Cast your mind back to the days,
When I pretend' I was OK.
I had so very much to say,
About my crazy livin'.
Now that I've stared into the void,
So many people, I've annoyed.
I have to find a middle way,
A better way of livin'.

So I haven't given up,
That all my choices, my good luck
Appear to go and get me stuck,
In an open prison.
Now I am tryin' to break free,
In a state of empathy.
Find the true and enemy,
Eradicate this prison.

No-one can take it away from me,
And no-one can tear it apart.
'Cause a heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.

A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
No-one can take it away from me,
No-one can tear it apart.
Maybe an' elaborate fantasy,
But it's the perfect place to start.

'Cause a heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that, works.


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Bright Lights Lyrics as written by Cymon Eckel Jonathan Edward Male

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    General CommentCast your mind back to the days
    When I pretend' I was OK
    I had so very much to say
    About my crazy living
    Now that I've stared into the void
    So many people I've annoyed
    I have to find a middle way
    A better way of giving

    in this verse, i think he's talking about how before he's such a jerk, always talking about himself and annoyed all the people around him. because of his past behaviour, he doesnt have any more friends left that like him nowadays. then, he think that he need to be a better person.

    So I haven't given up
    But all my choices, my good luck
    Appear to go and get me stuck
    In an open prison
    Now I am trying to break free
    In a state of empathy
    Find the true and inner me
    Eradicate this schism

    then, i guess he wants to start all over again with everybody but he got no luck and he's stuck inside his old self and people doesnt see that he had change because people still think him as the old him. so, maybe he was discriminated.

    A heart that hurts
    Is a heart that works
    No-one can take it away from me
    No-one can tear it apart
    Maybe's an elaborate fantasy
    But it's the perfect place to start

    so, he says that, it seems like nobody can ever change how people see him, he will always be what people thought of him, it is - as a bad annoying guy. a heart that hurts, is a heart that work probably means that all people curse him when he do bad things to them, that's why he didnt have the lucks. so, he will never be other people, people dont believe in him anymore and he say that, maybe imagining people to like him will make things better though it's not real.

    anyway, i love this song and what i wrote is only an opinion. i see it as literally, not deep into it because it's good enough.

    it's not just that, i like the intro of this song.
    so, peace no war, alright! love placebo
    Ferzaeron October 15, 2009   Link

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