"What It Means to be Alone" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
Oh,
You were born with the sun
And oh,
You will die with the moon
And everything you thought you had you lost
But now you'd never lose what you don't have
Prayers from above
Never answered quite enough
Now the only one you have is you

With this (cruel?) bitter heart
You were (gone and it hurt?)
Left her naked in the sun

(I'm scared?) from this (cruel?) bitter world
This has only begun
As the bombs are bursting off

Smoke arose
On azimuth glares
Bodies brewed
In frigid winter air
Where family's sons
Are robbed beneath their feet
And hearts conceit

(Above her?)The angel sings
(Distracted?) our eyes to the sea
And we thought that we had
A cause for suffering
And reason enough to die alone
Oh but,

You,
Will this (cruel?) bitter heart
You were (gone and in love?)
Left her naked in the sun

(I'm scared?) from this (cruel?) bitter world
This has only begun
As the bombs are bursting off

With our feet beneath us
With our hands to the sky
We extend our limbs
Begging "Why, oh why?"
Don't fade away

Prayers from above
Never answered quite enough
Looking up
Never offered you too much
Now the only one you have is


Lyrics submitted by Yattering, edited by dbriggs, thelukeeffect, TommLandin, JayDollar

"What It Means to Be Alone" as written by Casey Blue Crescenzo

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

What It Means to be Alone song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentAb ovo (Latin: "from the beginning,the origin,the egg")

    Ad astra (Latin: "to the stars".)
    Yatteringon May 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh, you were born with the sun
    And oh, you will die with the moon
    Everything you thought you had you lost
    But now you'd never lose what you don't have

    Prayers from above, never answered quite enough
    Now the only one you have is you

    With this cruel and bitter heart
    You were cold and in love, left here naked in the sun

    Run scared from this cruel and bitter world
    This has only begun, now the bombs are bursting off

    Smoke arose on azimuth glares
    bodies brewed and frigid winter air
    Where families' sons are robbed beneath their feet, and hearts conceit
    "Ab Ovo," the angel sings "Ad astra"

    our eyes to the sea,We thought
    that we had a cause for suffering
    and reason enough to die alone


    Withour feet beneath us
    and our hands to the sky
    we extend our limbs begging "why oh why?"

    Dont Turn Away

    Prayers from above, never answered quite enough
    looking up never offered you too much
    Now the only one you have is...
    KChaChaKon June 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think he is realizing his choices that brought him to this point have also left him nothing to return to.I see him regretting his decisions that have led him here. Maybe he is wishing he was still in lust or as the song seems to dictate, in love with Ms. Leading. And when "Prayers from above never answered..." I wonder if he was was guided by his mom's ghost, or the oracles, but either way, went astray from their guidance and is now alone, stuck. I like how he seems to have mood swings, almost as though he is annoyed with himself just as much as he is with Ms. Leading.

    As the song continues he puts Ms. Leading in the back of his mind and sees what pain can be caused by war, something even worse than a broken heart. I love it when he describes his first taste of war, and the son's being robbed from their families, a lot of cool imagery there. "Smoke arose on the azimuth glares/ Bodies brewed and frigid winter..." I think of the azimuth as a guiding direction often associated with ships at sea using due north and stars to get a precise angle on which direction to travel. But it is also used for military artillery fire.
    Et3rnalon August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEh, I was only posting the lyrics for the paino version on youtube. I'll change them.
    Yatteringon June 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, you can follow KChaChaK lyrics to the song, which are the ones sung on the album, but the lyrics I posted are from the album booklet.
    Yatteringon June 23, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain