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My hope is on fire, my dreams are for sale
I dance on a wire, I don't want to fail her
I walk against the stream, far from what I believe in
I run towards the end, trying not to give in

She's lost in the darkness, fading away
I'm still...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 17th, 2018 10:45am report


    Je pense que l'interprétation de cette chanson est propre à chacun.
    Selon moi cette chanson parle d'une personne qui se perd dans sa propre vie, qui a perdu ce qu'elle était avant ou son bonheur. Elle essaie de battre la douleur mais elle aime cet état de tristesse, ce qui la fait passer pour folle.
    Elle ne veut pas retourner en arrière mais elle est tournée vers le passé. Une partie d'elle-même est en train de sombrer dans les ténèbres et elle essaie de la sauver. Elle se rend finalement compte que la partie d'elle-même qu'elle a perdu ne reviendra jamais et qu'elle devra avancer.
    Je ne sais pas vous mais je me retrouve parfaitement dans ces paroles et dans cette interprétation.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 17th, 2018 10:44am report


    Je pense que l'interprétation de cette chanson est propre à chacun.
    Selon moi cette chanson parle d'une personne qui se perd dans sa propre vie, qui a perdu ce qu'elle était avant ou son bonheur. Elle essaie de battre la douleur mais elle aime cet état de tristesse, ce qui la fait passer pour folle.
    Elle ne veut pas retourner en arrière mais elle est tournée vers le passé. Une partie d'elle-même est en train de sombrer dans les ténèbres et elle essaie de la sauver. Elle se rend finalement compte que la partie d'elle-même qu'elle a perdu ne reviendra jamais et qu'elle devra avancer.
    Je ne sais pas vous mais je me retrouve parfaitement dans ces paroles et dans cette interprétation.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 22nd, 2017 11:37pm report


    My hope is on fire
    My dreams are for sale
    I dance on a wire
    But don't want to fail her

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    This is hoping, being for someones well-being? or mental state, I think the former.

    A mentally "I am giving up" all of my desires for this, I.E. I gave up that "dream job" "dream house" something thats more "life-long".

    I am on the edge, with very little room for error.

    Doing it for someone specific. but perhaps saying it to someone else?

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    I walk against the stream
    Far from what I believe in
    I run towards the end
    Trying not to give in

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    Stream, can be defined against others, or people. Trends? perhaps

    Far from where you have faith within, if it was transcribed to knowledge, it would make "more sense" they don't know what is wrong, so they are putting faith into something they don't actually know about? - Perhaps treatment for something?

    Wants it to be over - thats it, Never have to touch it again.

    Trying to not loose hope

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    She's lost in the darkness
    Fading away
    I'm still around here
    Screaming her name
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    Darkness could be, Death - Coma? or "confusion?" I.E. some form of mental illness, or amnesia?

    Describing the condition, Shes loosing,

    Still calling her name, Screaming implies more "scared" or "crying" -
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    She's haunting my dreamworld
    Trying to survive
    My heart is frozen
    I'm losing my mind

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    She haunts my dreams.

    metaphor for her trying to reach out

    conflicted? as in, You love but you cant love, at the same time. Perhaps, I love you, but you make me hate you sometimes.

    This is causing me to be consumed by it.
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    Help me, I'm buried alive
    Buried alive

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    Multiple interpretations.

    Could be consumed by what has happened. Or it could be this person, is digging "your grave" and is "putting you there" within the back-forth "love-hate" idea.
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    I'm burning the bridges
    And there's no return
    I'm trying to reach her
    I feel that she yearns

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    Creating distance from someone/something.

    Seperated, your still trying to reach her.
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    I tried to revive what's already drowned
    They think I'm a fool
    Can't realise,
    Hope plays a wicked game with the mind
    'Cause I thought that love would bind
    I cannot revive what's already drowned
    She won't come around

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    I cant think of anything other than, shes died from something, or consumed too much there is no way back.
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    anonymous
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    Jul 13th, 2016 7:59pm report


    I think it's about depression. Maybe someone you love is in a depression, and that person can feel like "loosing your mind" and "being buried alive", their loved ones want to get the person they were before it but that person has changed ("drowned")...



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    anonymous
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    Jan 4th, 2015 1:43am report


    The song is about losing yourself. Trying to get back to the person you were before a trauma changed you but finding that person you were has faded away.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 7th, 2014 3:18am report


    Can the song have any meaning about two women in love ?



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2012 8:58am report


    For me, this song poiniantly describes my struggle with addiction and the damage it has caused to my relationship with my wife.




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