I've been jumping from the tops of buildings
For the thrill of the fall
Ignoring sound advice
And any thought of consequence
My bones are shattered
My pride is shattered
And in the midst of this self-inflicted pain
I can see my beautiful rescue

I'm falling more in love
With every single word I withhold
I'm falling more in love
With every single word you say
I'm falling head-over-heels for you

I've been dancing on the tops of buildings
At the top of my lungs, I'm singing you a song
Don't you leave me alone
My bones were shattered
My pride lays shattered
Well, I'll trample my pride
And tell the whole world to dance with me

I'm falling more in love
With every single word I withhold
I'm falling more in love
With every single word you say
I'm falling head over heels for you again

Well I'm crying out,
"Wash my hands, these bloody hands lord open my mouth and I'll sing."

I'm falling more in love
With every single word I withhold
I'm falling more in love
With every single word you say
I'm falling head-over-heels for you

I've been dancing on the tops of buildings with you


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My Beautiful Rescue song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis is so me and my boyfriend. It reminds me so much of him.

    When we first met, I was pretty miserable. I was at a new school, missed my friends like crazy, and was having a really rough time. I didn't make it any easier for myself by not talking and not trying to make friends. Then I was forced to talk to him while we worked together on something, and he became, in so many ways, my escape from the rest of the school. I love him so much now, I can't imagine what would have happened if I hadn't changed schools.
    elmochildon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definitely a Christian song!!! Right???
    are they a Christian band?

    Well basically, the guy is saved. So after he realizing his sins, he will discard his pride and sing and dance for the Lord.
    "Well I'm crying out
    "Wash my hands, these bloody hands, Lord"
    And I'll open my mouth and I'll sing Whoa-ho-ho-ho"
    harlequingurlon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno offense, but this is a site to ask/give yiour thoughts about the meanings of songs. not to talk about your boyfriend and when you are getting their cd.

    a lot of people have the same ideas of what this means as me.

    i see this song in two different ways.
    the first way is religious, just like harlequingurl said.

    Well basically, the guy is saved. So after he realizing his sins, he will discard his pride and sing and dance for the Lord.
    "Well I'm crying out
    "Wash my hands, these bloody hands, Lord"
    And I'll open my mouth and I'll sing Whoa-ho-ho-ho"

    - it's pretty much spelled out right there.

    I've been dancing on the tops of buildings
    At the top of my lungs I'm singing you a song
    Don't you leave me alone
    My bones were shattered
    My pride lay shattered
    Well, I'll trample my pride
    Until the whole world will dance with me.
    - talking about finding god and being rescued. dancing at the tops of buildings is a metaphor, meaning that they're showing their faith and that they believe.
    - "at the top of my lungs, i'm singing you a song" shouting that the person has faith and believes. singing is a way of showing affection in my eyes. so i tihnk this person means that they believe and don't care who knows it.
    - "my bones were shaddered, my pride lay shattered" this person was basically a mess. they were giving up on life. they didn't care anymore.
    - well, i'll trample my pride" they don't care about what anyone thinks, as long as God knows he believes and has faith.
    - "until the whole world dances with me" is determined on spreading faith and guiding people to God. Will not stop until everyone believes. wants to hlp everyone find hope and faith and be saved just like they were.

    And in the midst of this self-inflicted pain,
    I can see my beautiful rescue.
    - "and in the midst of this self-inflicted pain" they attempted suicide
    - "i can see my beautiful rescue" they found faith in God and were rescued.

    I've been dancing on the tops of buildings,
    With you.
    - God is with this person and they know it. they can feel his presence.

    i'm not very religious, so some of my comments may sound off. sorry.

    now the other way i see it is a guy is in love with a girl and can't think of a way to say it to her, so he writes a song about it.
    I've been jumping from the tops of buildings
    For the thrill of the fall, ignoring sound advice and any thought of consequence
    My bones are shattered
    My pride is shattered
    And in the midst of this self-inflicted pain,
    I can see my beautiful rescue.

    -"i've been jumping from the tops of buildings" they're in love an feel like they're capable of everything. maybe even flying [?]
    - "ignoring sound advice and any thought of consequence" they can't help but be in love with this person. they aren't worried about getting their heart broken.
    - "my pride is shaddered" the person is in love and needs to let this girl/guy know it. they don't care if they sound silly, they just need to let them know.
    - "i can see my beautiful rescue" the person saved them in a way. they made them really appreciate life. they're in love.

    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word I withhold.
    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word you say.
    I'm falling head over heels for you.
    - it's pretty self explanatory.

    I've been dancing on the tops of buildings,
    With you.
    - by the end of the song, the other person gets the message.and they're in love with them, too. and they're going to let the other person [and everyone else] know it.

    i guess you could interpret the song in a lot of different ways. again, please excuse my ignorance of religion and faith and such. hope all this helps. :]
    dontkeepstillon December 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is saying how someone has come into his life during his darkest times and worst moments and turned it around completely. now he enjoys his life because this person has made it all better. i imagine them dancing alone on a rooftop at night with lots of lights, and its just the two of them, and then people see theyre in love and realize love is a great thing. then more people join in and fall in love and dance with them, and realize their appreciation for their wonderful life and stop being depressed. this is a very beautiful song.
    shoshiieon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe no one has commented on this song its sooo amazing, its pretty straight forward...the first verse is by far the best. i cant wait for this CD to come out its going to be F***ING AMAZING!!
    Camisadoon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir new CD will be be my favorite CD this year!
    Feldmanon August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just heard the song, the first few lines grabbed me.. i'm now completely amazed and in love with this song. maybe i'll sing this song to my first love.. it's just an amazing love song.
    D:R Loveon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just heard the song, the first few lines grabbed me.. i'm now completely amazed and in love with this song. maybe i'll sing this song to my first love.. it's just an amazing love song.
    D:R Loveon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActual lyrics.

    I've been jumping from the tops of buildings
    For the thrill of the fall, ignoring sound advice and any thought of consequence
    My bones are shattered
    My pride is shattered
    And in the midst of this self-inflicted pain,
    I can see my beautiful rescue.

    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word I withhold.
    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word you say.
    I'm falling head over heels for you.

    I've been dancing on the tops of buildings
    At the top of my lungs I'm singing you a song
    Don't you leave me alone
    My bones were shattered
    My pride lay shattered
    Well, I'll trample my pride
    Until the whole world will dance with me.

    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word I withhold.
    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word you say.
    I'm falling head over heels for you.


    Well I'm crying out
    I'll wash my hands,
    These burning hands
    And I'll open my mouth
    And I'll sing Whoa-ho-ho-ho.

    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word I withhold.
    I'm falling more in love
    With every single word you say.
    I'm falling head over heels for you.

    I've been dancing on the tops of buildings,
    With you.
    Stupendous_Manon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was only off by one line, sending the "actual lyrics" was really unnecessary.
    FakeItThroughTheDayon September 02, 2006   Link

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