"Weightless" as written by Paul Durham and Andy Ellis....
I can see
See you there
Hanging weightless in the air
Wind and sunlight in your hair
I can see you
I can see you there

Your olive skin
Your secret smile
Betrayed again a secret island in your mind
Lost forever
Lost before your time

Who is to say?
Who is to know the truth?
And who is there left
When nothing they said can save you

Broken glass
A bleeding wrist
A second chance for a simple kiss
I waited for you at the edge
Could you take such a risk?

On your knees, on your back
Who'd you call when things got bad?
Did they answer?
Did you ask?
'Cause I would answer
I would tell you this

Who is to say?
Who is to know the truth?
When no one is left
And nothing they said can save you

Who is to say?
Who is to blame?
And who will you give yourself to?
'Cause nobody wants you more than I want you

Who is to say?
Who is to blame?
'Cause nobody wants you like I do


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    General CommentI finally realize this song is not about suicide. It's about a girl sabotaging what could be a wonderful relationship because of emotional insecurity.

    The song begins with a man's view of how beautiful he sees her. Her forced smile betrays what she is feeling, and he can see through it. She won't tell him or anyone else what troubles her.

    He reminds her that he stayed and he waited for her to understand that he wanted her despite her insecurities. He is troubled that she screams for help, but never actually asks for it. He reminds her again that should she ask, he would answer and he would tell her everything that he feels again and again.

    The lyrics here are wrong, at least how he sings them.

    "Cause nobody wants more than I want you", the phrasing is profound. Nobody wants for anything or anyone more absolutely than he wants for her. There is no desire that exists in the world that is stronger than his desire to be with her.
    EHAndrewon February 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love this song it rips my heart every time I listen to it.
    I think it means he is in love with someone and he hasn't told her and doesn't know if she feels the same and who ca he blame for falling for her and of course nobody wants her as much as he does
    DejavulovsGUon February 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song it rips my heart every time I listen to it.
    I think it means he is in love with someone and he hasn't told her and doesn't know if she feels the same and who ca he blame for falling for her and of course nobody wants her as much as he does
    DejavulovsGUon February 17, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI just heard this song for the first time today and it reminded me so much of my husband that i had to get an account on this site just to write this....

    I can see
    See you there
    Hanging weightless in the air
    Wind and sunlight in your hair
    I can see you
    I can see you there

    ---This part means to me obviously that I see my husband out there in the world, standing there (hanging there)


    Your olive skin
    Your secret smile
    Betrayed again a secret island in your mind
    Lost forever
    Lost before your time

    Who is to say?
    Who is to know the truth?
    And who is there left
    When nothing they said can save you

    ---Betrayed again a secret island in your mind Lost forever
    Lost before your time.....means he lost his perfect place, he lost his sanity, hes to young to lose his mind

    Who knows the truth about him?? hes in a mental hospital right now but whos left when what they do/say cant help him??? when i cant help him??


    Broken glass
    A bleeding wrist
    A second chance for a simple kiss
    I waited for you at the edge
    Could you take such a risk?

    --- this part... my husband cut himself, glass was broken on our bathroom floor. he was alive for a another chance to kiss.. i am waiting for him at the edge... i want him to take the risk or living life. life is hard no matter what.



    On your knees, on your back
    Who'd you call when things got bad?
    Did they answer?
    Did you ask?
    'Cause I would answer
    I would tell you this

    --- he was found laying on the bathroom floor.. i could be asking him who he called ..he doesnt know it but when he started losing his mind that day he secretly called me & i called our close friend and then authorities were called to save him from himself. I answered him and I hope he knows that.


    Who is to say?
    Who is to blame?
    And who will you give yourself to?
    'Cause nobody wants you more than I want you

    ---Who is to blame???? i think no one & everyone(hope you can understand that) .. its just pressures of life.. there is only so much someone can handle.. everyone has different pressure levels..
    and who will he end up giving himself to?? I hope me because I love him so much.. him and our kids are my heart and soul and nobody wants him more than I do!
    Birdies4on July 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI mean, I might be way off, but I understood this song to be about a woman the singer loves committing suicide.

    "Hanging weightless in the air, Wind and sunlight in your hair," -- this imagery reminded me of an angel, like he sees her in that way, now that she's gone.

    "Lost forever, Lost before your time" -- meaning she killed herself at an early age.

    "Broken glass, A bleeding wrist" -- I heard this as she slit her wrists.

    And then, the song goes on to discuss blame and such. I don't know. Maybe I'm crazy.
    anasahafiyaon September 30, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhile I do see the suicide, I think it is about one man's absolute love for a girl. She has been to the edge, maybe threatened suicide, but he stood by her no matter what. Even if no one will be there for her, he will always.
    As for the "Weightless" and the part of her hanging in the air, I do not believe that is physical. Rather, she is floating around, bouncing around from one guy to another. He wants to bring her down to him, because he is the only one that can love her as much as he does
    patsfan9493on June 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt actually is about the Band's singer gf Committing suicide.

    "Lost forever
    Lost before your time"

    Pretty clear cut. Forever is impossible so long as your alive.
    This was just his way to deal with the effect of Suicide.
    everyone falls in to the trap of Why then blaming them selves or others.
    he's trying to handle the bat shit insanity of a puzzle left that no one can answer and thats "why?"
    laeryc1021on November 05, 2017   Link

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