I used to be so sensible on my own
Now I'm so sensitive it's a joke
I'm getting by on decibels like a drug
And greet every brand
New day with a shrug

I'm barely hanging on

I used to be so comfortable in a suit
Almost presentable next to you
I used to be so confident in a crowd
Now I can't say my own name aloud

I'm barely hanging on

And now I guess you're
Wondering why
We never could see eye to eye
Oh but never mind
And now I guess it's hard to see
What has gotten into me
Oh but never mind

I'm barely hanging on


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Barely Hanging On Lyrics as written by Morten Harket Magne Furuholmen

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    General CommentI believe this a song about the feeling of someone who has once been a Strong and confident character, and something happened to him that knocked him off that tower.
    Something caused a slip in strength, and its not only effected his success but also his ability to climb back up. And with every failure it slips a little further.
    To the point where even his friends/wife no longer see things the same way or understand on another. And yet he's unable to face that problem for fear of effecting himself further.
    "Oh but never mind"
    Shadowsoal2000on January 24, 2005   Link

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