I'm the only one that sticks around
When they call your name out of a crowd
And you say it don't hurt when I'm going alone
And you know it don't hurt but I keep it strong
So I don't try to go
I just won't and you know
The need to know it takes you over
Takes you over
The need to grow it take you under
Take you under
It bares the keeping of resistance
To the listen again and again
It takes you over again and again
It takes you over

I'm the only one that makes a sound
When I know the plane is going down
When you say you don't see the red in my eyes
Do you really want to bring the fire outside?
I don't want you to go
Lose my eyes I'll never show
The need to know it takes you over
Takes you over
The need to grow it take you under
Take you under
It bares the keeping of no resistance
To the listen again and again
It takes you over again and again
It takes you over
Oh, oh, oh


Lyrics submitted by missme, edited by 2error

Lick The Palm Of The Burning Handshake song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song...
    I think the lyrics on the second verse are actually:
    I'm the only one that makes a sound
    When I know the plane is going down.

    I could be very wrong; she sings beautifully but the accent plus the operatic style make it difficult to understand her sometimes.
    sanguinolentuson February 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally? No Comments?!!
    Such an amazing song. Please share your thoughts.
    Psychomaniacon October 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFor me, this song is about growing up and having the feelings neglected.

    " And you say it don't hurt when I'm going alone "

    It's like she's telling someone how bad she's feeling about being alone, or anything else, and this person just say it's bullshit.

    " And you know it don't hurt but I keep it strong
    So I don't try to go
    I just won't and you know "

    Despite having her feelings underestimated, she doesn't let it influence her on doing something she knows she can't do.

    " The need to know it takes you over
    The need to grow it take you under "

    Acquiring knowledge is good, growing up is bad because when you become adult you have to deal with responsibilities you hadn't before, and somehow you're forced to desensitize yourself to do all the things you're now forced to do, and it makes you become a miserable person.

    " And you say you don't see the red in my eyes
    Do you really want to bring the fire outside?
    I don't want you to go
    Lose my eyes I'll never show "

    She's crying because she's sad, but the person keeps on ignoring it. She's feeling dependent on this person, so she pretends she's ok, because she knows that if she tells him/her what's bothering her on their relationship, this person will leave her, and she wouldn't stand it.

    The title of the song is a metaphor that tells us to appreciate the people who really care about us.
    We usually lick the things that tastes good for us. lol
    And the 'handshake' is a symbol of empathy.
    That's all.
    viníciusolon November 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to add, the last line that gets repeated several times is "I'm not the one you need."

    Wonderful song.
    ambulatorterraeon December 15, 2013   Link

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