somebody's screaming
looking at the ceiling
everything's so funny
i don't have any money
people don't even know me
but they know how to show me

why can't you be nicer to me?

my pride is dying
i think i'm all done lying
nobody's sharing
so i stop caring
all alone and walking
nobody's talking

why can't you be nicer to me?

well the wind is blowing
where am i going
off a bridge and falling
nobody's calling
on the ground and laying
nobody's praying

why can't you be nicer to me?


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  • +1
    General CommentI hate the Zeppelin comparisons. They are their own band, buzz off.
    RebelPancakeon March 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhats the deal with 3 of the same post's. we get the idea the first time
    stuckonmondayon March 16, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentled zepplin, my arse...
    supagirlieon May 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif you heard any led zep song, you'd realize that this sounds nothing like them. Anyway, this song is about suicide, i think

    "off a bridge and falling
    nobody's calling
    on the ground and laying
    nobody's praying"

    these lines explain that
    WeezDayon March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentchrist people, it's not about being nicer to your fellow man. "people don't even know me,
    but they know how to show me" isn't empathy; it's bitter and dejected. He's lonely and wants to die, and wants everyone to know he's unhappy. It's probably about a girl.
    artsluton July 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song a lot. the rhyming is very nice

    ne way, the song means : plz be nicer to him, and people arnt nice
    thehivesfanon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot about suicide

    well the wind is blowing
    where am i going
    thehivesfanon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was about suicide as well. its pretty bouncy melody-wise, but there's something really dark about it
    bonginthereggaesongon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti never realized it but yea.
    people don't even know me
    but they know how to show me

    no one understands him

    all alone and walking
    nobody's talking

    well the wind is blowing
    where am i going

    he's running away

    off a bridge and falling
    nobody's calling
    on the ground and laying
    nobody's praying

    so he jumps off a bridge and still no one cares about him
    adrinfgbithon July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last verse is the only suicidal one, and I think the line "well the wind is blowing, where am I going?" refers to the lifelong question about whether you go to hell or heaven when you commit suicide.
    TheTriforceon February 26, 2006   Link

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