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Barenaked Ladies – The Old Apartment Lyrics 13 years ago
I think of this song somewhat along the same lines as Jackfrost and Isabella.. He's groping for the way the relationship USED to be.. when they were struggling to get by.. when they depended on each other.. when it was REAL emotion.. and now they just live complacent lives in some upscale neighborhood.. He misses when things meant something to him.. he goes back to the last place he knew when he felt like what he was doing was worth something.. ie.. the fading memories.. that he wants back. not necessarily the "crookedness" or even the apartment itself, but the in touch emotion he was feeling then. Yes, he loves his girlfriend and she loves him.. but he's fooling himself when he says he's happy.. because he feels like he should be now that they have everything they want.. but he was really happy back then..

just the way I've always looked at the song.. and the way I know I feel about things in my past.. like I should be happier now that things are better, but I miss old connections even if things are better now..

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Shinedown – Beyond the Sun Lyrics 13 years ago
this is one of my favourite songs on the new album..

It seems to be about wanting to take someone away, to a new, better life. Someone who needs to be protected, and watched over.

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Matchbox Twenty – Girl Like That Lyrics 13 years ago
it seems to me that this song is about a relationship he's in that he's giving his all, loving her with all he can, and she's not ready to commit, but he's saying having what he can of her is "better than nothing" because he sees something special in her, ie, a girl "like that".. a girl he's not good enough for so whatever she gives him is worth it..

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Eve 6 – Arch Drive Goodbye Lyrics 14 years ago
I believe it's supposed to be.. molotov mug. that's just what I hear.. and it seems to make more sense..

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Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics 14 years ago
Zeke, he isn't saying that it isn't over when he mentions that things got escalated when Ja used Hailie's name. He's saying that's what caused things to get worse. And that that was a low blow and it wasn't right, there was no need to get his daughter involved in something that was between adults.

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Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics 14 years ago
it isn't necessarily that the world is getting stupider. Come together is an old song, and the internet and this site weren't around then. Seeing as how this is a new song, it's obviously going to get many comments as opposed to a newer song that is constantly being played on the radio.

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The Goo Goo Dolls – Black Balloon Lyrics 14 years ago
This song seems to be about a woman who is a serious drug user, be it heroin or meth. It's also about the man involved with her. and throughout the relationship, they both changed each other's lives.

"Baby's black balloon makes her fly
I almost fell into that hole in your life
And you're not thinking about tomorrow
Cause you were the same as me
But on your knees "

The girl does drugs, he may or may not also, but not to the same extent that she does. She isn't "thinking about tomorrow" ie, she's not thinking about the consequences of her actions.

"A thousand other boys could never reach you
How could I have been the one
I saw the world spin beneath you
And scatter like ice from the spoon
That was your womb"

He doesn't understand why she chose him to depend on, to be there for her, to trust with all of her problems.. He sees her for what she is, and doesn't judge her for her drug problem

"Comin' down the world turned over
And angels fall without you there
And I go on as you get colder
Or are you someone's prayer?"

I think she probably died of an overdose, and his view point is that the world is worse off without her, as she was a good person in his view, although she had problems. He thinks that she didn't deserve the life she had and that things should have been different.

"You know the lies they always told you
And the love you never knew
What's the things they never showed you
That swallowed the light from the sun
Inside your room"

A reference to the difficulties and hardships she's experienced in life that perhaps turned her to drugs to escape.. "that swallowed the light from the sun"

"And there's no time left for losin'
When you stand they fall heyy..
....
All because I'm
Comin' down the years turn over
And angels fall without you there
And I'll go on to lead you home
All because I'm
All because I'm
And I'll become
What you became to me"

After seeing how destroyed her life was by drugs, he's choosing to not go down that path. He wants to "become what she became to him" by spreading her message, helping others in situations like hers, and being the person she was for him for other people.

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Eminem – Mockingbird Lyrics 14 years ago
mommys not here is in regards to the joint custody thing and divorce.. and the fact that Kim is a drug addict. She's not a mother to them. I believe Laney is 11.

