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The Smashing Pumpkins – Today Lyrics 11 years ago
This song is obviously about suicide, but I'm surprised at some of the interpretations here. My take on it is that it is that moment you decide you want to kill yourself. I've felt this feeling before and at that moment you really don't feel sad anymore. You actually feel at peace and empowered. If you ask someone that is going to kill themselves "what is wrong?" the answer will almost always be "nothing" if they have already made up their mind. They don't need your help any longer they don't need your approval any longer they don't need any input whatsoever from you any longer. So with this main thought in mind I'll go by lyrics:

"Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known"

As described above they're finally at peace and all is well now because they have a plan.

"Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long"

Again, the decision is made and it won't be long before they execute their suicide.

"I'll burn my eyes out
Before I get out"

Another thought that someone that is going to kill themselves has is "How will people remember me?". And ultimately for a severely depressed person they decide that they don't care how people will remember them. You have some people that will threaten suicide to get back at people and such, but those aren't the ones you have to watch out for its the ones that simply don't care about anything anymore. So this line to me is just another step in the process of coming to the conclusion of killing yourself. You will forget about all wordly things that you've seen because soon it will all be over anyway.

"I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me"

Sticking with the theme of accepting your decision to kill yourself this might be a thought that goes through your head. The thought that you can never be happy living.

"Bored by the chore
Of saving face"

As stated above once someone decides they're going to do it they don't care how others will view their action. Many people feel sad and like killing themselves at one time or another, but most people will think about others and decide that ultimately it isn't the right thing to do. They'll have thoughts of things such as, "Will it hurt?", "What if I survive?", "What is the best way to do it?", and "Who am I leaving behind?". For those that finally decide they're going to go through with it though they don't have these thoughts anymore. They've thought about it and rethought about it over and over and are simply too worn out to worry about it any longer and it is time to just do it. So again they kind of emotionally let go of what people think about them.

"I'll tear my heart out
Before I get out"

They will stop caring about the people they once loved. How can they kill themselves if they still have ties to this world? They can't so they have to let go and forget about what people will think, how people will view them, family, and friends. So this verse along with the other "Before I get out" verse is burn my eyes out and tear my heart out. Since burn eyes comes first I view this as forgetting about the people they'll leave behind, but not until later in the song when they're ready to tear their heart out do they actually find the strength to not care and move to the next step of the suicidal process.

"Pink ribbon scars
That never forget"

They have had a failed suicide attempt previously.

"I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets"

In their failed suicide attempt previously they tried really hard to kill themselves, but still didn't succeed. This lets them know they're going to have to try harder and it also reaffirms the fact that they're a failure.

"My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained"

Thinking back to when things were okay and they were innocent. Even from early on they had problems and were held back in some way from doing what they wanted to do or what was important to them. This can really mean the earliest instance they remember where they felt bad like things were hopeless.

"My belly stings"

And for "leavemesour" I think this line is the hurt you feel right after remembering that beginning of it all. The reason your belly stings in this instance is because you start to think what could have been if a few different decisions were made or a few things took place. You start to gain a little hope of what could have been basically. But this is no time for hope and earlier you made the deal with yourself to not care about any of this stuff anymore so you push it back down and you pushing it down and hiding it away physically pains you.

"I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you"

I have two interpretations of this:

1) This is a specific instance of the problem that the person is having. What I mean is "I want to turn you on" could mean the person is killing themselves over some girlfriend/boyfriend that they couldn't satisfy. I don't really like this interpretation though.

2) It could also mean nothing specifically and just be a way of showing that the person went through with killing themselves because the fourth line cuts off before it is finished. I like this interpretation a little more.

"Today is the greatest
Today is the greatest day
Today is the greatest day
That I have ever really known"

And its the greatest day they have ever really known because they're at peace and they know it will be over soon.

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Jewel – Intuition Lyrics 13 years ago
I never did get people that got mad if an artist did something different and called it selling out. Jewel has more than one dimension to her like anyone, and she wanted to explore her sexual side a little more. There was nothing wrong with that, and if anyone should understand I would have thought Jewel's fans would understand that. By judging her or abandoning her for "selling out" is against all she had sung for previously. She had no reason to sell out is the thing, coming off of her previous album before 0304. She did this for personal reasons, and to experiment. Besides the music is still good it's just her image in the video people are getting after. Newsflash Jewel is a 27 year old female (when she made 0304 I think), they're sexual beings and no one should blame her for wanting to show a more sexual side.

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Jewel – Goodbye Alice in Wonderland Lyrics 13 years ago
I like the video for this.

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James Blunt – You're Beautiful Lyrics 13 years ago
When I heard and saw this video I thought it was pretty easy to tell what the song was about. I have interpreted the song in a little different way than most of you though. There may be someone that mentioned this, but I don't know because I didn't read anything except the first page of replies.

I felt the song was about suicide. I though the part where he says "I've got a plan" meant he was planning to kill himself, and when someone decides to do this they usually feel free or careless so her being with another guy wouldn't make him lose sleep over it because it woudl all be over soon. The middle part about being high I thought was about the depression of not being able to do anything about his feelings so he covers it up with drugs. Then the last line of that part is "a moment that will last til the end" which hints to the end subtly. Then the last line is "It's time to face the truth that I'll never be with you" - cause he'll be dead. My interpretation is helped by the visuals of the video where he is laying out all his belongings like he won't need them anymore then jumping off the cliff into the water. He's leaving behind all that he can of himself, which isn't much.

I realize the interpretations can be different than what I stated for the part where he says he's high. It could just mean high on her or excited looking, but I like the way I think of it more. The "I've got a plan" part could mean his plan previous to losing hope in himself at obtaining her. So yea I see both sides, but I like my interpretation more.

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