Strong on your feet, you were blinded
Building up a towar on shaking ground
Once in a world full of colors
Back to see just ruins there to be found

And now you're falling, crawling
Diggin in the broken remains
Of what had to be taken for strong
Slowly it's been fading away

Come into the painting on the wall
So the joker smiles
Come into the painting on the wall
No more crying
Illusions let you in from the rain
Follow Mr. Hopkins, get insane

Stories are told - wanna hear him
Talking from the picture to your head
Follow the call of a puppet
Led into a black room painted red

Where life is painless, brainless
You don't think of broken remains
Of what had to be taken for strong
Slowly it's been fading away

[repeat chorus]
[solo: Jens]

Look at the picture
Point at the child there on the floor
Realize that it's a looking glass

[repeat chorus]

Lyrics submitted by han2

Painting On The Wall song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is really beautiful. It seems to be about that if you're depressed because of an event that happened to you, that just look yourself and realize that it isn't worth. The painting refers to...well, anything. Anything that can bring a person from depression.

    I dedicated this to my gf... I sang this to her...
    Ninji-Xon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah... that was the same vibe i got from this amazing song.
    nindifon July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst I didn't really know what this song was about... I've thought it was about 911, just ruins to be found and the painting on the wall was in a church where those who lost a close one came for funerals.
    ironguyon February 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to Tobias:

    ""Painting on the wall" is a song talking about those situations when you have to realise, that something is not what you thought it would be. Sometimes it seems to be easier to live an illusion, which is finally not the right way in my opinion."
    pbaron October 09, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top