"This" as written by and Lisa Loeb....
In an open room that echoes well this is where I can tell you
This is where I meet my muse and it feeds me.
This is how I buy the sun and it feeds me.
This is why I burn this candle I light it so that I can handle this.
You're so still
You're so safe
Appear severe
You are so nonchalant.
I'm so still
I'm so safe
Appear severe
I am not.
This is where I meet my muse and it feeds me.
This is how I buy the sun, and it feeds me.
I told David I won't die, and this is how I watch the sky,
That is why I burn this candle, I light it so that I can handle this.
You're so still,
You save face.
Try to erase all you feel inside.
Stand still,
I save face,
I misplace all the feelings I can't hide.
Of all the rooms I've loved before it's you I love inside this room
They test me can I train my evil eye to see like they do -
Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes.
Of all the rooms I've loved before,
It's you I love.
This is how I meet my muse.

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"This" as written by Lisa A. Loeb


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    General Commentthis song is beautiful. There is just no way to explain it. the lyrics say it all.
    dmbfan14on July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentno they don't!! someone pleeeeeease tell me what this song means. It would be greatly appreciated
    JamieLou007on August 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's about a room.
    makeartnotmathon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs Lisa Loeb Jewish?
    hotsoupwomanon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLoeb: "David is one of my closest friends. I've known him since I was a young teenager. We did plays together in high school, and even went to prom together. We went to college together and then moved to NYC at the same time. 'I told David I won't die' is a literal reference to the way I was feeling at the time - sometimes really depressed, but that, don't worry, I wouldn't let anything drastic happen to me. Many years ago when I wrote the song, I played music to help me get through depression, and to express myself, and work through difficult feelings. Also, it was almost like something I repeated - a mantra - to remind myself to get through the day. Like in Snow Day, 'You're not too tired for this life, and it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.'

    You'd never guess a song this upbeat sounding was about someone reassuring a friend she was't suicidial, but there you have it.
    akagoldfishon January 11, 2007   Link

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