"Out from Under" as written by Robert Douglas Graves, Richard Marx and Jasen Rauch....
Knocked off my feet
The earth moved beneath
The edge of a dream and a nightmare

Open the door
Fell through the floor
Slipped through the cracks into nowhere

So tell me where were you
When everything fell down like thunder
I begged you to pull me through
I couldn't get out from under

I took the fall
I took it all
Last night was just an illusion

Cut me, I bleed
Feel me in need
I finally broke in the pressure

So tell me where were you
When everything fell down like thunder
I begged you to pull me through
I couldn't get out from under

Left me for dead inside my head
Couldn't you see that I was still breathing?
Screaming, I reached for you
I couldn't get out from under

Where were you?
I reached for you
The pressure broke me down

Where were you?
I reached for you
The pressure broke me

Where were you?
The pressure broke me
Where were you?
The pressure broke me
Where were you?
I reached for you


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"Out from Under" as written by Rob Graves Jasen Rauch

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    My InterpretationIt seems the song is talking about a struggle with either a faith or a relationship during a dark time in the person’s life. The song begins with:

    Knocked off my feet
    The earth moved beneath
    The edge of a dream and a nightmare

    This illustrates how he fell down a dark path and has a hard time believing he got himself into it. He describes it as “the edge of a dream and a nightmare”. In the next verse, he admits that he chose to go down this dark path:

    I opened the door

    He also admits that this has destroyed him:

    I slipped through the cracks into nowhere.

    On the chorus, he is crying out to either God or a loved one, asking where they were when he went through that dark time.

    So tell me where were you
    When everything fell down like thunder
    I begged you to pull me through
    I couldn’t get out from under

    Things get more intense later in the song where he makes a reference to self-harm and describes his smile as an illusion to what he truly feels:

    I took the fall
    I took it all
    My smile was just an illusion

    Cut me I bleed
    Reveal me I need
    I finally broke in the pressure

    This time, the chorus harbors some resentment when he accuses God or that loved one of leaving him when he needed them most:

    You left me for dead inside my head
    Couldn’t you see that I was still breathing?

    The rest of the song continues with him questioning where God or that loved one was when he went through that dark time. He also claims that the ‘pressure’ took him over. What I believe he means by ‘pressure’ is a battle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or etc.
    josueron November 29, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems the song is talking about a struggle with either a faith or a relationship during a dark time in the person’s life. The song begins with:

    Knocked off my feet
    The earth moved beneath
    The edge of a dream and a nightmare

    This illustrates how he fell down a dark path and has a hard time believing he got himself into it. He describes it as “the edge of a dream and a nightmare”. In the next verse, he admits that he chose to go down this dark path:

    I opened the door

    He also admits that this has destroyed him:

    I slipped through the cracks into nowhere.

    On the chorus, he is crying out to either God or a loved one, asking where they were when he went through that dark time.

    So tell me where were you
    When everything fell down like thunder
    I begged you to pull me through
    I couldn’t get out from under

    Things get more intense later in the song where he makes a reference to self-harm and describes his smile as an illusion to what he truly feels:

    I took the fall
    I took it all
    My smile was just an illusion

    Cut me I bleed
    Reveal me I need
    I finally broke in the pressure

    This time, the chorus harbors some resentment when he accuses God or that loved one of leaving him when he needed them most:

    You left me for dead inside my head
    Couldn’t you see that I was still breathing?

    The rest of the song continues with him questioning where God or that loved one was when he went through that dark time. He also claims that the ‘pressure’ took him over. What I believe he means by ‘pressure’ is a battle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or etc.
    josueron November 29, 2016   Link

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