"Elephants" as written by Theresa Becker-wayman, Emily Camille Kokal, Jennifer Lee Lindberg and Shannon M. Sossamon....
I'll break your heart
To keep you far from where all dangers start
And atmosphere

Gets crazy life
Where every breath transpires
And to a star
Space of calm about you

They call me a thief
They call me a thief
Call me a thief
Call me a thief
Common thief
Common thief
Common thief
Call me
Call me

So I know
That you're not that you're not here
Sort of lost without you
I hope
That you burn all there is that
You want is inside you now

I'll break your heart
To keep you far from where
All dangers start
I'm on my way
I'm on my way down

I know
That you're not that you're not here
Sort of lost without you
I hope
That you find all there is that
You want is inside you now

I know that
You're not here
I wonder where you are

In the dark we are waiting for you
We are waiting for you
With your dying need for
Their attention hold on right now
We won't let you fall

We are waiting for you
With your dying need for
Their attention hold on right now
We won't let you fall


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"Elephants" as written by Jennifer Lee Lindberg Emily Camille Kokal

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  • +10
    General CommentTo say there is "an elephant in the room" is to say there is a massive thing that affects everything but which noone talks about. The damaged girl pushes away her perfect lover to protect him from the damage ("I'm on my way down") inside of her ("I'll break your heart to keep you far from where all dangers start"), but never speaks about why she breaks his heart, never allows anyone close to her troubles, the elephants in the rooms of her mind that make the relationship impossible. She hopes her discarded lover will find the happiness he sought in her inside himself ("I hope that you find all there is that you want is inside you now.")
    yhtrownuon February 21, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe last bit is supposed to be:

    In the dark we are waiting for you
    With your dying need for their attention
    Hold on tight now, we won't let you fall

    We are waiting for you
    With you dying need for their attention
    Hold on tight now we won't let you fall
    maidneedsamaidon January 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI'll break your heart
    to keep you far from where
    all dangers start
    and atmosphere
    gets crazy light
    where every breath just bites
    into the soft
    space of calm about you

    They call me a thief
    They call me a thief
    Call me a thief
    Call me a thief
    Common thief
    Common thief
    Common thief
    Call me
    Call me

    I know that you're not here, that you're not here
    Sort of lost without you
    I hope that you'll find all there is that you want
    is inside you now

    I'll break your heart
    to keep you far from where
    all danger starts
    I'm on my way
    I'm on my way down


    I know that you're not, that you're not here
    Sort of lost without you
    I hope that you find all there is that you want
    is inside you now
    Now...

    I know that
    You're not here
    I wonder where you are

    In the dark we are waiting for you
    With your dying need for their attention
    Hold on tight now, we won't let you fall

    We are waiting for you
    With your dying need for their attention
    Hold on tight now, we won't let you fall...
    Makasoon April 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"sort of lost without you" should be "subtle's lost without you" It was on their myspace maybe a year ago.
    Talikaon May 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy is it called "Elephants". the only thing i could think is some cryptic anti-poaching message but idk!
    DannyG505on February 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think one part might be:

    "So i know that you're not that you're not here
    Sort of lost without you
    I hope that you find all there is that
    you want, is inside you now."
    kittenchowmeinon November 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is great
    sux4uuon January 11, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI just love this song so much.
    carmenitaaaon October 26, 2010   Link

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