I am merely the product
Of the life that I've lived
An amalgam of sorrows
And the wisdom they give
But the weight has grown heavy
And its dragging me down
It's so hard not to sink now
But I don't want to drown

CHORUS
I'm damaged
But somehow I've managed
This far
But I don't know if I can find my way back home
I'm damaged
But somehow I've managed
For now
But I don't think I can face this on my own

There is beauty in hardship
There are poems in grief
There are trials we must go through
Though they may shake our beliefs

But I don't know how I got here
Lost in the cynical dusk
Set adrift in the worry
That I've no one to trust

(CHORUS)

If to suffer is holy
I'll take my share of the pain
I can swim through this sadness
If there's something to gain

I can reach for the surface
And try to pull myself free
But the last thing I want is
To drag you down here with me

(CHORUS)



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    General CommentI believe this to be a song of him thanking the sufferings that he's had to endure throughout his life. He's happy for his past pains and sufferings, because they've given him wisdom.

    This has a very nihilistic existential feeling to it. That is, he sees suffering as not only something that must be endured in life, but something that is favorable to have in life.

    Of course no one 'loves' suffering. But people can certainly be thankful for the wisdom that they've gained through their sufferings.
    XeroxTraumon July 01, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningHe has been permanently scarred - or damaged, if you prefer - and is unable to return to his old life. He has become cynical and distrusting, which implies he was betrayed, but I think that is a minor point. He hopes that he isn't suffering for nothing, and that something good can come of this.
    Aethonicon May 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentVery conflicting points of view in this song, which fits with the internal suffering he is going through and describing.

    It seems as if the main character is just a shell at this point, he feels so horrible, like a monster, like nobody will truly love him and respect him.

    In a nutshell, I think he's been through a painful experience which has stripped him of his identity, maybe he changed for someone who turned out to hurt him a great deal, and he's left with nothing, and no way of finding his way back to his old self, because that person is long gone.

    And now he's stuck in conflict and turmoil. He wants to die, but the glimmer of hope that it will get better someday is keeping him alive.

    FragmentedMadnesson September 16, 2009   Link

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