"From The Mouth Of An Injured Head" as written by and Benjamin P Cooper....
Well, hold me against the floor
Find something to bind my hands
'cause I don't know where I have been
And I don't know what I have seen
But the puzzle is carved into me

And I know that I miss you
But I don't even know your name
Oh, when you're near me I feel OK
Yeah, when you're near me I'm not ashamed
And the holes in my head they explain

In my sleep I can hear a voice
A call; a withering echo
And it sings, it sings all-knowing words
But ones I can't understand
Like running water slippin' through my fingers

When I'm down near the window
I feel your hands as you bind my head
I'm watching birds through the open shades
I hear you wonder if I'm OK
Or if the cracks are too deep in my brain

In my dreams I can hear a voice
A call; a withering echo
And it sings, it sings all-knowing words
But ones I can't understand
Here it goes again...

But there's something missing'
There's something lost in my head
Could you help me fix it?
Could you please come stitch me up?
'cause I don't know how
Yeah, I don't know how
The answers are buried in me

And I know that I miss you
But I don't even know your name


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    General CommentI agree with topaintthelilyz, but to expand.....

    Well, hold me against the floor
    Find something to bind my hands
    'cause I don't know where I have been
    And I don't know what I have seen
    But the puzzle is carved into me

    - Describing the feeling of wanting somebody to remind him of what he's done and seen. Wanting someone to force him to remember, and saying that the answers are inside of him, if someone would put in the effort to bring them out.

    And I know that I miss you
    But I don't even know your name
    Oh, when you're near me I feel OK
    Yeah, when you're near me I'm not ashamed
    And the holes in my head they explain

    - The feeling of missing somebody that he feels he should know, but doesn't remember. The feeling of them lacking in his life is there, but not the details. I personally love the lines "And i know that i miss you, but i don't even know your name". To me it could be someone with amnesia, or someone who has had something traumatic happen to them, and they have unintentionally blocked out parts of the details. also, there is somebody who either brings back some comforting memories or helps him forget more that they're there, so he feels better in that time.

    In my sleep I can hear a voice
    A call; a withering echo
    And it sings, it sings all-knowing words
    But ones I can't understand
    Like running water slippin' through my fingers

    - He has dreams of the person he's forgotten. she/he talks to him but he forgets by the morning, or doesn't understand the meaning of the words they say, even though he feels he should.

    When I'm down near the window
    I feel your hands as you bind my head
    I'm watching birds through the open shades
    I hear you wonder if I'm OK
    Or if the cracks are too deep in my brain

    - Sitting docilely while the person who's helping him fixes him up, binding the head making sure he doesn't hurt himself physically, if he hasn't already. The person is wondering if he will pull through, maybe wondering if he will remember. Or whether the memories are gone for good, and there is no saving him.

    In my dreams I can hear a voice
    A call; a withering echo
    And it sings, it sings all-knowing words
    But ones I can't understand
    Here it goes again...

    - More of the dreams, perhaps sensing some frustration now that he doesn't understand/remember yet. "here it goes again", saying that he knows it has happened before, but it still means nothing to him.

    But there's something missing'
    There's something lost in my head
    Could you help me fix it?
    Could you please come stitch me up?
    'cause I don't know how
    Yeah, I don't know how
    The answers are buried in me

    - Perhaps a moment of lucidity. he knows theres a lot of his life missing from his memories, something in his head is gone, he's asking someone, anyone to fix his problems. He wants them to stitch him up, and make him better. He doesn't know what happened to him to make the memories disappear.

    And I know that I miss you
    But I don't even know your name

    - My favourite line again. lamenting the fact that someone has gone from his life, and he can't remember why it hurts so much.
    blunoddyon May 15, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is about a guy with amnesia. He remembers some things but not enough and he's asking someone close to him to make him remember. Because he misses them but he doesn't remember who they are
    topaintthelilyzon January 25, 2014   Link

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