"I Don't Like It Like This" as written by and Johan Duncanson....
Words fail me all the time
I don’t even feel like talking
Still I go on and on
I’m dying here and you keep walking

Why are you asking me this?
Can’t you see I’m trying?
I don’t like it like this
No I think I’m dying

I can’t calm down at all
Panic is what panic feels like
Can’t we just stay silent?
Speaking now seems far too violent

Why are you asking me this?
Can’t you see I’m trying?
I don’t like it like this
No I think I’m dying


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"I Don't Like It Like This" as written by Johan Duncanson

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    General Commentto me, it sounds like there could be two speakers. they're arguing, or having a tiff. i especially like the second verse when he says, "i can't calm down at all/ panic is what panic feels like" as the first speaker, who's getting kind of pissy and irritable. and then, "can't we just stay silent/ speaking now seems far too violent," as the second speaker's trying to keep him/her calm or to avoid the issue they're fighting about. who knows...
    mOOdymellOwon October 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe it's too simple, but...to me this song describes perfectly how i feel when i'm falling for someone and nothing is happening...at least not yet. so you just keep talking and it gets frustrating.
    theennieon November 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've always perceived this song to be about panic attacks caused by anxiety, much more than a discussion itself. Not that the idea of being in an argue is quite wrong, but I think the lyrics are more focused on showing the person is going through a bad time and everyone around seems to ignore - or simply don't care. As someone who've been diagnosed with panic disorder, I personally can really relate to every single word used.

    "Words fail me all the time
    I don’t even feel like talking"

    When you're on a breaking down, having a hard time breathing and, well, don't really feel like talking. You try to reach to others still but you act really... monosilabic: "I'm dying here", and people act like you are joking or exaggerating (which might be true at some extent, but the feeling is real): "and you keep walking"

    "Why are you asking me this?
    Can’t you see I’m trying?"

    When you're trying to go through all this and people be like "are you really serious" or "chill dude"

    "I don’t like it like this
    No I think I’m dying"

    When your skin runs pale and you feel like your heart is beating too fast, your head is pricking and you feel like you're collapsing

    "I can’t calm down at all
    Panic is what panic feels like
    Can’t we just stay silent?
    Speaking now seems far too violent"

    When people keep telling you to calm down, but you simply can't, otherwise you wouldn't be at that situation to begin with, and all you want is that person not to ask you anything anymore, just show their support, asking what can they do for you or not saying anything at all
    Routineson July 02, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsimple lyrics made by simple words wich all-together have meaningful connotations depending on your emotional state..., really like it, i predict it will be much more commented after marie antoinette...
    tromayanson December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunny, I didn't even realize this was on the marie antoinette soundtrack until I read the comment above.

    I pretty much agree with tromayans.
    youmakemenervouson December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha i think the radio dept. songs were the only thing that made marie antoinette as good as it was. whoever choose that soundtrack did a fantastic job.


    This song couldnt be any better!
    ahhh_meliaon May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a fantastic song... It's making me want to see the movie!
    EtoileBleuon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love listening to this when i feel quiet and lonely.
    it's so comforting,
    it's one of my lullabyes,
    since i'm an insomniac..
    radio dept. makes such pretty music!
    cupkateon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe words are put together so well. I bet many people feel like this. I just discovered their music and again I have found another great swedish band.
    beddyon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely stunning lyrics. Amazing how they manage to encapsulate so much with so little.
    everworld2662on August 02, 2008   Link

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