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Blue October: Black Orchid Meaning

Tagged: Suicide [suggest]

Black Orchid Lyrics

Have you ever been so lonely,
No one there to hold?
Pull me in or disown me,
And then climb inside.
My arms are open wide.
Have a look inside.

It is not that I am scared to learn,
Why I'm empty inside.
hold my hand or show some concern,
If I...


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    Aug 27th, 2019 8:06pm report

    Yes this song is definitely about the "wanting" to kill himself but he also knew that wasn't the way to go out. So he wrote his feelings rather than doing the deed. It was also for his mother to hear as she was the only shinning light in his teenage world. This song is for all ages. I came to Blue October's music late in life and this song among others have helped understand my feelings and grow rather than commit myself to death and what that would mean for my children and grand children.


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    Jan 14th, 2018 1:38pm report

    This song is about being alone. Being so alone and sad you consider killing yourself. Justin is saying he wanted someone to hold him, to be there for him but it never happened. His arms are open for someone to hold him but no ones looking. At the beginning of the song he has some hope but by the middle he is waiting to kill himself. By the end of the song he has already killed himself.


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    Dec 26th, 2017 12:29pm report

    Justin wrote this when he was 14. It’s about him trying to tell him Mom he wants to kill himself


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    Jul 7th, 2016 7:31am report

    I think he wanted a cat


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    Dec 11th, 2012 12:57am report

    As a depressed teenager I can relate to this song a lot. Its about him trying to tell his mother about his depression.


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    Mar 12th, 2011 3:53am report

    This song is about him and his teenage years he was having problems. He was trying to hurt himself and this is a song that he composed to his mother so that he could tell her about these problems that he was having.

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