"They Can't Save Us Now" as written by and Matthew Devine....
So this is how it is to be alone
Your heart beats like it's cracked and made of stone
But whenever someone asks just say there's nothing wrong

They can't save us now
'Cause we're far away from home
And there's no where else to go
They can't save us now
'Cause we're lost and won't be found
We can scream so loud
But they can't save us now

So this is how it feels to be insane
The world looks like a movie always playing
But how can hearts so young feel so much pain?

They can't save us now
'Cause we're far away from home
And there's no where else to go
They can't ever save us now
Will they ever understand we don't want to be like them?

They can't ever save us now
'Cause we're lost and won't be found
We can scream so loud
But they can't save us now


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"They Can't Save Us Now" as written by Matthew Devine

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    General CommentGREAT SONG!!! just heard this on q101's cage match last nite. even though they lost to the starting line, this song is great.
    afifan4everon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentagain, fatal love.
    killmotelkillon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is much like Boys and Girlz...it's about burning heats that time cannot quench...wanting and needing someone even as your own life spirals downward into oblivion. And they can't save us, they can't save us, they can't save us now...
    virex7on April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree partly with virex7, but somehow it feels like it's also about teenagers who rebel against their parents, because of the stupidity their parents possess. so these teenagers or whatever, run away from home..thus: "will they ever understand that we don't want to be like them?" and "'cause we're far away from home". great song.
    AgentOrangeSkieson January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about mental illness. Such as depression and schizophrenia. You feel isolated all the time. And sometimes you think that you are so far down that there's nothing anyone can do to reverse it.
    worldsabluron November 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is quite so literal (like running away) nor do I believe that it's necessarily about love. I actually agree with Worldsablur. I think this song is about someone who's lost themselves be it to depression or the result of some tragedy. And he keeps putting on a face, acting like nothing is wrong, for the sake of those around him because he believes that no one can fill that void within.

    It's kinda like he's a bystander to everyone else. He's watching the world go by indifferently because, without whatever it is he's missing (be it a lover, friend or family member) he doesn't feel like he belongs in the world. To me it seems like this person is wishing that whoever left had taken him along - 'now take me with you'

    'So how can hearts so young feel so much pain' - To me could be others who don't understand what he's going through. They question him and wonder why he's acting the way he is.

    'Will they ever understand that we don't want to be like them?' - Could mean that he will never let go of this one missing person like so many other people do. All these people are telling him to just move on, to give it up, be he refuses because he isn't willing to let it go that easily.


    All the other meanings fit really well, too. -^ o^-
    Relmon January 07, 2009   Link

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