You loved it when my heart dropped,
You paused, stopped, and walked away,
Full of content that it went your way.

These cuts that I've caused are never too deep to heal,
Peel back the bandage, see a scar from countless careless things,
You feel yourself drifting, pulled away.

Nothing feels real anymore, I'm not taking my time anymore,
To show you how I feel, to show you who I am, because it's locked away.

We all need to find our way, cut the loss and just walk away.

Now head towards the light, the dark has no place here.

I don't feel real, I don't feel real, this pain is beating,
I don't feel real, I don't feel real.

Well, nothing feels real anymore, I'm not taking my time anymore.

Now head towards the light, the dark has no place here.

Well, nothing feels real anymore, I'm not taking my time anymore,
To show you how I feel, to show you who I am, because it's locked away.

The things we think about at night never lose taste,
Now take the close to find something greater,
This wall has finally reached its end,
It's higher ground, lets make a stand,
Did you ever think we would get this high?
Pull back the sheets to find an ending that you prayed for.

Now head towards the light, the dark has no place here.


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  • +2
    General CommentBound by the satisfaction of having the upper hand in the relationship, his significant other left him thinking that the scars she gave him would stay with him for the rest of his life.

    He tells himself that the scars, the impact she had on his life was his own careless doing, and that nothing could not be replaced or healed.

    But then he sees that she was making no bluff, and she really started to leave his life, drift away.
    He spent so much time trying to show her who he was, and he never wanted to more than now.

    Everything he fought for in life has become latent and tasteless. He gives up on trying to show her everything he cared about and encourages himself to move on.

    Trying to bury his feelings for good, he experiences the true weight the relationship had on his life, he realizes he doesn't know who he is anymore. He doesn't feel real.

    Still, he cuts his losses and moves on. He realizes his scares may or may not go away, and all he has left to do is move on.

    He realizes that he has to find something greater, something better to live for. And he does, he overcomes the wall of pain and loss, his scars have gone away. And looking up at him, she never thought he would have made it so high without her. He encourages her to move on with him, and they work to make greater life achievements together.

    I think this is a great message, I really connect to it and I think it is a very mature perspective on dealing with lost love. Obviously, his words put everything much more in tune with the way things actually are. I don't think a lot of these things can be explained, only known, experienced, or felt.

    Regardless of who you are, if you have ever felt life has become somewhat tasteless, boring, or even "lifeless" after having lost something you felt was worth living for, this song is a universal message for bettering yourself, and making a new life for yourself.
    majeh91on October 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe acoustic to this is beautiful :)
    courtneyleeon July 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo yeah, there are a whoooole bunch of questions marks and underscores. Help pleeeease?
    Street Spiriton May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou loved it when my heart dropped,
    it was something worth the wait,
    ???
    These cuts that I’ve caused,
    Are never too deep to heal,
    Peel back the bandage, see a scar,
    From countless careless things.
    and they stopped to ?lifting?, pulled away...


    well nothing feels real anymore,
    I’m not taking my time anymore,
    To show you how I feel,
    To show you who I am.
    Cause it’s locked away.

    ??? just worth the wait/walk away?

    now im towards the light,
    the dark has no place here,
    now im towards the light,
    the dark has no place here.

    ??? i dont feel real/right, i dont feel real/right, this place it brings a light,
    i dont feel real/right, i dont feel real/right.

    well nothing feels real anymore,
    I’m not taking my time anymore.

    now im towards the light,
    the dark has no place here,
    now im towards the light,
    the dark has no place here.

    well nothing feels real anymore,
    I’m not taking my time anymore,
    To show you how I feel,
    To show you who I am,
    Cause it's locked away.

    the things we think about at night,
    ?never will mistake?
    now take the clothes to find something greater,
    ?this wall, this binding useless sense?
    this higher ground, lets make a stand,
    did you ever think that we would get this high,
    pull back the sheets, to find an ending,
    ?that you pray for?

    Now im towards the light,
    the dark has no place here,
    now im towards the light.
    dragonzord91on May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdragonzord could be right/wrong
    and so could i
    i mean i can hear it
    but for some reason i can also hear:

    You Loved It When My Heart Dropped,
    You Bust, Soaked It, Walked Away
    Full Of Concerns
    Left, You Went Your Way
    These Cuts That I’ve Caused,
    Are Never Too Deep To Heal,
    Peel Back The Bandage, See A Scar,
    From Countless Careless Things.
    And They Start To ?lifting?, Pulled Away...


    but i could be wrong
    ill try translating more later
    why is it a fucking chore to translate jonny
    Drop Dead Duckieon May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the parts you've filled in drop dead are pretty much right.
    Also i now hear "now i head towards the light"
    dragonzord91on May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks to both of you for the suggestions. I won't add them all right now, cos it's easier to have the different interps all layed out and to progressively add to them till we come up with something that seems solid.
    Street Spiriton May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest fucking song ever!!! I can almost clearly hear "to find an ending that you pray for" I love Jonny not only for his voice but his lyrics are awesome. The new emarosa is SO amazing and it's not just jonny that makes it amazing.=]
    ethan_loves_tabbyon May 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit also sounds like he is saying "now run towards the light, where dark has no place here"...but I'm not sure but I can sort of hear that.
    ethan_loves_tabbyon May 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can kinda hear "i dont feel love(d)" when he repeats it like 5 times
    Shortydudeon May 08, 2008   Link

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