"Secret" as written by Sara Taylor, Michael Hanmer, Matthew O'halloran and Michael Rainbow....
I woke up as I waited
Bleeding slow
There was no way to
Make all this blow over so
I started writing the ending
I said too much
And you just kept on pretending
For both of us

I could never speak anyway
What you wanted to hear
I couldn't convey
We were just sinking too fast to save
The two of us
Whispering hope away

All the days that I've counted
You'll never know
All that I promised, you doubted
I told you so
Forget the words that were spoken
And thoughts erased
Let's burn the path that was chosen
Without a trace

I could never speak anyway
What you wanted to hear
I couldn't convey
We were just sinking too fast to save
The two of us
Whispering hope away

I could never speak anyway
What you wanted to hear
I couldn't convey
We were just sinking too fast to save
The two of us
Whispering hope away


Lyrics submitted by joca13

"Secret" as written by Joy Williams John White

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    General CommentI woke up as I lay there
    Bleeding slow
    There was no way to make all this blow over
    So, I started writing the ending
    I said too much
    And you just kept on pretending
    For both of us

    I could never speak in a way
    Came only to hear,
    I couldn't convey
    Oh we're just sinking too fast to say
    The two of us, whispering her away

    All the days that I've counted
    You'll never know
    All that I promised you doubted
    I told you so
    Forget the words that were spoken
    And thought to waste
    Let's burn the path that was chosen
    Without a trace

    I could never speak in a way
    Came only to hear,
    I couldn't convey
    Oh, we're just sinking too fast to say
    The two of us, whispering her away

    I could never speak in a way
    Came only to hear,
    I couldn't convey
    Oh, we're just sinking too fast to say
    The two of us, whispering her away

    these might be a little wrong but i think they're mostly right.
    eizohon August 23, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"we were just sinking too fast to SAVE"
    hundredskieson October 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA wonderful song that contains great meaning, definitely my favourite song out of the whole "Pins And Needles" album. I feel the lyrics tell a story of two lovers parting their ways now they've lost everything that they once had together. Their relationship is falling apart and one seems to be in a long denial about it at first.
    It sounds as if she was quiet about her own views, keeping her true feelings in 'secret'. While the other pushed them away and kept personal issues out of mind. The "I could never speak anyway. What you wanted to hear, I couldn't convey..." is where you get the main idea to this.

    "I started writing the ending
    I said too much" - she knew from the very beginning that it wasn't going to workout, but she didn't pressure her partner on the doubts.

    "We were just sinking too fast to save" - not even trying to fix these problems will be able to make their relationship work.

    "All the days that I've counted
    You'll never know" - as if she has been waiting for the moment where everything they had finally breaks and how long they'll last in the increasing decay. But she still hides her feelings.

    "Let's burn the path that was chosen
    Without a trace" - suggesting they planned a life together, but now it isn't going anywhere. It's broken.


    When you're in a situation like this, it can be distressing and heart-rending. I can really relate to its saying.
    Rinetteon December 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI thinks it's about someone who doesn't think there good enough. "I could never speak anyway. What you whated to hear.. I couldn't convey" everytime they spoke to someone they loved they always felt like that were making them mad, or unhappy. They couldn't understand how to make them happy. "All that it promised you doubted." Sounds like, the person actually doesn't trust them. They doubt that they'll ever to keep there promise. They fill the others head with doubt. "Forget the words that were spoken and thought erased." They fought, and it caused them to become seperated for awhile. They regret not be able to say things when they were together. And it's about the regret.
    Kittylovers28on December 16, 2013   Link

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