Broken sticks and broken stones
Will turn to dust just like our bones
It's words that hurt the most now isn't it
Are you sad inside, are you home alone
If I could just pick up the phone
Maybe you could see a better day
And you won't waste away
Under my watchful eye
Because I'm your hero and you're my weakness

Who's gonna break my fall
When the spinning starts
The colors bleed together and fade
Was it ever there at all
Or have I lost my way
The path of least resistance
Is catching up with me again today

I'm broken down, not good enough
The broken promises add up
To twice their weight in tears which I have caused

I'm afraid to sink, I'm afraid to swim
I'm sad to say I miss my friends
I know that I'm supposed to step away
But they need me to stay and keep a watchful eye
On all my heroes and all their demons

But who's gonna break my fall
When the spinning starts
The colors bleed together and fade
Was it ever there at all
Or have I lost my way
The path of least resistance
Is catching up with me again
Not today
Not today

Was it ever there at all
And have I lost my way
The path of least resistance
Is catching up with me again today

Broken sticks and broken stones
Will turn to dust just like our bones again today
I'm broken down
Not good enough
The broken promises add up again today

Was it ever there at all
And have I lost my way
The path of least resistance
Is catching up with me again today
Again today


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Again Today Lyrics as written by Brandi M. Carlile

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentI think kimbee is right, in addition to what I am saying. It can be interpreted different ways. This is my favorite song because I feel it represents how I support my friends and help them when they are falling but I need someone and I can't go to them because I need to support them. There is no one to break the fall. I would leave (separate myself or one might kill ones self) but I need to support them. They need me to stay. I need to watch their demons to make sure they don't take over them.
    Catlover210on November 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think she used her wordplay so cleverly. Revealing the truth behind the well know metaphor.. everyone knows words hurt more than we want them to. I think so loved someone so much but this person was hurting her by not returning the love Brandi was giving him/her. Sometimes no words hurt more than some words.. she kept giving in and protecting to this person because all of us have that one person that won't ever leave your mind or heart.. it's your weakness.. I think she just wanted to be loved like she loved.
    Rosie17on January 10, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis isnt the whole song, at least not the version that's on the cd.
    the ending part goes like this:

    this is how the story went, i met someone by accident
    it blew me away, it blew me away.
    it was in the darkest of my days
    when you took my sorrow and you took my pain.
    and buried them away and buried them away.

    chorus
    i wish i could lay down beside you when the day is done
    wake up to your face against the morning sun
    but like everything i've ever known, it'll disappear one day.
    so i spend my whole life crying (?) my heart away.

    drop me off at the train station
    put a kiss on top of my head
    and watch me wave, and watch me wave
    you went on home to your skyscrapers and neon lights and ______
    you call it home, you call it home

    chorus

    i woke up feeling heavy hearted,
    going back to where i started
    morning rain, morning rain
    although i wish that you were near
    that same old road that brought me here
    it brought me home, it brought me home

    chorus
    last line x 2.
    katlat0812on May 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're talking about the hidden track "Hiding My Heart", katlat, the lyrics are here: songmeanings.net/…
    bluenayon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, thanks
    katlat0812on June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning She's talking abt how she's always there to protect the ones she loves - even going so far as to protect them from themselves, but she's saying that she needs someone to love and protect her too, even though she knows that if no one ever steps up to the plate, she'll keep on helping her friends and lovers. In a way, being the protector is the best way that she knows how to actually protect herself.
    sazarella84on May 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI took this song to be about being stuck in a relationship that's no good for you, or wherre you're treated badly, but staying in it, because it's easy. Taking the path of least resistance is easy in the short term, but in the end, it'll catch up with you.
    oddquizon October 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat if we think of there being two "narrators" in this song? The intro verse uses the word "you" several times. So this person is reaching out, or wishing they could reach out, to the other, who is broken down and depressed. It is a whispered prayer... "if I could just pick up the phone."

    The rest of the song is in the voice of the depressed person. They are stuck in their fear, their sadness, their sense of being abandoned (who's gonna break my fall). They never use the word "you."

    The poetics of this are brilliant, and capture the essence of someone whose depression allows them to be done-in by the path of least resistance. The pain is evident in the words and in Brandi's incomparable voice.

    If these two people are former lovers, it shows the lasting impacts of love lost as they try to navigate their grief.
    azee23on November 12, 2019   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think sazarella84 is on to something, but I wonder if it's actually about being a singer-songwriter, and the position you are in when your music is so healing to so many. And maybe the "facade" she feels - or maybe just irony - in how the words that bring so much healing aren't there for her because she knows that it's a more complicated reality than the songs might portray. She misses her friends...she's on tour. I don't know...just throwing it out there. Great song, whatever the meaning.
    kimbeeon April 02, 2011   Link

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