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What's become of you?
You've been bought for less than you think
I hope for anything
But really there's nothing

How much can you take?
How much can I take?
You hope for everything
But really there's nothing

But really there's nothing
But really there's nothing
But really there's nothing
But really there's nothing

Lyrics submitted by Kapila, edited by nihilistic1207

Heart Ache song meanings
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    General CommentWith this song I think that the first fifteen minutes or so are challenging on purpose, so that the overwhelming beauty of the last five minutes seems all the more beautiful - Almost a prize for accepting the challenge. When Broadrick sings 'How much can you take?', I think this is just emphasising that point - He's challenging us. 'But really there's nothing' seems like he's given up all hope, yet when he sings it in the final minutes of ambience, it's almost like he's just shrugging it off - 'Really, it's nothing'.

    I'm pretty sure some of the lyrics up there are wrong, though. I dunno why, but the first couple of lyrics seem a little... odd. I never really noticed him singing 'But really there's nothing / But I believe there's nothing / But you believe there's nothing / But really there's nothing' either. I always thought it was just 'But really there's nothing' repeated, but I keep forgetting to listen out for this. And don't forget, the title's 'Heart Ache' - seems pedantic to point that out I know, but it isolates the two words on purpose to emphasise their meaning.

    Still, an awesome song. Admittedly, I sometimes can't be bothered with the first fifteen minutes or so, but the climax to the song makes it more than worth it. There's a definite musical link with 'Wolves' too...
    Deadly Riverson September 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen I start to listen this track I though : "It's too heavy" but now I see beauty of this... it is so depressing...
    witalijon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite jesu songs, i usually skip to 7 mins into the song and just listen from there, the end of the song is incredible
    gregstandingaloneon November 27, 2009   Link

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