"Part Time Believer" as written by David Hosking, Killian Gavin, Timothy Hart, Jacob Tarasenko and Jonathan Hart....
We've run out of reasons
Losing sight of what it's supposed to be
A part time believer, still true
We've somehow conceded
This sense of self-evasive solitude
It means way too much to me

And I hope you know how lucky you are

Oh, I remember sitting back on my balcony
I was a-listening to the Rolling Stones
See I was waiting for my dad to come home from work
So I could show him all the chords that I'd learned
See I was under the impression I was gonna lead
Some kind of simple, understated life
But now I'm living in the shadows of a memory
And I hope so, man I hope so, oh oh oh

It's been way too long
It seems that I can celebrate my meaning
For I am too young, too warm
The fib won't release
It pulls and it pushes me
Till I wither, till I wither, till I wither

And I hope you know how lucky you are

Oh, I remember sitting back on my balcony
I was a-listening to the Rolling Stones
See I was waiting for my dad to come home from work
So I could show him all the chords that I've learned
See I was under the impression I was gonna lead
Some kind of simple understated life
But now I'm living in the shadows of a memory
And I hope so, man I hope so, oh oh oh

And no, you dare
You run like a lion
To defend your senses
And oh it seems it cuts to the core
It's not the same my friend no more
No oh oh


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"Part Time Believer" as written by Jacob Tarasenko David Hosking

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    General CommentI found this song to be very personal, I related it to my relationship to my father.

    We've run out of reason
    Losing sight of what it's supposed to be
    A part time believer, till truth
    We've somehow conceded this self-evasive solitude
    It means way too much to me

    We've run out of reason to even bother with our relationship- we have lost sight of what its meant to be like. 'part time believer' I believe that you might come back to me, to make it work, but then I see the truth, you don't come and I stop believing again. We're both on our own, and us being closer means way too muc to me.

    I thought that the chorus was the memory from the childhood, 'waiting for my dad to come home.' Waiting for him to finally show up.

    Oh you dare,
    You run like a lion
    To defend your senses
    And oh it seems
    It cuts at the core
    It's not the same my friend no more

    The last verse, I have confronted him with the whole issue, how he was never there and now he is neglecting it and running away. I was trying really hard but it is hurting deep and, its not the same as how I thought it would be. He will never be my friend.

    That's just the way I interpreted it.
    alicedoeon June 05, 2013   Link

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