"Heal Me" as written by and Dirk Schlaechter Kai Hansen....
When I wake up at the end of the day
Moon comes out sun fades away
I get myself out of my bed and cry
Is it really me now - could this be the real thing
Is there someone else to ease the pain
So easy, so easy now, has it really gone too far

It don't matter anyhow, sometimes I feel like an
Echo in the wind, that's not coming back again

I look inside my head and what I see
Are the reflections of the world
And I see genius and insanity

You're alive - you're part of the show
You came to foresee the signs on the wall

So many tried in vain - they know the truth
Learn - how to live and fight and learn -
How to fight them right and learn - how to give and take it all

You can be strong if you know who you are
The signs on the wall tell you move on before it's too late

Can you see them, do you want to be the one who's creeping on the floor?
Could it be forever? Could it all be lies?
The chaos is a killer and he knows who will fall

Help me - I need some help
Now is there someone out there
What are you waiting for?
You're on the road to nowhere
The only way I know

Maybe I'm wrong, I haven't got a clue
Don't know where I belong - tell me what is true

Oh won't you come to heal me - heal me [repeat 4 times]

[Here comes the "undocumented piece"..they talk for a while something about well....God, afterlife, Truth - is all that real and such sort of thing]

Think - don't think - what can you see
Our life is just a fantasy of someone we will never see
Therefore I break down in laughter
Now as I change my point of view
There's nothing left to make me blue - never again - no more
Come on in my friend and join the ball
Everything is beautiful - even the band - it's magic
Imagine you're superstar you gonna fly
You gonna go far - far, so far

[Solo Dirk]

Oh won't you come to heal me - heal me [repeat 4 times]


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"Heal Me" as written by Kai Hansen Dirk Schlaechter

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    General CommentThis song has a VERY deep meaning...



    "When I wake up at the end of the day
    .......................................................
    So easy, so easy now, has it really gone too far"
    -Shows how desperate and sad we are nowdays. How awful people nowdays feel, just by waking up, thinking of what follows up... All the tortures and tests of life...

    "It don't matter anyhow, sometimes I feel like an
    Echo in the wind, that's not coming back again"
    -But then we think that life is short and our torturing will be over soon. Sometimes we must enjoy life or even don't think about analyzing it, philosophy and stuff like that... Some things cannot be understood by some human beings (philosophers).

    "You can be strong if you know who you are
    The signs on the wall tell you move on before it's too late"
    Could be about a chosen one, who's coming was written on a...scroll/wall/tomb etc., like a prophecy (the Apocalypse?).

    "I look inside my head and what I see
    Are the reflections of the world.
    And I see genius and insanity"
    -On the other hand, if we see deep inside us, we'll find the answers we seek. But sometimes truth sounds REALLY stupid. But it's the truth and deep inside us, we know it.

    "You're alive - you're part of the show
    You came to foresee the signs on the wall"
    -Probably the chosen one, mentioned before, is not an immortal and lives a normal life, being part of the show, constantly controlled.

    "So many tried in vain - they know the truth
    ..............................................................
    how to give and take it all"
    -IMPORTANT: This is about who's dominating the world. I think it says that people who know who are the REAL bosses on Earth try to stop them, but they just try in vain. Also mentions the "old law". The jungle's law, where you must be cunning and tough to survive.

    "You can be strong if you know who you are
    The signs on the wall tell you move on before it's too late"
    -Again, mentions that prophecy or the chosen one, who may be the one who'll succeed (the others "tried in vain").

    "Can you see them? Do you want to be the one
    ..................................................................
    The chaos is a killer and he knows who will fall"
    -People who know the truth, mentioned before, "creep on the floor". Kai (the singer) wishes for a world full of lies, where we would all live happy (let's say a golden cage). Chaos ONLY destroys and knows who are weak enough to join its forces (like angels that fell).

    "Help me - I need some help
    ...........................................
    The only way I know"
    -Kai screams for someone to stop the ones who dominate the world.

    "Maybe I'm wrong, I haven't got a clue
    Don't know where I belong - tell me what is true"
    -This is when you know it's the truth, just by instict, and there are no clues. Kai trying to find his own path. Maybe asking for help from Jesus. Still has doubts about the truth though.

    "Oh won't you come to heal me - hear me "
    Again, pleading for help from Jesus, who'll come and tell him what is true, healing him.

    Are you out there?
    ....................................................................
    But you say, "Do you, do you know what the truth is?""
    Kai asking for help from Jesus or the chosen one, maybe. This is a difficult part to explain (sorry!).

    "Think don't think - what can you see
    ....................................
    You gonna go far - so far"
    Kai laughs by thinking that we're a universe of some other's fantasy (parallelum universes (sorry for spelling it wrong)). Now he knows the truth and won't change his mind, because when you learn the truth, you know it and you never look back! A "fake voice", let's say, encourages us to enjoy simple things, living in a lie, in a prison (again, a golden cage).



    This is it. I did my best. I want to believe that I got it right. Please help me, this is a very important song to me, especially the lyrics!!!
    Thank you for your time!
    Edboyon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely about "escaping the Matrix", so to say. About accepting the truth, escaping the mundane, slaving life on ordinary workers. However, if we're to say he's a Neo-character escaping the Matrix, he hasn't got anyone there to help him escape (i.e Morpheus, Trinity) and he wants someone to come along and heal him, help him be free.

