I gave up on you.
And your exercise
And the world that I knew
Then, I fell back on you.
Cause I need more time
And I need an excuse

I'm a thief, a liar
An angel in the fire
I'm a king, a drug
The push that comes to shove
I'm a freak, a star
I'm everything you are
I'm your Jesus, I'm your pride

We're made to heal

I depend on you
For the wings of life
And the air that you move
And I defended you
For this one last time
For the nerves you abuse.

I'm a thief, a liar
An angel in the fire
I'm a king, a drug
The push that comes to shove
I'm a freak, a star
I'm everything you are
I'm your Jesus, I'm your pride

We're made to heal


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    It is my opinion that this song is about a guy that fell in love with someone who got used. He is obviously pained by it, yet still wishes to be with the girl. This is evident in the lines "I fell back on you, cause I needed more time, and I needed excuse". What he tried to do was act like he was her friend, and he tried to gain her sympathy using some problem in his life to earn her comforting, because he "needed more time" and he "needed excuse" to just be close to her in any way he could.

    The next verse exemplifies how he feels about her having led him on/used him. You're a thief - you stole my time and willpower and never returned what I gave. A liar - obvious. An angel caught on fire - he only allowed her to use him because she had the appearance of an angel, angels are symbolic of help and happiness, yet this one is on fire. It has burnt him. A king, A drug - she ordered him around and was addictive. The push that comes to shove - unclear, yet seems to refer to the one push that can make him do all he can for her. A freak, A star - someone who caught his attention. I am everything you are - in rebuttal as we will recall, he lied and fell back on her to be in turn a thief and a liar.

    But, we're made to heal. This potential relationship gone bad could never seed a true friendship, and so the two of them will have to heal.

    But despite this, the second last verse is a relapse in the singers willpower. I depend on you. For the wings of life, and the air that you move - Without her influence in his life, he sees little to live for.

    The last verse is the final statement though. The singer realizes that ultimately he must heal. I defended you - I tried to be your friend. For this one last time - The singer has finally had enough of the crap this girl has put him through. And the nerves you abuse - While he still feels for her, he sees that what she does to him is having a negative effect on his life... and thus, we're made to heal. He will heal. The last verse is a sort of promise in that sense.

    I see this meaning in the lyrics, because it is something that is happening to me in my life right now. I may be formulating my evidence to a hypothesis instead of the other way - as is proper - but the caption over this comment box says "What does this song mean to you?"

    Anyways, I figured my perspective is at least a little fresh in comparison to the others I've seen as yet. OLP rules. I've loved these guys for almost 10 years now. They have always been "my band".

    HyperFlexedon October 06, 2006   Link
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    One of the most amazings songs I've ever heard. I'm biased I love OLP

    Greenskyon June 15, 2002   Link
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    wow, you're totaly right, this songs really kicks ass.....OLP rock!

    keve007on July 06, 2002   Link
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    wow, you're totaly right, this songs really kicks ass.....OLP rock!

    keve007on July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    these are wrong

    voodoochld000on May 03, 2003   Link
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    these lyrics are wrong

    *Modest_ Mouse*on February 06, 2005   Link
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    i think this song is talking about imperfections, and even though we are not perfect, were all made to heal (we can improve, learn from our mistakes = heal)

    fudgesicleon July 01, 2005   Link
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    i think this is part of the story that this album is based on (the age of spiritual machines) where the machines humans have made have becomes a reflection of ourselves and i think the song is sung from the perspective of a machine. the machines are made to help us 'made to heal' and in this song they are still dependant on humans 'i fell back on you because i need more time' the first few lines suggest this machine may have tried to rebel against humans but failed. the lines ''i defended you for this ones last time, for the nerves you abuse'' suggest the machine doesnt like humans because they dont appreciate life and harm themselves through drugs etc. , and wont work for them any more. as the album continues it shows the machines do take over :(

    slingas17on January 14, 2006   Link
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    Corrected lyrics:

    gave up on you. And your exercise And the world that I knew Then, I fell back on you. Cause I need more time And I need an excuse

    I'm a thief, a liar An angel in the fire I'm a king, a drug The push that comes to shove I'm a freak, a star I'm everything you are I'm your jesus, I'm your pride

    We're made to heal..

    I depend on you For the wings of life And the air that you move And I defended you For this one last time For the nerves you abuse.

    I'm a thief, a liar An angel in the fire I'm a king, a drug The push that comes to shove I'm a freak, a star I'm everything you are I'm your jesus, I'm your pride

    We're made to heal...

    Misseveruson May 13, 2006   Link
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    CORRECTION :

    It is my opinion that this song is about a guy that fell in love with someone who got used.

    SHOULD BE

    It is my opinion that this song is about a guy that fell in love with someone and got used by them.

    HyperFlexedon October 06, 2006   Link

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