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Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics 14 years ago
Alright, I know it's been said at least once, but I'd like to return to the idea that thing site is called SONGMEANINGS, not "Let's bicker about how important the artist is" Obviously if you're on this page you have an opinion about the song. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but how about doing that in the forums? This is for talking about what the song means. I just read through 8 pages of mostly bickering. And I did read through each and every comment, and if you were to do the same you'd see how childish it all is. Bickering over spelling and grammar and how much money you all make? Frankly, I don't care what you do for a living or how much money you make or what have you. Also, as long as what you are writing is legible and understand able, I'm sorry, it doesn't make you any less intelligent if you mispell a word or create a grammatically incorrect sentence. I'm sure we all understand what is written, and if we don't, oh well, move on to something else. Or ask for clarification.

Also, people that don't like Eminem? you're entitled to your opinion. But by coming to this page and saying you don't like eminem, and that you can say that because you're entitled to your opinion, you're very plainly looking to start trouble. Honestly, can you tell me that if someone went to your favorite song or band's site and said they sucked, wouldn't you defend them? I'm sure you would, and if you wouldn't, then I suppose they aren't really your favorite, are they?

Finally, why do people continuously ask the same questions over and over? If, instead of going to the end of the comments and asking a question that's clearly been answered forty times and getting angry when it's not answered again, why not read the comments before you send one, and perhaps your answer will be there? I realize that's a lot to ask on a page like this where there's pointless crap in between every meaningful addition, but skim. do your best. Don't post the same question forty times.

Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

I do like Eminem, and I feel this is a powerful song in that it really is a message to his fans NOT to be stupid. A lot of problems with "beefs" between artists stem from media hype and fans getting angry at one another. Eminem doesn't want that. Yes, he stirs up his fair share of trouble, and I won't say I respect every one of his songs, but a song like this one DOES send a powerful message, and I think that's hard to disagree with.

Also, an artists lyrics are his/her personal business. They create them from themselves, their experiences, and their views. So, if you don't agree with what they say, that's fine, because you're not them. get over it.

And, with that I'm going to apologize for my billion word entry to an already overflowing comment page.

-Z

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Eminem – Mockingbird Lyrics 14 years ago
This song is really emotional, and it's the fact that he can make these kinds of songs and put real emotion behind his music that makes him the awesome artist that he is. Also, I think those last few lines are not only appropriate but vital to the song. Yes, it's a sweet song, but the song is about hardships the family has had to deal with, and Eminem is basically saying, look kids, I love you, I know things have been rough, but I will ALWAYS be there for you. and I will ALWAYS do ANYTHING for you. And if you look at the things he has done in real life for his daughter, you'll see it's true.

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Eve 6 – Arch Drive Goodbye Lyrics 14 years ago
I almost agree with moon.. I think it's about him breaking up with her, because he drinks and she has a drinking problem that she's trying to fix.

"Wanna keep you from sinkin
wanna keep you from drinkin
sometimes
Wanna keep you from keepin
you down"

he wants to help her..

"Ringing in my head
All the things you've said
All the things you've done
I wish I could compromise
but theres only one way to go
and im goin alone"

he knows she has a problem with drinking, but doesn't think he can be around her while she's trying to get over her problem.. he drinks..

"your self-help book shelf is full now
your pictures are about to be pulled down
without regard for a broken heart
its another year "

she's trying to fix her drinking problem

the rest of the song, to me, seems like he's going to miss her mostly for the sex..

"Miss the way that you shock-shock-shock me
follow me to my house and then you rock-rock-rock me
wanna see your eyes wide not so shut
completely cool dont stop keep up"

rock-rock-rock me = sex..

"livin in the city, cuz your dyin if you dont
got a grip take a sip from my monoton monk
wanna keep you from keepin you down
pick yourself up off the ground "

he's unwilling to stop drinking to be with her, but he wants her to help herself, so he's leaving.


I dunno, maybe I'm wrong, just what I got out of it.

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Eve 6 – Arch Drive Goodbye Lyrics 14 years ago
I almost agree with moon.. I think it's about him breaking up with her, because he drinks and she has a drinking problem that she's trying to fix.

"Wanna keep you from sinkin
wanna keep you from drinkin
sometimes
Wanna keep you from keepin
you down"

he wants to help her..

"Ringing in my head
All the things you've said
All the things you've done
I wish I could compromise
but theres only one way to go
and im goin alone"

he knows she has a problem with drinking, but doesn't think he can be around her while she's trying to get over her problem.. he drinks..

