I won't say it for
Any reason at all
Just know, I can't explain
The words I fail to say

I can't drive another road
That doesn't guide me back home
Alone, some day I will say
I am all I am, I am all the same

Driving home to darkened streets
Please show yourself to me
And I fall down into the rhythm of losing you
But I still choose the comfort in finding you

But you can't fail to see
Anything but me
And the world that we make
When it falls into place
I think it's fair to say that we have both seen better days

And I can't seem to be
Anything but me
And a fool to myself
I ain't got no one else
I think it's fair to say that we have both seen better days

Well I hope that you know
That I can't feel a thing
From this high that I've got
But everything is burning up inside my heart

I swear that I've finally taken
My words that are bruised and broken
To places I've never spoken
Way down, yeah way down

And I swear that I'm shifting forward
And I'll try to provide it all for you
For reasons I've never spoken
Way down, yeah way down


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Eastern Leaves song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song is as follows. The song is generally about the desire to rebuild a broken relationship, but knowing in the back of your head that it's so damaged that it won't work. I get the impression that it won't work because she wants him to be someone he's not (or the other way around) and she doesn't love him anymore. She wants him to express himself (emotionally?) more than he's comfortable with (or even capable of) and it drives him into an apathetic state.

    "I won't say it for
    Any reason at all
    Just know, I can't explain
    The words I fail to say"

    He's not going to say what she wants to hear if he doesn't mean it. He may also have a difficult time expressing how he truly feels.

    "I can't drive another road
    That doesn't guide me back home
    Alone, some day I will say
    I am all I am, I am all the same"

    He's saying that he refuses to try and fix this relationship if it won't work out in the end and since he refuses to change who he is, he will ultimately end up alone without her.

    "Driving home to darkened streets
    Please show yourself to me
    And I fall down into the rhythm of losing you
    But I still choose the comfort in finding you"

    He's really wishing that she'll come around, but seems to know that she won't. Yet at the same time, he keeps going back to her. This kind of reminds me of that period of lingo after a serious relationship where both parties know it's over, but they continue to see each other either for company, intimacy, or because it's just what they're accustomed to and comfortable with.

    "But you can't fail to see
    Anything but me
    And the world that we make
    When it falls into place
    I think it's fair to say that we have both seen better days."

    She sees everything around him, but doesn't see the person he truly is and how much he really cares/how much effort he's putting into the relationship.

    "And I can't seem to be
    Anything but me
    And a fool to myself
    I ain't got no one else
    I think it's fair to say that we have both seen better days"

    Again, he is who he is. Sadly, she doesn't want that anymore and he knows it. But he keeps fooling himself to go back to her because he's lonely and simply wants to be around her.

    "Well I hope that you know
    That I can't feel a thing
    From this high that I've got
    But everything is burning up inside my heart"

    He's become so heartbroken that he can't feel anything, even when it's something good.

    "I swear that I've finally taken
    My words that are bruised and broken
    To places I've never spoken
    Way down, yeah way down

    And I swear that I'm shifting forward
    And I'll try to provide it all for you
    For reasons I've never spoken
    Way down, yeah way down"

    He realizes that the relationship isn't working not because of her wanting him to change, but because of him and his apathtetic state. The heartbreak from the previous verse allows him to finlly speak the words he means. He begins to truly express how he feels. He's moving foward from apathy and declares that he's going to try and fix things.













    TommyNobleon March 05, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song is as follows. The song is generally about the desire to rebuild a broken relationship, but knowing in the back of your head that it's so damaged that it won't work. I get the impression that it won't work because she wants him to be someone he's not (or the other way around) and she doesn't love him anymore. She wants him to express himself (emotionally?) more than he's comfortable with (or even capable of) and it drives him into an apathetic state.

    "I won't say it for
    Any reason at all
    Just know, I can't explain
    The words I fail to say"

    He's not going to say what she wants to hear if he doesn't mean it. He may also have a difficult time expressing how he truly feels.

    "I can't drive another road
    That doesn't guide me back home
    Alone, some day I will say
    I am all I am, I am all the same"

    He's saying that he refuses to try and fix this relationship if it won't work out in the end and since he refuses to change who he is, he will ultimately end up alone without her.

    "Driving home to darkened streets
    Please show yourself to me
    And I fall down into the rhythm of losing you
    But I still choose the comfort in finding you"

    He's really wishing that she'll come around, but seems to know that she won't. Yet at the same time, he keeps going back to her. This kind of reminds me of that period of lingo after a serious relationship where both parties know it's over, but they continue to see each other either for company, intimacy, or because it's just what they're accustomed to and comfortable with.

    "But you can't fail to see
    Anything but me
    And the world that we make
    When it falls into place
    I think it's fair to say that we have both seen better days."

    She sees everything around him, but doesn't see the person he truly is and how much he really cares/how much effort he's putting into the relationship.

    "And I can't seem to be
    Anything but me
    And a fool to myself
    I ain't got no one else
    I think it's fair to say that we have both seen better days"

    Again, he is who he is. Sadly, she doesn't want that anymore and he knows it. But he keeps fooling himself to go back to her because he's lonely and simply wants to be around her.

    "Well I hope that you know
    That I can't feel a thing
    From this high that I've got
    But everything is burning up inside my heart"

    He's become so heartbroken that he can't feel anything, even when it's something good.

    "I swear that I've finally taken
    My words that are bruised and broken
    To places I've never spoken
    Way down, yeah way down

    And I swear that I'm shifting forward
    And I'll try to provide it all for you
    For reasons I've never spoken
    Way down, yeah way down"

    He realizes that the relationship isn't working not because of her wanting him to change, but because of him and his apathtetic state. The heartbreak from the previous verse allows him to finlly speak the words he means. He begins to truly express how he feels. He's moving foward from apathy and declares that he's going to try and fix things.













    TommyNobleon March 05, 2014   Link

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