Bleeding thoughts
Cracking boulder
Don't fall over
Fake your laughter
Burn the tear
Sing it louder,
Twist and shout

Way up here
We stand on shoulders
Growing colder
Laugh or cry
I wont mind
Sing it louder,
Twist and shout

Immovable shadows
Concrete girl
They'll rock your world
To nothing
And they're swimming
Around again, again
And they're swimming
Around the concrete girl

Catch your breath
Like four leaf clover
Hand it over

Scream to no one
Take your time
Sing it louder,
Twist and shout

Nothing to run from
Is worse than something
And all your fears
Of nothing
And they're swimming
Around again, again
And they're swimming
Around the concrete girl

Concrete girl
Don't fall down
In this broken world
Around you
Concrete girl
Don't fall down
Don't fall down
My concrete girl
Don't stop thinking
Don't stop feeling

One step away
From where we were
And one step back
To nothing
And we're standing on top
Of hopes and fears
And we're fighting
For words now
Concrete girl
And we're swimming
Around again, again
And we're swimming
Around now
Concrete girl



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  • +2
    General Comment:Here is what Jon said about this song:
    "'The Concrete Girl' was written about a dear friend of mine who stood upon the brink of a world of doubt exhausted and dejected. With doubts and fears swimming around in her head, she had learned to fake her smile and go on with life. One night we got to talking at the top of the concrete world [on the building roof] of UCSD. So we stood up there talking about our hopes and fears. And I prayed that she wouldn't stop thinking and that she wouldn't fall down. And she hasn't."
    Oh! Emilyon February 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Ummmm... Actually guys its an anti suicide song. Jon actually said so at a concert I was at a couple of years ago, and truthfully it probably makes the most sense. (Has anyone else noticed that at times what a group says their song is about doesn't always match with everything that is in the song. I mean for example there are songs that U2 has said to be about one thing and years later Bono has come back and said that actually although he really didn't notice it when he wrote it the song was subconsciously written about something else. [If you're wondering what song that is, its "Tomorrow" off of War]). So I thought you all might like that little piece of information as to what Jon says (or at least said) the song was about overall. Actually it makes your analysis more complete in the end.
    Burglewoodon May 04, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song is about becoming hard and indifferent in response to a broken world. In the song, the girl shows no emotions, and holds everything inside, just as if she were as solid as concrete. I think in encouraging her to laugh or cry, he's telling her that sometimes everyone needs to let their emotions show through. He doesn't want her to be numb and unfeeling, bottling everything up because then it will be even worse when she finally falls down and can't get back up. Because pretending to have nothing to run from can be even worse than just facing all your fears
    serenity23on October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:just too true...
    shyflyon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is about how the writer, who admires a girl for being strong and courageous, brave and never letting something phase her *thus where concrete girl comes from*, and how HE'S trying to be concrete this time, and trying to convince her not to crumble, or give up.
    lossocklaundrmaton June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:possibly, it feels as if there's almost an irony to saying 'don't fall down' though - she can't, she's built up too much around herself + while he admires he also sees how it means noone can quite reach her + how dangerous that may be
    ...just maybe
    shyflyon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i like the song...
    cowgirl18on July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Jah, im with Burglewood.
    Lead2BurnedHopeon January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Whoa! That was posted 2 years ago! I must be late......
    Lead2BurnedHopeon January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:HAHAHA thats so funny, I wasn't looking at the dates till that last comment, and mine is going to be posted almost a year later!
    I never thought of it as a song about suicide...it brings a whole new aspect to the song. I always thought of it as a song about a girl Jon admires. I think its great that he wrote this song, its a really significant topic. Awesome.
    AiR7oNon December 14, 2005   Link

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