Can you keep a secret?
Will it hold your hand among the flames?
Honey, you're a shipwreck
With your heart of stone

Can I get a witness
To the bruises and the wasted tears?
You could dry a river
With your heart of stone
With your heart of stone

I can breathe
I can breathe
Water, water
I can breathe
I can breathe
Water, water

When you're here with me
But you're not here with me

Can I pry your fingers
From everything I say and do?
I just can't forget you
And your heart of stone

I can breathe
I can breathe
Water, water
I can breathe
I can breathe
Water, water

When you're here with me
But you're not here with me


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    General CommentBeautiful song and wonderful placement in the movie.
    PepperAnnon November 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis is a beautiful, beautiful song.

    Makes me cry every time because I can relate to it myself.

    I guess this was in one of the Twilight movies? Well, I haven't seen them so I don't know how it was used in that movie. So if there's a clear meaning that goes along with the movie, sorry for sounding like an idiot.

    However, I'm sure there could be several interpretations. So, this is mine. :)

    First of all..The big picture. A guy broke her heart. She loved him VERY much. But now, he has left her, turned against her, acts like he hates her even though she didn't do anything. He is mean and cruel to her and has become a whole different person. He has a --->heart of stone.<--- But she still loves him....and hates him at the same time because of what he's done to her.

    The song sorta goes back and forth between:
    -speaking of how much she loved him and how he was her whole world, and
    -speaking of how cruel and horrible he is, and how just the thought of him and what he did to her still haunts her. He won't leave her alone. ("Can I pry your fingers from everything I say and do??") He's constantly insulting every move she makes as if he never loved her and is just some bully to her. He won't take her back, but he won't let her get away.

    "Can you keep a secret?" -- You know so much about me from the past. When we were in love, you learned basically everything about me, including something that no one knows except you. And since you are completely trashing me to everyone now, you'll probably tell them eventually. It's not like you care anymore about keeping it for me. So, can you keep my secret? (I doubt it.)
    "Will it hold your hand among the flames?" -- Will you just forget about it, or will it stick with you ("hold your hand") while this relationship is destroyed? ("among the flames")

    "Honey, you're a shipwreck." -- You're a mess -You're bad news. -What's happened to you?

    "With your heart of stone" -- Your heart used to be there.. in fact it used to love me.. but now it's turned to stone. (Basically, he's heartless.)

    "Can I get a witness to the bruises and the wasted tears?" -- No one understands me, or even believes me. He's spread so many lies about us that there's no one left on my side. He beat/hurt me, but no one witnessed it, so I'm just sitting here alone with no one to defend me. He denies it, and so does everyone else because he's already convinced them to.

    "Wasted tears"-- So much crying for nothing. He's a whole different person now and nothing can change that.

    "You could dry a river with your heart of stone." -- (This is just another way of saying how cruel he is, and that he's heartless. His heart is nothing but stone. His heart is so dry that it could dry a whole river.)

    "I can breathe water when you're here with me." -- When you were here, everything was beautiful. Everything was perfect, we were so in love, I felt safe, powerful, like I could do anything, like we would always be together, like we were immortal. (Hence, trying to breathe water would usually result in drowning. Obviously. However, with him, she felt immortal.) -"But you're not here with me."-- But...he broke her heart and he left her. So now she feels the opposite way. Hopeless, alone, fragile, afraid.

    "Can I pry your fingers from everything I say and do?"-- He insults every move she makes, gets angry, makes fun of her. He won't leave her alone. His hands are wrapped around every little thing she does and she wants to get free and just be herself and move on. She can't do anything without having to worry about him. She just wants to pry his fingers away from her..but she can't.

    "I just can't forget you.." -- (Pretty self explanatory. While she's trying to get out of his reach, at the same time it's hard for her to let go of the love they had. He was her whole world. She can't forget the person she loved so dearly.) "With your heart of stone.." -- (This line brings her back to reality. Wait.He's different now. He has a heart of stone now. She has to forget him.)

    And the end of the song repeats "I can breathe water when you're here with me, but you're not here with me."

    It's very sad and troubling, but beautiful. This song got me through a lot, and I hope you guys think my interpretation is somewhat believable, because that is what I believe it's about and the way that I relate to it. However, every song can be interpreted in different ways, so feel free to disagree. Sorry it's so long. Oops. Well, hope I helped someone out there! Feel free to give feedback! Much love and enjoy this gorgeous song!
    reiron July 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionso much beauty in this amazing song...
    Darkphoenix89on January 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf I had a sounds track this would be one of the most dramatically beautifully written songs on it.
    xCrazySweetzxon January 23, 2014   Link

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