Why did you change?
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, did it feel the same?
Why did you change?
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, it never feels the same

You suck the bottle dry
Touch fingers to the night
Feels like I've been here before
Now there's an empty hole where you were long ago
But things are different when you're young

Why did you change?
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, did it feel the same?
Why did you change?
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, it never

The nights are getting cold
Those faces growing old
And there is nothing you can do
So sing your sad excuses
You've got the scars to prove it
And I'm sure they'll sing along

Why did you change?
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, did it feel the same?
Why did you change? (Why did you change)
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, it never feels the same

It never feels the same
It never feels the same

Why did you change?
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, did it feel the same?
Why did you change? (Why did you change)
Why did you bend and break?
When the water turned to wine, it never
When the water turned to wine, it never feels the same


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    General Commentif i'm honest it sounds like this song is about Jesus.
    i'm not religious at all but that's just my thoughts

    'Why did you bend and break'
    'When the water turned to wine'
    'Now there's an empty hole where you were long ago'
    'You've got the scars to prove it'

    doesnt really seem like they'd sing about this
    but hey (:
    ohhaiicoiston June 21, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about exactly what the title is "structure". The first words of the song is "why did you change, why did you bend and break?" this could imply why did the structure (of society?) change, bending to something that shouldn't be followed.Water to wine, they are two totally seperate things so the structure is completely different and it will never be the same. And as the song goes on I believe the singer goes on to explain how everyone is being effected by the change while the singer feels as though this is all familiar. "Suck the bottle dry" "touch fingers to the night" someone drinking and going out late at night, "things are different when your young" everything changes. "Night are growing cold, faces growing old. And there is nothing you can do" Everything is still changing and there is nothing anyone can do about it for they don't have the power to do it so they will follow along with those who control the structure. But this all my own opinion.
    Thomagataon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like it's a break down in the structure of two people, because one of them isn't who they once were - they've changed.
    Just my take on it anyway. :)
    MayaMooon November 05, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationA boy and girl fall in love. The girl falls in love with someone else (or thinks she does) , and leaves him. When she realizes what she really feels, it is too late. So she keeps on her journey, while he keeps his pride. When the water turned to wine, it never feels the same. True love traded for superficial love. Why drink the wine.. when the water will sustain you?

    Anyway, that's just how I see it.
    JohnRShawon March 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentoh, this song is amazing
    his voice is so sweet.
    halffadeon June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a relationship, where two people are in love, but one changes in a different direction, and how things can't be the same anymore. Things were happier before she changed, but there was no going back because things like that happen. The structure between them both didn't fit anymore, and their building broke.
    They used to have water, and it changed to wine, which they weren't happy with.
    But the whole setting of this song is sad, and I think the person talking was sad and heartbroken because he misses what things used to be like, and helpless because it couldn't ever be like that again. Water can turn to wine, but water can't turn back to wine.
    Alleriaon June 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit might just be me inside of my own opinions, but in my mind this song solely follows the book Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. of course, it was never intended. i just made a new mix cd today, with this song on it. i just found this song yesterday and put it on my cd without really even listening to the lyrics. then i was just in my room reading Shiver, and this song was playing. as i was reading, i noticed how this song covers the book in the most similar way.

    from Grace's point of view, this song is sung.
    "why did you change? why did you bend and break?"
    when Grace witnesses Sam turn into a werewolf, knowing that he will never be human again, and feeling complete agony.

    "feels like i've been here before."
    when Sam takes Grace to the golden woods, where she once imagined herself being.

    "now there's an empty hole where you were long ago, but things are different when you're young."
    when Grace feels drained completely because Sam will never be human again. they'll never share another touch, a single kiss, ever again. she remembers when Sam was a wolf and would watch her on her tire swing six years ago to the present after other werewolves attacked her and he saved her. but she realizes that him being there as a wolf isn't enough now. she needs him in his human form, now that she's spend so long with him human.

    "the nights are getting cold."
    the cold is what turns Sam into a wolf, and Grace and him both know that it was his last year being a werewolf. he would stop being human completely and just be a wolf when winter comes near. when he changes, Sam (in wolf form, watching her like he used to) finds her sitting on her tire swing in the freezing cold. she was bitten by a werewolf six years before (when Sam saved her) and should indeed be a werewolf as well, but she never changed. and they don't know why. he realized that she was sitting in the cold trying to change into a werewolf so that she could be with him.

    "there is nothing you can do."
    the is no stopping it. Sam would be a wolf forever, and their love would never be progressed any further. there's nothing he can possibly do to cure it.

    "you've got the scars to prove it."
    when Sam's parents saw him morph into a wolf eleven years ago when he was bitten, they thought that he was possessed and tried to kill him by cutting his wrists. he has the scars, and they haunt him forever.



    maybe i'm just looking further into the song than i should, but it truly describes the book to me.
    i'm almost done reading Shiver, and i cannot tell you how many tears i have already shed.
    this song makes the book more deep when i listen to it.
    amazing song and amazing book.
    RahRahRawrron September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, it sounds like dealing with or fighting an addiction - Like an Alcoholic. They turn into a different person when they drink and they began to become distant from their family and friends. Causing a rift between them all. They won't give up the drink/drugs Because they are Human and can't fight it. So they bent to their addiction and it broke them.

    Maybe this is too literal but that's what it seems like to me.
    toodamndumbon November 19, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationPersonally, this sounds to me like he's singing to his younger self and current self. He's asking why he had to change, and why he had to bend and eventually be bent and broken by the world. This can be seen with the line "When the water turned to wine, did it feel the same?" This is showing the change from childhood (water) to adulthood (the ability to drink alcohol).

    Additionally, there are these lines:
    "Feels like I've been here before
    Now there's an empty hole where you were long ago
    But things are different when you're young"
    These show that he remembers his childhood, and the child in him is the empty whole. He's singing to his child self "Now there's an empty hole where you were long ago" but then he realizes that everything is different when you're young.

    Then you have these lines:
    "The nights are getting cold
    Those faces growing old
    And there is nothing you can do
    So sing your sad excuses
    You've got the scars to prove it
    And I'm sure they'll sing along"
    These are expressing the aging of himself and those from his childhood, and there's nothing you can do about growing up. He also seems to sing of how adulthood has left him with nothing but excuses and scars.

    That's just what I think of this song. I've been listening to it on loop, and it just sort of seems like those moments people, even teenagers and young adults, will sometimes have when they remember the "structure" (See what I did there? Name of the song ties in too) of their childhood. Childhood was simple, plain, and structured. Adulthood can cause pain and will lead to longing for childhood. Childhood is water, adulthood is wine, and when you change from a child to an adult, you never feel the same. Of course, seeing as this is only my opinion, I could very well be wrong. Feel free to argue or agree.
    Littleredfox16on March 26, 2016   Link

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