"Louder Than Ever" as written by and Matthew Maust Jacquire Brown King....
All my windows were barred, the sun made stripes of shade
I was sitting round like a zombie, feeding my own face
I was carrying my cheek, I was digging my strange
I was taken you for granted, you were holding the reigns

But I can hear you louder than ever
Whisper to me, help me remember
I can't see you, but we're still together
Now I can hear you louder than ever

It's a slippery slope, like that mouse trap game
Inside my tunnel vision you stepped on my train

But I can hear you louder than ever
Whisper to me, help me remember
I can't see you but we're still together
Now I can hear you louder than ever

I don't wanna ignore, you were the past of my feelings
We're probably gonna get out of this just hear me out anyway
The darkness snuck in, and now I'm down in on all my promises
Don't try to pull me out of this just lay down by me away

'Cause I can hear you louder than ever
Whisper to me, help me remember
I can't see you but we're still together
Yeah I can hear you louder than ever

[Repeat: x5]
I can hear you louder than ever


Lyrics submitted by azkm, edited by 5haun

"Louder Than Ever" as written by Jonathan Russell Jacquire King

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    General CommentInteresting take Jfaja. Here is the message.

    First of all, all lyrics are correct except it is "I was counting my chi, I was digging my strange". This whole song is about a broken relationship/marraige. When the dude falls in a rut (usually caused by the unreasonable female companion. Not all lyrics donate to the message (if any) but rather accompany the preceding line.

    All my windows were barred - My feelings toward this relationship are completely shut down
    The sun made stripes of shades - Literal, sun shining through bars make stripes of shade (depression)
    I was sitting round like a zombie - Doing nothing about the depressing marraige and just eating
    Feedin' my own face

    I was counting my Chi - Maybe my good Karma will make things better
    I was digging my strange - Enjoying the flashes of lust through self or one-nighters
    I was taken you for granted - literal
    You were holding the reins

    The rest of the song is more about how most relationships end up. Wanting that feeling that used to be there but now trapped in hell. However, hanging on with futile hope.

    or

    All my windows were barred - My eyes were failing from the 'stamp'
    The sun made stripes of shades - The stamp I licked was the zebra print
    I was sitting round like a zombie - Metaphor for the munchies
    Feedin' my own face

    I was carrying my cheek - Pulling it apart to assist flatulence.
    I was digging my strange - Elated with fantasy chick in my head
    I was taken you for granted - Thinking you can handle your H's
    You were holding the reins - But the stamp was in control



    Gephon June 03, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI was carrying my cheek sounds more like "I was counting my sheep", this may not be correct, but I know carrying my cheek isn't the line.
    gabenon March 01, 2011   Link
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    Lyric Correction"i was countin' my sheep" may not be right, but it at least sounds more correct than "i was carrying my cheek". it sounds kinda like "i was countin' my cheap", but it's probably not right. the second line also doesn't sound right. it sounds kinda like "the sun made stripes of shade". i know for sure, though, that the words in one part are:

    "It's a slippery slope
    Like that mouse trap game
    Inside my tunnel vision
    You stepped on my train"

    allthisistemporaryon March 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "counting my chi"....chi, like life force in eastern religions? Cause...carrying my cheek? Really?

    and it's "taking you for granted" not "taken"
    dalaimamaon April 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentK, so, wether the lyrics are correct or not, I just wanted to give my point of view on this one;

    Well, the guy's kind of crazy, we've seen this fictional downhill character since their first record. So, when his talking about barred windows, he might mean a mental institution. Then he talks about "Taking you for granted, you were holding the (Probably "rails" instead of "Rains"). Now, what I'm going for here, is; I think he's talking to the voices in his head.

    If we agree on the fact that he's inside of a mental institution, when he goes to the chorus saying "I can here you louder than ever" and "I can't see you but we're stil together"; He's telling us the medication, electroshocks or whathaveyou, took away the visions of imaginary people, just not the voices, which he still hears. Louder than ever.
    Jfasjaon June 01, 2011   Link

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