I can remember days
Things weren't always this way
I used to make you smile
If only for a while

But now you can't get through
There's no way I can lose
I know some days are hard
But don't you make mine too

Cause I can't stand it when you come home
And we just fight for hours
But I won't show it
No, I'll just hold my breath and keep it quiet

Every little earthquake
Every little heartbreak, going unheard
Every little landslide
Catch it in my hand
I won't say a word
Every time you hug me
I know that it's working
Making you mine
Every clap of thunder
Only makes me stronger
On the inside

How many countless nights
I try my best to hide
Soon as you slam the door
My tears fall to the floor
I know that people change
Maybe you're not to blame
But must you burn a hole
So deep into my soul


Cause I can't stand it when you come home
And we just fight for hours
But I won't show it
No, I'll just hold my breath and keep it quiet

Every little earthquake
Every little heartbreak going unheard
Every little landslide
Catch it in my hand
I won't say a word
Every time you hug me
I know that it's working
Making you mine
Every clap of thunder
Only makes me stronger
On the inside

Every little earthquake
Every little heartbreak
Every little landslide
Catch it in my hand
Every little earthquake
Every little heartbreak
Every little landslide
Catch it in my hand

Every little earthquake
Every little heartbreak going unheard
Every little landslide
Catch it in my hand
I won't say a word
Every time you hug me
I know that it's working
Making you mine
Every clap of thunder
Only makes me stronger
On the inside

Every little earthquake
Every little heartbreak
Every little landslide
Catch it in my hand
Every little earthquake
Every little heartbreak
Every little landslide
Catch it in my hand


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Every Little Earthquake song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentsounds like an unhealthy relationship to me.
    (i agree that it's "everytime you hurt me")
    of course, unhealthy relationships make for great songs :)
    cloan21on December 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis songs pretty much just what it is, theres no hidden meanings. just about two people and the break down in there relationship. earthquakes & landslides are the arguements etc :)
    fiona2manon April 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...The actual title is just "Earthquake"... And I love this song.
    Technophobiaon June 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe demo was called 'Every Little Earthquake' :)
    spinspinsugar_xon July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeriously, "hug me" is still part of the official lyrics on this site? What?? It's so clearly "hurt me." Ever heard of headphones or actually listening to the clearly-sung lyrics? The song is about classic domestic violence. A very serious issue set to happy music (which I personally love).
    techboysfon March 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song has a lot of meaning to me personally. Very obviously a song depicting an very unhealthy relationship. This is what it means, kind of in the context of my own experience which this song helped me through.

    [I can remember days
    Things weren't always this way
    I used to make you smile
    If only for a while]

    What this says to me is basically that it wasn't always so bad.

    [But now you can't get through
    There's no way I can lose
    I know some days are hard
    But don't you make mine too]

    Specifically the last 2 lines stick out to me. Mostly because they coincide with my own experience. Almost in that way victims try to rationalize what their abusers do. Kind of like saying "he's just been really stressed out at work lately."

    [Cause I can't stand it when you come home
    And we just fight for hours
    But I won't show it
    No, I'll just hold my breath and keep it quiet]

    Very simple. The abuser comes home and a fight starts, the victim hates it. But they don't speak up. They don't tell anyone. By their tongue and suck it up.

    [Every little earthquake
    Every little heartbreak, going unheard
    Every little landslide
    Catch it in my hand
    I won't say a word
    Every time you [hurt] me
    I know that it's working
    Making you mine
    Every clap of thunder
    Only makes me stronger
    On the inside]

    The first bit is kind of the same as that last verse. Every earthquake, every landslide. Those are the fights. And again, biting their tongue, sucking it up. And in the end all those fights are making the victim stronger.
    Eventually the victim will (hopefully) find the strength to get out of the relationship
    neon001626on June 22, 2013   Link

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