Downwards we operate
And I go all to pieces
For just once you imitate someone who is loving
And I am scared of you
Always you come around
Saying that you're sorry
Take away this awful sound
That I cannot belong to
So now I'm through with you

And we owe this to ourselves
To say what we really mean
Honestly, I can't see how this could end happily
I can run to no one else
And I can't stand the thought of this
The ground beneath me breaking
And I'm falling helpless

Touching to make it work
When we know this is useless
We're holding back for fear of hurt
We were making no sense
'Cause I'm no good for you
All we need are wounds we can mend
For the chance that we can pretend again
All you need is to see an end
To tell me we can make the world turn again

And we owe this to ourselves
To say what we really mean
Honestly, I can't see how this could end happily
I can run to no one else
And I can't stand the thought of this
The ground beneath me breaking
And I'm falling helpless


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Shadows and City Lights song meanings
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    General CommentSeems like its about a relationship that's been patched together numerous times and is finally ripping apart at all seams.
    cucci67on November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCucci67, I must concur.
    I feel like it is someone in a relationship looking for a way out. Especially in this line:
    Touching to make it work
    When we know this is useless

    I know. Out of all lines, why that one? The other lines seem like an explaination and that particular piece seems like a confession. As if the person is aware that there is nowhere else to go in the relationship but down. They are aware of exactly what their relationship is at this point. On the outside, it would seem to translate to "We are purely physical and even though it is empty it is still something"

    Or something like that. I am definitely hearing someone who feels nothing for the person they are singing about, but still wants to.

    Hah, I probably didn't make any sense there..



    I stumbled upon this yesterday while listening to Pandora Radio. I ached to listen to it over and over. I did a search on myspace and downloaded it for free. I listened to it for almost 4 hours straight.
    keykeyx10000on October 23, 2008   Link

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