"Wrecking Ball" as written by and Pasquale James/terwilliger Gasperini....
Can it be true?
Nobody warned you
Nobody told you to make up your mind
Nobody told you that I could just waltz through and shake up your style
I'm inside, like the wrecking ball through your eyes
And I change it all from inside

Strange and far
All this hardware
Sum of time
And no one's for me
Go inside
Going somewhere
Hopeless tag time
No one's for me
Open wide
Yard like new year

Nobody warned you
Nobody told you to make up your mind
Nobody told you that I could just walk through and shake up your style
I'm inside, like the wrecking ball through your eyes
And I change it all from inside

Strange and far
All this hardware
Stroke of time
And no one's for me
Go inside
Going somewhere
Hopeless tag time
And no one's for me
Open wide
Yard like new year
Stay and fight
Stay and fight
Stay and fight


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"Wrecking Ball" as written by Pasquale James/terwilliger Gasperini

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI absolutely agree that this is about the narrator's love interest getting scared off, just like wreckingball maniac. The girl wasn't expecting it at all, but the narrator came into her life and changed it so much. He shook up her world, he provoked such a strong feeling in her, nothing she had ever felt before, and it freaked her out. It's a love story. He swept her off her feet, but she wasn't ready for it so she tries to distance herself a little. She doesn't want to get too involved and get hurt. Maybe she even broke up with him because it was too intense, so he's begging her to stay and fight and not be scared. That it's okay to love. :)
    curebabyon October 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTheSpecialistInHope is right. If you play it backward you can hear "I'm inside..."
    semsla07on August 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere are three people that are involved in this story. the singer, the addressed character, who we will call the interest, and the third character who tries to talk sense into the singer, could be a friend or and inner voice...

    what i think has happened here is that the interest has gotten scared of his/her relationship with the singer. this has happened because the singer has introduced different ways of thinking and a different way of living into the interest's life. fearing that things are moving to fast while dealing with something he/she isn't familiar with,, the interest decides that either he/she doesn't want to pursue anything at the moment or can't decide whether or not to pursue it, leaving the singer up in the air... confused... vulnerable. now this could be going on for a while. slowly, the singer starts to realize that the interest is moving away from what they originally started, and possibly thinking of other options that don't involve the singer. The singer, in an attempt to save whatever might happen, tells the interest to stay and fight while his friends or that inner voice that knows the truth tells him not to wait... (in the background of the chorus, i hear "don't wait" ).

    so the song's about a hopeless romantic who really wants something with this other person, convincing that person to fight, while knowing that there's probably nothing to fight for.
    wreckingball maniacon January 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionLOVE LOVE LOVE. MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND
    i'm sooo glad theyre not all out there though haha like i just want to keep them as my little secret :)
    muchmarieloveon August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthere are the official lyrics from their website:

    can it be true?
    nobody warned you
    nobody told you to make up your mind
    nobody warned you
    that i could just waltz through and shake up your style
    i'm inside
    like a wrecking ball through your eyes
    and i change it all from inside

    (don't wait)

    strange and fine
    all this hardware
    slope of time
    and that one's for me
    go inside
    going somewhere
    hopeless tactile
    and that one's for me
    open wide
    yawn like new year

    nobody warned you
    nobody told you to make up your mind
    that i could just waltz through and shake up your style
    i'm inside
    like a wrecking ball through your eyes
    and i change it all from inside

    strange and fine
    all this hardware
    slope of time
    and that one's for me
    go inside
    going somewhere
    hopeless tactile
    and that one's for me
    open wide
    yawn like new year
    stay and fight
    stay and fight
    karmapolice47on December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song I had to play it again and again. I think the band have really developed and made a great album, this song proves they have evolved into one of the greatest bands ever.

    Stunning!
    Hands_awayon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobody warned you
    Nobody told you
    That I could just waltz through
    And shake up your style
    I'm inside
    Like the wrecking ball
    Through your eyes
    ---
    i think this part clearly means that the narrator is with someone but doesnt really care about the relationship or he always ends up hurting the other person. and he knows that he is gonna break the girl's heart. like "nobody warned you about how i am, im gonna break your heart"

    i love this song!
    ansqon July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite album is TOTBL but OLTA is not far behind.

    for those that understand spanish....it sounds like if towards the end of the song you can hear Paul say "que lastima" softly in the background. que lastima means "what a shame" in english.
    PublicPervert20on July 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song is as if a girl is in a relationship which is very stable, but she starts to fall for another man very different from her current partner.
    sikdawgon July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song is as if a girl is in a relationship which is very stable, but she starts to fall for another man very different from her current partner.
    sikdawgon July 16, 2007   Link

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