"1.000 People" as written by Aviv Geffen and Steven John Wilson....
A thousand people yell
Shouting my name
But I wanna die in this moment
I wanna die

And a thousand people smile
Smiling at me
But I wanna die in this moment
I wanna die

No way to understand
Why I've become the way I am
When the sky is filled with stars
I find a place inside my heart

Some people can take a blow
And won't ever drop
But I wanna die in this moment
I wanna die

She will tell me she loves me
And she won't ever stop
But I wanna die in this moment
I wanna die

The coldness in my soul
And I reach out for her to hold
Then I watch her close her eyes
It's only me that needs to cry

And if I stay with you
Do you believe that I'll pull through?

No way to understand
Why I've become the way I am
When the sky is filled with stars
I find a place inside my heart

Then I watch her close her eyes
It's only me that needs to cry

A thousand people yell
Shouting my name
But I wanna die in this moment
I wanna die


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"1000 People" as written by Steven John Wilson Aviv Geffen

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    General CommentThis song is about someone really, really insecure and fucked up. He (or she) fears reality so much, that he just want to give up immediately, right now, no matter what it takes, even death is a worth choice.
    Maybe he's suffering some kind of paranoia, or schizophrenia but the fact is, he's anti-social yet dependable ("And if I stay with you do you believe that I'll pull through?").
    It's one of the most beautiful and complex songs of Wilson and Geffen. Two thumbs up!
    Nytstalkon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorites in their second album.
    NoamLon May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song breaks my heart.
    circe.invidiosaon November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about something different. I know some of the songs that aviv writes about deals with his growing up inside the israel-palestine conflict. This draws some parallel to that as well. He's being forced to take sides, but he doesn't want to be part of it.
    personelsognoon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is most fefinitely about suicide. Of course, it goes much deeper than that, lyrically, but for the most part, I think it's what it's about.

    gtrhecon March 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think of my girlfriend.
    No matter how much I, or any of her friends try, she's always miserable on the inside.
    She says the only time she's happy, and she doesn't want to die is when she's with me. Pity we never get to see each other.
    FatalEdenon August 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the message of this song is similar to "Misunderstood" (by Dream Theater) which says "How can I feel abandoned even when the world surrounds me...".
    Eleanor777on October 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen you have lost the one you love forever, your own success can feel like a mockery, and the loving again feels like a betrayal of the memory of the one you've lost. For me this is an eloquent and direct description of being haunted by grief.
    Normal1on May 12, 2011   Link

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