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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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    Feb 29th, 2012 2:00am report

    This song is amazing and its not particualy all about joe jones. in a interview demi said that it all about how she got bullied when she was at school and now she is saying how she feels about it and that she is rising like a skyscraper.

    Demi u r amazing fav singer
    <3 u <3<3<3 sophia


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    Jan 23rd, 2012 1:15pm report

    The song is the best song I have ever heard and it is really inspiration to every one that had a though time when they broke up up still wanted to be strong. I just want to say to Demi, you sang that song amazing and it is now my new favourite song. So thank you.


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    Jan 15th, 2012 1:17am report

    I don't understand the 9/11 and Joe Jonas interpretations on here... I mean if you look at both Demi and Kerli (Kerli wrote this song btw) it makes more sense if the song is about overcoming abuse, depression, lonliness etc since that is what those two artists have gone through personally. I think this song is about finding strength in your experiences and not being ashamed of your past but instead rising above it and not letting your fear and pain control your life.


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    Jan 5th, 2012 1:44pm report

    It is about everything she has gone through


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    Jan 4th, 2012 1:59am report

    I think the "you" in the song is the speaker's inner demons. They break her down, so she hardly feels anything at all. "Skies are crying, I am watching, catching teardrops in my hands" sounds like she sees pain around her, but she is not moved (she just holds the teardrops in her hand, she doesn't shed any herself). The refrain is about how she refuses to let her struggles make her or break her. "As the smoke clears, I awaken and untangle you from me" means that she has to focus to realize what pieces are her and which are the troubles that she's fighting. "Would it make you feel better to watch me while I bleed," I interpret as such: she doesn't want to self-injure, but the compulsion is too strong, so she does it so that the voices inside will leave her alone. In the bridge, she's saying goodbye to the demons, and hello to her new life.

    I self-injured for a while (over 6 months without a cut now, though!) and this song totally says how I felt when I cut. This is my theme song.


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    Dec 27th, 2011 12:28am report

    i believ this song is put out there as an encouragement for those going through what demi went through and worst, all while telling the world, family and friends that she is ok and making it through for those who look up to her as well as her own good! i also think that in this song she was talking to that one thing inside of her that everyone has telling her that she's worthless and not beautiful...making her feel ashamed of herself! and on the other hand i feel she is talking to those bullies not blaming them but there childess games and how they no longer have an effect on her because she's a skyscraper!!! go demi love you stay strong <3


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    Dec 14th, 2011 12:09pm report

    No offense to everyone else but she was either raped or iys about the sniffing up stuff i cant day online teehee i am very immature and i can admit it lol yaaay

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    Dec 6th, 2011 12:30pm report

    I think it is about having an abortion. See verse below:

    As the smoke clears
    I awaken
    and untangle you from me
    would it make you
    feel better
    to watch me while I bleed?

    "untangle you from me"
    "watch me while I bleed"

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    Nov 29th, 2011 11:46am report

    I strongly believe this song is about 9/11 and how NY is rising from the ground (zero) Like a skyscraper.. the timing was perfect ...the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 - way to go Demi!!


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    Nov 28th, 2011 11:32pm report

    Wow who ever thinks the song skyscraper is about joe jonas is stupid. She didn't even write the song about him, it's about everything she has been through before and after rehad. Demi has had a hard life and I hope she knows how much we love her <3

    open your eyes, it's not about a boy, she has better things to do with her life.


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    Nov 22nd, 2011 11:43pm report

    i think this song is about Demi and her rising up from her past, and realizing that she can do anything


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    Oct 28th, 2011 10:10am report

    By hearing the lyrics to this wonderful heart felt song is that Demi is reaching out for help, she is going to rise up above like a skyscraper and nothing or nobody will stand in her path. She believes that she can be stronger and better while people are trying to put her down. She knows what she wants and won't let anyone or anything stand in her way.


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    Oct 25th, 2011 10:14pm report

    This song is about her going through tough times about the people and she will rise like a skyscraper.


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    Oct 21st, 2011 10:38pm report

    I think this song means that no matter what people do or say to demi she will rise above it no matter what she will rise and that's what really matters.


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    Oct 19th, 2011 10:22am report

    skyscraper is very inspiring im happy demi did a song about her rising up from her past. something everybody should do

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