"Surrounded" as written by and Kreviazuk....
I was there
When you shone as bright as Bethlehem from afar
I was there
When you were young and strong and perverted
And everything that makes a young man a star
Oh, you were a star

I was there
And I swear to God and on my mother's grave
On everything I have or ever will embrace
I was there
And I saw it with my own two eyes

And now it's all around me, it's all around me
I'm surrounded
And now it's all around me, it's all around me
You surround me like a circle

Do do do do do do

I was there
Come on, tell me I wasn't worth stickin' it out for
Well, I was there
And I know I was worth it, 'cause if I wasn't worth it
That makes me worse off than you are

It's all around me, it's all around me
I'm surrounded
You know it's all around me, it's all around me
You surround me like a circle

But don't you lose sight of me now
Don't you lose sight of me now

Do do do do do do do
Don't lose sight of me now

'Cause I was there
When they dropped the bomb
You know I remember the bomb
And I still hear the bomb
And I still fight the bomb
You know I still fear the bomb
You know I still hate the bomb
Sometimes I still get the call

So don't you lose sight of me now
Don't you lose sight of me now

You know you're all around me, you're all around me
(Don't you lose )
I'm surrounded
(Sight of me now)
You know you're all me, you're all around me
(Don't you lose )
I'm surrounded
(Sight of me now)
You know you're all around me, you're all around me
(Don't you lose )
I'm surrounded
(Sight of me now)
Now it's all around me, you're all around me
You surround me like a circle

I'm surrounded, oh

Ah ah, like a circle around me

La la la la la la la la

All around me now

Oh


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"Surrounded" as written by Chantal Kreviazuk

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    General CommentI listened to this song on repeat this spring. I had two friends kill themselves within two months of each other. This song always seemed to be about a close friend of her's who killed themselves.
    One of the saddest lines I think is when she says,

    "I was there
    c'mon and tell me i wasn't worth
    sticking it out for"

    "dropped the bomb" is the perfect expression of the way it felt when I was called about each of my friends.

    This song is amazing. She's amazing.
    latemornings3on August 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMusicbuff is right, it's about an ex-boyfriend who developed a mood disorder. I seen Chantal in concert tonight, and she explained it before she sang it.
    nos di cariadon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I first heard this song on an episode of Dawson's Creek. There are so many different parts to this song and they're all really different and amazing.
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a girl and a boy that have known each other ever since they can remember. It is definitely from the girl's point of view and when she says "you surround me like a circle" she is speaking of the confusion she feels about how close they are how she doesnt know where she begins and he ends. When she talks about how she was "worth it" and the so called "bomb"... I think the bomb is when she finds out that he doesnt feel the same way about her as she does for him even though she was always there for him. And through it all she still loves him and always will.
    DancinChick8806on June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard on a website that this song is about a friend has killed himself and the girl is singing about it...Actually I heard that it happened in real life. Chantal's best friend died of suicide and I heard that she can't sing it much because she cries and it gets to her. and the "Bomb" is the suicide that she hears about.
    Luv2hateu9on November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand also his death surrounds her like a circle. And she was there for him but it didn't seem to help.
    Luv2hateu9on November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchantal's fiancee killed himself...this is what came of the situation...i love this song...
    FiestyDivaon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought this song was about someone loving someone who is dying of Aids or cancer or something like that.In the begining she talks about them being young and strong. I felt like the illness was progression that took place in front of her./ The bomb was the diagnoses.
    Sillygoose20on July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds like it's about a war... she's fighting and he's with her. I suppose they're best friends. They're in this war and he tells her to stay and wait for him or something and he'll fight for her (evidently she's wounded so she can't fight but she still wants to). She's sent home from injuries. 'Saw it with my own two eyes' means she must have saw it on TV. She got a call that he died over there.

    The surrounding theme means that he's her angel.

    *shrug* That's my take on it.

    wonderful song, too.
    cricket3on December 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"that makes me worse off then you are"

    Her delivery of this line gives me chills.
    TwirlyRedon November 25, 2007   Link

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