The broken clock is a comfort
It helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow
From stealing all my time
And I am here still waiting
Though I still have my doubts
I am damaged at best
Like you've already figured out

I'm falling apart
I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart
That's still beating
In the pain
There is healing
In your name
I find meaning
So I'm holding on
I'm barely holding on to you

The broken locks were a warning
You got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded
I'm an open book instead
And I still see your reflection
Inside of my eyes
That are looking for purpose
They're still looking for life

I'm falling apart
I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart
That's still beating
In the pain
Is there healing
In your name
I find meaning
So I'm holding on
I'm barely holding on to you

I'm hanging on another day
Just to see what, you will throw my way
And I'm hanging on, to the words you say
You said that I will, will be okay
The broken light on the freeway
Left me here alone
I may have lost my way now
But I haven't forgotten my way home

I'm falling apart
I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart
That's still beating
In the pain
There is healing
In your name
I find meaning
So I'm holding on
Barely holding on to you


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  • +5
    General Commentgod this song its not easy when you are going thru a heartbreak!! stupid lifehouse!!
    ieatworldon June 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm living in the United States right now, but I'm from a different country, I've been almost
    5 months living here, and I don't have any friends.
    There's no a single day that I don't wanna leave this country.
    I miss my sister & my friends.
    so for meee this is what these parts mean:


    "And I am here still waiting
    Though I still have my doubts"
    I'm still waiting for things to change, and I still have my doubts if moving here was the right thing
    to do.


    "I'm falling apart"
    I'm falling apart with everything that's going on. Everything is a mess right now! it sucks!
    "With a broken heart
    That's still beating"
    broken heart = no friends, no sister.





    "I'm hanging on another day"
    I everyday try my best to hold on and pretend that everything seems happy when truth is, it's not.

    "And I'm hanging on, to the words you say
    You said that I will, will be okay"
    When I moved here, all my friends told me that everything was going to be okay.
    right now, they're not, but I still keep faith.

    "I may have lost my way now
    But I haven't forgotten my way home"

    I'm someone I don't know anymore, Im such an angry and serious person!
    and I used to be happy!
    so for me that's losing the way.
    & I still now where home is, hopefully I'll be there one day.



    Gabriela E.on December 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song has all the right makings of a great heart-ache ballad, Jason Wades vocals are top notch and the score behind it sets the mood perfectly. He also puts his fear and dread to great use with mastermind songwriting "I am here still waiting / I still have my doubts / I am damaged at best / though you've probably figured it out". It's hard not to get chills as you listen to it. I just wish he didn't suffer from the horrible spoonerism toward the end at the last bridge, when he says "I may have lost my way now" it sounds so much like "I may have lost my wiener". For that it can be difficult to take the song seriously. Still very good though.
    hekifieron November 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you're gonna post lyrics on here (I see you're like 13 years old), make them CORRECT OR D@MN CLOSE. I see this everytime I get on this site it seems like. When you get the lyrics as WRONG as you did, you completely change the context of the song. I understand you prob got them from some obscure place on the internet or AOL first listen, but don't post it if you're not sure. Sorry to sound so angry, but it just annoys me when people just make up lyrics and post them. (Deep breath). Anyway, here are the correct lyrics from the CD booklet-jasonwadeofcourse, copy and paste this so it is correct:

    The broken clock is a comfort
    It helps me sleep tonight
    Maybe it can stop tomorrow
    from stealing all my time
    I am here still waiting
    though I still have my doubts
    I am damaged at best
    like you've already figured out

    I'm falling apart
    I'm barely breathing
    With a Broken heart
    That’s still beating
    In the pain
    There is healing
    In your name
    I find meaning
    So i'm holding on
    holding on
    holding on
    i'm barely holding on to you

    the broken locks were a warning
    You got inside my head
    I tried my best to be guarded
    I'm an open book instead
    I still see your reflection
    inside my eyes
    that are looking for purpose
    they're still looking for life

    Chorus

    I'm hanging on
    Another day
    Just to see what you will
    Throw my way
    And I'm hanging on
    to the words you say
    You said that I will
    Be ok

    The broken lights on the freeway
    left me here alone
    I may have lost my way now
    Haven't forgotten my way home

    Chrous

    I'm holdin' on
    (Im still holdin')x8 or so
    boltauon June 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpinkbutterfly is exactly right... i've been listening to lifehouse for awhile and i didnt think that they put religion into really any of their songs so i knew thats not what this song is about. Its about a trip wade took to nashville to visit his friend who was having a kindey transplant. Also if you really know lifehouse well, you know that he put himself in the subjects shoes... as in he's talking in this song as if he is his friend who is having a transplant.
    Kel826on June 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love music because you can take the same song and get so many different interpretations.

