"These Streets " as written by and Daniel Smith....
These streets are yours, you can keep them
I don't want them
They pull me back, and I surrender
To the memories I run from

Oh, we have paved these streets
With moments of defeat

But even if we won't admit it to ourselves
We'll walk upon these streets and think of little else
I won't show my face here anymore
I won't show my face here anymore

These streets are yours, you can keep them
In my mind it's like you haunt them
And passing through, I think I see you
In the shapes of other women

Oh we have stained these walls
With our mistakes and flaws

But even if we won't admit it to ourselves
We'll walk upon these streets and think of little else
I won't show my face here anymore
I won't show my face here anymore

All that's left behind
Is a shadow on my mind
All that's left behind

But even if we won't admit it to ourselves
We'll walk upon these streets and think of little else
I won't show my face here anymore
I won't show my face here anymore

I won't show my face here anymore
I won't show my face here anymore


Lyrics submitted by sourwolf, edited by Peachre, maria264

"These Streets" as written by Daniel Smith

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  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me, this song could be one of two things.

    One - Literally streets that the couple walked upon, filled with memories, until they argued there and "stained these walls With our mistakes and flaws". In the argument, the guy was wrong, or sad something, and he regrets it, because "These streets are yours, you can keep them, I don't want them. They pull me back, and I surrender To the memories I run from." He's running away from the memories almost with his tail between his legs, "I won't show my face here anymore" because he's embarrassed, ashamed, of what he's done.

    Or two - 'These streets' are a metaphor for all their memories together. Again, he made such a mistake that he doesn't want to remember any of them, "All that's left behind Is a shadow on my mind" - he trying to forget the memories, or repress them.

    Either he hurt her, or they mutually departed from a destructive relationship, or she hurt him. Either way it was messy and painful, and he doesn't want to remember the time the had together.
    USSEntercrieson March 08, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe its about an old place which brings back a lot of memories. good or bad. and he want to leave the memories behind, get a new life

    or it could also means this:

    he decided to leave his old view about life and go with the new view.
    other people can live the way he live before, but he will not live like that anymore
    persimmonsatuon June 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that this song is about the guy trying to forget his relationship with the girl.
    The streets are all the memories they made together.
    He doesn't want to admit it but he keeps thinking of her.
    He tries to cope without her by going through other women, but he keeps thinking of her. He keeps trying to forget, but finds he cannot.

    This is my first interpretation of a song, so xD forgive me if it's way off.
    Graymoonon May 12, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that this song is about the guy trying to forget his relationship with the girl.
    The streets are all the memories they made together.
    He doesn't want to admit it but he keeps thinking of her.
    He tries to cope without her by going through other women, but he keeps thinking of her. He keeps trying to forget, but finds he cannot.

    This is my first interpretation of a song, so xD forgive me if it's way off.
    Graymoonon May 12, 2014   Link

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