"Shattered" as written by Gregg Wattenberg and Marc / Roberge....
In a way, I need a change
From this burnout scene
Another time, another town
Another everything
But it's always back to you

Stumble out, in the night
From the pouring rain
Made the block, sat and thought
There's more I need
It's always back to you

But I'm good without ya
Yeah, I'm good without you
Yeah, yeah, yeah

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around

Give me a break let me make my own pattern
All that it takes is some time but I'm shattered
I always turn the car around

I had no idea that the night
Would take so damn long
Took it out, on the street
While the rain still falls
Push me back to you

But I'm good without ya
Yeah, I'm good without you
Yeah, yeah, yeah

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around

Give me a break let me make my own pattern
All that it takes is some time but I'm shattered
I always turn the car around

Give it up, give it up, baby
Give it up, give it up, now
Now

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around

All that I feel is the realness I'm faking
Taking my time but it's time that I'm wasting
Always turn the car around

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around

Don't wanna turn that car around
I gotta turn this thing around


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"Shattered" as written by Marc Roberge Gregg Wattenberg

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. Absolutely amazing. To me, it's about two people who, for whatever reason, cannot be together anymore. The person narrating it knows this and realizes that's how it has to be but still cannot come to terms with it. He is not trying to get back with this person, but he cannot get her off of his mind. He has tried to move away, do whatever he could, but nothing works. 'Taking my time but it's time that I'm wasting' is my favorite quote and I can relate this quote a LOT...he thinks that in time that he will get over the loss, but he knows he's wasting time by not moving on with his life in the meantime...There is so much meaning in this song I could go on forever---he's been hurt, the relationship won't and can't work, but the facts don't make him feel any better nonetheless. If you've never had a love go bad like this, you wouldn't understand the song and it will have no meaning. When circumstances make it impossible for 2 people to be together, it is heart wrenching. I love this song.
    blondielou2on October 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentone of my biggest pet peeves...people who complain a band sucks and are sellouts because they change their sound. If they didn't then someone would say - it's the same old sh**. The beauty of OAR is that all these new sounding songs will be that much cooler when they play them live and incorporate their traditional sound.
    EverythingsEventualon July 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song was really obvious to me, I'm surprised no one else interpreted it like me! This one is sooo obviously about a boy that keeps constantly getting hurt by a girl. But he can't take it anymore "How many times can I break til I shatter?" No matter how much crap she does to him, he always "Turn(s) the car around."
    Maybe it's so obvious to me because I've done this to a guy, but he keeps coming back.
    jeniviveon November 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song isn't that bad, but what happened to O.A.R.? This isn't anywhere close to the music that made me like them. They went from an original sound to mainstream bullshit. And to say that "What is Mine" and "This Town" are more like their original or traditional stuff is ridiculous. Have you ever heard their old stuff? And has Jerry forgotten how to play the sax? Why do you need three guitars, in one band? Marc on acoustic, Rich on electric, that's all the guitar they needed, but I guess maybe teenage girls don't want to hear a saxophone huh? It was one thing when "Stories of a Stranger" came out, but it wasn't nearly as bad as what I've heard from "All Sides". So "Here's to You" O.A.R., I guess losing a few good fans who are "So Moved On" isn't bad when you got a million new high school girls cheering you on. And maybe they should change the name of "The Fallout" to "The Sellout".
    revolution1087on July 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lead singer is talking about missing Home..... He's trying to make it on his own ( Make my own pattern), but no matter how far he gets away, he always turns the car around and comes home. He's good whiles hes away and he doesnt need home, but its apart of him and he'll always go back

    I had no idea that the night
    Would take so damn long
    Took it out, on the street
    While the rain still falls
    Push me back to you

    I think thats when he drives home through the night to get home
    Verde1286on July 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI cried when I heard this song tonight. Mostly because of what it was saying to me. I've recently been spending time with an ex-boyfriend of mine who I would be engaged/married to by this point if I hadn't initially ruined things between us. Though I've moved away from our hometown, and we've grown and changed so much over the 4 years that we've been on and off/friends, we always end up finding each other again. Always. And last night, I literally turned my car around to go see him and it seriously was like a punch to the chest tonight when I heard this song. Anyone else have any ideas?
    xescapexmexon August 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel that the line "How many times can I break till I shatter" has not much to do with broken heart. I feel that he is in relationship where that he has grown used to. He's no longer in love with her in the same old way but the thought of leaving it is really scary. "Break till I shatter" and "Give me a break let me find my own pattern" all hint that he doesn't know how he feels anymore if he loves her or if there is something greater out there. What he does know is that he's faking happiness and love because he doesn't really know anymore what he wants from love and from life. "Taking my time but its time that I'm wasting" refers to his life, he's staying with her, where its safe, taking his time... but he feels it is wasted. I really like this song and it speaks to me alot.
    grushajon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe this song is about a relationship where one person(ima say the guy) in it is trying to stay as faithful as possible but the other person(ima say the girl) keeps screwing up (lying,cheating, ect.). the guy who is broken by everything that the other person is doing, so they leave time after time but they always manage to come back to the other person because they cant forget them no matter how hard they try ('its always back to you'). the guy eventually cant take it anymore and he just shatteres, he leaves and doesnt come back ('Don't wanna turn that car around
    I gotta turn this thing around') when he says gotta turn this thing around he isnt talking about the car anymore hes talking about his life, because she just keeps bringing him down with all the cheating and everything., thats what i think.

    -A.J.
    kalan60on October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhh yes. I am looking forward to O.A.R's new album. While their sound seems to have changed (based on this song only), I don't mind the new direction they have taken. However I do hope that they have more songs on their new album that kept up with their past trends.
    GuardianFXon June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the new stuff. It is a little different but still good. something coming over from the album live from madison square garden will be on it and that one is a lot like their old stuff, so i think it will be a mix. i think this song is about a guy who can't let go of a girl even though he should
    jakemw88on June 19, 2008   Link

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