Like a turning head, like a second look
Like a burning leaf of an open book.
Like a pounding sea, like a massive climb,
When your eyes first met with mine.

Like a broken word, like a tragic smile
Like a thousand steps or a single mile.
Like a lonely chance, like a sacage glow,
When you turned and said hello.

I was just about to go.
There were flowers on the ceiling.
You left me feeling,

Like a fading voice, like a closing door,
Like a dozen lies and a dozen more.
Like a twisted tongue, like a distant bark,
When we broke out into the dark.

Stars looked like burning sparks.
The lights were on but chilling.
You left me feeling,

Tired, I could not close my eyes.
On fire, but frozen inside.
To run or to hide.

Speechless, my words would not melt.
Whispered, I wanted to shout.
Without you I felt,

Like a fleeting thought, like a double life,
Like a gentle feel of a warming taste.
Like a plassive breath, like a cooling blow,
When you stopped and held me close.

Inside I nearly froze.
Your touch is almost healing,
You left me feeling,

Tired, I could not close my eyes.
On fire, but frozen inside.
To run or to hide.

Speechless, my words would not melt.
Whispered, I wanted to shout.
Without you I felt,

Like a setting sun, like a lost goodbye.
Like an incomplete lullaby.

Lyrics submitted by -imNOTokay-

"Incomplete Lullaby" as written by Lisa Mitchell Dann Cobbe

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Incomplete Lullaby song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentfirst of all this is an amazing song!

    i think its about a guy she is friends with but would like it to be more than that... but he hasnt noticed "when you stopped and held me close inside i nearly froze"

    i think we can all relate to it at some point in our life

    .. well thats what the song means to me
    spike_girlon July 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song so muchh :)

    - i think its about how incomplete you can feel without a person.
    chick-liton February 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me the song tells the following story:

    You meet someone, and you experience that tug of the heart that attracts you and draws you to them. Then you get to know them. And then, you're in love. They become distant, then they turn and say hello, when you were about to go, move on to another person. Move on in your life. Then, they leave, you feel incomplete. The memory of that tug haunts you, you long for them. They leave you feeling all this passion, your heart is on fire. And yet you're frozen, you can't express it or do anything about it. Then, they come back, you feel them, the tug is so strong now...and then they leave again.

    And there's no goodbye, as they keep coming back, you keep feeling that tug...there is no end. The story, the lullaby is incomplete.

    For me personally it reminds me of being in love with someone who is in a relationship.
    jeuneromantiqueon February 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike a fleeting thought, like a double eight.

    Like a twisted turn
    Like a distant bike
    RunrigTimbo2006on October 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song.

    I think it's about someone she loves, or has a crush on - and something happened between them. But then he left her, and now she feels incomplete.
    Freyjaon March 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, it's so sweet.

    btw its "like a fleeting thought
    like a double life"
    prueyyon August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant believe I'm only the second person to comment this song, its simple yet beautiful.
    n00bprincesson January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Like a distant dike" is clearly wrong.
    its "Like a distant bark"

    I really love this song but I can't figure out what exactly its about. I'm thinking shes met someone and she's intrigued to know more about them.
    1jade11on February 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentafter fleeting thought
    it's 'like a double ace'
    uber-bubbleon December 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with jueromatique.. This song is exactly how i felt about a boy who was really sweet and made me feel amazing but at the same time was a player and took me along for the ride. It hurt, but i couldn't let go because i'd have rather been with him and have him hurting me, than not have him in my life at all.

    We grew apart, stopped talking altogether, it felt like a 'lost goodbye'.

    Mundane things like going outside for a smoke or walking down the street reminded me of him, and knowing he probably wouldn't acknowledge me if i walked past..

    'Like a distant bark' ..reminds me of the lonliness of not having them there for you anymore.
    Like an incomplete lulllaby..
    ChloeBoon March 12, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top