"Fistful of Tears" as written by Hod David and Maxwell Musze....
Feel just like a weight has lifted
How can I repay you, help me understand
Currency a fistful of tears I can afford
Fight of your life is not the cost
Time will reveal, yeah
All along you're the one who's losing

Cause I, I go insane
Crazy sometimes
Tryin' to keep you from losing your mind
Open your eyes
See what's in front of your face
Save me my fistful of tears

You can make it disappear girl
All you got to do is just raise up, face up, stay up
All things will heal, we'll feel it with a kiss from the skies
Don't' you let it go
Don't' you let it go

Cause I go insane
Crazy sometimes
Tryin' to keep you from losing your mind
Open your eyes
See what's in front of your face
And save me my fistful of tears

We goin' fight the war
We goin' fight our fears
The only thing I wanna throw is a fistful of tears
We goin' fight the war
We goin' fight our fears
The only thing I gotta throw is a fistful of tears
We goin' fight the war
We goin' fight our fears
The only thing I wanna throw is a fistful of tears

Because I go insane
Crazy sometimes
Tryin' to keep you from losing your mind
Open your eyes
See what's in front of your face
And save me, save me, save me
I go insane
Crazy sometimes
Tryin' to keep you from losing your mind
Open your eyes
See what's in front of your face
Save me my fistful of tears


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"Fistful of Tears" as written by Maxwell Menard Hod David

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    General Comment@uknowiluv I like how you analyzed the song! I never thought of it from that prespective.

    I was thinking more along the lines of...

    He's in a relationship with a woman who is constantly arguing with him even though all he wants is to be with her. He is frustrated with trying to keep them together, and the fighting is pushing him away...and she does not understand that.
    BisonLoveon May 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe weight being lifted is the girl coming back to him. When she leaves, all he does is cry.
    Coming back to him is not a "fight of her life" because he truly loves her. He's begging her to open her eyes and see that she has an opportunity for a good thing by choosing to stay with him. He's afraid to be in love and he figures that she leaves because she's afraid. Now that she's returned, he hopes that they will cling to each other as they fight to make their relationship last. He can't show her anything to prove that what they have is worth it. There's nothing that he can buy to prove it to her. All he knows is that when she pulls away, he loses it and can't control his emotions.
    newbeeon August 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'll explain verse by verse.

    Feels just like a weight has lifted
    How can I repay you?
    Help me understand, currency, a fistful of tears; I can afford.

    I'm assuming she's just broken up with him so he's being sarcastic saying how can I repay you for finally ending this relationship because the only thing I can afford is tears.

    Fight of your life is not the cost
    Time will reveal
    All along you're the one who's losing

    He's basically saying that trying to argue and fight him to stay with her is not "worth" it (the cost )because in the end she's only pushing him further away and without realizing it, although she's winning the arguments she's not really winning because she's losing him.

    'Cause I.. I go insane, crazy sometimes,
    Trying to keep you from losing your mind
    Open your eyes,
    See what's in front of your face
    Save me my fistful of tears

    Again, further explaining how she's pushing him away when he's only trying to be with her. She's hurting him so bad (emotionally) and she doesn't even realize it, so he's saying open your eyes and look at what you're doing to me.


    You can make it disappear girl
    All you gotta do is just raise up, face up, stay up
    All things will heal,
    We'll feel it with a kiss from the skies
    Don't you let it go
    Don't you let it go

    He's saying she can make these problems they have go away if she just realize that they don't have a healthy relationship. (i.e All you gotta do is just raise up, face up, stay up. Basically meaning grow up, face the problems and work them out.) He's wants her to just try to fix things for the sake of their relationship.

    We gon' fight the war, we gon' fight our fears
    The only thing I wanna throw is a fistful of tears
    We gon' fight the war, we gon 'fight our fears
    The only thing I gotta throw is a fistful of tears
    We gon' fight the war, we gon' fight our fears
    The only thing I wanna throw is a fistful of tears

    Their problems in the relationship could be a number of things but most likely she's probably just a very negative person that accuses him of cheating or something. So he's saying we can fight this war together, we don't have to be afraid to love each other.(fight our fears). And also saying that he doesn't want to ever hurt her if anything the only thing he wants to do is throw is his tears ( get rid of them ).

    I sooooo love this song! Great lyrics that actually make you think! Hope I helped. :)

    uknowiluvon May 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat this song means to me is absolutely phenomenal, amazing, life-changing. Last few days, I have been in a real emotional slump. Last night, I felt like I just couldnt handle anything, and just got hysterical, crying so hard and deep. Realized I have been stuffing my emotions. Blew up at my adult sons, my bad.

    Once I was alone and checking channels, I ran across Maxwell singing this song. I dont really care what he meant when he wrote it. What I experienced was ........unexplainable perhaps. Years ago, I turned off the "soul" in me, it made me too "relaxed and wavy" in my movements, and attracted the wrong people into my life, ones who just wanted to use me, not "enjoy me being me".

    When I heard this song, that "totally responsive woman" woke up in me, and I realized how much I have missed by not believing that I could still fall in love again even after being alone for so many years. In the mirror, I just dont look like I feel, weird. Anyway, thanks Maxwell, you woke me up inside, and I am grateful for that. I truly feel my desire to love and be loved, slow dance and move "that special way", came alive again. The rest of the story...........
    will be revealed"
    MA64NANAon June 30, 2012   Link
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    General Commentso not sure.. but it could mean that he's consoling his friend about a relationship that she has with another guy... and that she should see what she has right in front of her...
    songsongson November 22, 2013   Link

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