She spent the night out with a guy who gives attention when she cries herself to sleep, I heard her say...
And so she gives him what he wants as long as he can make her feel ok, but she's not ok

And we avoid the topics, we make the kids have secrets
When they are exposed and everyone else knows
We'll say we never knew it, that they had a problem
'Cause if we would have known, we surely would have solved it
But we can't, it's too late, I said we can't it's too late

He's skipping classes 'cause he hates them, hopes he passes, not to take them all again, I heard him say...
He escapes them with the pills, the ones he takes to make him feel like he's ok, but he's not ok

And we avoid the topics, we make the kids have secrets
And when they are exposed and everyone else knows
We'll say we never knew it, that they had a problem
'Cause if we would have known, we surely would have solved it
But we can't, it's too late, I said we can't it's too late

God you've gotta save us, we hide behind the faces that we make to disguise
The things that were ashamed of and all the ugly things that make us close our eyes
They make us close our eyes, why do we close our eyes?

We avoid the topics, we make the kids have secrets
When they are exposed and everyone else knows
We'll say we never knew it, that they had a problem
'Cause if we would have known, we surely would have solved it


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    Song MeaningWhen i first heard this song. I had tears in my eyes. At one point in my life the lyrics of Topics were exactly what i was going on around me and happening to me. I could have been fooled thinking it was written about me.
    SunnySweitzeron August 08, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI ADORE this song. it is so true! we avoid all the issues and topics and we force everyone to keep secrets and build up walls, and then when the secrets are revealed we act like we never knew...because we didnt... because we didnt take the time to. and if we had, we could have solved it. but we didnt. we just close our eyes.

    I love this line, as well... "God you've gotta save us, we hide behind the faces that we make to disguise the things that we're ashamed of" we do, we mask all our own problems and issues and the things we regret and wish we hadnt done and that make us ashamaed, and we disguise these things and just try to avoid the issues. we close our eyes to the topics.

    but, why do we close our eyes? that's what they're asking...why do we? and i guess its just easier to close our eyes then to have to deal with everything. but, like they're saying here, avoiding the topics just cause more problems.
    ridingondreamson September 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI started crying this is the story of my life. I don't think I have ever heard a song describe my life so perfectly. The sad thing is this song is very true, kids hide their secrets because they feel ashamed and they go unheard of until they take their lives. I think this verse "When they are exposed and everyone else knows We'll say we never knew it, that they had a problem 'Cause if we would have known, we surely would have solved it" means that they never knew what was happening until something like suicide happens and by then it was too late to do anything.
    escapeyourselfon November 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing! It's saying kids hide things, and when they come out, everyone says if they knew they would've done something...but the thing is they would've known had they actually paid attention.
    LoveIsTheAnswer2on July 07, 2010   Link

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