"Empty Room" as written by and Peter Buck Scott Mc Coughy....
I'm so tired of learning to talk
Building fences on the wall
In this state, I shall not remain

I don't want to go, but if I die young
Fill my empty room with the sun
Fill my empty room with the sun

This Doesn't matter like it did before
This doesn't matter much anymore

Change my mind or help me to try
I'm afraid and I'm not satisfied
In this state I shall not remain

I don't want to go, but if I die young
Fill my empty room with the sun
Fill my empty room with the sun

This doesn't matter like it did before
This doesn't matter much anymore
This doesn't matter like it did before
This doesn't matter much anymore

Daylight is not the same
When your stabbing at the stars
In your eyes, and bleeding
Is what you see

This doesn't matter like it did before
This doesn't matter much anymore
This doesn't matter like it did before
This doesn't matter much anymore

This doesn't matter much anymore


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"Empty Room" as written by Scott Mc Coughy Peter Buck

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    General Commentthis is one of the greatest songs i have heard in quite a while. to me, it means letting go of a certain relationship or friendship and simply trying to 'make it out alive.' lines one to three basically mean that the person is sick of trying to make this non-existent relationship work, and that perhaps it's best if they 'build fences on the wall' allowing the relationship to drift. and 'in this state i shall not remain' refers to the fact that he can no longer handle remaining in this 'territory' where things kill him the most. basically 'this don't matter like it did before' means that things that used to matter don't anymore and that he was able to open up his eyes and as he aged he realized it's something that isn't truly worth fighting for. i don't know how else to describe it. that's just how i see it! it also deals with the 'life or death' aspect. if you just carefully read the lyrics you'll be able to notice that as well. btw; this is my very first comment!
    lockedheartson June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't get this song out of my head.
    dirtymorningon July 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't get this song out of my head.
    dirtymorningon July 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song. It sounds so triumphant and powerful. Yet calming and beautiful. I've got an idea of what it's about but i can't put it into words. I'm just taken by the song.
    beulahon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song could mean exacly what lockedhearts said but my opinion is its about someone young with a terminal disease and is about to die. And here's why: I'm so tired of learning to talk, building fences on the wall- that could mean that they're tired of explaining and trying to make their situation look not so bad. in this state i shall not remain: obviously they're not planning on living very much longer. I don't want to go but if i die yound, fill my empty room with the sun- this clearly means that they don't want to die but if they do they want their room to be filled with the sun. And when it comes to the chorus they're basically saying they're giving up and don't really care that much anymore. Change my mind or help me to try means they want to be convinced their life still matters. Im afraid and I'm not satisfied could mean they are afraid of death and that they aren't satisfied of how long they've lived. Daylight is not the same
    When your stabbing at the stars
    In your eyes, and bleeding
    Is what you see
    this could mean that they are trying not to sleep because they're going to die soon and and that when they do close their eyes they see "bleeding" or suffering. Does this not make complete sense? Do you agree or disagree?
    musiquenoteson March 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh and btw this songs is the best!
    musiquenoteson March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMusiquenotes, you took the words right out of my mouth. I couldn't agree more. i found this song on the site of my favorite author, Stephenie Meyer. She used it in a playlist for one of her books for her characters. I was mesmerized as soon as it started playing.
    SseptemberCoron June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthat is the exact place i got the song from although i did like the song before i realized stephenie meyer had another meaning for it. lol i love the books!
    musiquenoteson June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with musiquenotes and SseptemberCor. This song is deep, and it actually makes you think. The lyrics and the music are absolutely genius! There should be should be so many more comments on this song! And btw, I got this song off the tv show One Tree Hill. OTH's music rocks, if you're into this kind of music! And I heard it afterwards on Stephenie Meyer's website too. Go Twilight!
    koolioson November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTwilight series! Woot!
    I agree with what has been said.
    This song is pretty much narrating my current state.
    AppleInHandFanon March 13, 2008   Link

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