"Skyscraper" as written by and Kerli/gad Koiv....
Skies are crying, I am watching
Catching teardrops in my hands
Only silence, as it's ending
Like we never had a chance
Do you have to make me feel like
There's nothing left of me?

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper

As the smoke clears, I awaken
And untangle you from me
Would it make you, feel better
To watch me while I bleed?
All my windows still are broken
But I'm standing on my feet

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper

Go run, run, run
I'm gonna stay right here,
Watch you disappear
Yeah-oh, go run, run, run
Yeah, it's a long way down
But I am closer to the clouds up here

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper, oh-oh
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground

Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper
(Like a skyscraper)
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper


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"Skyscraper" as written by Kerli/gad Koiv

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  • +6
    Song MeaningActually, this wasn't written by Demi. It was also recorded before she went and got help. She said she tried re-recording it once she was out of rehab, but she just couldn't get the same emotion so they stuck with this. She said that even though she hadn't written it, she just HAD to sing it. She sung it while she was going through all that. No one really knows the meaning exactly behind it, but we all relate to it in some ways just like Demi did. I'm not a big Demi fan, but I wish she was picked up by someone other than Disney. I hate how she gets grouped with those other Disney girls, who's voices are auto-tuned to the max... She's got such a powerful and natural voice, it's amazing. I admire her and I'm so proud of her for what she did and what she's trying to do. She's a good person. She needs to get out of Disney and go record with a better company. She would make it much farther.
    thedruginmeisyouon August 13, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI was listening to this song on 9/11 and in a strange way, I found it fitting. No matter when the song was written or how you slice it, it's about hope. It's about being knocked down, but then getting up, dusting yourself off, and rebuilding, even while people are watching you and giving you shit for it. I thought of America, and how ten years ago the 9/11 attacks devastated. But we've regrouped, just like we always will.
    deserteagle0002on September 13, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is all about fortitude and rising above the trials and tribulations that we face in our lives. Everyone is battling something and I think many people can relate to this song and find it relevant to their lives. In the first verse of the song Demi sings, “Skies are crying, I am watching”. The way Demi refers to rain is very interesting to me. The “skies are crying” creates a depressing mood. Rain is often associated with sadness and she is watching as if to manifest in this sadness. The next line “catching teardrops in my hand” represents the connection she feels to the sadness symbolized by the rain. The next line reads, “Only silence as it’s ending like we never had a chance”. I think the “like we never had a chance” part refers to the struggle you are facing. You never have the chance to be happy if you focus on your struggles and let them ruin you. Silence can be very peaceful. As you end your relationship with your struggles and pain, you will find peace. The last line in the first verse “Do you have to make me feel like there’s nothing left of me?” is a rhetorical question and emphasizes how little you can feel when people break you down until you literally feel like you are out of willpower. It’s an awful feeling and no one deserves to understand that pain.
    kelsey910on August 15, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think that it means don't listen to the people who are giving you sh!t. you'll rise up and be ahead of them in the end.
    dancerluvr1997on July 12, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJust the emotion in her voice gives me goosebumps.
    It's definitely about coming out of an unfortunate situation and telling that person that yeah, you hurt me but it's not going to kill me.
    erinnwhoaxoon July 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis is obviously about everything she had to go through in her life these past couple of years.
    Yes, she might be directing portions of this song at someone specific - like the media, or perhaps a blogger who made fun of her struggles....
    But i really think this is mostly for her own benefit, as a response to her inner struggles.......and i tell ya, i've never been into music from people like Demi, or the Jonas Brothers, or Hannah Montanna, or Bieber-boy....but i'm in LOVE with this song. You can hear the passion in her voice when she sings now, and it's so much more than some teeny-bopper crap. I'm officially a fan of Demi L., and i hope the rest of her new album is mature and impassioned like this!! =D
    AquaTeenMyHungerForceon August 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    MemoryI cried. I am bullied, therefore this song gives me hope.
    CaramelFudgeon December 02, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEverybody you should watch me sing this song on youtube it sounds great!!!!!!!!!
    lovehermuch16on February 01, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about conquering something. Winning the battle of something, in Demi's case this is depression, cutting, and her eating disorder.

    Skies are crying, I am watching- she's observing it.
    Catching tear drops in my hands- it's affecting her.
    Only silence as it's ending- it's quiet as it ends.
    Like we never had a chance- they never had a chance of being together happy. (Demi & her disorders)
    Do you have to make me feel like
    There's nothing left of me?- it makes her feel like she's weakened and worn down.

    [Chorus:]
    You can take everything I have - disorders can take everything she has good in her life
    You can break everything I am- disorders can break her appearance & how she's viewed.
    Like I'm made of glass- she feels weak like glass
    Like I'm made of paper - she feels weak like paper
    Go on and try to tear me down- disorders are going to try and ruin her life
    I will be rising from the ground - she'll rise and be stronger and overcome them.
    Like a skyscraper- she'll overcome them like a skyscraper.
    Like a skyscraper

    [Verse 2:]
    As the smoke clears, I awaken- it's clear and she's back to normal Demi
    I untangle you from me- she gets the disorders away from her.
    Would it make you feel better
    To watch me while I bleed?- Would cutting make the disorders stop?
    All my windows still are broken- she's still somewhat broken and not fully cured
    But I'm standing on my feet - but she's better than before and can handle it.

    [Chorus:] (repeat as above)
    You can take everything I have
    You can break everything I am
    Like I'm made of glass
    Like I'm made of paper
    Go on and try to tear me down
    I will be rising from the ground
    Like a skyscraper
    Like a skyscraper

    [Bridge:]
    Go run, run, run- disorders, go away.
    I'm gonna stay right here, -she's gonna stay and let them go.
    Watch you disappear- watch them leave.
    Yeah, oh
    Go run, run, run
    Yeah, it's a long way down- disorders can go to hell.
    But I am closer to the clouds up here- she can go to heaven.

    [Chorus:]
    You can take everything I have
    You can break everything I am
    Like I'm made of glass
    Like I'm made of paper
    Oh Oh
    Go on and try to tear me down- disorders try and ruin her.
    I will be rising from the ground- she'll overcome them
    Like a skyscraper
    Like a skyscraper

    (Like a skyscraper)

    Like a skyscraper
    Like a skyscraper
    hiitsme123on April 07, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song to me all to gether just means streangth in any shape or form break ups bullies it just means being strong enogh to get back up and say you didnt brake me
    ToniMaireon April 30, 2012   Link

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