"The Way She Feels" as written by and Josh Butler Michael Kirkland....
She's upset
Bad day
Heads for the dresser drawer to
Drive her pain away
Nothing good can come of this.
She opens it there's nothing there
Its only left over tears
Mom and dad had no right she screams
The anger runs down both of her cheeks.

Then she closed her eyes
And found relief in a knife
The blood flows as she cries

All alone the way she feels
Left alone to deal with all the pain-drenched sorrow relief
Bite the lip just forget the bleeding

Then she closed her eyes
And found relief in a knife
The blood flows as she cries [x2]

Curled up she's on the floor
Relief left her she had hoped for something more
From it (hoped for something more)
From it
He leans down to comfort her
She is weeping and He
Wraps His arms around
And around and around and
The deeper you cut
The deeper I hurt
The deeper you cut
It only gets worse [x2]
Gets worse.

Now she's slowly opening... [x2]
New eyes...

She opened her eyes
And found relief in His life
And put down her knives.

She opened her life
And found relief through His eyes
And put down
She put down her knife.

Lyrics submitted by FakeItThroughTheDay, edited by PlenaLuna

"The Way She Feels" as written by Jeremy Butler Brad Kriebel


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  • +2
    General CommentTo be honest (and most certainly not meaning to be offensive), I liked this song better before I realized that they're talking about Christ, for no reason other than the fact that I'm not religious in any way, shape, or form.
    Other than that, though, it's an amazing song.
    demimondaineon March 31, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI liked this song so much more before I knew the band was religious. Sorry but I like the idea of someone finding their salvation in someone real's love for them rather than in some imaginary friend.
    Topher2006on July 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My Opinionlooking at the lyrics, and the band's religion, they wrote it to mean God,
    if you know catholic teachings it makes sense,
    but then you watch the music video and it's her dad
    and I think that's symbolic, in the video they use the girl's dad to symbolize the "almighty father", god
    I was brought up catholic, I don't believe in it anymore,
    but this song has never gotten better or worse because of that.
    the message of hope and redemption is too strong to make me think any less of it because I don't believe in that religion,
    hope is real, love is real, and they are truly higher powers that I believe in and live by
    to me, love and hope wrapped their arms around her and brought on an epiphany
    emmad123on March 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    i cried when i heard it.
    because its so true...
    its so hard to overcome this issue. and then your left with all of the scars.
    but you feel better in the end.
    cutting is an issue yeah, a big one and no one understands, but there are people that love you and want to help you.
    this is like running through my life a few months ago...
    i listen to this song about 10 times a day..

    its touching.
    MusicWhore08on May 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti just heard this song cuz i was on the twloha page thing an this is an amazing song.
    vern93on June 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso..
    this son is kinda exactly like my life
    cept i always lose my blades, not have them taken away
    and i hvaent beeen 'cured' yet

    but now i get to be the one who has to deal with the cutters too
    its ok

    umm.. please dont get mad but i dont think theres anything wrong with cutting just to allieviate pain
    i do it
    heaps ma freinds do

    its the best way, causes the least harm to your body, than drinking or doing drugs etc
    sure we know its bad, and its addictive
    BUT if its the only way you can cope, then why not??

    anyway.. sorry for the rant
    oh, dont necessarily think its bout god either
    ilovehoratioon April 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI do not know where I'd be without this song.
    I definitely cried the first time I heard it.

    As for the religion thing, I went by the music video, not that it's her father, but that he was an actual person, cause I'm a hardcore atheist. I think of my boyfriend who is helping me through this hellhole of a life I have.

    This is the song I sang to myself every night in the hospital, I was there of course for self-harm and suicide though against my will. I still want to cut so badly, but then I think about my boyfriend and I play this song. It's hard. I'm almost on my second month since the last time, I just hope I don't relapse again like I had before. But I can't promise myself, because I become a danger to myself every night.
    deadxboysxpoemon September 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can relate to this song. And the video was incredible.
    Cutting is an experiance I was saved from and hope to never repeat.
    (: I hate thow this band is put under the lable "emo" because of soome of the lyrics
    obviously they sngs are about hope.
    XKiitKatXon March 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Opens it theres nothing there is only left over tears. 'Mom and dad had no right' she screams. As the anger runs down both of her cheeks." -- I always thought this meant she had a razor, but her parents found it and took it away. But then she cuts herself with a knife.

    I personally thought that the 'he' was a friend rather than God.

    But this is an amazing song. Very brooding, deep, with a great sense of hope. Between The Trees aren't nearly as famous as they should be.
    BetweenTheTreeson May 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't love this song more than i already do. I had been cutting for over a year, and no one understood me or loved me. But when i met my friend (boyfriend now) he gave me a reason to stop cutting - and a reason to want to live. He was a cutter so he understood exactly how i felt. And that's all i ever wanted. I'm putting my knives away for good this time. <3
    chelsbels105on October 02, 2010   Link

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