You named me judge the day that I was born
You asked too much to fix what you had torn
Things got out of hand, now I understand

And I'm out of your range
Now it's kind of strange
How we change orbit in our lives
You were kind of a moon outside of my room
I could just feel you nearby
Now I feel you gone
'Cause I know what side you're on
And it's not mine

I walk the line between now and then
It's deep sea diving with no oxygen
Guess I went somewhere to hide
Far behind my eyes
I willed you there to see
But you never came for me


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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I started crying and almost had to pull the car over. I realized suddenly who she was singing this to, because I could have written it - to my own mother, especially in this time of my life when I have separated myself from her and her toxic crap. Listen to it again, as an adult woman who was once a little girl, neglected and abused by your mother, not protected and allowed to be abused by someone else. Walking the line between now and then, that's the memories coming back, having to face them is like deep sea diving...I've never heard it put this way and it's so freakin' accurate...hiding behind her eyes, that's going inside (or out of) your head when it's too hard to take, needing mom there to save you...but she never came. I understand this one, because I lived it. Thank you, Deb, for sharing something so personal and difficult. I hope that it will help other survivors to sever the bonds with family still locked in toxic patterns, as well as to recognize that we're not alone.
    truemidgeon June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song was written about a couple that grew apart from each other and have 2 strong and different opinions about something.

    For me, the song has to do with friends and how you just grow up and sometimes apart from a person. My favorite lyric from the song is "Now it's kind of strange/How we change orbit in our lives"
    cablonde146on May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is how close people (couples, friends) just change and grow apart. It's sad but it happens sometimes.
    yowadup7on August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song was written about a couple that grew apart from each other and have 2 strong and different opinions about something.

    For me, the song has to do with friends and how you just grow up and sometimes apart from a person. My favorite lyric from the song is "Now it's kind of strange/How we change orbit in our lives"
    cablonde146on May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I started crying and almost had to pull the car over. I realized suddenly who she was singing this to, because I could have written it - to my own mother, especially in this time of my life when I have separated myself from her and her toxic crap. Listen to it again, as an adult woman who was once a little girl, neglected and abused by your mother, not protected and allowed to be abused by someone else. Walking the line between now and then, that's the memories coming back, having to face them is like deep sea diving...I've never heard it put this way and it's so freakin' accurate...hiding behind her eyes, that's going inside (or out of) your head when it's too hard to take, needing mom there to save you...but she never came. I understand this one, because I lived it. Thank you, Deb, for sharing something so personal and difficult. I hope that it will help other survivors to sever the bonds with family still locked in toxic patterns, as well as to recognize that we're not alone.
    truemidgeon June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSO so SO clever...deb can really write lyrics! such a sad song though, ive felt like this before but its just amazing the way shes put it :'(
    Jundieson February 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the parental interpretation is probably right on. Especially given the first line, "You named me judge the day that I was born," referring to the Biblical judge named Deborah (Deb Talan)
    Masoniteon March 22, 2010   Link

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