"your self-help book shelf is full now
your pictures are about to be pulled down
without regard for a broken heart
its another year "

she's trying to fix her drinking problem

the rest of the song, to me, seems like he's going to miss her mostly for the sex..

"Miss the way that you shock-shock-shock me
follow me to my house and then you rock-rock-rock me
wanna see your eyes wide not so shut
completely cool dont stop keep up"

rock-rock-rock me = sex..

"livin in the city, cuz your dyin if you dont
got a grip take a sip from my monoton monk
wanna keep you from keepin you down
pick yourself up off the ground "

he's unwilling to stop drinking to be with her, but he wants her to help herself, so he's leaving.


I dunno, maybe I'm wrong, just what I got out of it.

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Future Leaders of the World – Let Me Out Lyrics 14 years ago
I heard clips from it on their website. it sounds really good. I'm too poor to actually go buy it now though.

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Future Leaders of the World – Let Me Out Lyrics 14 years ago
Are we just rats in a bothersome zoo, scraping for cheese in a maze made to lose

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Ben Folds Five – Brick Lyrics 14 years ago
I'm sorry, I know we shouldn't be discussing politics, as has been said, but I feel a comment like the one made by bytor really cannot be overlooked. Especially b/c it's relevant to the meaning of the song.
A) Why would one feel guilty about having an abortion?
-I will tell you, it's a terrible experience to have to go through. Whether you are prochoice or prolife, you would have to be able to see that. That thing inside you has the potential to become a child. That girl has the potential to become a mother. You have to see that obviously it's a huge, monumental decision to have an abortion. You're removing something that is a part of you. It's basically.. half you. half the father. chromosonally and emotionally.
B) Harmless operation? Wisdom teeth?
-An Abortion is NOT a harmless operation. There can be so many complications.. sterility, as someone mentioned, there can be bleeding, hemoraging, etc. Its an invasive procedure. I'm sorry, when they yank out some teeth, they don't rip something out of your uterous and have to go inside of your body. It's an entirely different and completely unrelatable thing. That's just ridiculous and trivializes how important and life chaning, literally, an abortion is.

yes, it's reproductive freedom, and I'm for the woman's right to choose, but that does not make it a trivial, harmless thing. It's probably one of the most important things a woman will decide in her life, and so many people have it done at such a young age that it can be emotionally scarring. That, bytor, is why all the heartache.

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Eve 6 – Leech Lyrics 16 years ago
my friend Krietman is a lot like this.. or at least it used to be. she'd make up ridiculous stories that we all knew were lies, but she told them so well that it was funny and captivating, in a way. However, it got old.. really quick.. when we all saw how much of a bitch she was

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Guster – Happier Lyrics 16 years ago
I KIND of agree with JadedOne, about the person being held down.. in a way I think it's kind of about a person who had a lot going for them, and they went for it, but in the process hurt people they were close to, so it makes it bittersweet.. getting where they wanted to be but now being unhappy because of what they did to get there.. I dunno.. and it's kinda throwing it back in their face, cuz they're like.. well.. you hurt me to get there, are you happy? eh.. just what I got out of it.

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Jewel – Daddy Lyrics 16 years ago
this song always kinda freaks me out when I play it.. not in a bad way, it's just.. the lyrics and the way she sings them..

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Marcy Playground – One More Suicide Lyrics 17 years ago
*sigh* I love this song.. it's so nice on the ears.. and yet so depressing.

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Sublime – Saw Red Lyrics 17 years ago
I think I like it better with Gwen.. I think they mesh well..

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Fenix TX – All My Fault Lyrics 17 years ago
This isn't one of their BEST songs, but it's ok.. and yea, I can definitely relate..

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The Bangles – Eternal Flame Lyrics 17 years ago
lol.. rainanne, I agree, I love this song!

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Cradle of Filth – Satanic Mantra Lyrics 17 years ago
vpipkt.. the music is actually very good, although lyrics may be hard to make out at first, much like with any song, you understand them with time and listening..

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Alice in Chains – Would? Lyrics 17 years ago
I love this song! omg.. lol.. it's way up there on my fav. AIC list.. *RIP Layne Staley, ti amo*

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