    "Is it really me now- could this be the real thing?"
    Refers to the "My life hasn't begun yet" mentality that runs through most people's life, he's wondering if his meaningless existence is all life has to offer him.

    "Learn how to give and take it all"
    Know how to kill, but also how to create.

    I think the "signs on the wall" they keep referring to are a metaphor for political activity, clues, conspiracies. Being informed, knowing what is going to happen.

    It could be that when the vocals suddenly change at "Think don't think- what can you see" is when someone turns up to heal him, to share wisdom and help him be free. "Now as I change my point of view" and the amazing lyrics that follow it are him being freed with this persons help, seeing the world now as a beautiful place, and the last lyric of the verse "Imagine you're a super star, you're gonna fly you're gonna go far".. Is really weird. Perhaps he's saying that after all this realisation, he's just become another dreamer.

    Other than that I mostly agree with Edboy. And what an awesome song, very similar to Opportunity, another amazing song.
    Fortnoxon March 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationListened to this more a few months on and I've figued it out, it's even better than I thought. The first half of the song is fairly easy to understand if you can relate to the mindset they're commenting on- He's old, he understands how fucked the world is and wants to help it but he has no idea how to do so. He's continued walking down the same path all his life, the only path available to him because of the western society he lives in. He's seen how happy people who ignore the real world are and is struggling with the idea of surrendering his principles.

    Now, the part that I and Edboy totally mis-understood starts with

    "Can you see them? Do you want to be the one who's creeping on the floor?
    Could it be forever? Could it all be lies?
    The chaos is a killer and he knows who will fall"

    This is someone talking to him of fear and paranoia- the way the Media and society in general try to make you follow their rules through fear, telling you it's best to live an easy, simple life, don't take any risks and you'll be fine. There's also an important religious part- early on in the song he says that he is an echo that won't return, in other words that there is no afterlife. This person that is trying to scare him says "Could it be forever? Could it all be lies?" To try and convince them that God exists and there is an afterlife- because that is an easier stance to take, even though it is not logical. The part about creeping on the floor is the person talking to him saying that intelligent but lost people like he is are insects creeping on the floor- below everyone else's standards and pathetic.

    After that he starts crying out

    "Help me - I need some help
    Now is there someone out there
    What are you waiting for
    You're on the road to nowhere
    The only way I know"

    The first part Help to for is about God- he's given in and he's crying out for God to help him find his purpose in life. The last part is an observation about the fact that he's on a pointless path to nowhere, that at this rate he'll spend his life working away and get nothing from it. It's most likely his own mind talking to him in that part, in fact the person scaring him before may have been his own mind.

    "Maybe I'm wrong, I haven't got a clue
    Don't know where I belong - tell me what is true"

    This is simple. This is him surrendering individual responsibility for his thoughts and wishing someone else to tell him what to think.

    Now he cries this alot;
    "Oh won't you come to heal me - hear me "

    This is him calling to God to help him, it becomes obvious because of the last two words "hear me", he's still uncertain that God is out there and whether his prayers will be heard. Of course, heal me itself is a sort-of reference to Christian so-called faith healings.

    "Are you out there?
    Won't you help me?
    Don't know where I would go
    Is there real life... forevermore?"

    This part is real simple, just him talking to God, pondering his existence.

    "And remember... "Keep smiling... Jesus loves you!"
    That's what they say...
    Can you cry forever?
    It's just a matter of taste
    But you say, "Do you, do you know what the truth is?"
    This part, because of "that's what they say.." is evidence that he's still uncertain, but also that he's slowly giving into society's pressure- because he's thinking about the keep smiling Jesus loves you mentality. "Can you cry forever?" is about how pointless his life was beforehand and about the (false) hope that maybe if he takes up God he can make a difference. He says it's a matter of taste- evidence that it's his opinion that some people will think differently to others and there is no objective truth. But that's a very intelligent thought and someone instead says to him "Do you now what the truth is?" In other words, offering him a much easier to accept, simple truth that requires no thought.

    "Think don't think - what can you see"
    Is a summary of the last few verses, about his struggle to decide whether he should think or not.

    "Our life is just a fantasy of someone we will never see
    Therefore I break down in laughter"
    This is him giving into Religion- saying that all our lives are just made up on a whim by God, and we'll never even meet God. He breaks down in laughter because of how ridiculous this situation is, but even though he knows how ridiculous it is, he wont' go back to thinking about it, he'll just accept it as true. Sign that he is still intelligent, he's just ignoring his intelligence.

    "Now as I change my point of view
    There's nothing left to make me blue - never again - no more"
    Basically, ignorance is bliss. Nothing too complicated about this part.

    "Come on in my friend and join the ball
    Everything is beautiful - even the band - it's magic
    Imagine you're superstar you gonna fly
    You gonna go far - so far"
    This part seems to be the person from earlier that scared him into believing in God now telling him to fully join their shall we say "sheeple" ranks and stop thinking. He tells him to imagine he's a super star he's gonna fly, he's gonna go far- in other words giving him false hope, making him dream of riches that he'll never achieve, because he's too busy dreaming.

    After that he starts crying out to God again, having fully given into society's pressure and stopped thinking. He just wants to depend on God to craft his life for him.

    So I way off before. It makes perfect sense now.
    Fortnoxon July 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlol i think your all over thinking this song, its obvious its about sadness and depression. and very easy to relate to if you have ever experienced very very deep depression
    worm1993on September 11, 2010   Link

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