at least in the conventional sense), the music opens up in such a way to suggest that not all hope is lost -- gone are the circular repetitions of the guitar, and in comes splashes of drums and cymbals, all of which is underpinned by the lightness of a glockenspiel. It's an opening that suggests a new found sense of life, or at least the movement towards one.
    mrkrankyon November 08, 2014   Link

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