It's how high you are and the time it takes to heal
It's how high you are and the time it takes to heal

I can climb a tree and push up through the leaves 'cos
Only when I try am I happier to see
My head's in some kind of space where boyhood used to be
It's how high you are and the time it takes to heal

But it's all a lie and I've never felt so sad
There's a streak of melancholy running down my back
And there's a great mistrust that borders round the man
I call it strange from a boy who never left his head
It's how high you are and the time it takes to heal

And everyone needs someone to live by
Everyone needs someone to live by

But it's all a lie, it's a lie to make you beg
For something more for something better than you've had
And I wish I knew
I wish I knew how to change
'Cos everyone needs someone to live by
Everyone needs someone
Everyone needs someone to live by
Everyone needs someone
Everyone needs someone
It's how high you are and the time it takes to heal


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    General CommentGreat and tragic song; for me, it is about the difficulty and grave bravery of growing up, becoming a man, healing from an abusive past, losing one's lofty (and innocent) idealism about what the future contains but, in so doing, becoming more firmly rooted in realistic probabilities and outcomes and by so doing finally appreciating those around you who've given you strength in small ways that you've likely overlooked because a small part of you enjoyed suffering, living in your own head and with a boyish ego, and thought that by stoically suffering you were being brave.
    jvwon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPowerful, 1996 era for me
    T1MEiSPRECiOUSon January 26, 2007   Link

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