"Let It Happen" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
I have a ringing in my head
And no one to help me answer it
Even with you close enough to kiss

Every minute is arranged
Every moment lasts a day
But thinking about it can't help me let go, I know

Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
All the petty scenes
And all the pretty things
Say whatever you want
'Cause I can laugh it off
I can laugh it off

I must look like I'm running away
To you at your faster pace
I wonder what it is you could have seen, in me

I'm the evil one who said.
Gonna let everything just happen
Just like my chest, my ears are proud
The collision is such an ugly sound

I can hear you now
Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
All the petty scenes
And all the pretty things
Say whatever you want
'Cause I can laugh it off
Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
And all the placings
And all the pretty things
Say whatever you want
'Cause I can laugh it off
I can laugh it off

I can hear you now
Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
All the petty scenes
And all the pretty things
Say whatever you want
'Cause I can laugh it off

Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
All the petty scenes
And all the pretty things
Say whatever you want
'Cause I can laugh it off


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"Let It Happen" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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  • +2
    Song MeaningAs someone with mild schizoid personality disorder, I feel like this song relates to that experience a lot.
    "I have a ringing in my head
    And no one to help me answer it
    Even with you close enough to kiss"
    The feeling of "loneliness in the midst of a crowd" is how I feel whenever I am around people. I do (deep deep down) want to connect with people and have close relationships, but I have no idea how to start a relationship or be emotionally intimate. Social interaction is like a foreign language to me.

    "Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    ...Say whatever you want cause I can laugh it off"
    another symptom of SPD is 'Indifference to either praise or criticism.' For me, I simply never trust what people say to my face. I simply assume anything they say is for their own benefit somehow. and "thinking about it can't help me let go"- I try to tell myself I'm being paranoid, but the suspicion is like an involuntary bodily reflex I can't control.

    "All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things"
    "I must look like I'm running away
    To you at your faster pace"
    'Indifference to social norms and conventions. Emotional coldness, detachment or reduced affection. Limited capacity to express either positive or negative emotions towards others.' I often feel like a visitor to an alien society that I know nothing about. I know other people think I'm cold or aloof or indifferent to other people, but I feel like this is just as much society's fault. I'm not mean or cruel, I just don't act the way people think I'm to, because I even though I try. I look like I'm a loner because I don't like other people, because I choose to be, but I really just don't have basic social skills.

    "Yeah, I'm the evil one who said:
    'Gonna let everything just happen'"
    This kind of goes with the above: passivity or fear of doing something wrong being perceived negatively.

    Anyway, that's how I relate to the song.
    nuxion October 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics should read:

    I have a ringing in my head
    And no one to help me answer it
    Even with you close enough to kiss.

    Every minute is arranged
    Every moment lasts a day
    But thinking about it can't help me let go, I know.

    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
    I can laugh it off.

    I must look like I'm running away
    To you at your faster pace
    I wonder what it is you could have seen, in me.

    I'm the evil one who said.
    Gonna let everything just happen
    Just like my chest, my ears are proud
    The collision is such an ugly sound.

    I can hear you now
    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    And all the placings
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
    I can laugh it off.

    I can hear you now
    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.

    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.





    regarding the song tho, AWESOME! absolutely love it.
    jellyjoeon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBEST SONG ON THE ALBUM BY FAR!!!
    V8 Muscleon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdef best song on the album, im not too thrilled with the rest of it so far. hopefully it will grow on me. damn good song!
    Eskate85on October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjellyjoe is right on lyrically. this is a great song. my favorite by far is still "Dizzy" but the whole album is great. Just my opinion however. I'll have my meaning for it soon.
    thecrowing83on October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree Dizzy is great, but this one is also a wonderful addition to the album!
    angelsnlullabieson October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsongs about post-break up and someone is saying petty things about the other person meanwhile their amused how its 'all on them' and all their fault

    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
    the_howeeon October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho is the female voice through the chorus? i remember reading an article where Tom said he was shocked by Jim's falsetto somewhere on this record but if that truly is him by himself... well... he's got WAYYYY better range than he lets on.

    that is definitely on the high register in that chorus. thoughts?
    thecrowing83on October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way he sings "ringing in my head."
    dragoonelfon October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs anyone else truely dissappointed with this album?? It seems like the lyrics are all so much more simplified than on futures . Not to mention the lack of musical texture that made futures and clarity so amazing! I will always love J.E.W but this album just doesn't do it for me.... so upsetting.
    elllioton October 14, 2007   Link

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