I know it cuts you inside
Every time that you try
To take a pathway in life
That leaves you so un-obliged

Every promise is lies
Every smile makes you cry
Leaves you so un-alive
So un-alive

I wish I could take the fall
Maybe by that I could solve
The problems we're all having
It's been a while since you've felt like you've been home
Your life's just flesh and bone

Your heart is worth more than you know
The one thing that hurts more than your life
Is to wake up one more time alone
It's to wake up one more time alive

So take us in
We'll stop you dead
We'll show you something you won't ever forget

This life's a road
No place is home
My heart's a hole that needs to
Constantly be filled with love

This time it's all that I've got
Words hit the page like gunshots
My stomach's left in a knot
My pride is left here to rot

It's been a while since I've felt this restless
By definition it's depressing but I'm alright
It kills to wake up one more time alone
It kills to wake up one more time alive

So take us in
We'll stop you dead
We'll show you something you won't ever forget

This life's a road
No place is home
My heart's a hole that needs to
Constantly be filled with love

I know the feeling of being all alone
So let's drink to the fact that we're not
I know the feeling of being all alone
So let's drink to the fact that we're not

So take us in
We'll stop you dead
We'll show you something you won't ever forget

This life's a road
No place is home
My heart's a hole that needs to
Constantly be filled with love


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11, edited by Skoobasteve24

I Know the Feeling song meanings
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    General CommentThis has to be one of my favorite songs on this cd. They did an excellent job with this song. Amazing.
    WishingForYouon August 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the lyrics of this song. especially the part that says "my hearts a hole that needs to be constantly filled with love" and the part that says "i know the feeling of being all alone, so lets drink to the fact that we're not" i can totally relate
    tracy 82109on October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLovely lyrics.

    =)
    TragicXon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see this as they are talking to someone who doesn't know Christ as their lord and savior. They are trying to led him to Christ.

    Here, "So take us in... we'll show you something you won't ever forget." I think they are saying just listen to them and they'll show you Christ. With the "This life's a road, no place is home" I think they are talking about how life is unexpected, and that nothing earthly will make you happy or solve the problems life presents, cuz you'll just continue wanting more. "My heart's a hole that needs to constantly be filled with love" is saying that their heart needs Jesus, cuz he is everlasting love that won't ever stop, so he will continually fill their heart with love.
    wideout84on April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe are all born with a damaged soul because of Adam and Eve's sin. And we all are trying to fill that hole in our hearts, in our lives. Some fill it with family, your wife/husband or teenage sweet hearts, drugs, booze, porn, etc. But all those things wont fill it and when they fail your broken. But God, Jesus is the solution to that hole in your heart and he will constantly fill that hole with love (the Holy Spirit).
    Antiprideon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is not overtly about God or Christ, but it may be referencing accepting a family of people who can relate to what you feel which could definitely apply to a religious group.

    Basically I feel like this song is the heart of the To Write Love on Her Arms movement (myspace.com/towriteloveonherarms).

    The speaker is talking to someone who is struggling with depression, and thoughts of suicide (It's been a while since you've felt like you've been home/Your life's just flesh and bone ...The one thing that hurts more than your life/Is to wake up one more time alone/It's to wake up one more time alive).
    Basically he's saying, "Yeah it hurts like hell to wake up and have to live through a day of this again, I know--I feel it too... But, at least we're suffering through this together" (I know the feeling of being alone/So let's drink to the fact that we're not).

    The second part of the song is offering ways to cope (So take us in, we'll stop you dead/ We'll show you something you won't ever forget). This could be either talking about drugs, or a community. I think really it easily could be a good, wholesome community like a church of support group, or a drug culture. The reason I say that is because he follows is with (my heart's a hole that needs to constantly be filled with love). He doesn't offer a permanent solution, he just says, "I know the solution is love," but he leaves it up to the person to decide where to get that love.

    He also offers artistic expression as an outlet for restless feelings of this nature
    (This time it's all that I've got
    Words hit the page like gunshots
    My stomach's left in a knot
    My pride is left here to rot
    It's been a while since I've felt this restless
    By definition it's depressing but I'm alright)

    The overall message of this song I think is just to convince the person that they are not alone, and that someone understands how they feel--which are two of the main reasons people commit suicide: feeling alone and misunderstood in their depression. It has the feel of an intervention by someone just as confused as the listener, but asking the person to hold on at at least explore their options before making a final decision.
    Free2Feelon January 16, 2009   Link

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