"Long Time Coming" as written by and Maria Mena....
Your patronizing stare can watch me heal.
What I would give for you to tae the wheel
It's just been a long time coming
The strong resemblance to my mother's womb
Is the reason why I will not leave this room
It's been a long time coming

The lack of self-esteem has grown on me
I'm not as strong as I appear to be
It's been a long time coming

My lullaby sounds more like distant screams
I wake up sleep deprived after every dream
It's been a long time coming

My flesh makes little sense compared to yours
I wish my restlessness would open doors
It's just been a long time coming




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"Long Time Coming" as written by Maria Mena

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure its


    My flesh makes little sense compared to yours
    I wish my restlessness would open doors
    It's just been a long time coming
    killstaron December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI relate to every part of this song.
    I think she's expressing her restlessness and confusion.
    She's hurting and she doesn't want to work through it. She doesn't feel strong enough.
    She seems to hate the idea that she's becoming like her mother, and she's losing self-esteem.

    And I think the line "my lullaby sounds more like distant screams,
    I wake up sleep-deprived after every dream" could be a reference to the song (which is a song about her mother).

    I'm in the same sort of boat. I've had to deal with some pretty messed up things, as have a lot of people, but it messes with my sleep. I have so many nightmares, which I usually don't remember but I jump or wake up scared, screaming or crying pretty often. I could sleep an entire night and wake up the next day completely exhausted. And I completely agree with the line "I wish my restlessness would open doors" I stay up all night, I think about things and I reach the lowest lows and I just wish that there was a reason for it. I wish the horrible dreams and the thoughts would bring me to some conclusion, but it never does.

    This song is unique. It really is.
    doublemo7on August 21, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me
    "The strong resemblance to my mothers womb,
    Is the reason why I will not leave this room"
    could also be about her not moving on with life or overcoming whatever problems she has, because hiding away from them feels safer (The womb being a 'safe place').
    "My flesh makes little sense compared to yours,
    I wish my restlessness would open doors,
    It's been a long time coming"
    Is the dithering over her body image. It can feel very unusual looking at your body knowing you're not ugly or overweight, but yet you feel it so strongly.
    I've never heard another song like this before, so I have to agree it really is unique, and certainly one of my favorites.
    prettyinpunk8177on July 01, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me
    "The strong resemblance to my mothers womb,
    Is the reason why I will not leave this room"
    could also be about her not moving on with life or overcoming whatever problems she has, because hiding away from them feels safer (The womb being a 'safe place').
    "My flesh makes little sense compared to yours,
    I wish my restlessness would open doors,
    It's been a long time coming"
    Is the dithering over her body image. It can feel very unusual looking at your body knowing you're not ugly or overweight, but yet you feel it so strongly.
    I've never heard another song like this before, so I have to agree it really is unique, and certainly one of my favorites.
    prettyinpunk8177on July 01, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me
    "The strong resemblance to my mothers womb,
    Is the reason why I will not leave this room"
    could also be about her not moving on with life or overcoming whatever problems she has, because hiding away from them feels safer (The womb being a 'safe place').
    "My flesh makes little sense compared to yours,
    I wish my restlessness would open doors,
    It's been a long time coming"
    Is the dithering over her body image. It can feel very unusual looking at your body knowing you're not ugly or overweight, but yet you feel it so strongly.
    I've never heard another song like this before, so I have to agree it really is unique, and certainly one of my favorites.
    prettyinpunk8177on July 01, 2010   Link

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