"Bulletproof Angel" as written by and Andy John Stochansky John Rzeznik....
Do you listen to yourself?
Never live for someone else
Do you like the way you feel?
Nothing hurts when no one's real
She wants to shake this scene
Yeah, she wants to shake with me
She's not looking for the holes in all their lies

I wanna bullet proof your soul
Would you like to lose control?
I won't let you fall until you tell me so

What are we?
(Whatcha wanna be?)
Everything
(That ya wanna be)
All I need
(Right in front of me)
I've know before

Would you come my way
Or did you burn out to the end?
Would you come my way
Should have listened when you called my name

Yeah, she wants to tear you down
And she leaves without a sound
It's like fallin' backwards into no one's arms

You're a bullet through my soul
And I'll never let you know
I won't let you fall until you let it go

What are we?
(Whatcha wanna be?)
Everything
(That ya wanna be)
All I need
(Right in front of me)
I've know before

Would you come my way
Or did you burn out to the end?
Would you come my way
Should have listened when you called my name

Would you come my way
Or did you burn out to the end?
Would you come my way
Should have listened when you called my name
Should have listened when you called my name
Should have listened when you called my name


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"Bulletproof" as written by John Rzeznik

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    General CommentTo me, it sounds like a girl with Borderline Personality Disorder.

    Do you like the way you feel
    Nothing hurts when no one's real
    She wants to shake this scene
    Yeah she wants to shake with me


    Differing views on relationships, promiscuity, using people, etc. I donno, just my opinion.
    deathislogicalon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this is a song about a man who has lost all touch with himself and society. In the first lines:
    "I see her every morning
    In the middle of the street
    The suits don't even notice
    They're staring at their feet"

    he recognizes that he has lost touch and that the world (suits) is all business, work, and other BS that lacks real meaning, soul, or emotion. The one person that gets it is rejected, and unnoticed. This world he is living in doesn't accept feeling, or down to earth people.

    "She hears the secret choir
    That sings for me and you
    You know I don't believe her
    But I say I hear them too

    The angel knows that somewhere out there is soul, and there are people who are in touch. Eventually more of those people will be around. However, he is skeptical because there is not one example of a person like that living in the same world as he is. He's lost all hope and is emotionally drained.

    Angel
    You're bulletproof
    You're so high
    You see the truth
    And I'm still on the ground pretending I
    That I could be like you"

    The angel sees through all the BS, and isn't effected by this new world, the angel is stronger. He wants to be like her so badly and wishes he could be able to feel anything, but he can't. This new world has changed him and he isn't the same person he used to be.

    "She asked if I'm a lover
    I said I'd try to be
    She said love until your heart breaks
    Cause there are no guarantees"

    The 'angel' tells him to go after what he wants, to chase his dreams, love a girl, and to do what makes him happy; despite if it's different from everyone else. Basically shoot for the stars :). He tries to love, but can't because no one else can feel love. He's lost faith in humanity.

    "Oooooh
    Call out to heaven
    Just to let them know
    You're here
    Stay with me a moment
    Say I'm not alone and
    Tell me that I feel you
    Again"

    He wants the angel to cure him and restore his faith. The one desire he has is to feel again, but he just can't. He feels safe and comforted with the angel, it is as if the cruel world around him doesn't exist during those moments.
    Cstoneson July 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Goo Song.
    NtoTheDrkon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentloooove this song! every single sound of it!
    elenaelizondoon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's like a girl liked him and told him, but he neglected her. and now, he likes her, but she's moved on.

    or at least, in my teenager terms, it seems that way...
    stardropleton May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me,this song is all about sexual charge.
    MyFinalHeavenon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, also one of my favourites by the Goo Goo Dolls. I agree with stardroplet, his/her interpretation of the song sounds correct, especially if you look at the lines "would you like to come my way" and "should have listened when you called my name". Goo Goo Dolls rule.
    Karlon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if it's so much that he neglected her... I think it's more like he loved her, but never told her, and then it was too late. Maybe the girl was untrusting? "Do you like the way you feel / Nothing hurts when no one's real", almost as though she didn't want people getting close for fear of the pain when she lost them. "She's not looking for the holes in all the lies"... She is fine accepting the fallacies about love for what they are, not seeing the exceptions. "I wanna bullet proof your soul".. he wants to make her unable to feel that pain. "You're a bullet through my soul".. her inability to let him in.. "Should have listened when you called my name" ..He should have done something about it sooner, but too late.
    I love the line "It's like fallin' backwards / into no one's arms"... Like the helplessness of his inability to reach her.
    (By the way, it's "I won't let you fall", not "I won't let you call")
    liahnaon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe girl in this song is numb to all the feelings around her. She doesnt notice the lying or cheating, she seems to have given up on the world ever being a honest place, so instead shes living numb, not caring weather whats going on is good or bad. Hes trying to shake her out of it, trying to make her feel..
    Rain_GGDon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlast year this song basically kept me sane when i was really starting to lose it, of course being me, it seems like he's singing about me
    i think my idea of it might be quite a bit different because i wasn't all too with it at the time i grew attached to it, but this is what it means to me:
    there is this girl that he sees lost in a world she doesn't want to be in and she wants to get out of where she is. he realizes this because he's been through it before and he's trying to tell her that he will be there for her and do anything/be anything she needs and if she hurts him he won't let her now so she won't get upset and not to give herself up for other people's wants.
    silentmelodyon February 12, 2005   Link

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