"Give Me A Sign" as written by and Benjamin Burnley....
Dead star shine
Light up the sky
I'm all out of breath
My walls are closing in
Days go by
Give me a sign
Come back to the end
The shepherd of the damned

I can feel you falling away

No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I'll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain
I'm falling apart
Leave me here forever in the dark

Daylight dies
Blackout the sky
Does anyone care?
Is anybody there?
Take this life
Empty inside
I'm already dead
I'll rise to fall again

I can feel you falling away

No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I'll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain
I'm falling apart
Leave me here forever in the dark

God help me I've come undone
Out of the light of the sun
God help me I've come undone
Out of the light of the sun

I can feel you falling away

No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I'll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain

Give me a sign
There's something buried in the words
Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood
Just give me a sign
There's something buried in the words
Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood
Just give me a sign
There's something buried in the words
Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood

Forever, and ever
The scars will remain


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"Give Me a Sign" as written by Benjamin Burnley

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  • +7
    General Commenti love breaking benjamin for this reason, songs like this could mean something to him but has many different meanings for other people, i'll go with the meaning he meant for, its from the point of view of him or someone else and they have lost their way and is screaming for help from someone they are losing, or maybe its about someone dying, personally to me this album has a theme, mainly the end of life, but life in general and how wonderful and painful it can become but at the end it doesn't matter, just like in the curious case of benjamin button, "You can be mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go." Captain Mike.
    TheOriginalChubbzon September 29, 2009   Link
  • +6
    General CommentDead star shine
    Light up the sky
    I'm all out of breath
    My walls are closing in
    Days go by
    Give me a sign
    Come back to the end
    The shepherd of the damned"
    - I think this is about someone who is in a state of stress and depression because the walls of stress are closing in and there's no way out. They are suffocating and screaming to their close friend/gf/bf (star shine) for help in lighting the tunnel out of their depression. But the friend has been lost in their own problems and both are screaming for each other for help. Days go by and they still are in this state of suffocation.

    "I can feel you falling away
    No longer the lost
    No longer the same
    And I can see you starting to break
    I'll keep you alive
    If you show me the way
    Forever - and ever
    the scars will remain"
    - They know the one who can lead them out of their current state. He sees her falling away, pushing him away from her. No longer the same people they were. He gives her a choice to let him keep her afloat while she gets herself back in the boat if she'll help him back into the boat, even through the pain they inflicted on one another

    "I'm falling apart
    Leave me here forever in the dark"
    - Or she has the choice to go on her own... to climb in the boat and leave him.

    "Daylight dies
    Blackout the sky
    Does anyone care?
    Is anybody there?
    Take this life
    Empty inside
    I'm already dead
    I'll rise to fall again"
    - His world is crashing in and it feels like his screams aren't being heard. He's numb (empty inside), already dead, and he keeps fighting only to fail and go back down into the suffocating stress.

    "God help me I've come undone
    Out of the light of the sun"
    - This is an obvious cry to God to help him through his troubles and to help her with her troubles. They need each other

    "Give me a sign
    There's something buried in the words
    Give me a sign
    Your tears are adding to the flood"
    - He's crying out to her to give him the sign that will lead him out. And he knows that there is a deeper meaning than just the words she speaks. He sees through the words and to the hints she is leaving in them. Her tears are adding to the flood of his tears and they are either going to work, or she is going to leave him in the dark. But the scars of their pain will stay eternal.
    BrndnLeeon April 22, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis is probably one of there best songs they have ever written. It's about a man who just broke up with the girl that he thought was his true destiny. He's broken and feels as if his soul has been left dead along with the relationship. He's on his last leg and wants to give in to the darkness. All he is asking is that someone please give him a sign to hold on and not end it all. It also seems as if he was playing the role of this persons guardian angel or a savior and when he found out how many times this person fell from grace it tore him up inside each and every time. He sees how this person is truly gone from his heart and now he wants the world to just fade away and he'd rather be left in the darkness forever then to face the reality of how this person has let him down so deeply.
    PyarForeveron October 09, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationThis song has a special meaning for me, for i lived something that could be descripited by the lyrics..

