"Pages" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Christopher Lee Henderson and Robert Todd Harrell....
What happens to a man when
He spills his heart on a page and
He watches words flow away then
His feelings lie on the page alone
There waiting
For someone who cares to read them
To open their eyes to see them
To see if they can make his thoughts their own
To find out that maybe your life's not perfect
Maybe it's not worth what he gives away

You can see that this broken soul is bleeding
So you can see your feelings inside yourself
And wander through my heart
Letting you see through me
Now only consumes me
Forget your pain, watch me fall apart

What happens to a soul when
It's trapped inside his emotions
And all of these words he's spoken
They bind him to the life he's left behind
And every new step he takes
He knows that he might not make it
To all of these dreams that he has yet to find

Maybe your life's not perfect
But maybe it's not worth what he gives away
You can see that this broken soul is bleeding
So you can see your feelings inside yourself
And wander through my heart
Letting you see through me
Now only consumes me
Forget your pain and watch me fall apart

You can see that this broken soul is bleeding
So you can see your feelings inside yourself
And wander through my heart
Letting you see through me
Now only consumes me
Forget your pain and watch me fall apart
As I fall apart


Lyrics submitted by CanonJoe

Pages song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Commenti see this song as a perspective point from the singer/writer... all of his thoughts and words get put onto paper, made into a song for others to listen and relate to... many personal emotions and situations have been written about, and people have a tendency to use them in their own life, instead of seeing the pain the writer has experienced
    tootz_42069on September 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis amazing song honestly saved my life... its a long story but this song came on my mp3 wen i was writing a letter to my family and it totally made me think twice about my life. Great song! i love 3 Doors Down!
    randomfunguyon May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother unbelievable song. Too me this song reflects a man's struggle in life and results in him writing a suicide note right before he kills himself. Such a moving and powerful song. So many people can relate to this, he goes through such a journey right before he ends it all. It seems as if everybody is just watching a self-destruction of a broken soul and he is pleading with them to help his needs but in the end its over
    PyarForeveron June 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow this might be my new favorite 3DD song, the lyrics and music are so perfect together that you feel for what this person is going thru. I agree with Pyar that its about a suicide note but it seems to be from the perscpetive of a bystander wondering about the thoughts of a suicidal person.
    kfe2on July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow this might be my new favorite 3DD song, the lyrics and music are so perfect together that you feel for what this person is going thru. I agree with Pyar that its about a suicide note but it seems to be from the perscpetive of a bystander wondering about the thoughts of a suicidal person.
    kfe2on July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song acctually got me going back to school,, i realised that,, if i kept going the way i did i would probably fall apart eventually,,great song
    Plaindarkon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningYeh i definately agree with tootz but to me, it sounds like what once used to soothe the writer now only tears him up more.. He used to find solace in opening himself to others but not anymore (letting you see through me, now only consumes me).. Theres a sense of resentment and hopelessness in his voice...
    Marinason January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about a man who is starting to realize that he's not happy, despite all that he has given up. It seems like he tries so hard to achieve what he was looking for, but in the end, he realized that it wasn't worth it:. "To find out that maybe your life's not perfect
    Maybe it's not worth what he gives away" He writes his pains down, hoping that someone would read it to see what he has gone through.

    He is also telling others that no matter how bad you may think life is, there is always someone who has it worse, so appreciate what you do have.
    miscelaineouson February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song actually strikes me as a guy whose yes, written down the way he feels into something. I always saw it as an abused man's journal, and someone finds it, reads it, and confronts him on it. Furthermore, it some how gets around and he feels that people only see him for what he was, and not what he's trying to be, and the memories of his past are getting to him in the meantime.
    scribblingrainbowson March 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationthis song makes me think about a soldier struggling with PTSD.
    consigon November 06, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain