"A sadness runs through him" as written by Irwin Sparkes, Martin Skarendahl and Alan Sharland....
People are puppets held together with string
There's a beautiful sadness that runs through him
As he asked me to pray to the God he doesn't believe in

Time and again boys are raised to be men
Impatient they start, fearful at the end
But here was a man mourning tomorrow
He drank, but finally drowned in his sorrow

He could not break surface tension
He looked in the wrong place for redemption
Don't look at me with those eyes
I tried to unheave the ties
Turn back the time that drew him
But he couldn't be saved
A sadness runs through him
Through him

Time and again boys are raised to be men
Impatient they start, fearful at the end
But here was a man mourning tomorrow
Who drank, but finally drowned in his sorrow

He could not break surface tension
He looked in the wrong place for redemption
Don't look at me with those eyes
I tried to unheave the ties
Turn back the time that drew him
But he couldn't be saved
A sadness runs through him
Through him

Don't look
Don't look
Don't don't

Don't look at me with those eyes
I tried to unheave the ties
Turn back the time that drew him
But he couldn't be saved
No he couldn't be saved
A sadness runs through him
A sadness runs through him
A sadness runs through him
A sadness runs through him
A sadness runs through him


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"A Sadness Runs Through Him" as written by Irwin Sparkes Alan Sharland

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    General Comment"people are puppets held together wit string"
    and i think its "i try to anethatise" i dunt think thts the spelling, but about goin under anethetics (again dunt no bout spelling) so 2 not feel pain. I also think its "he drank, finally drown in his sorrow" and "he looked in the wrong place for redemption". These r jus wat i think is bein said im nt sure
    Stuie06on October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAh, well I have the lyrics now because they came wiff the album. Yes it is people are puppets held together with string. It's "Time and again boys RACE to be men" "Impatient they start" "He drank finally drowned in his sorrow" "he could not break surface tension" "He loked in the wrong place for redemption" "I tried to anaethetize" "Turn bak the tide that drew him"

    So I got it mostly wrong basically.

    LOl xD My bad hearing for yeww.
    Zenafaon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I think it is about a man spiralling into deep depression, perhaps a little insane.
    betniion February 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere's my elongated impression:

    It seems to be referring to a friend who is suffering from a bad phase, or depression.
    "People are puppets held together with string" - Perhaps the man has just broken up with a partner, and this is showing how easily relationships can ruin, just like the ease of snapping string.

    "He asked me to pray to the god he doesn't believe in" - This could refer to religion in a literal sense, perhaps the man is attempting to repent something, as to rid himself of the bad 'karma' he's been getting lately. On the contrary, it could be referring to alcohol, as many depression sufferers turn to drink, and it could be at the stage where he sees alcohol as his only salvation, thus interlinking with the religion theme.

    "He, could not break surface tension,
    He looked in the wrong place for redemption" - Carrying on with the alcohol theme, it seems the protagonist has become an alcoholic, and realised, but it's become too late. He either dies from alcohol related matters such as liver trouble or suicide. He tried to find refuge and comfort in a bottle.

    "I tried to anaethetize,
    Turn back the tide that drew him." - His friend attempted to help him, to ease his pain, but he wasn't salvageable. The thundering "current" of his depression was taking over him, and he couldn't escape.

    Beautiful song, nonetheless. The Hoosiers are intense. (:
    Ebonoireon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis has got nothing to do withe meaning as there is really nothing more to add, but I love the very last little bit as it just tails off with that vocal tremolo (?I think?) and is lovely (:
    BudgieFaceon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentso what i think this song means is he was so excited to grow up and wanted to be an adult already. hence in the line "Time and again boys are raised to be men
    Impatient they start, fearful at the end". He then realized that being an adult isn't all its cut out to be. a lot of stuff goes down and he starts to get deppresed. He ends up trying to bring back his childhood as said in the line

    "He could not break surface tension
    He looked in the wrong place for redemption
    Don't look at me with those eyes
    I tried to unheave the ties
    Turn back the time that drew him
    But he couldn't be saved
    A sadness runs through him
    Through him"

    He tried to bring back his childhood and failed making him even more depressed. He tried to take off the ties and free his childhood but was forced to grow up sending sadness through him. this song is so sad.
    Whatever32on May 13, 2016   Link

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