    For me, it is about a relationship that is nearly on the end,
    The one who sings is trying to express his feelings to his lover
    about their own relationship:
    "Dead star shine
    Light up the sky
    I'm all out of breath
    My walls are closing in[..]"

    Then he tries to tell his lover to give him a sign, to show him a way
    where they can solve their relationship problems:

    "Days go by
    Give me a sign
    Come back to the end
    The shepherd of the damned"

    He says to his lover that he can see that he can see that she is almost giving up on their relationship too, that she is chang towards him becaus of their problems:

    "I can feel you falling away
    No longer the lost
    No longer the same
    And I can see you starting to break"

    He then tells her that he will keep her as his lover, keep her "alive"(on his thoughts/heart), if she shows him the way
    "I'll keep you alive
    If you show me the way"

    He tells her that if them break up, the scars will remain forever. She probably ignores that and goes forward in breaking up with him, then he asks her to leave him alone, "forever in the dark":
    "Forever, and ever
    The scars will remain
    I'm falling apart
    Leave me here forever in the dark"

    He then sings about his own misery after the end of his relationship, and prably has suicidal thoughts because of it, trying to search for anyone who cares about him:
    "Daylight dies
    Blackout the sky
    Does anyone care?
    Is anybody there?
    Take this life
    Empty inside
    I'm already dead"

    He is convinced to try to revive his dead relationship, but feels that it will not works:
    "I'll rise to fall again"

    He then retries to continue his relationship with her, asking god and her to help him finding a way to do so, even if she does not see a way to be with him anymore, he probably knows that she is hiding something, that is a way "buried in the words" to solve their problems without breaking up:

    "I can feel you falling away
    No longer the lost
    No longer the same
    And I can see you starting to break
    I'll keep you alive
    If you show me the way
    Forever, and ever
    The scars will remain
    I'm falling apart
    Leave me here forever in the dark

    God help me I've come undone
    Out of the light of the sun
    God help me I've come undone
    Out of the light of the sun

    I can feel you falling away

    No longer the lost
    No longer the same
    And I can see you starting to break
    I'll keep you alive
    If you show me the way
    Forever, and ever
    The scars will remain

    Give me a sign
    There's something buried in the words
    Give me a sign
    Your tears are adding to the flood
    Just give me a sign
    There's something buried in the words
    Give me a sign
    Your tears are adding to the flood
    Just give me a sign
    There's something buried in the words
    Give me a sign
    Your tears are adding to the flood

    Forever, and ever
    The scars will remain"
    josé13062on June 25, 2016   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this song is about losing something, but not in an easy way. It's like the other person is doing or did something that changed things way too much, but he's still choosing to try and stay with that person even though it could just hurt even more.
    Armadio2on October 09, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningTo me this whole song just screams out that he wants to know how to fix it all. Maybe it is a relationship gone bad, or something horribly fucked up in his life. He just wants to know how to make it right.

    ZombieKittenon February 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI believe this song is about the woman he loves turning into someone else. She's lost herself mentally. She's not at all who he started out with. He wants her to come back to him and through her emotional problems he is begging her to give him a sign that they're meant to be. He wants her to be like she was. Like THEY were. And coming to terms he can love her like she is now.
    January46on November 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHas anyone ever thought that this song has amazing similarities to the tale of Darth Vader? I mean he certainly came undone in the light of sun. Tried to keep Padme' alive by asking the emperor to show him the way. Anyways, forever and ever the scars will remain.
    rememberthevon May 08, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis doesn’t really fall in line with many BB songs but I think this song could be him questioning his faith after losing a loved one.
    He's questioning something that no one can answer.
    zlfenderon October 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song. Breaking Benjamin means for everyone to find their own meaning to their songs because it means something different to everyone. To me I feel it's about somebody very close drifting away and no longer caring. I can really relate to this song a lot.
    BuckFan33on December 23, 2009   Link

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