Well, this hurts me more than I can stand to say
In just one sitting, you left the room so I could pray
So I'll pace the halls to see
If I could find a hole in something
Or maybe places to escape

Oh, and everybody knows this is the part
Of breaking down in anybody's arms
I'm reaching down and hoping this one's ours
God, please let this stay

And then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
Saying, "Play me a song
It's been too long since I've heard you sing."

And you got here just in time
To let me know I was worth saving
It's nothing more than for the hearts
Too proud to breathe
But I'm too scared to say the things worth saying
Who knew this trip would be this hard?

As I'm looking to the sky to count the stars
I wonder if you see them where you are
I'm down on both my knees
And pray tomorrow brings no pain

And then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
Saying, "Play me a song
It's been too long since I've heard you sing."

And yeah, we all fall to pieces
But at least you fell to me
But this is a wrong night
Tell me goodnight and let it go

I stayed here and you just pray
My head would clear and I'd stay safe
And the pieces left
That love had changed
Just saved everything

Oh, and everybody knows this is the part
Of breaking down in anybody's arms
I'm reaching down and hoping this one's ours
God, please let this stay

And then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
Saying, "Play me a song
It's been too long since I've heard you sing." (x2)

And yeah, we all fall to pieces
But at least you fell to me
But this is a wrong night
Tell me goodnight and let it go, oh


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Walk on Water or Drown song meanings
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  • +3
    General Commentthis song reminds me of like a long distances relationship.
    like he had to leave, go away somewhere. and hes on his way home for like a visit or whatever. and the trip home is the long and hard one. and when he finally gets back. neither of them can believe it. so they just fall into eachother.
    but hes praying that their love wont change when he has to go away again...

    but thats my opinion.
    kinda reminds me of me and my boyfriend. maybe thats why possibly i think that? idk.
    dancexitxoffx11on November 26, 2007   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI think the song may be about a hard life. One that maybe he doesn't want to admit to people but he told her. He was scared to tell her about the rough life he's having so it hurts him and there is too much pain in his life to tell her right now. After he told her some of it she left to chew over everything and he prayed for her acceptance.
    Then it goes on to breaking down which people could see happening because of things getting worse (his life could be rough for whatever reason, the lyrics don't exactly pin it to one thing, that's why I think this could be the meaning behind the song) so he just breaks down in anyone's arms. "God, please let this stay." Again, he could be praying for her to stick with him.
    He says, "I fell into pieces and she fell into me" I think he's saying that he got worse and she dug deeper to try and help.
    "Play me a song, it's been too long since I've heard you sing." I think that maybe she meant his happiness in general. That with what's going on, he's not shown her real happiness like he used to so now she desperately wants it back.
    I think it goes on saying she basically accepted his life and helped him through maybe a suicidal moment.
    "But I'm too scared to say the things worth saying, who knew this trip would be this hard?" I think that part is where he doesn't want to tell her all of his emotions in fear of intimidating her but they may be important things because it's a big part of his life or the old saying about bottling things up aren't good etc. The part about the trip being hard I think means the situation, that it hit him a little harder than he was ready for.
    It then continues to sing about the stars. I think that part they aren't together (as in physically, still in a relationship) and he wonders what's going through her head, like if she's deep in thought like he is. The praying seems obvious: he hopes tomorrow would go more smoothely and his emotions won't be so high so he can try and smile for her again.
    "And yeah, we all fall to pieces
    But at least you fell to me
    But this is a wrong night
    Tell me goodnight and let it go"
    That part I think he's saying he's no different than anyone else because everyone goes through something bad at some point and he's glad that she was the one to be there with him, even though it was slightly rocky.
    But he doesn't want to talk to her about the problems, he wants her to let it go so they can try and forget it for the time and try and be happy for each other.
    "I stayed here and you just pray
    My head would clear and I'd stay safe
    And the pieces left
    That love had changed
    Just saved everything"
    She prayed for this to all blow over so he didn't do anything stupid like hurt himself in whatever way.
    The love she gave to him helped make everything better.

    Okay, I think that covers it all.
    Sorry if it's wrong, but it's how I saw it.
    Everyone came up with break-ups and I just didn't hear it that way.
    This is my personal view of the song, it's up to you to decide if you agree.
    Have fun.
    TaintedPleasureon August 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentto me,
    its talking about his girlfriend dying.

    like 'you left the room so i could pray'
    like she left the world and now hes praying for her to come back.

    and 'breaking down in anybodys arms'
    he misses her so much, and it hurts so bad hes breaking down not having her anymore.

    'as im looking at the sky to count the stars I wonder if you see them where you are.'
    he can see the stars, and he just hopes she can see them too in heaven.

    'And then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
    Saying, Play me a song. It's been too long since I've heard you sing.'
    hes falling apart about without her.
    and he imagines her coming back and falling into his arms one more time. and she wants him to sing again.
    but hes so sad, he hasn't sung because hes dwelling on thoughts of her.
    leeshaVICIOUSon July 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of like a long distances relationship.
    like he had to leave, go away somewhere. and hes on his way home for like a visit or whatever. and the trip home is the long and hard one. and when he finally gets back. neither of them can believe it. so they just fall into eachother.
    but hes praying that their love wont change when he has to go away again...

    but thats my opinion.
    kinda reminds me of me and my boyfriend. maybe thats why possibly i think that? idk.
    dancexitxoffx11on November 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
    Saying, "Play me a song
    It's been too long since I've heard you sing."

    I listen to this song mainly just to hear that part over and over again because for some reason it means a lot to me.
    MusicJunkie94on October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the song that they were playing live on the tour with PWT's... sweet, it's a great song live, and on the CD aswell
    brittanynoeleon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment**I'm reaching down and hoping this one's ours
    brittanynoeleon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs I'm looking to the sky to count the stars
    I wonder if you see them where you are
    I'm tied above my knees
    *and pray tomorrow brings no pain
    CoastalCaro7on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, this hurts me more than I can stand to say
    In just one sitting, you left the room so I could pray
    So I'll pace the halls to see
    If I could find a hole in something
    Or maybe places to escape

    Oh, and everybody knows this is the part
    Of breaking down in anybody's arms
    I'm reaching down and hoping this one's ours
    God, please let this take

    And then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
    Saying, "Play me a song. It's been too long since I've heard you sing."

    And you got here just in time
    To let me know I was worth saving
    If nothing more than for the hearts
    Too proud to breathe
    But I'm too scared to say the things worth saying
    Who knew this trip would be this hard?

    As I'm looking to the sky to count the stars
    I wonder if you see them where you are
    I'm tied above my knees
    And pray tomorrow brings no pain

    And then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
    Saying, "Play me a song. It's been too long since I've heard you sing."

    And yeah, we all fall to pieces
    But at least you fell to me
    But this is a wrong night
    Tell me goodnight and let it go

    I stand here and you just pray
    My ?
    And I'd stay safe
    I'm a ?
    That love is chased?

    Oh, and everybody knows this is the part
    Of breaking down in anybody's arms
    I'm reaching down and hoping this one's ours
    God, please let this take

    And then I fell into pieces and she fell into me
    Saying, "Play me a song. It's been too long since I've heard you sing." (x2)

    And yeah, we all fall to pieces
    But at least you fell to me
    But this is a wrong night
    Tell me goodnight and let it go, oh
    shrodeson July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, finally a lyric site that has all the words.
    thank you songmeanings.net :]
    emptiedreamon August 21, 2007   Link

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