"I Could Be There for You" as written by and Stacy/dupree Dupree....
She's in sulfur in the night
All her friends say
Ring ring ring ring where are you hiding?
Ring ring ring ring where are you hiding?
Could you open your door?
Oh could you open your door?

I could be there for you
Oh I could be there for you
I could be there for you
I will be there for you oh

Love is a false dart driven into your heart
And I could be there for you
I could be there for you
I could be there for you
I will be there for you oh

Would someone please walk through with me?
I've got nothing to hide, nowhere to be
Why do we have to come through here
'Cause nothing leads me to you

'Cause you are nothing what you seem
You're always looking out for me
'Cause you are nothing what you seem
You're always looking out for me

You'll never contemplate that I am near
And help goes unseen
You're a cave, admitting who you choose
And I could be there for you

I could be there for you
Oh I could be there for you
I could be there for you
I will be there for you oh


Lyrics submitted by mockingsmile

"I Could Be There for You" as written by Sherri Dupree Chauntelle Dupree

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is actually the album version:

    She's made of sulfur in the night
    All her friends say
    Ring ring ring ring, where are you hiding?
    Ring ring ring ring, where are you hiding?
    Would you open your door?
    Oh, would you open your door?

    I could be there for you
    Oh, I could be there for you
    I could be there for you
    I could be there for you, oh

    You're part mystery
    And partly drawn, drawn to all things breathing
    So ring ring ring ring, keep on breathing
    Ring ring ring ring, keep on believing
    If you open your door, oh
    Would you open your door?

    I could be there for you
    Oh, I could be there for you
    I could be there for you
    I could be there for you, oh

    Could someone please walk through with me?
    I've got nothing to hide, nowhere to be
    Why do we have to come through here
    'Cause nothing leads me to you

    'Cause you are nothing what you seem
    You're always looking out for me
    You are nothing what you seem
    You're always looking out for me

    You'll never contemplate that I am near
    And help goes unseen
    You're the cave admitting who you choose
    And I could be there for you

    I could be there for you
    I could be there for you, oh
    I could be there for you
    I will be there for you, oh
    manprettys_pantieson August 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't really like this song at first, but it grew on me.

    To me, it's about a girl who seems to have fallen into depression and is becoming extremely introverted. Our speaker only wants to help, but it seems as if the girl isn't wanting to let anyone help her. [Perhaps she's scared?]

    The first line kind of confused me, so I actually nerd'd myself up and read up on sulfur. The only thing I processed from my reading is that it's flammable, and I don't think that helps us at all.
    moritzon October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, no comments. I've never been the first to comment before!

    The first time I heard this song was when I saw them live. It's a great song.
    QuestforLifeon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song but this is missing some lyrics and should be fixed.

    Can't wait until the 14th!!! :) Eisley is amazingly beautiful.
    pottergirlon July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchauntelle's solo is amaaaaaazing. so glad she got to sing.

    i really like how it starts out softly and then gets louder and louder. it's so lovely.
    plumaon August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCause you are nothing what you seem
    You're always looking out for me

    reminds me of pride and prejudice
    sansvouson August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the Pride and Prejudice feel this song has.

    I think it is about careing and looking out for someone who is afraid to acknowledge your feelings . That's why he/she is "hiding" and needs to open their door to the care, or help that you are offering. And even though they seem indifferent to how deeply you care, they may just be afraid to let people into their heart. A cave is a dark, mysterious place where it is easy to hide one's true self, and only share with those he/she is willing to admit.

    Does anyone understand what the first line means?
    aeiou3on August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it just means she's in pain.
    mockingsmileon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment[ the first line ]

    I think she's talking about
    sulfur simply as a gas,
    which it is under normal
    temperatures and pressure conditions.

    A gas, by nature, is not confined
    to a certain state or place.
    It expands forever unless contained.


    And it makes sense that she
    would follow it with "in the night".


    In summation,

    I read it as...


    I'm solid during the day,
    but when my friends call at night,
    I disappear.


    I'm terrible with lyric analysis
    and I'm trying to get better,
    so come on and correct me.
    signed_up_for_cakeon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell sulfur glows. But it smells. So, I read that as a girl who is pushing herself further into introversion, loneliness, and depression, while still drawing attention to herself, as if she is asking for help without actually verbalizing it. Eisley is one of those bands who keeps their lyrics open, though. All interpretations are welcome, seeing as their lyrics are personable. Just a thought.
    mikeypaintson April 12, 2008   Link

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