"She Just Wept" as written by Benjamin Byrne, James Paul Stelfox, James Milne Walsh and Barry Westhead....
She just wept
Like I could not ignore
How can I act
When my heart's on the floor?

She just wept
Til her eyes became sore
I knew who she was
But I don't anymore

Oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

She just cried
To the ruins of time
That kept us apart
We were doing just fine

She just wept
She was put to the test
Those that she loved
She had learned to detest

Daddy I've got nothing left
My life is good
My love's a mess

Daddy I've got nothing left
What can I do that's for the best?

Daddy I've got nothing left
My life is good
My love's a mess

Daddy I've got nothing left
What can I do that's for the best?

(Instrumental Break Off)


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"She Just Wept" as written by Benjamin Byrne Barry Westhead

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  • +1
    General Commentthis a beautiful song, with poignant lyrics and an awesome melody. definetly one of starsailor's best songs. with jame's beautiful voice that reaches down into the depths of the soul, it's hard not to feel like crying when i hear this.
    lolalooon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis whole song is a conversation with his father about his girl and indeering love for her as she seems battles her way through the trenches of depression. The Daddy references at the end are him talking to his father, he is at his wits end because his "love's [his girl] is a mess." He does not think he can help, so he earnestly asks his father for the strength and wisdom to help him get through to her becaus ehe loves her and hates to see her so unbearably miserable.
    Eggos=yumon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy girlfriend just broke up with me after 3 and a half years. We had survived that whole time in a long distance relationship; both of us went to different universities. Every line in this song hits the mark pretty close to our situation.
    "I knew who she was, but not anymore"
    This can easily happen in long distance relationships. "She just cried to the ruins of time that kept us apart" We sometimes went more than a month without seeing each other at all. "She was put to the test, those that she loved, she had learned to detest" I made the mistake of asking too much from her. I put her to the test by expecting her to make time for me when she was 200 miles away and had the pressures of college all around her. I think she finally couldn't take it anymore and learned to detest me. "My life is good, My love's a mess" To me this says that no matter how good your life is, when you lose the love of your life, nothing else matters much. "Daddy I've got nothing left, what can I do that's for the best?" For me, this could be a cry for help to your earthly father or a spiritual father. I want to do whatever I can to set things right. Anyway, it is very emotional and does make me cry. I love this song.
    lensflareon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song, simply.
    this one is definitley a tear jerker.
    To me, its about his lover being in emotional pain and he can't do anything to help her or comfort her and its making him feel depressed too, like RagingAnne suggested. Her depression is causing her to withdraw from everyone and she "learned to detest" everyone that she loved.
    I also think the last 2 verses are about him going to his father asking for advice and support and comfort, asking him what he can do to help her & what is best for them two.
    Another great song by Starsailor! James is incredible.
    SpaceSisteron August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've just recently started listening to Starsailor, and this is one of their best songs, in my opinion. I think the lyrics explain how someone's girlfriend went through some tragic experience and he's trying to help her but doesn't know how... "How can I act When my heart's on the floor?" He wants wants to comfort her, but her depression is making him depressed and even more depressed that he can't help (what a vicious cycle) and "Daddy" I think maybe symbolic for something else (maybe god, maybe himself, maybe actually his father, or he just needed a word to go in there, who knows?) But whoever/whatever it is, he's asking for advice so he can help his girlfriend.
    RagingAnneon May 27, 2002   Link

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