you wrote your name in invisible ink,
for you were so afraid of what they might think.
but the scars they left, they were loud and clear,
weren't they? weren't they?

when it's too much to bare, memories erase.
a disappearing act, deserving of our thanks.
when it surfaces, just hold your breath
and swim. just swim.

you begged and begged for some kind of change:
maybe they'd wake up tomorrow and regret the pain
that they've passed down to you like DNA,
but no luck, no luck.

it seems only by the hand of God or death,
will they truly change their silhouettes.
for a miracle or a consequence,
you wait and wait...

... maybe distance is the only cure?
far away from hurt is where healing occurs.
but all you really want to do is make them proud,
don't you? don't you?

it must be so hard, in the mess you're always cleaning up,
to believe in the ghost of unbroken love.
but i promise you,
the truth is that you're loved. so loved.

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    My InterpretationThis is such a beautiful song, I think it's about this girl who feels like she is constantly being judged by the world("they") and has this huge amount of pressure on her back. It sound like it's not just what she has to do is hard, but also that everyone watches her do it and she just wants to be invisible. It's also like she's waiting for something so happen to change it all, or change something. Almost like the thing that's been burdening her all this time has been her normality and she is trying to be something more. And there's something that's destroying her and the only thing that can save her is love. But at the end this voice, whether it's an anonymous person, her conscience or a friend, says "you're loved. so loved" like it's trying to show her what she has, or could have...
    hobfArlyon March 26, 2012   Link

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