I wasn't expecting you
you took me by surprise
and I don't know if you can see it
but it's right behind my eyes
the answer to a question
that I didn't know I'd asked
and you know
I didn't believe the tides
could wash over me so fast

cause I've never
seen this before
and I've seen so much
oh God I wonder what it takes
to understand happiness

but I am
standing on the edge
and I'm not afraid to fall
I'm not hiding
I'm not dying
I am not anything at all
but this time

I choose to be happy

and I've never really thought
that I could have something good
I never realised I deserved anything
didn't think that I could
but now I'm breaking down these walls
and you're tearing at these chains
and I am starting to believe
that I must be insane

cause I've never
seen you before
and I've seen so much
oh God I wonder what it takes
to understand happiness

but I am
standing on the edge
and I'm not afraid to fall
and I am not hiding
I'm not dying
I am not anything at all
but falling

and I don't care where I land
I'm falling
and now I feel like I can stand

cause this time
I choose to be
happy


Lyrics submitted by MuminPL

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    General CommentOh, it's a beautiful break-free song :) She's stuck in some kind of an internal world, confined within some walls. This might be her outlook on life (e.g. excessive cynicism) or a family situation (e.g. an overprotective mother) or just a state of mind (e.g. low spirits). She's not even aware of how oppressed she is within these walls, in this situation. Then someone comes along and, with his outsider perspective, immediately sees that something is wrong with her and decides to lend her a helping hand. The song is about deciding to break free from the chains preventing you from living, from being happy, from deciding for yourself. It's about your decision to BE rather than to merely exist.
    MuminPLon November 28, 2010   Link

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