"Ramble" as written by and Daniel Johns....
When I find my thoughts
It seems I'm losing myself
In the dark of my mind
And the ocean of time
So I read between the cracks
In the time that I write
But the salt water's dry
And the pain's in the sky

Give me something real
Something I can feel
Because the truth feels like a movie

All you do is ramble
Discard your life for shambles

Ramble
To break the silence
Open up and ramble
To break the silence and open your mind
Leave it behind you

No longer engaged
To insecure scars
'Cause nothing's secure
It's just kept behind bars
And I love everything
You've learnt to ignore
But you don't want to hear
If you've heard it before

I'll give you something real
Something you can feel
You take your life and make of it what you can

Open up your mind
Think about all of the things you were never shown
Open up your eyes
Think about all of the things you were never shown

'Cause all you do is ramble
So light another candle


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"Ramble" as written by Daniel Johns

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    General CommentDaniel Johns wrote this to make the US record company happy, stating that they wanted a radio friendly pop/rock song.
    MollyWasAGoodGirlon February 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, Daniel hates this song. He even said that on an interview in 2007.
    DassJenniron May 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI found this song on Silverchair's "Without You" CD single, and I saw that it wasn't listed on here... and this is an *amazing* song.

    I think Daniel wrote this song to reflect back on his battles with depression, and to tell his fans and himself that he's moved on to better things.

    "But the salt water's dry, and the pain's in the sky..."

    I think the salt waters are his tears, and they're dry and gone now.

    No longer engaged
    To insecure scars
    Cause nothing's secure
    It's just kept behind bars
    And I love everything
    You've learnt to ignore
    But you don't wanna hear
    If you've heard it before...

    Daniel sounds as if he was a former cutter, but he's no longer a slave to his scars...and in the lines "but you don't wanna hear, if you've heard it before...", he's telling his fans that all his past musical pieces have been about pain and suffering, because he thought that was the only way he thought he could produce something meaningful, but now he sees that happiness has its moments as well...

    boy, that was long. Ah, well. This song is beautiful.
    in red weatheron May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut well, i like it lol It doesn't have the great Silverchair feel, but it's fun music for nice moments. Listened to it last week on a great beach party and loved the feel.
    DassJenniron May 30, 2011   Link

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