"I Don't Need A Soul (To Hold)" as written by and Thiessen....
I listen to the sirens as they sing me back to sleep
I pray that no one's seriously hurt
It feels like everything is dying at the pivot point of me
I listen to the sirens tell me things could still be worse

'Cause if you close your eyes and listen close
You can hear the chapter close
And its all rebound in better clothes
And you like the way this story goes
'Cause the sun still burns the shadows out
And there's nothing to complain about now

'Cause if this was our destiny I'd treasure the fact
And I'd give you whats left of me if I'd held back

But I don't need a soul
No I don't need a soul to hold
Without you I'm still whole
You and life remain beautiful

Departing from the hospital
Ill news shows on your face too well
You're trying not to cough at all it hurts
All options are exhausted all your numbered days are numbered small
I miss you now
I loved you
And I know things could still be worse

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"I Don't Need a Soul" as written by Matthew Thiessen


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  • +1
    General CommentAgain, this is most likely about his ex-fiance.
    pnw13on October 06, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionHands down one of the most well-written and painfully poetic songs I've ever heard. Forget and Not Slow Down is a masterpiece. It's shocking there aren't more comments or interpretations. I think the title plays on the ole' terminology for your everlasting lover, "soulmate." I was listening to an interview with Matt the other day where he discusses not only parting with his ex, but the death of his Uncle while in post-break up solitude while writing the album. I think that accounts for the verse about, "departing from the hospital..."

    The song is self-reaffirming and presents a positive outlook where dealing with change and departures are concerned. In the aforementioned interview, Matt Thiessen talks about how he hasn't been single for a long time, because he tends to jump from relationship to relationship. This, he says, is often the explanation WHY many relationships fall apart, because one of the two people (or both) involved isn't whole on their own and has yet to learn what makes themselves happy. "I don't need a soul to hold, without you I'm still whole. You and life remain beautiful," says to me that once you self reflect and are content all by yourself, only then, can you attempt to complement another. In other words, no one NEEDS a soul(mate) to hold. You can be happy single as well once you realize that it's never the end of the world.

    The song meaning of this song and "Part of It" are complimentary in that they consider "the big picture" when dealing with hard times (break ups etc.), knowing that better days will come, or that "things could still be worse... and there's nothing to complain about now."
    speechmonsteron June 15, 2010   Link

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