Where have you been?
You are a different man...

You disappeared...
And just like that, you're here.

So did your time, away from here...
Renew your soul... To make you strong...
For your return, I thought you knew...

It feels good, just holding you.

She's gone, I feel...
I think there's something wrong.
Have you seen her?
She's been away too long...

So look around
This dismal place...
Some things have changed...
Or can't you even tell...?

I'm glad you're here.
I see you're well.

And welcome home...
Embrace your hell.

In a town hungry for the lonely...
Lost, innocent child...
Forbidden life taken in a moment...
Life, too late for saving...

...or just in time.

In my mind, places keep returning...
I still see her smile.
And in the dark, fear that I am feeling
Dies once in a while...

And as the moon leads me through the madness...
There, standing alone.

I feel a breath, coming from the shadows...
Streets, almost alive...

I heard a sound (I heard a sound!)

I hear your voice (I hear your voice!)

Why, making a choice? (Why, do you have no choice?)

I need to know...
I need to know...
(You'll never know)

And all these words take me back to my home...
(Is she gone, are you real, are you here?)

Can I trust who you say that you are?
And who I am now... (And who am I now...?)

Too late for me, knowing...

...or just in time.


Lyrics submitted by k0n0k0, edited by Syauska

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    General CommentThis is one of the BEST Silent Hill songs and my personal most favorite !
    It topples hundreds of Mainstream / Chart music of these days.

    The song can be interpreted in different meanings :

    It's about Meeting a person (Friend or Lover) after being gone for so long, now he's back, then the story can take different meanings :

    1) The person who came back is a different person from the other people of the town / city she's in.
    2) The person has changed from the way he used to be before.
    3) The person is someone she never met before, but he's a different man from those people around her.

    In the first two meanings it goes like this :
    She's either reminding him about asking about her "Have you seen her ?" like "have you missed me or something ?"
    or that she's informing him that she's no longer what she used to be "she's gone I fear, I think there's something wrong" like she's heartbroken or something, or no longer interested in meeting him (temporarily cuz she's upset that he left with no goodbyes (like what really happened in the games, her friend from high school just left all of a sudden)).

    The 3rd meaning is more appealing to me as she met a new person who's different from all the people around her, he makes her happy and content that she cannot believe it after all the heartbreaks she had in her life (or any type of let downs) as in "Can I trust who you say that you are ?", she's in denial whether he's serious and truly different from those people in her life or whether It's just her imagination or whether it's too late for her to accept a new man since he looks and sounds different or just says that it's too late to try again ?

    I believe the word "Where Have You Been ?" which is at the start of the song fits as a start and ending to the song, because if we follow the third meaning it would be like "Where have you been ?" as in wishing that he came earlier to save her from all the pain, in other words, saying "I wish you came early so I won't have to wait this long for you".

    RinoTheBounceron June 22, 2011   Link

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