and i am war after ten years of fighting
i am there after every time you hear bad news
i am not a flame with seven years of lighting
and i need you just like they do
i am windows breaking in the airplanes
where nothing comes out quite how it was meant to
i am what you're feeling in your neck veins

did you get to feel him near?
did you get too fond of losing sleep my dear?

i am more invisible than you could ever be
i am what you wanted and you're everything i need
if you think i'm so terrible then you are not aware see
i'm better this way

i am what you're feeling when you're nervous
i am what you're hearing when you walk away
but better music is giving me a purpose
and we want this so bad
you are the only thing that just might save me
oh, the thought of it just makes me crazy
why did you have to be so persuading?

you've got to get away
you're running after your name
i think i'll do the same
and get you out of this town


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    General CommentThis song is my FAVE!!!

    I heart Brighten...they are SO good live.
    Gingah!on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Risque by Cute Is What We Aim For.
    Not sure what this song means. XD
    ReeSeSon May 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentand i am war after ten years of fighting
    i am there after every time you hear bad news
    i am not a flame with seven years of lighting
    and i need you just like they do

    ---I think that here, he's stating that he's everything that is right for her, and although he's so independent, he still needs her like all the other people in her life.


    i am windows breaking in the airplanes
    where nothing comes out quite how it was meant to
    i am what you're feeling in your neck veins

    ---Same with this line. But now, I think he's saying that he has faults (I am windows breaking in the airplanes).


    did you get to feel him near?
    did you get too fond of losing sleep my dear?

    ---The only thing keeping him in the way of her, is another guy.

    i am more invisible than you could ever be
    i am what you wanted and you're everything i need
    if you think i'm so terrible then you are not aware see
    i'm better this way

    ---When I hear the chorus, I think it's saying that he's invisible to everyone, obviosuly (I can't think of a deeper meaning) and he's telling her that even though their situation is difficult, he was what she once wanted, and she's everything he needs. He's saying he'll change enough for her to love him, but he tries, and she still doesn't care so he's saying that much trying for something isn't worth it, so he's better off with his faults.

    i am what you're feeling when you're nervous
    i am what you're hearing when you walk away
    but better music is giving me a purpose
    and we want this so bad

    ---Once again, he's saying that she can lie and pretend she doesn't care, but he's surrounding her everywhere. He's what she feels when she's nervous, he's what she hears when she gives up, or "walks away"

    you are the only thing that just might save me
    oh, the thought of it just makes me crazy
    why did you have to be so persuading?

    ---My favorite part. He's saying that nothing besides her is going to save him at this point, and he thninks the whole thing is crazy. <3 Why did you have to be so persuading... like, why did she have to have charm and make him fall.

    you've got to get away
    you're running after your name
    i think i'll do the same
    and get you out of this town

    ---So he's saying that the people around her are changing her mind on him and making him not want him, I think... he just wants to get her away from them.

    xxmodernloveon November 04, 2008   Link

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