Oh look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks.
She just goes stumbling through her memories
Staring out onto Grey Street.

She thinks, "Hey, how did i come to this?
I dream myself a thousand times around the world,
But i can't get out of this place"

There's an emptiness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in.
But all the colors mix together... to grey.
And it breaks her heart.

How she wishes it was different,
She prays to God most every night.
And though she swears He doesn't listen
There's still a hope in her it might
She says, "I pray, but they fall on deaf ears,
Am i supposed to take it on myself?
To get out of this place.

There's a loneliness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in.
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It feels cold blue ice in her heart.
When all the colors mix together--to grey
And it breaks her heart.

There's a stranger speaks outside her door,
Says take what you can from your dreams.
Make them as real as anything
Oh, It'll take the work out of courage.
But she says, "Please!"
"There's a crazy man that's creeping outside my door."
"I live on the corner of Grey Street"
"And the end of the world."

There's an emptiness inside her,
And she'd do anything to fill it in.
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It's more like cold blue ice in her heart.
She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life
She could change everything about her
Using colors bold and bright
But all the colors mix together... to grey
And it breaks her heart
It breaks her heart x2
To grey


Lyrics submitted by shealwayswearsblue, edited by richtestani

Grey Street (Busted Stuff version) song meanings
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    General CommentTo me this song is all about a girl (or Dave himself) suffering from depression and thinking about suicide- and she's had it up to here with everything. She's so deep into it, she's in her own little world, by herself, she's empty and would give anything to feel whole again. She shuts herself off from her friends, family, etc. She's so sick of being on this earth she just wants it to end. Nothing can make her happy anymore because she is so deep into depression. Although she's alive (although there's red blood bleeding inside her, she feels like cold blue ice in her heart.) Meaning, even though she's alive, she feels dead. She prays that someone will help her, prays god will help her-but no one listens. She can't take it all on her own anymore. Maybe if she attempts suicide, maybe someone will realize how much pain and loneliness she is in.
    All the colors (positive things) in the world mix to Gray.
    My favorite line "she feels like kicking out the windows, and setting fire to this life"-she is so mad about feeling this way she wants to kick out all the windows (maybe so she can finally breathe) and setting fire to this life-she hates who she has become and wants to end it and start over. She's done, or wants to be done with life. Although she doesn't necessarily WANT to die, she wants someone to help her be happy.
    This song hit me like a ton of bricks when I first heard it, because I was so where she is in this song. I was done with this life and just wanted it to be over so I could finally breathe and be happy.
    davematthewsloveon August 10, 2006   Link

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