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Papa Roach: Forever Meaning

Forever Lyrics

In the brightest hour
Of my darkest day
I realized
What is wrong with me

Can't get over you
Can't get through to you
It's been a helter-skelter, romance from the start

Take these memories
That are haunting me
Of a paper man cut into...


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    Jul 1st, 2007 7:04am report

    This song is overall about a relationship that he didn't want to end.

    The chorus:

    "Because days! Come and go!
    But my feelings for you are forever
    Because days come and go
    But my feelings for you are forever

    One last kiss...
    Before I go...
    Dry your tears...
    It is time to let you go..." indicates that he has already lost his love in this relationship and is ready to begin getting over her but wants "one last kiss"

    However I feel it digs deeper

    The lyrics "Take these memories
    That are haunting me
    Of a paper man cut into shreds
    By his own pair of scissors" Show resentment to himself. Basically it implies that he could have stayed with her and been happy, but ( and this is just my opinion) either neglected the relationship or pushed her away, basically cutting his "paper self" to shreds when he realized that HE was the one that drove the relationship away.

    Furthermore he goes into the many typical stages of heartbreak: Replacement, Numbing, etc. This is demonstrated in the lyrics:

    "Sitting by the fire
    On a lonely night
    Hanging over from another good time
    With another girl...
    Little dirty girl
    You should listen to this story of her life

    You're my heroin-
    In this moment I'm lonely
    fulfilling my darkest dreams
    All these drugs, all these women
    I'm never forgiving...
    this broken heart of mine"

    But really what makes this song so fascinating is that it isn't a linear story and you have to find your way along to piece it together.

    It is a great piece and I hope for more passionate and powerful music from Papa roach.


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    Nov 20th, 2007 11:50am report

    My personal feelings are that the songs refer to a love/hate relationship that an addict has with his addiction. I have a parent who has had an addiction problem for over 5 years. This song just seems to fit.

    The addict LOVES the feelings that the drug can bring, however, when it's done with; in a sober moment (In the brightest hour of my darkest day, I realized what was wrong with me) you realize what you have done. That this is not the best time for you. (It's been a helter-sketler romance from the start).
    You remember the past uses and what it has caused (Take these memories, That are haunting me). What you have done to yourself (Of a paper man cut into shreds, By his own pair of scissors).
    You decide to leave it behind, but not before you get one "last kiss" (one last use).
    One last kiss...
    Before I go...
    Dry your tears...
    It is time to let you go...

    But, you can't leave it behind....it sucks you back in.
    One Last Kiss.....


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    Jul 28th, 2007 7:49pm report

    It's about an ex
    one that you loved dearly
    and that even though it was a failed relationship
    he will always love her inside his/her heart
    "little dirty girl"...."all these drugs all these women"
    is probably what he did to try to get over the ex (be it drugs,alcohol,other girls)
    the girls is probably messing the relationship up and the guy is trying to help her but it is no longer working and his patience has run out so with
    "one last kiss"
    he knows he has to let her go


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    Sep 8th, 2014 9:57pm report

    "It's been a helter-skelter, romance from the start"
    This is the line that really makes me like the song and redeems Papa Roach for me.

    Charles Manson describes Helter-Skelter as the last battle between black and white. Now, Manson is referring to a racial war, but I like to think of "black and white" in the sense of this line as an internal battle, or conflict, maybe with right and wrong or whats clear vs whats not clear (feel free to relate how you wish). I think it beautifully compliments the first line, "In the brightest hour, Of my darkest day" and I'm super jealous that I didn't think of it.

    I doubt that was the intent of the writer, but it gives me personally a great mental picture, and a lot to think about when it plays along with the perfect music. And to me, thats what makes a great song.

    Hope that gives the song more meaning to you.


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    Oct 22nd, 2012 10:14pm report

    Its either about a man who thinks he can do whatever he wants and with a few flowery words he can get back with his loyal girlfriend.......or......its about a guy who this the woman is too good for him and lets her go.

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    Oct 1st, 2012 10:27pm report

    The song is about a failed relationship, but neither of them wants to admit it because they love each other despite the fact that it's not working. They both feel that because their feelings stay strong after every fight there's still hope for them. But ultimately the relationships ends and they're heartbroken.


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    May 11th, 2009 5:48pm report

    This song could be perceived in many ways. It could be about a love/hate relationship. It could be about a relationship that fell apart because someone died. It could even be about drug or alcohol addiction. In any way its mainly about a relationship that wasnt healthy but the person couldn't or wasn't ready to let go.


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    Aug 1st, 2008 8:31pm report

    Honestly I apply to this song. I've gone through it and everything so I know how to explain.It's about a girl who does many things wrong and he can't get through to her and tell her what she's leaving behind if she goes. but no matter how many times she leaves or messes he's always going to love her.

    feeling just don't go away... That's the message of the song


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    Jun 20th, 2008 6:49am report

    Ok if you watch the video, it'll tell you exactly what the song is about...he was seeing this girl and they were perfect and everything and she died...it doesn't really say how but either she was shot or something but I think she actually was hit by a car....bc then he kills himself in the same place bc he can't live without her and then when he says "one last kiss" right at the end, he gets his one last kiss, and they walk off together.

    its not about drug addictions or anything like that.

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    Jun 4th, 2008 6:11pm report

    I think this song is about a relationship that ended badly or in death. When he says you're my heroine he is cheating on the one he loves. After they broke up and he is telling his mistress you're my heroin, he is saying he is addicted to her. He is also talking about using drugs over his ex girlfriend and he may have lost his former girlfriend to death and he is having trouble moving on.

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    Apr 6th, 2007 4:54pm report

    It's about, because days come and go but my feeling for the girl are forever 1 last kiss before I go dry your tears it is time to let you go,1 last kiss before I go dry your tears it is time to let you go 1 last kiss

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