"Hospital" as written by Cory Balloch, Patrick Doolan, Ian Hawkins and Jarrah Taylor....
So I've been sleeping with this silence in my mind
And all I see scares me
And no one knows it, but she, she saved me

So I've been sleeping with this silence in my brain
I wake up here everyday in this god damn place
I won't wait here anymore

It's still not quite the way it was
But you promised me this is love
So stay and watch the hospital
That's just across the street
From your apartment balcony
I'll never ever leave there
I'll never leave

Oh, no one is watching now
Sing like you just might drown
But always come back home
'Cause I never got to see you once more, no
I guess that's all I wanted
Yeah, I guess that's all I needed

Now look, we've made a fool out of love
When all we want is to be enough
When all we want is to feel enough

It's still not quite the way it was
But you promised me this is love
So stay and watch the hospital
That's just across the street
From your apartment balcony
I'll never ever leave there
I'll never leave

Watch the hospital that's just across the street
(It's still not quite the way it was)
From your apartment balcony
(But you promised me this is love, so stay)
I'll never ever leave there
I'll stay here


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  • +2
    My InterpretationI love this song a lot! I'm addicted to it.

    I think that this song is about how this girl changed a guy's life, but they broke up, and he still can't let her go.

    "So I've been sleeping with this silence in my mind
    And all I see scares me
    And no one knows it, but she, she saved me"
    She changed his life and he still can't get that out of his head.

    "But you promised me this is love
    So stay and watch the hospital
    That's just across the street
    From your apartment balcony
    I'll never ever leave there
    I'll never leave"
    He thought they were supposedly "in love", but I guess the girl didn't exactly feel the same way.
    He'll never stop loving her and won't ever forget her.

    "Now look, we've made a fool out of love
    When all we want is to be enough
    When all we want is to feel enough"
    That's my favorite part of the song.
    hellokittygoesrawron January 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationit could mean something completely different to everyone else but to me this is about someone troubled who attempted suicide but just ended up in the hospital. things obviously cant be the same as it was before something like that happened but they still love this other person very much and dont want them to leave them. and when they say they'll never leave the hospital they dont mean that theyll physically never leave because they will check out in time but that mentally/emotionally theyre never going to feel better, but they still love this other person and want to stay with them

    i like thinking about this song that way because this meaning is very personal to me. its probably not what the song means but its the meaning to me and i love it. this is a beautiful song
    soulglowactivaturon April 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can only find lyrics to this song.haven't had the pleasure of hearing it.suggestions?
    haighton January 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow this song is so amazing im so excited for the new album! and yes it is very different from this december one.
    oh yeah and leighton was sick... didn't he have internal bleeding or something? :(
    anyways yeah... i love this song. im not really sure about the meaning i think its about someone in the hospital that is very ill and he loves this girl so much but doesnt know how to tell her? i have no idea. but i think it relates to that becuase the beginning is like,
    "So I've been sleeping with this silence in mind"..
    im so excited!!!!! and the other new song that they put up a couple of days ago is so good too
    paramore_apartofmeon February 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about a relationship that fell apart and he thinks about how she told him "this love is forever. it's love to stay" and now that the relationship is over she's "made a fool of love"

    i think the line "it's still not quite the way it was" could mean that the relationships been over for quite some time but he still can't get back to the way he was before this girl.

    now that it's over he feels like he wasn't good enough for her.

    i also think the hospital is symbolic for his mind. like, i think he boxed up all his emotions and feelings towards this girl and the relationship but can't quite seem to put the box on the shelf and instead dwells in those thoughts. that's what he means by "i'll never leave there"
    bunnys_speak_wordson February 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a person stuck in a coma or maybe paralyzed and can't speak or move... singing to a girlfriend or wife that came to see him for a long time, and told him she would love him forever... but finally couldn't hold on anymore, so she left... And now ... maybe he has died, but can't move on without seeing her one last time, or something... but knows everytime she sees the hosptial she thinks of him.... I know it pretty literal...
    hixeyon March 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful.
    amandzon June 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a lot diffrent from This December... But in a good way. It's about time they made new music!
    pantsuitUggghon December 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so amazing. i literally feel like it was a part of me. and it made me cry the second i heard it.... amazing
    lilbrahma2000on December 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank God for this song and for the fact that Lydia is still as wonderful as always.

    not that it means this has anything to do with the lyrics, but Leighton was very sick and in the hospital last year.
    revesdefievreon January 23, 2008   Link

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