    But, with this one… Mine seems to be a bit different than other peoples. Ok. I see where the whole Jesus thing is coming from… but then again I don’t see it in this song. Maybe it’s because I’m not so much of a religious person, or maybe it’s because I’ve already formed a different opinion on the story behind the song. Also… the kidney thing. It could be true. Maybe that inspired him to write the song… But really, I don’t see how it would be about getting a kidney transplant. It’s about a broken heart… not kidney… Maybe I just don’t see where you guys are going with this.

    So, this was one of my favorite songs off the new cd… So I formed a little story in my head right off the bat.

    I saw it as there was something that hurt him, and he still hadn’t gotten over it. Like maybe a recent break up, or a loss of someone close. Something that would have his mind a jumble and his feeling all bent out of shape.

    Anyways. Going along… Somebody (most likely a girl) comes into his life and is able to break down those walls he put up around himself. In the end, she basically becomes his anchor, if you will, and gives him hope to carry on.

    Ok… Maybe it could be about his friend in the hospital and him getting over it… But I don’t see this song really as him in his shoes… and getting a kidney. Ok… Well… Maybe in some out of the box way it’s his friends point of view of him going through the ordeal and somebody nursing him back to himself… I donno.

    I like what Jason Wade did with this song. It can be shaped and formed to fit so many different stories!
    SkylarMarie11on July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI guess I see the kidney transplant thing makes sense. Lets reevaluate this.

    "the broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight"
    analysis: when you're awaiting something so drastic, a procedure that can make a different between life and death, time seems like the most nontrivial thing in the world. you feel every second of each minute because you're anxious of what's to come. you can't sleep. now that the clock, or "time" is broken, you're more at ease. less anxious.

    "and i am here still waiting, though i still have my doubts"
    analysis: involving yourself in something like this, getting close to someone who might not make it, that's scary and requires a lot of security. he's doubting putting himself close to the person in the situation. but he wants to be there for his friend, so he's staying, although he's damaging internally.

    "i'm falling apart, i'm barely breathing..."
    analysis: paralleling himself with his friend, he's weakening so much, but at the end of the tunnel there is light, "there is healing"

    "the broken locks were a warning, you got inside my head, i tried by best to be guarded, i'm an open book instead"
    analysis: again, having to do with his uncertainty of involving himself on someone he may soon lose forever. he tried to be guarded from the situation, he tried to be ambivalent and not think too much about what was at risk. but he couldn't, he's outwardly "falling apart," letting his guard down.

    "broken lights on the freeway left me here alone, i may have lost my way now, haven't forgotten my way home"
    analysis: the last hurrah. he's broken, but hes growing from it, there is hope yet.
    vivalainfuon August 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsome might call it vague, i think it's genius.
    vivalainfuon August 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, I find this to be a very religious song.

    I do realize that if the artists have come out and said it was about something different, then its probably safe to believe them.

    But, at the same time music is one of those wonderful arts open to interpretation and I like mine :)

    I heard a short clip of this song on the show Criminal Minds and fell in love with it.

    I actually did not know the song was sung by Lifehouse and assumed it was by a Christian group. And as I have been battling depression as of late, the lyrics I heard were really uplifting. I immediately related the song to Christ, and quickly searched to find out who sang it.

    This song is amazing and I'm really thankful to have heard it. It's so inspirational and helps me have hope sometimes when I feel like there's none left.
    aoh4350on October 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think you guys are all lost...this song has NOTHING to do with religion...your just a bunch of unhappy people that need to believe everything is about god to get you thru your days...wake up people..you control your life..not god...when you stop looking up you will be able to move forward...now to this song

    It is clearly about a breakup to a girl he truly loved or a girl he truly loved that is dying or had passed away...it is clearly said in the chorus

    I'm falling apart
    i'm barely breathing
    just a Broken heart
    That’s still beating
    In the pain
    There is healing
    In your name
    I find meaning
    So i'm holding on

    its a great love song which shows the pain that can happen from having loved someone so much that it breaks you if you are unable to be with that person..it shows the emotion and power of love and why love is the absolute most important thing in life..and why finding your true love above all is most everything...thats what this song means...for those who think its about Jesus you need to stop taking drugs
    funnyitalnon May 16, 2008   Link

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