"In Circles" as written by Jeremy Enigk, William Goldsmith, Dan Hoerner and Nate Mendal....
meet me there, in the blue
where words are not, feeling
remains. sincerity
trust in me, throw myself into your door
well i go in circles running down.
oh i dream to heal your wounds
but i bleed myself. well i bleed myself


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"In Circles" as written by Jeremy Enigk Dan Hoerner

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  • +8
    General CommentThis is a great song. It's saying that I want to help you, I want to see you shine, but I'm stuck here unable to take care of myself. Always feeling the same emotions and doing the same actions... Amazing.
    Lisa18on June 17, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe meaning:
    We all connect through emotions. We gain trust that way. We also betray it in the same manner. We hurt each other in some form. The song represents how we go through life. We never see our emotions on a real scale. As if they're alien to us. It's almost idealistic the way we treat our lives instead of being more realistic in how we treat it. That's why we end up bleeding ourselves. It's because we can never reclaim what was lost, nor restore what was taken. Therefore, we all go in circles trying to fix it. Running down, treating life as a game with real emotional consequences. That's how i look at this song.

    Whenever i hear In Circles by Sunny day real estate, I go falling inside. I always close my eyes whenever i hear this shyt. I could close them forever. This song is probably the best out there. I'll forever listen to them. Sunny day real estate for life. Later.
    DarkApathyon September 25, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"I dream to heal your wounds...
    But I bleed myself."

    is there any more haunting lyric than that?...none are coming to mind for me. The desperation, the longing, and anguish that come through to me when i hear this song...i dunno, maybe it's just the reflection of my life on it, but it gives me chills every time.
    jeatw405on March 03, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about trying to help someone but you can't because you either have just as many problems as them or you try to help them but you end up hurting yourself. I think the "in the blue" part refers to the narrator wishing or hoping that there is a time or place when they can get over there problems and live in peace with each other.
    Aenema91on September 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought this song was about a relationship where the boy tries to save the girl, but his problems are way bigger than her's and just can't. So there's always this imaginary place to meet her, in the blue, where there are no words but only feelings.
    MDMasteron June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst song I ever heard by SDRE and I have loved them ever since. A lot of people can relate. It's when you have all these problems of your own, but you're biggest concern is fixing everyone else's, while you're still hurting.
    punkcesson June 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabout the circuity of life. Some things never change
    sonicseaon June 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think he's talking about just losing yourself in someone, immersing in the truth of these feelings of being together, being only a part of that and forgetting the rest of the world.
    And they both need to heal.
    Samuel_8:11on July 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it is talking about trying to help someone and putting everything you have into improving their situation, but just getting worn out and therefore hurting yourself instead of being able to help out.
    runawayson July 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI feel as if this song is about sacrifice and trying to help someone. The person is sacrificing everything including their feelings to see another happy. Although, they want to help, they cannot help others because they are are too weak to help themselves. The person who is aiding wants their trust even if the person who is being aided notices how much sacrifice they give for them.The person who is helping will pretend as if everything is okay in order to make them happy, no matter how weak they are.
    ModestMouseFan86on April 30, 2015   Link

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