Ain't no use in calling up your friends
Ain't no use in hiding in your bed
And ain't no use in standing on your head
Cause no new sights can fill your loneliness

Seven days of time to fix your head
Seven days of time you walk the ledge
And every time you catch the sight of your reflection
And you can't decide if you should cry or if it's time to laugh

Can't count how many times I've heard you say
You'd give up all you got for just a day
Of feeling fine, no counting lines
That settled up under your eyes
To fall in love, to fall in love, to fall in love

And sympathy no doubt you weren't your friend
And it's too late now but I wrote this down back then
And there ain't no use in cutting through the darkness that envelops you
You have to let the light come in instead



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  • +2
    General CommentMy friend sent the lyrics from the CD case:

    Ain't no use in calling up your friends
    Ain't no use in hiding in your bed
    And ain't no use in standing on your head
    Cause no new sights can fill your loneliness

    Seven days of time to fix your head
    Seven days of time you walk the ledge
    And every time you catch the sight of your reflection
    And you can't decide if you should cry or if it's time to laugh

    Can't count how many times I've heard you say
    You'd give up all you got for just a day
    Of feeling fine, no counting lines
    That settled up under your eyes
    To fall in love, to fall in love, to fall in love

    And sympathy no doubt you weren't your friend
    And it's too late now but I wrote this down back then
    And there ain't no use in cutting through the darkness that envelops you
    You have to let the light come in instead
    cmykateon July 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. <3
    acaciafloweron January 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree, beautiful song...JBM is such a amazing artist, his songs has soul, his lyrics are so powerful and I'm in love with his music..

    "And there ain't no use in cutting through the darkness that envelops you
    You have to let the light come in instead"

    Such a powerful lyrics...
    kickstaron August 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is a letter written from a good friend/son to his mother who has just gotten out of rehab.

    He first recounts on the ways she first tried to fill her emptiness (with friends, with lethargy, with yoga), but to no avail.

    He then describes her experience in the hospital, a time to fix her head. She never imagined herself ending up in a rehab center, so every time she sees her reflection she can't decide to cry or laugh.

    He'd heard her say many times that she just wants a normal day without snorting lines of this stuff and getting the bags under her eyes. She still dreams of falling in love.

    Very few people on the outside offered her sympathy. And he apologizes for having these thoughts back then, but never extending to her any comfort. He recommends concentrating on receiving the light rather than concentrating on fending off darkness.
    jondallasjron March 02, 2016   Link

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