"Before They Knew" as written by Clint Boge, Glenn Esmond, Ben Hall and Kurt Goedhart....
Were you holding father's hand?
Did your mother bleed
And Understand
How your whole life slipped away?
Fading under grade
Did the world around you fail?
And were you hiding for us all to see?
Did the world around you fails
When it all comes down on me

Is it dark within your mind?
Does your body ache for love sometimes?
Is it cold within your room?
Did you pray they'd come back with you?
Did the world around you fail?
When it all come down on me

The answer's
Always here
Beneath your skin

I'm not
Coming down
Does it feel like this?
Sometimes
When the world stops turning
Long before they knew
Does it feel like this?
Sometimes
When it all stops working
Now

It's alright
It's alright
It's alright we don't have to think about it

It's alright
It's alright
It's alright we don't have to talk about it

Ahuh, ahuh, ahuh we don't have to think about it
Ahuh, ahuh, ahuh we don't have to talk about it

Talk about it

It's all you ever need

The answer's
Always here
Beneath your skin

I'm not
Coming down
Does it feel like this?
Sometimes
When it all stops working
Long before they knew
Does it feel like this?
Sometimes
When the world stops turning around

It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright now
It's alright
It's alright now
It's alright


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"Before They Knew" as written by Clint Boge Ben Hall

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    General Commentthis song really explains how i feel towards a certain someone i really love this song
    XdemiXon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I had to put these lyrics up I was shocked no one had.
    This is a great song. I'm fond of repeating this track when i listen to the
    album often.

    The song in my opinion is reaching out to someone and trying to
    understand what the other is going through

    Sare xoxo
    waitingsilentlyon December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomeone with a disorder of some kind maybe? Perhaps they just can't themselves all the talk about coming down perhaps they have depression. I think the "The answer's Always here Beneath your skin" is about wanting to kill yourself but the answer should I or shouldnt I is obvious, No.
    Nagason May 20, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics need some correcting.

    Were you holding fathers hand?
    Did your mother bleed
    And understand
    How your whole life's slipped away?
    Fading under the grey
    Did the world around you fail?
    And were you hiding for us all to see?
    Did the world around you fail?
    When it all came down on me

    Is it dark within your mind?
    Does your body ache for love sometimes?
    Is it cold within your room?
    Did you pray they'd come back for you?
    Did the world around you fail?
    When it all came down on me

    The answer's
    Always here
    Beneath your skin

    Im not
    Coming down
    Does it feel like this?
    Sometimes
    When the world stops turning
    Long before they knew
    Does it feel like this?
    Sometimes
    When it all stops working
    Now

    It's alright
    It's alright
    It's alright, we dont have to think about it

    It's alright
    It's alright
    It's alright, we dont have to talk about it
    Now
    Now
    Now, We don't have to think about it
    Now
    Now
    Now, We don't have to talk about it, think about it

    Oh it's all you'll ever need
    And the answers always here, beneath your skin

    I'm not coming down
    Does it feel like this?
    Sometimes
    When it all stops working
    Long before they knew
    Does it feel like this
    Sometimes
    When the world stops turning around
    It's alright
    It's alright
    It's alright
    It's alright, now
    It's alright
    It's alright now

    It's alright
    poizen-ivyon May 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song personifies my early life.
    Growing up in a fractured family at a very young age and my decent into childhood depression at 6yr or so.

    I didn't know how to communicate articulately what I was feeling at that age and things just got worse.
    I was eternally sad and just thought that was what life was for everyone. Having suicidal thoughts and 'preying' that I might die in my sleep or wake up as someone else and have another family.

    The core problem being the separation of my parents.
    Like the song, we didn't "talk about it" and told to "not think about it". We lived on struggle street, 3 kids and a single parent. The other parent disappearing from us.

    Now at 32, I find myself listening to what my early life was like, in an amazing song and I thought I was the only one that could describe what it felt like.
    poizen-ivyon May 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe entire theme of "Imago" profoundly correlates with my experience growing up with Borderline Personality disorder and Complex trauma from sexual abuse and reoccurring trauma. Not sure if that's what this is about, but this is what this song means to me. Possibly reuniting with someone lost, who has this PD and "it's alright we don't have to talk about it" meaning the semantics of discussion are irrelevant, but rather consoling the individual and reassuring them it's going to be ok..
    theremedyon March 13, 2017   Link

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