Breathe me in like air, innocent.
My fingers bleed.
I've been writing too much.
Preventing these words from searing my battered throat.
And I can't even scream so I sketch your face.
Each line was a cry.
Each curve bore blindness.
Prevent my arms from failing.
Limitless expressions to your face I can't conform,
But give hands the chance voice wouldn't have.
It was the first time that our words kissed, but our lips, they didn't even touch.
No skin on skin.
The first time in my life that I existed.
And each time that we breathed, we were reborn.
We're reborn each time we breathe.
These nights were gaining strength yet losing ground.
A short-lived grace.
Your tongue!
I taste your ways with a pen in my hand, in my hand, in my hand.
I taste your ways.
Well, in a matter of time my life went from day to night, incriminating textures.
Where on earth did you go?
What happened to us?
With this retouching paint, I will use a brush, apply it to your canvas.
This was once a beautiful painting.
Each lasting memory will control each word that I write.
And I used to think that my hands could dance.
I only needed to hold myself up.
You were never a crutch as you tore me away like this fringed papers' edge.
You were never a crutch?
But now I see my hand's been broken for quite some time.
These memories impale the senses to this day.
I'm broken.












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    Folly is awesome. Period.

    alostcauseon April 18, 2004   Link
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    And I believe the lyrics are "you were never a crutch" rather than "you were always a krutch." There are other incorrect sections/sections missing. Lyrics here:follynj.com/media_lyrics.php

    alostcauseon April 25, 2004   Link
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    I love Folly. My favourite song. Beautiful.

    maemion December 17, 2005   Link
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    The version on the new album is amazing. I absolutely loooove the "to hold" part. On the third time, he changes from yelling to screaming and it just sounds awesome.

    Maycombon April 23, 2006   Link
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    I personally like the old version a lot better.

    linkslaysallon June 28, 2006   Link
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    yeah the old version rules. this is about realizing that you cant depend on people you were once convinced you needed. "You were never a crutch. as you tore me away from these fringed paper ends. You were never a crutch. Each lasting memory will control each word I write. I used to think that my hands could dance. But now I see my hand's been broken for quite some time. BROKEN." the fact that he was convinced he needed someone, led him to think that hes broken because he sees that he should only need himself. his past with this particular person reveals and reminds him of how he can regain his independce as his insecurities diminish because of this new found truth. this song live gets better and better EVERY time.

    fullofindifferenceon February 04, 2007   Link

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