"Unsung" as written by and Vanessa Carlton....
Once upon a year gone by
She saw herself give in
Every time she closed her eyes
She saw what could have been
Well nothing hurts and nothing bleeds
When covers tucked in tight
Funny when the bottom drops
How she forgets to fight, to fight

And it's one more day in paradise
One more day in paradise

As darkness quickly steals the light
That shined within her eyes
She slowly swallows all her fear
And soothes her mind with lies
Well all she wants and all she needs
Are reasons to survive
A day in which the sun will take
Her artificial light, her light

And it's one more day in paradise
One more day in paradise
It's one more day in paradise
One last chance to feel alright, alright

Don't pretend to hold it in just let it out
Don't pretend to hold it in just push it out
Don't you try to hold it in just let it out and
Don't you try to hold it in you hold it in

Once upon a year gone by
She saw herself give in
Every time she closed her eyes
She saw what could have been


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"Unsung" as written by Vanessa Carlton

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    General CommentI think this song is about a friend or something who is holding her back, but she abides..so she doesnt get to do what she wants...very cool song...
    sierra80on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, especially the ending! I think the song is about keeping your feelings in. She wants to tell him something but she waits for the words on the tip of his tounge and they don't come out! Like "I love you" or something and her song goes 'unsung' because he never said those words to her. she can't sing the song if nothing happened and it's not coming from her heart.
    MBranchFan4Lifeon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone being hurt by another, but instead of standing up for herself, she holds it all in and waits for the other person to quit. It's something I can REALLY relate to, and it's one of my favorite songs on the album. =)
    alabaster20on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlove this song!!!
    chilipepperon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think she's fallen in love with someone only to realize that she's not quite so great in his eyes, and "only as good as the last one". Now she's trying to figure what exactly he needs from her to "sparkle" and now she's keeping her thoughts inside because she's waiting for him to decide and tell her just how much she means to him.
    MissDidymuson June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI kinda always thought this was about a one-sided (not sure if thats the proper term for it, but read on to see what I mean) relationship, where the person she's singing about is the only person to get any say in anything. Like, she's just there and is his puppet or something. Heheh, I like this song. I especially like the "Love burns, it burns" thing, because in the song she's saying that I'm not really in love after all, he's just using me or something along those lines, and I never say anything to stop it. Like, her words are unspoken because she might be afraid of what to tell him because it might make him leave her or something--I don't know! ^^; All I know is, this is her best fast-paced song :D Well, no, I like a lot of her songs XD
    Nikki-Nikksteron June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a girl who's in love, but she's always criticized by her boyfriend. And she's constantly trying to meet his standards and failing. She keeps trying to please him and be what he wants, but she realizes that she's losing her self. The cost is her identity.
    fairyinblacknwhiteon August 09, 2005   Link

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