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VERSE 1:

Skies are Crying
I am watching
Catching tear drops in my hands
only silence
has it's ending
like we never had a chance
do you have to
make me feel like
there's nothing left of me?

CHORUS:

You can take everything I...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 29th, 2011 7:48pm report


    Well Demi sung this BEFORE her breakdown and everything happened. This song is meant to talk about the voices in her head that told her she wasn't pretty enough or skinny enough or perfect enough and caused her to cut and become anorexic and bulimic. She's saying that voice is no longer in control and she's going to rise above it, and she did. Quite an inspiration.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 2011 9:00pm report


    This song has so much meaning to it, And it can mean something different to everyone.
    to me - it is about her eat disordered she had, self harming, and depression. We all know she struggled with them. So when i hear this song, I think of here saying all of this to her ED, SH and depression. kinda, like telling it that you can't break her no more, and that she is strong enough to get through it all.
    And when she said "feel better
    to watch me while I bleed?" I thought of her saying it to her haters that judge her because of her struggles.
    She is saying, "Will it make you feel better if you sat and watch me struggle"


    A lot of people don't know this, unless you been in her, or any person that have been depressed, that self harming, ED and depression takes over you to the point you have no control. I believe that when she sang "You can take everything I have
    You can break everything I am
    Like I'm made of glass
    Like I'm made of paper
    Go on and try to tear me down
    I will be rising from the ground
    Like a skyscraper"

    It was about how depression takes over her, and ruins her, but not no more, she is fighting back and trying to get better, It can do anything to her, she will keep rising from the ground like a skyscraper, She never giving up.

    im saying all of this because i been dealing with self harming for over three years, This song really helps me, I feel like demi is singing about me and how i feel when i hear this song. I listen to this song every day more then once.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 2013 10:38am report


    this song is about how she was suffering from anorexia and was depressed and hurt herself, she didn't feel pretty no matter how hard she tried. But then she stood tall and wouldn't let other people take her down with insults and bullying but stood tall with pride and ignored them. I am slightly anorexic myself, and I cant stand my body. Demi helped me through out this and I hope she will help you too.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 17th, 2019 2:39pm report


    I think to the song I would ask my managers to make it to the year they would let me do acting and singing I wanted Ho to university of Tennessee, to act like Demi.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 14th, 2019 2:37pm report


    On November 1, 2010, Demi's publicist announced the Disney star had entered a treatment facility for "physical and emotional issues," which was subsequently reported to include an eating disorder and self-cutting. Her first single since her stint in treatment finds the singer/actress finding strength in the wake of a fading relationship and it symbolizes her resilience in the face of her personal issues. In a Seventeen magazine blog post, she wrote, "This song is so special to me because it's inspired by my journey and the struggles that I've dealt with this past year. I hope people are able to relate to it and realize that they are able to rise above and overcome any obstacle, no matter the circumstances, and shine like a skyscraper. I am still on a personal journey dealing with my own issues each and every day, but the best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help."



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    anonymous
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    Feb 9th, 2019 2:05pm report


    I believe that Demi had eating disorders but this song is making me emotional but I have my emotions to every way to recording the album.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 10th, 2018 8:50am report


    I think this song is about being in love and someone would be built until they have somebody had their life. Please help Demi feel better. I love her. She doesn’t need a documentary of her life. It’s very exclusive to anyone.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 29th, 2018 7:10am report


    I think skyscraper is to be have someone today, and they have to break them down, and help the tower fell down. Sometimes when Demi likes to sing her verse, she’s saying that if her crush will be crazy in love.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2018 6:30pm report


    This is the actual meaning: the song skyscraper is about a girl ( possibly demi) who got cheated on.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 11th, 2014 6:59pm report


    Everybody in school calls me names, says I'm ment to live under a bridge, I'm dumb, I need glasses cause I'm stupid. I basiclly cry a river my mom has to hug me ebery nigh whilw I'm crying until I fall asleep. This song inspired me that those mean kods are going to grow up to be nothing and I'm going to grow up to be something. Demi's songs help me through everything.



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    Nightlovesdark
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    Apr 16th, 2014 4:50am report


    She's lonely and trying to get over a break up.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Anonymous123456788910
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    Dec 8th, 2013 12:42am report


    Personally,I think Demi wrote this about the eating disorders and her self-harming. She is say she is better than them and will rise up. When she say 'run run run, I'm gonna stay right here, watch you disappear' it means she wants the voices and everything to go away. She also wrote it about her bullies and how she can rise up an ignore them. She is so inspirational and this song is easily my favourite, I cry almost every time I hear it. So to anyone out there struggling... RISE UP...LIKE A SKYSCRAPER!!!!



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    anonymous
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    Aug 30th, 2013 8:36pm report


    Is "like a skyscraper" a metaphor simile or personification? Its for my homework due on Tuesday can someone help me please?



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    anonymous
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    Aug 10th, 2013 8:37pm report


    this song explains her journey and how shes gotten threw it and shes rising like a skyscraper! demi u sing it with so much emotion i start to cry every time i hear u sing it! *goosebumps*



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    anonymous
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    Jun 23rd, 2013 6:43am report


    This song would actually inspired each of us not to give up when adversities come on our way.If we believe that we know ourselves more than anybody else there's no reason for us to discourage easily.Like a skyscraper when re-frame ourselves..



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2013 2:24pm report


    She is singing about how much she has been hurt, and how people just watch her burn and hurt. but she is going to rise up above them, that it doesnt matter anymore. she is saying that she is done with hurting, and is rising above what everyone says, and she doesnt care anymore what they think. she is herself, perfect in her own way. it is a very inspiring song, meaning you dont have to let what people say bring you down, you just have to rise up, know your beautiful and perfect in your own way. you have to rise up... like a skyscraper.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 10th, 2013 2:23pm report


    i think this song is a fight with her own saddness...... in the whole song it seems like she is directing at some one.. i think this someone is here feelings... depression can terrible stuff but demi and alot people have a thing called free will



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    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd, 2013 2:55pm report


    Hi im a big fan the song mean wen demi went 2 rehab it was hard but it wont break her she'll be stand tall and get throu anything thats hard im kinda going through the same thing cutting myslef but but because of herreson because I feel left out alonly even wit my family but im going to stand tall like a skyscraper



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