"Once" as written by and Brad Kane....
You change in front of me
Your eyes get darker every day
It happens quietly
Your focus slowly burns away
And if you let me hear
The things you seem to wanna say
Though I am late
I will wait to go
Until I know you're somewhere safe

And even if you chose
To lock yourself away
If I listen close
I can almost hear you say

Once I was real
Once I was somebody's child
Once I could feel
Some feeling once in a while
Once I was here
Once I was somebody's friend
Once I appear
I will be real once again

You're falling into it
An inescapable release
Or something intimate
Between the you that no one sees
Is there a way inside
You only hide from enemies
Cause I'll wait
I'm afraid you won't get rid of me so easily

And even if you chose
To lock the world away
If I listen close
I can almost hear you say

Once I was real
Once I had something to lose
Once I could peal
Once I was harder to bruise
Once I was here
Once I was willing to bend
Once I appear
I will be real once again

You're falling farther than
I've ever seen you fall before
For me to wonder when
I'll recognize you anymore
To see no light inside your eyes at all
To bang my head against the wall
And force myself to watch you pull away

And even if you chose
To lock the world away
If I listen close
I can almost here you say

Once I was real
Once I was somebody's child
Once I could feel
Some feeling once in a while
Once I was here
Once I was somebody's friend
Once I appear
I will be real once again

Once I was real
Once I was somebody's child
Once I could feel
Some feeling once in a while
Once I was here
Once I was somebody's friend
Once I appear
I will be real once again


Lyrics submitted by screamer969799

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    General CommentFor me...this song can be related to the way I see my dad. He changed in what seemed like one day...to someone who no longer really cared about anything. And this song is saying, even though he is separating himself from everything, he still realizes that at one point he was happy and important to someone... and is struggling to once again be "real".
    midwest disasteron May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    Solitare142on November 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a person who sees someone either a friend or a family member slowly go into a depression or something very emotional. They can't really help the friend at all because they are disconnecting themselves from everything they had loved. I also think that they are maybe pretending to be happy or something when really they are having a really difficult time. Like when they say "I will be real once again" They really want to be happy but they don't find enjoyment in those things anymore.
    zackfairthepuppyon June 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis just makes me think of Thor and Loki. The way Loki sank into madness, and Thor had to watch. Chris Hensworth was so good at showing the pain Thor felt as his brother slipped further and further away from him, losing all his humanity in a downward spiral to insanity.
    SerafinahSongon November 09, 2013   Link

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