"A Reason For Broken Wings" as written by and Brian Michael/miller White....
The battle loves to choose its fights
Collapse the sight of soldiers eyes
Bombs cascading over me
May my body rest in pieces

Spring morning rain
Heal the wounds in me
On me
The battle is won
I’m not coming home

Spring morning rain
Stitch me up with strings of symphonies
On me

The battle is won
Close your eyes just dream
I’m not coming home
The battle is won
Close your eyes just

Dream of me, locked inside your mind I’ll hide
Scream my name, feel me breathe along your thighs
Close your eyes just dream

Grasping of your sheets
Turn out the lights
Holding on to memories
Never felt so right

Shaking, squirming in your skin tonight
Oh my Marie, oh my Marie

This is a reason for broken wings

Spring morning rain
Heal the wounds in me
On me

The battle is won
Close your eyes just dream
I’m not coming home
The battle is won
Close your eyes just

Dream of me, locked inside your mind I’ll hide
Scream my name, feel me breathe along your thighs
Close your eyes just dream


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"A Reason for Broken Wings" as written by Cory Matthew La Quay Brian Michael White

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    General Commentthis is my fav song from a skylit drive.

    I think he sings of how love can be a war. and he wants this girl so bad and loves her so much. at the begining of the song i think the girl doesnt notice how much he loves her. so he feels like he is in conflict with himself. and all he wants is for her to know what he feels. then i think towards the end of the song he finally gets her to see how he feels and thus the last chorus:

    Dream of me, locked inside your mind I’ll hide
    Scream my name, feel me breathe along your thighs
    Close your eyes just dream

    well that is what i think the song means to me. i am going through a similar situation right now. but yeah that is what i think it means
    scooter88on March 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy take on this song is that it's about a dying soldier going through his last moments of life, this song is his message to his family, friends and wife & kids possibly, he's telling them he'll always be there with them in memory "Dream of me, locked inside your mind I’ll hide"

    I'm not coming home is what gave it away for me, and no offense to people who think it's him trying to get a girl, but usually in a song about that if he's trying to get the girl... they wouldn't have a home together for him to go to already....

    just puttin it out there lol
    KEIR WANGon July 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah.
    its deff about his going to war and not coming home (death).
    and the "spring morning rain" is him trying to tell her to find peace and dont worry about him.
    xXEmpty_InsideXxon August 14, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation"The battle loves to choose its fights
    Collapse the sight of soldiers eyes
    Bombs cascading over me
    May my body rest in pieces"

    - It's explaining that he's going through war, and that he is possibly going to die, and eventually does, as explained later.

    "Spring morning rain
    Heal the wounds in me
    On me
    The battle is won
    I'm not coming home"

    - Spring morning rain, may be a sign of his departure from life, or heaven..hence the heal the wounds in me part in the song..the battle is won I'm not coming home, it's saying basically the battle is over, but he has died..

    Spring morning rain
    Stitch me up with strings of symphonies
    On me

    - Basically same as the last verse, but using a different way of describing healing.

    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just dream
    I�m not coming home
    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just...

    - Possibly this is from him looking down from Heaven or as a ghost even..watching over the one he loves, saying don't worry, just dream of me..

    Dream of me, locked inside your mind I�ll hide
    Scream my name, feel me breathe along your thighs
    Close your eyes just dream

    - He's saying that he'll be in her memories forever, in the back of her mind. Of course she is going to miss him and call out his name, possibly in a dream..and have the memory of his breath on her skin..

    Grasping of your sheets
    Turn out the lights
    Holding on to memories
    Never felt so right

    - this verse is really self explanitory, saying that as if she is dreaming some people hold onto the sheets..the lights are out when you sleep..And most people have a recolection of memories in their sleep..always going to dream of him, so it feels right.

    Shaking, squirming in your skin tonight
    Oh my Marie, oh my Marie

    - She misses him and he's calling out her name as a ghost or from heaven.

    This is a reason for broken wings
    - obviously he misses her, broken wings..may mean he's broken inside from having to leave his love one..


    This is just my take on the song, one of my absolute favorites.. ^_^;
    xMachinaon June 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song talking about someone at war and his girlfriend can only be with him in her dreams. After he dies at war.


    something like that:P
    MckHollandon August 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA reason for broken wings - a skylit drive

    This song tells a long way story, begins with "he" loves "her" way to much but she doesn't realize that he loves her. But he never told her all the time.

