Your plans don't mean a thing to me
Your words don't make any sense
Your thoughts are dyin' somewhere else

Is there something that I've done?
Is there something that you've read?
Is there something that I've said?
All alone

You come up to breathe
You're talking in circles
You've gotta see I'm on the right side
You get up to leave
You're walking in circles
You've gotta see I'm on the right side

Who's gonna take you out
Who's gonna walk you home
Who's gonna be your own
Who's gonna make you laugh
Who's gonna make you cry
Who's gonna dry your eyes
When I'm gone

You come up to breathe
You're talking in circles
You've gotta see I'm on the right side
You get up to leave
You're walking in circles
You've gotta see I'm on the right side

Never gonna reach my hope
Never tuck you into bed
Never be your best friend
And I'll never pick you up in my car
Never wake up in your arms
And I'll never see you again
Anymore

You come up to breathe
You're talking in circles
You've gotta see I'm on the right side
You get up to leave
While walking in circles
You've gotta see I'm on the right side

You come up to breathe
You're talking in circles
You've gotta see I'm on the right side
I will come back
'Cause I'm on the right side


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    General CommentMy inital thoughts on this song was the breakup of a man and woman where the man was left behind never getting to experience the things that they said they would do however when i listened to it more i believe the song is about a man dying of cancer who is having to leave behind the woman he loves.

    'Your plans don't mean a thing to me
    Your words don't make any sense
    Your thoughts are dyin' somewhere else'

    -The plans that she is making don't mean anything to him as he knows that he won't be around to experience them with her, her thoughts could also be dying alike him as all of the things she had hoped for the future will no longer happen.

    'Is there something that I've done?
    Is there something that you've read?
    Is there something that I've said?
    All alone'

    - He may not understand why she is perhaps distancing herself from him, he feels that it's something that he has done or said. She may have read up on the condition he has and it may have scared her causing her to keep a distance to prevent herself being majorly hurt when the end comes.

    'You come up to breathe
    You're talking in circles
    You've gotta see I'm on the right side
    You get up to leave
    You're walking in circles
    You've gotta see I'm on the right side'

    -She keeps on talking about the same thing over and over, perhaps she is struggling to accept the truth of it all , she may not be able to comprehend what is going on and that therefore results in them going round in circles getting nowhere. She may have tried to leave him however physically can't as her love for him is too strong and she finds herself in an impossible situation as she knows how hard it is going to be for her when he's not there.

    - it took me a while to make some sense of the line 'i'm on the right side' however after a lot of thinking i came to the result that maybe it is a referral to jesus as he is said to be at the right side of God. He may be trying to tell her that it is okay as he will be at the right side up in heaven with God looking down on her.

    Who's gonna take you out
    Who's gonna walk you home
    Who's gonna be your own
    Who's gonna make you laugh
    Who's gonna make you cry
    Who's gonna dry your eyes
    When I'm gone

    -Here he is wondering who is going to be there for her when he isn't, who is going to do all of the things that he does for her, will she be totally alone or will she find someone else? There is a real sense of sadness to this as he wants to do all of those things for her but he physically can't and has to accept that one day someone else will be with her.

    You come up to breathe
    You're talking in circles
    You've gotta see I'm on the right side
    You get up to leave
    You're walking in circles
    You've gotta see I'm on the right side

    'Never gonna reach my hope
    Never tuck you into bed
    Never be your best friend
    And I'll never pick you up in my car
    Never wake up in your arms
    And I'll never see you again
    Anymore'

    -I find this part incredibly despairing as he is realizing that he will never be able to do the things that he wants to with her as he will be gone.

    You come up to breathe
    You're talking in circles
    You've gotta see I'm on the right side
    You get up to leave
    While walking in circles
    You've gotta see I'm on the right side

    You come up to breathe
    You're talking in circles
    You've gotta see I'm on the right side
    I will come back
    'Cause I'm on the right side
    Sionainnmariexon February 28, 2014   Link

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