I told another lie today
And I got through this day
No one saw through my games
I know the right words to say
Like "I don't feel well"
"I ate before I came"

Then someone tells me how good I look
and for a moment
For a moment I am happy
But when I'm alone
No one hears me cry

I need you to know
I'm not through the night
Some days I'm still fighting to walk towards the light
I need you to know
That we'll be okay
Together we can make it through another day

I don't know the first time I felt unbeautiful
The day I chose not to eat
What I do know is how I changed my life forever
I know I should know better
There are days when I'm okay
And for a moment
For a moment I find hope
But there are days when I'm not okay
And I need your help
So I'm letting go

I need you to know
I'm not through the night
Some days I'm still fighting to walk towards the light
I need you to know
That we'll be okay
Together we can make it through another day

You should know you're not on your own
These secrets are walls that keep us alone
I don't know when but what I know now
Together we'll make it through somehow
Together we'll make it through somehow

I need you to know
I'm not through the night
Some days I'm still fighting to walk towards the light
I need you to know
That we'll be okay
Together we can make it through another day


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  • +2
    General CommentIt's anorexia nervosa. Anorexia is technically incorrect as the term "anorexia" may be misinterpreted as a symptom of reduced appetite while the medical condition is technically called anorexia nervosa (where the person has a psychiatric illness that describes an eating disorder characterized by extreme low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Individuals with anorexia nervosa are known to control body weight commonly through the means of voluntary starvation, excessive exercise or other weight control measures such as diet pills or diuretic drugs). Bulimia nervosa, on the otherhand, is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating, followed by compensatory behaviors such as purging and self-induced vomiting. I'm a medical student as well as a psychology student so I know a lot about these disorders and have suffered from both illnesses in my past and am currently battling one at the moment.

    Anyway, the song is pretty obvious that it's about anorexia nervosa and someone striving for help from another (friend, family member, etc.) but it being difficult to come clean about the issue and overcome it. When it says "Like 'I don't feel well'/'I ate before I came'" and "The day I chose not to eat" that's what makes it sound like it's anorexia nervosa and not bulimia nervosa.

    Sorry, just had to make some corrections on the disorder and people not correctly labeling this it. Both anorexia nervosa AND bulimia nervosa need to be more out there and have more awareness, especially in today's world where girls (and boys alike!)are at a very young age being exposed to these tall, skinny models and and constantly thinking when they grow up that they need to look that way to achieve greatness and be this perfect person.
    slr389on March 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI listen to this song on my iPod, whenever a certain friend comes around. he's not the one with the ED; I am. but I just like to hope that, maybe, he'll take a headphone. and maybe, he'll listen to the right part of the lyrics the right way, and he'll get the hint.

    because I'm too afraid to tell him.
    jegotti.on March 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about someone struggling with an eating disorder. I really like this song, it shows how people with eating disorders need the help of others to make it through, but that its a slow process.
    PirateGrogon August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song means sooo much to me!
    I used to struggle and do everyday with the same problem.
    rmjoh992on October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh how sadly true this song is.

    "I ate before I came" - how many times have I used that line?
    Mondenkindon November 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*the day i chose not to eat*
    i have changed my life forever. for better or for worse?
    either way, im now stuck with that
    i adore this song
    stay stong
    glitter.inthe.snowon February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song made me cry it reminded me of my older sister and once i started thinking about her i couldn't stop crying thank God she is still alive but i was so scared!
    candygurl_89on May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman this relates to the old me
    danica_x0xon June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about anorexia.. this song used to relate to me. But then i recovered.
    baby_girl12_cutieon June 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my closest friend suffers from an eating disorder.. She is the most remarkable person I have ever met. And I love her so dearly.. This song relates completely to her, and it makes me cry everytime I listen to it.
    Ashley1096on June 20, 2007   Link

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