"Damaged" as written by Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Matthew Ryan Bronleewe and Thad Beatty....
Dreaming comes so easily
'Cause it's all that I've ever know
True love is a fairy tale
I'm damaged, so how would I know

I'm scared and I'm alone
I'm ashamed
And I need for you to know

I didn't say all the things that I wanted to say
And you can't take back what you've
taken away
'Cause I feel you, I feel you near me

I didn't say all the things that I wanted to say
And you can't take back what you've
taken away
'Cause I feel you, I feel you near me

Healing comes so painfully
And it chills to the bone
Will anyone get close to me?
I'm damaged, as I'm sure you know

There's mending for my soul
An ending to this fear
Forgiveness for a man who was stronger
I was just a little girl, but I can't go back


Lyrics submitted by Lucky1869_420

"Damaged [Redemption Extended Version]" as written by Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Matthew Ryan Bronleewe, Thad Beatty

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  • +1
    General CommentI believe this song is about rape & the effect it has on women.
    Lucky1869_420on December 07, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song i can relate to. It is about a little girl that was molested and/or raped and she is still coping and healing years later due to being violated and (damaged); Trying to mentally deal with something that stays with you forever. SARAH MCLACHLAN did an excellent job on vocals. Plumb couldnt have picked a better vocalist to do this song.
    Blairgirlon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this song is about a girl that is in a relationship and has to explain to her boyfriend what happened to her when she was younger (being raped) and is now still healing, maybe even years later, but needs someone to understand her and stick by her.
    SanctifyMyLifeon August 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm scared and I'm alone
    I'm ashamed
    And I need for you to know

    I didn't say all the things that I wanted to say
    And you can't take back what you've taken away .... DOES N-E ONE RELATE... :(
    TrippySellouton September 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song hits me as a song about the abuse of a young girl by her father/stepfather, maybe im taking it that way because it reminds me of my stepfather but i think its about a child being sexually abused
    amazingzigzagon March 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHey, I agree that it's about rape and such, but I think the line,

    "You can't take back what you've taken away"

    Is about her virginity being stripped from her, it was not planned, nor was it special like it should be. Many girls have had this happen, and the effects are with you almost you're whole life; I doubt she would willingly give herself to another man, hence the name "Damaged"

    This is just my interpretation, though.
    Shadowkidon August 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also think this is about rape, it fits perfectly into this context if u think about it... it's really sad, but it's a really good song too*
    babyfabyon August 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe reason I think this song to be about rape is because when I was little, I was raped and I can hardly remember, and all I can feel is hatred for whoever did it, and a feeling that true love does not exist, that the ability to have healthy love was stolen from me. I can't get back what he took away (hence that line), and still now, I can always, always feel him near me even if he isn't.
    imissyouquiteterriblyon October 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to this when I was just being dumped and feeling damaged,then I saw Brokedown Palace and this song appeared in the movie.I still consider this song as one of my brokenhearted tunes.
    cuteLSDon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree i think it is about rape.but idk..for some reason it gives me like a feeling with the verse "Forgiveness for a man who was stronger I was just a little girl, but I can't go back" that it was like a father/father figure who was the rapest but thats just my interpretation.i love the remix of it
    OxbuttaflyxOon May 12, 2002   Link

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