When your tears are spent
On your last pretense
And your tired eyes refuse to close
And sleep in your defense
When it's in your spine
Like you've walked for miles
And the only thing you want is just to be still for a while

And if your heart wears thin
I will hold you up
And I will hide you
When it gets too much
I'll be right beside you
I'll be right beside you

When you're overwhelmed
And you've lost your breath
And the space between the things you know
Is blurring nonetheless
When you try to speak, but you make no sound
And the words you want are out of reach
But they've never been so loud

And if your heart wears thin
I will hold you up
And I will hide you
When it gets too much
I'll be right inside you
I'll be right inside you

I will sing
Nobody will break you
Trust in me, trust in me, don't pull away
Just trust in me, trust me

Cause I'm just trying to keep it together
Cause I could do worse and you could do better

When your tears are spent
On your last pretense
And your tired eyes refuse to close
And sleep in your defense

And if your heart wears thin
I will hold you up
And I will hide you
When it gets too much
I'll be right beside you
Nobody will break you

And if your heart wears thin
I will hold you up
And I will hide you
When it gets too much
I'll be right beside you
Nobody will break you


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing.

    'Nuff said.
    x_bitedownon February 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so...wow...
    It's pretty obvious what it is about. It is about the person who loves the person more than anything and all they want to do is keep them safe, hide them from the pain. They wont leave their side, always there to look after them. They want them to believe that they will care for them.
    "I will sing
    Nobody will break you
    Trust in me, trust in me, don't pull away
    Just trust in me, trust me

    Cause I'm just trying to keep it together
    Cause I could do worse and you could do better"

    This bit is like they are trying to get the person to believe them because it's what is truelly in their heart but the person may doubt them. The singing keeps the person safe, they just need to trust the person who loves them.

    An amazing song. I can really relate to this song. It made the person i showed it to tear up slightly :] It does that to me too. I love all their songs <33
    CrazySciencePodon April 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is pretty ambiguous. The obvious interpretation is about a relationship, but I'd like to think there's more to it than that. When they were asking for ideas for the music video, I was hoping something would come out with an epic mass of people holding up signs saying things like, "My mom passed away of breast cancer three years ago," and the person beside that would then hold theirs up saying, "I'm a recovering alcoholic," and on and on. Meanwhile, the boys could be acting out a relationship scene, with a girlfriend in the hospital, and the boyfriend being (clearly) right by her side the whole time. The line would lead to the girl in the hospital, and she'd hold up a sign saying something like, "I'm in here because of an attempted suicide." After the climax of the song, the people could flip their signs to show a more positive side, like, "And now, I walk for the cure, and have helped raise millions of dollars for cancer research," and, "I've been sober for seven months!" Lastly, the girl could flip her sign and say, "I'm so happy to be alive." or something.

    If the video had been something like that, I think it would've been way more meaningful and interesting. It brings in the concept of never being alone, which I like.

    But whatever, they went and did a relationship video with Josh being the main guy... sigh.
    Fallen Leaveson November 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing and i love the lyrics.
    crazii-bout-musicon March 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDIS SONG ABOUST SEXY LOOK THE LYRIC I WLLZ BE RITE INSID YU SE IT BOUTS SEXY TIEM
    cleaningpoon January 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    amazingly beautiful

    i love this part:

    Cause I'm just trying to keep it together
    Cause I could do worse and you could do better

    ashley2308on June 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd your tired eyes refuse to close
    And sleep in your defense
    When you're overwhelmed
    And you've lost your breath
    And the space between the things you know
    Is blurring nonetheless

    all the lines like this and stuff lead me to think it reflects on his drug addiction and would be there for someone cause he wishedsomeone was for him
    or maybe someone did -- i dunno
    what do u think??
    wouldntuliiketoknowon July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible song.
    Probably one of my favourite songs.
    undecidedanonymouson August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is supposed to be about cancer. =(
    x_bitedownon November 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationfirst of all I LOVE THIS SONG!

    i always thought that this was a love song like CrazySciencePod said,but wouldntuliiketoknow compleatly changed my mind.

    this song is soooo about drug addiction, specificly recovery. heres what i think.

    this song might not be about josh, i think it might be about someones he knows, that hes helping get over an addition, or it could be to anyone who is going through an addiction. it could also be about someone helping him get over him problems too.

    When your tears are spent
    On your last pretense
    And your tired eyes refuse to close
    And sleep in your defense
    When it's in your spine
    Like you've walked for miles
    And the only thing you want is just to be still for a while

    - when your recovering from an addiction its not easy, you go kinda crazy and get sick. this person is going through alot of pain hense the crying. the person is done pretending they don't have a problem anymore, and wants to get better.the third and forth line i think is about insomnia. when he talks about your spine hurting that could be more side effects of quiting. the last line is about how your in pain,and your sick. your uncomfortable and you just want those feelings to go away. your tempted to go back to the drug, to make the bad feelings go away.

    And if your heart wears thin
    I will hold you up
    And I will hide you
    When it gets too much
    I'll be right beside you
    I'll be right beside you

    - when all the recovery symptoms are really getting to you and all you want is to go back to the drug, hes saying that he will help you through it because you CAN"T do it on your own.

    When you're overwhelmed
    And you've lost your breath
    And the space between the things you know
    Is blurring nonetheless
    When you try to speak, but you make no sound
    And the words you want are out of reach
    But they've never been so loud

    -not sure about the first two lies. the lyrics after that are about how everything is changing,and its all so unfamiliar. i love the lines "when you try to speak but you make no sound and the words you want are out of reach but they've never been so loud". this is befor you have quit the drug, but you want to stop, but in order to stop you have to admit to having a problem. but admiting is hard, your trying to get to that point, you want to admit it sooo badly( but they've never been so loud), but can't(make no sound).

    And if your heart wears thin
    I will hold you up
    And I will hide you
    When it gets too much
    I'll be right beside you
    I'll be right beside you

    -explained above.

    I will sing
    Nobody will break you
    Trust in me, trust in me, don't pull away
    Just trust in me, trust me

    -hes saying that he doesnt want you to fail at recovering, he wont let you fail. but in order for him to help you have to trust him.

    Cause I'm just trying to keep it together
    Cause I could do worse and you could do better

    - seeing you in pain is hard for him. he's trying his best to help, but your making it harder for him.

    When your tears are spent
    On your last pretense
    And your tired eyes refuse to close
    And sleep in your defense

    And if your heart wears thin
    I will hold you up
    And I will hide you
    When it gets too much
    I'll be right beside you
    Nobody will break you

    And if your heart wears thin
    I will hold you up
    And I will hide you
    When it gets too much
    I'll be right beside you
    Nobody will break you

    -explained above

    this could be compleatly wrong but it makes compleat sense to me.
    MTrenchRoxon July 04, 2010   Link

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