On the porch, she will sit,
light another cigarette,
and take a sip of anything that makes it right.
She's outside, trying to hide from the fight just inside,
where her mom and her dad destroy each other
and on the phone she will call
every boy, yeah, one and all.
They will touch her in all the right places.

And in her room, she will slide
down the bed and try to fly,
and she will fall once again for the feeling
and as he grabs her brown hair,
she is faking
that the feeling he gives her is real
as the floor underneath the bed is
breaking
she will finish what she starts with "i love you."

so from her head to her toes,
nervous hands and runny nose,
all of this just for one night of feeling
and in her ears she will hear
all the things that hide her fears
of dying young and making plans for the future.

and all the marks on her arms
symbolize a fractured heart
and all the boys that were smart
left her alone

so from the roof, she will fly
15 feet down the side
of the house where she once was happy

yes it's true, she's aware
that she is breaking
and it's true, she can't do anything
well in her blue underwear
she is thinking how
in jesus' precious name
she got here

well it's sad but it's true
she is ending
but for now, she will pray for some wings
on a black cadillac she is landing hard
yet her parents' biggest worry is the car


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Girl With Broken Wings song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentOh jesus.
    Those last two lines.
    raconteuron August 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can really relate to this song, all and all. I have two thoughts about it though, i feel like either she is doing drugs to feel and escape or using sex as a feeling and escape.But i think more on drugs and depression.
    And in her room, she will slide
    down the bed and try to fly,
    and she will fall once again for the feeling
    and as he grabs her brown hair,
    she is faking
    that the feeling he gives her is real
    as the floor underneath the bed is
    breaking
    she will finish what she starts with "i love you."

    This line really makes me think of sex, but again shes is underneath the bed, possible high on drugs, loving the monster that is taking her. and then this part reminds me of drug withdrawels.
    so from her head to her toes,
    nervous hands and runny nose,
    all of this just for one night of feeling
    and in her ears she will hear
    all the things that hide her fears
    of dying young and making plans for the future.


    i just feel like its a depressd girl struggling to grasp life. Bad shit has happened to her and she just doesnt want to live anymore cause she cant feel anythng for her depression is so strong so she uses drugs and cutting to feel again. And then she just gives up and possibly chooses death over life.
    baileybooballson April 03, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Well it's sad, but it's true
    She is ending
    But for now, she will pray for some wings
    On a black Cadillac she is landing hard
    Yet her parents' biggest worry is the car"

    She literally does not have a single person that she feels she can turn to and feels that the only way out is through suicide, yet her primary concern is going to Heaven. Heart-breaking :/
    imradurnot13on February 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen did they play it? is it going to be on their upcoming album? where can i get ahold of it?
    Meganfon September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's off their first, out of print album, Nobody Sings Anymore.
    SnareRushJunkieon September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks=]
    but what is this single version? i just acquired the nobody sings anymore CD, but i don't know what the single version tag is all about on this site
    Meganfon September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin play it again sam he also sings "when she tries to fly"

    i love it it's so beautiful.
    juliaaon July 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song really makes me cry everytime i hear it, the story is so sad, when he says her mom and dad destroy each other, do you think it means they physically harm each other or just yell? i'm jw
    dawsboss21on August 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdawsboss, i think it's just yelling and verbal abuse. you really can't tell, but i don't really get a violent vibe from that line.
    ellie117on August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is also on an earlier ep called 5 stories.
    the earlier ep version is acoustic and full of pep.
    the only lyrical difference in the two versions is that on the version on the ep andy sings some la la la's at the end.

    amazing song.
    YourFavWeapon83on November 11, 2008   Link

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