    The battle loves to choose its fights
    Collapse the sight of soldiers eyes
    Bombs cascading over me
    May my body rest in pieces

    Everyday feels like a war, a battle that he's struggling to fight cause situations they have makes him unable to say that he loves her. He can only hopes that one day he'll have a happy ending.

    Spring morning rain
    Heal the wounds in me
    On me
    The battle is won
    I’m not coming home

    Till the day come in spring rainy morning, somehow he's dying helping her and finally she knows that he loves her so much. But it's too late cause he's dying. Yes he has won, and it heals the wounds he has over times aback. When she knows he loves her so much he's dying, and he doesn't want to go, but this is it the final day of his story.

    Spring morning rain
    Stitch me up with strings of symphonies
    On me

    That day, he really feels like he's being stitched by the irony of his fate. Why he dies at the time she finally realizes he loves her.

    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just dream
    I’m not coming home
    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just

    The words "close your eyes just dream" spoken by her in this song. When he said that he has won the battle, she said "close your eyes just dream" that means "just rest in pieces". But he doesn't want to go, cause the battle is won. Then she said again "close your eyes just" but she doesn't finish the word cause she can't take anymore word for she's crying inside for this fate too.

    Dream of me, locked inside your mind I’ll hide
    Scream my name, feel me breathe along your thighs
    Close your eyes just dream

    When he realize she can't take anymore sad she has, he said to dream about him, cause he's locked inside her heart that hides inside and they'll meet there.

    Grasping of your sheets
    Turn out the lights
    Holding on to memories
    Never felt so right

    The night after, when she's bed she feels like there's someone grasping her sheets, turn out the lights. But then when she wakes she realize there's no one there but her. Cause holding on memories may cause imaginations that never feels so right.

    Shaking, squirming in your skin tonight
    Oh my Marie, oh my Marie

    And in time, he comes to her as a ghost to shakes and squirms her skin. But he can feel any more touch so does her, and he just screams her name ,"oh my Marie, oh my Marie".

    This is a reason for broken wings

    And this is exactly the reason he loves her, he fight his battle and his war for the sake of her knowings about his feeling to her.

    And the rest is the same meaning of above. And this is just my take on this song, and not trying to offense any other thoughts
    Brokray paperon February 20, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS IS A REASON FOR BROKEN WINGS.
    i love that part. :]]

    definitely my favorite.
    though i think i already said that about one of their songs. guess i just can't decide; they're such a great band!
    zombies!!on June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is my favorite from them.
    i listen to it sooo much.
    i can't get enough of it.
    :]
    escapeyerfaceon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"stitch me up with strings of symphonies"
    brilliance. :)
    mm, definitely their best song. at least i think so.
    plasticskieson October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe battle loves to choose its fights
    Collapse the sight of soldiers eyes
    Bombs cascading over me
    May my body rest in pieces

    i think song is sang from like the point of view of a ghost. in the beginning he explains how he is dead.

    Spring morning rain
    Heal the wounds in me
    On me
    The battle is won
    I’m not coming home

    Spring morning rain
    Stitch me up with strings of symphonies
    On me

    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just dream
    I’m not coming home
    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just...

    Dream of me, locked inside your mind I’ll hide
    Scream my name, feel me breathe along your thighs
    Close your eyes just dream

    then right there he's trying to tell either his a. wife, b. gf, or c. best friend he is love with but she doesn't know, that his dead but doesn't know about and she is like wondering where he's gone or what happened to him. now i think he could of died in like either a war sense or anything else you could think of that would go along with the beginning verse.

    Grasping of your sheets
    Turn out the lights
    Holding on to memories
    Never felt so right

    Shaking, squirming in your skin tonight
    Oh my Marie, oh my Marie

    then right there he's like saying how he misses being in the room, in his bed with his wife/gf, i guess it makes more sense than the best friend that he loves and she doesn't know.

    This is a reason for broken wings

    and right there is like a figure of speech like he's an angel but his wife/gf won't/can't hear him so he's sorta saying like he can't fly with out her knowing.

    Spring morning rain
    Heal the wounds in me
    On me

    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just dream
    I’m not coming home
    The battle is won
    Close your eyes just...

    Dream of me, locked inside your mind I’ll hide
    Scream my name, feel me breathe along your thighs
    Close your eyes just dream

    and the song just continues with him trying to get to her.
    xxchumchumxxon November 20, 2007   Link

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