When you came jumpin' down the stairs
Screamin' bloody awful
You woke up God & everyone
Screamin' bloody awful

So we took you to the doctor
He said yeah it's a bad one
& there's such a shame about it
'Cause she's so pretty

& then the earth sarted shakin'
& yeah it was crazy
& heaven & hell came crashing down
& then the earth sarted shakin'
& yeah it was crazy
& heaven & hell came crashing down

It was beautiful & terrible
So beautiful & terrible

The phone call
You never expect
Did somebody get it yet
It's a sound you never forget

Because the earth starts shakin'
& yeah it's crazy
Heaven & hell come crashing down
& then the earth starts shakin
& yeah it's so crazy
Heaven & hell come crashing
They come crashing

It's so beautiful & terrible
So beautiful & terrible

It was something of an end
Of a lovely & a wild thing
So beautiful in the morning
You're beautiful
So beautiful
You're beautiful in the morning

& I can't seem to get it through your head
No matter what I do
I can't seem to get it through your head
That I always love you


Lyrics submitted by WoodenPirate

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    My InterpretationI absolutely love the melody, atmosphere and words chosen in this amazingly well-crafted song.

    If someone has been suffering from a mental illness for the biggest part of his/her life and commits suicide I can understand how it would be seen as beautiful and terrible at the same time. Someone is taking the power back, after years of trying to feel better, maybe years of therapy, years of falling and getting up, dissapointing yourself, taking power to stop their own suffering, trying to safe themselves from more hurt and lift up to the sky where there's no more pain. For any human being to find back their own streingh is beautiful. Though when it comes out in the shape of suicide it's horrible as well.

    I love how the lyrics also show that the people around keep telling the person they're beautiful and worthy and so on.... And it's such a shame that with people with mental illness (myself included) we seem unable to store this information in our heads long enough and remember it at times when we're at our lowest. You can't get it through our heads, it doesn't stick and that is a shame. It makes me sad that so many of us hear the positive feedback/compliments of the people that love us but a minute later we already don't believe we are worthy of love or just beautiful human beings.

    We are all beautiful... maybe we should tell eachother this even more often.
    It might save someone one day.
    Stickysenon March 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps inspired by Remedios the Beauty, a character from the Gabriel García Márquez novel One Hundred Years Of Solitude?
    wraton August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTakes the breath out from underneath you. Truly a song of insurmountable beauty and undeniable power. That voice...it's simply enchanting.
    ArrestedDevelopmenton September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTakes the breath out from underneath you. Truly a song of insurmountable beauty and undeniable power. That voice...it's simply enchanting.
    ArrestedDevelopmenton September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is beautiful.
    GollyGeeon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow does the beginning relate to the rest of the song? "when you came jumping down the stairs, ...screaming bloody awful" this is before the "end" starts to happen. I'm guessing the end of the world started--because what happened to her?
    Pari26on October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe "end" is just a metaphor. It's talking about your world getting turned upside down by something unfortunate, such as a death of a loved one. The world isn't truly ending in the song. The first two stanzas are about someone coming down with some terminal illness, I believe. Just a story to go along with the theme of the song.(Your world getting turned upside down by an extremely unfortunate happening)
    WoodenPirateon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWoodenPirate, if it's just a metaphor, then why is it beautiful too?
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    It was beautiful & terrible
    So beautiful & terrible
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    what's beautiful about someone close to you getting an illness?
    Pari26on October 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthetorturegarden.blogspot.com/2006/07/…

    About a third of the way down the page. I probably explained it not-so-great. But there it is from the source.
    WoodenPirateon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPari26, its a recurring theme in literature that destruction is a form of creation. death= rebirth of life, etc. And the way she describes Heaven and Hell come crashing down is awe-inspiring, like it would be beautiful if it wasnt so awfully terrible... thats my impression anyway
    thisparapeton March 14, 2007   Link

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