"Words" as written by and Alexander Junior Grant Holly Hafermann....
Always in a rush
Never stay on the phone
Long enough
Why am I so self important?

Said I'd see you soon
But that was, oh,
Maybe a year ago
Didn't know time
Was of the essence

So many questions
But I'm talking to myself
I know that you can't hear me
Anymore, not anymore

So much to tell you
And most of all goodbye
But I know that you can't hear me
Anymore

It's so loud inside my head
With words that I
Should have said
And as I drown in my regrets
I can't take back
The words I never said

Always talkin shit
Took your advice
And did the opposite
Just being young and stupid

Oh
I haven't been all that you
Could have hoped for
But I you held on
A little longer
You'd have had more reasons
To be proud

Oh
So many questions
But I'm talking to myself
I know that you can't hear me
Anymore, not anymore
So much to tell you
And most of all goodbye
But I know that you can't hear me
Anymore

It's so loud inside my head
With words that I
Should have said
And as I drown in my regrets
I can't take back
The words I never said

The longer I stand here
The louder the silence
I know that your gone
But sometimes I swear
That I hear
Your voice when the wind blows
So I talk to the shadows
Hoping you might be listening
'Cause I want you to know

It's so loud inside my head
With words that I
Should have said
And as I drown in my regrets
I can't take back
The words I never said


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"Words" as written by Holly Hafermann Alexander Junior Grant

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a girl who's parents have died or have shut her out. She misses them and wishes she wouldn't have been the way she was and could've been with them more. Read the lyrics and you'll get it:)
    Itslivescon August 16, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the lyrics "Always in a rush/Never stay on the phone /Long enough/Why am I so self important?" is her way of saying that someone she knew committed suicide and she missed the warning signs or they simply died and she never spent time with them when she really cared for them.

    "Said I'd see you soon/But that was, oh, /Maybe a year ago/Didn't know time/Was of the essence" is her feeling guilty that she didn't take the time to see the signs. Or that she wished she'd spent more time with said person.

    "So many questions/But I'm talking to myself/I know that you can't hear me/Anymore. Not anymore" is her saying she wish she could ask them why they did or the more she wanted to know about them before they died.

    "So much to tell you/And most of all goodbye/But I know that you can't hear me/Anymore" is her wanting to tell the person how she felt and and what she wanted them to know. But obviously they're dead.

    "It's so loud inside my head
    With words that I
    Should have said
    And as I drown in my regret
    I can't take back
    The words I never said" she's filled with regret but can't take it back. She said things she didn't mean and is afraid they thought she meant them.

    "Always talkin shit
    Took your advice
    And did the opposite
    Just being young and stupid" this person was wise, maybe a mentor, and she disrespected them and regrets it.

    "Oh
    I haven't been all that you
    Could have hoped for
    But if you'd hung on
    A little longer
    You'd have had more reasons
    To be proud" the mentor maybe tried to help her but she wouldn't take it. So they killed themselves or shut her out, only they died before she could improve.

    "Oh
    So many questions
    But I'm talking to myself
    I know that you can't hear me Anymore. Not anymore.
    So much to tell you
    And most of all goodbye
    But I know that you can't hear me
    Anymore" Same as before.

    "The longer I stand here
    The louder the silence
    I know that your gone
    But sometimes I swear
    That I hear
    Your voice when the wind blows
    So I talk to to the shadows
    Hoping you might be listening
    'Cause I want you to know " The more she dwells on it, the more she wants to change it so she imagine they're there and talks to them, telling them what she wants them to know when she's not sure they can hear her.

    Overall I think it's about a girl who lost a mentor or close friend to suicide or the same person who shut her out and gave up only they died before she could improve and she wants to know more about them and wants them to know how well she is doing.
    deepthinker13on December 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about somebody she lost a mother or a father or overall and important adult figure in her life. Personally, This song express how i feel about my father's death.

    "Always in a rush Never stay on the phone Long enough Why am I so self important?" This part refers to how she was so caught up with her life, her friends etc; she didn't make time to talk to him/her and she regrets that now.

    "Said I'd see you soon But that was,Maybe a year ago Didn't know time
    Was of the essence" Maybe this person died all of the sudden; one day he/she was here, with good health ,etc, and the next moment he/she wasn't

    "So many questions But I'm talking to myself I know that you can't hear me
    Anymore. Not anymore" She has so many questions about this person's life, his/her history or maybe about why he/she had to go; but she knows she will never have the answers.

    "So much to tell you And most of all goodbye But I know that you can't hear me
    Anymore" This part just confirms the idea of the sudden death of the person; she wants a proper goodbye, a last chance to say I love you, a last hugh, last words, but she can't have that.

    " It's so loud inside my head With words that I Should have said
    And as I drown in my regret I can't take back The words I never said" I think she regrets no saying enough I love you (and that kind of stuff) , when that person was alive, because it's better to regret something you said, than to regret something you didn't say.

    "Always talkin shit Took your advice And did the opposite Just being young and stupid" That person always adviced her, try to teach her about his/her own mistakes,, because he/she cares about her, but she never listen because she's "young and stupid"

    "I haven't been all that you Could have hoped for But I you hung on A little longer You'd have had more reasons To be proud" She thought she had time to make the person proud so she allowed herself to make some stupid mistakes.

    "The longer I stand here The louder the silence I know that your gone But sometimes I swear That I hear Your voice when the wind blows So I talk to to the shadows Hoping you might be listening " I think she's in a graveyard , she feels his/her presence (not in a paranormal way) sometimes, and other times she doesn't. She feels the need to talk to this person, to pretend the person is alive, but she knows deep down she only have memories to hold on now.
    YoloGirlon February 08, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI just realize that this lyric about missing close friend
    kirappertokon February 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually this song was dedicated to skyler's grand father who has passed away
    kiana11814on April 15, 2016   Link
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    My OpinionIMO this is about losing someone -could be a mentor, a loved one especially your parents, a friend or your significant other- who's been there for you to straighten you out..
    but obviously you "did the opposite"
    so now that you've lost that person
    you realized their worth and wanna make amends
    but it's too late now cos they're dead or with someone else or just wouldn't talk to you..
    I loved this song when I was a kid (basically 4 years ago, ever since I heard it in the movie called step up revolution) and now.. now that I lost someone special because I was too scared to tell him how I really feel.. well I loved it even more
    anon1424on December 06, 2016   Link

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