she wakes up, rage and grace
pulling me closer, pushing away
and me, the sharpest thorn on your vine
twisting and turning, we're all intertwined
broken wing, empty glass
words that scream and bounce right back
she says "you know, we'd all like to re-arrange"

i wish i could fix you and make you how i want you
i wish i could fix you and i wish you could fix me
i wish i could heal you and mend where you are broken
i wish i could heal you and i wish you could heal me

a beaming sunrise buries the night
the setting sun destroys the light
and she says "baby i gotta get goin"
cutting each other without even knowin
she sees a million stars like holes in the sky
all god's tears for her, they cry
and i am in her rain

i wish i could fix you and make you how i want you
i wish i could fix you and i wish you could fix me
i wish i could heal you and mend where you are broken
i wish i could heal you and i wish you could heal me

broken wing, empty glass
words that scream and bounce right back
she says "you know, we'd all like to re-arrange"


Lyrics submitted by inverse_paradise, edited by joekochevar

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    General CommentI don't know...I think it could be about him being in a relationship with a girl that's begun to suffer from depression...and as much as he wants to help her, in the end he feels like he's hurting her more than anything. Furthermore, he wishes that she could just make him into someone that can help her.
    Lady_Paladinon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentintro sounds a bit like Green Day's "Wake me up when september ends". good song tho.
    reaphuxon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis new album starts really powerful (like Smash or Ixnay) and then it gets softer as the songs pass. This one almost sounds like an U2 song. I don't know if i like. I have to listen to it more times to be sure. About the meaning, i think is about a guy who loves a girl in trouble (drugs, depression, etc..) and wants to help her, so she can look at him like he wants her to. He wants her to be clean to love him.

    P.S.: I'm listening to next song (Let's hear it...) now and it sounds like a powered version of "message in a bottle". Weird...
    Boute_Fuderoskornoson June 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHmm...from the looks of it, as well as hearing it, it seems like this is a relationship that's falling apart.

    The girl's not who she used to be, since she's fallen from grace, hence: The "Broken Wing" and the "Empty Glass" which could have contained liquor at one point.

    She points out how "We'd all like to re-arrange" leading the listener to believe that their relationship isn't picture perfect.

    The guy notices the changes in her, and tries to "fix" her - Put her back the way she used to be, or "How (he) wants (her)".

    He's hurting inside because he can't figure out what's wrong or how to fix what problems they have in their relationship.

    He notices that she sees something romantic like the stars as nothing more than "Holes in the sky". And the fact that God's tears are for her, is because she can't see the sentimental value in them, as well as her boyfriend/fiancee/etc.

    I'm assuming the reason "(He's) in her rain" is because he feels like he doesn't mean much more than a passing rainstorm.

    In the end though, he remembers that even though they'd like to re-arrange, there's not much he can do.

    In any case, as I've posted along with my other comments, this is just my opinion. I don't expect you to take me seriously, but I'd like it if you didn't flame me for saying what I've interpreted the song to be. If I offended you in someway, I give you my apologies in advance.
    kensredemptionon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta very rare offspring ballad
    delvec19on June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg, it does sound like wmuwse!!! that's exactly what i thought!!!
    MissNeuroticon June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song...best of the album in its own way, one of the most unique offspring songs.

    The meaning is really deep and I like it a lot. It's basically a couple that can't work past their problems, they love each other deeply and want it to be perfect again and fix each other but it just can't work but he's imagining how perfect it would be if it could work.

    It could also mean a girl he loves is suffering with addiction and he wants the girl he used to love back.
    djotroy17on June 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentreaphux: word
    bambiiion July 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWOW love this song!
    kensredemption i think u got it in one there!
    Kriswitchengageon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow... thats deep! I LOVE OFFSPRING! hehe they rock! lol lbut this one has to be one of my faves atm... (am listening to it right now!) and reaphux, thats exactly what i thought! :)
    g-banga93on October 28, 2008   Link

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