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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?


You can take everything I...


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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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    Jul 12th, 2011 7:05pm report

    Skyscraper means that Demi is rising above everything that everybody has said through everything she has gone through and she will rise above like a Skyscraper no matter what


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    Aug 10th, 2011 8:09am report

    well at first when i listened to this sing i was like...was she raped? Listen to the lyrics and you will see that meaning kinda...but after further review i can see that she DOES mean the media and what others say and do...and ALSO...i had a large struggle with bulimia with anorexic tendencies and it does NOT have to control you! i have found a healthy weight at 110 lbs, i am 5' 1.5". YAY!! And at one pointi was the same height and only 78 lbs. That was my all time low and i was put in a rehabilitation center and therapy. A year later, I am 15 years old, I am happy! and i have a wonderful boyfriend who stuck with me through it all. I am a Skyscraper, and i encourage other young, old, and in between women to be the same.


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Nov 7th, 2012 11:37am report

    demi has obviousely written this song for a reason and has got some special meaning behind the song . The meaning i feel when i listen to the song is that she is rising above everything bad that has happend in her life that she wants to leave in the past and worry about her future BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO OR SAY EVERYONE CAN RISE ABOVE IT


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    Nov 2nd, 2012 11:32pm report

    Demi is my inspiration. I have been through a lot in the past year, my mum drinks and shouts and basically makes me feel like I'm worthless.I feel like i can't tell anyone because they will judge. This song has helped me through a lot.It feels horrible bottling it all up because Im scared to tell anyone.Cutting has been a thing I do everyday, and Demi helps me to do it less often and that's why she is my insparation.


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    May 22nd, 2012 5:47am report

    This song is so clearly her coming clean! She is breaking away from the evil that Disney put into her and the Illuminati music industry.
    She says the "skies are crying" and she is watching, "catching tear drops" in her hand.-
    She sees that being part of the Illuminati is bad, God and the angels are crying.
    "Only silence as its ending, like we never hand a chance" - performers are taken into the Illuminati and are forced to do what they want them to do. they have to be silent..they do not have a chance to speak.
    "Do you have to make me feel like there's nothing left of me?"- Illuminati take all the person.
    "You can take everything I have, you can break everything I am, like I'm made of glass, like I'm made of paper." - She is saying that the Illuminati took everything she had, and broke her down so easily.
    "I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper." - she is telling them, I'm done with your evil, and i will rise above you.
    "As the smoke clears, I awaken and untangle you from me." -after the fight, she sees the truth and untangles the evil from herself.
    "All my windows still are broken but I'm standing on my feet."- She is not yet fixed completely but she is still standing on her feet.
    "Go run run run yeah it's a long way down, but I'm closer to the clouds up here." - it is a long way down to Hell, and she is closer to the clouds up in Heaven now that she is on the Good side.
    This is such a beautiful song, and it can be taken many ways, but I truly believe that it is her way of breaking free from the Illuminati, just like all the other artists who saw the light.


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    May 17th, 2012 5:05pm report

    This song is about Demi's life. She has been through so much but she rose up through it and we all should admire her for it!


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    May 3rd, 2012 5:24pm report

    Since Demi says she didn't write the song you have to go with the writer's perspective on this, I think. It's a little shallow to just go with all the Jonas Brothers stuff without acknowledging the writer. The the symbolism and imagery created in this song are a parallel to 9/11, and there's no denying it. It's definitely not vague symbolism, and the coincidence (or maybe not) of a September 2011 release date happens to be the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. The kids that listen to her are just too young to remember much or connect the song to the event. It just has a double meaning and goes along with Demi's personal struggles too, which I look up to her for being stron about. I just thought I'd give the writer some credit though, because it's beautifully written.

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