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David Archuleta – Broken lyrics

I know you don't wanna say goodbye yet
But she can't survive here with just a petal (paddle?)
You still have one wish, but it'd be useless
More than roses have died in this desert
Child, it seems that younger and younger
They start to wipe your minds clean
But how, I wonder, just barely under your eyes
Continue sparkling

And I, never want to open up your eyes
Everything's broken
And I, never want to open up your heart
Everything's broken

I don't understand why they are gone
Or what reason there is to be strong
I still try to love, but I'm in a place
Where doing what's right is so wrong
But if you see (simply?), ignore the gun
We are still fighting for life
Here's our wish just to exist
In more than our eyes

And I, never want to open up your eyes
Everything's broken
And I, never want to open up your heart
Everything's broken

Do you see what I see?
Do you feel what I feel?
It doesn't matter until we see broken lives heal
Do you see what I see?
Do you feel what I feel?
It doesn't matter until we see broken lives heal

Oh (Oh... Oh, woah)... Oh no (Oooohhh)... Yeah

And I, find it hard to open up my mouth
(Will?) They hear what's spoken
But I, saw when I opened up my eyes
Invisible children

Broke, but not broken
Broke, but not broken



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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 2:06 am
    I see the narrator in a war-torn country, kneeling beside a child who's parent is on their deathbed, fatally wounded while trying to do what is right. The child still has an innocence, and the narrator doesn't want to open their eyes to the realities of the world around them. Perhaps the children are being neglected and orphaned ("invisible children"), but he sees hope for these children, the next generation, to fix what is "broke" as long as they do not become broken. David is a vivid and moving storyteller. God bless him in his work.
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    UnregisteredAug 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    It seems he is taking about a child living in unacceptable condisions, as in poverty or adusive parents whatever abuse it may be. The aftermath, even when you take them away from that situation they are scared and can't grasp there is a better life. They don't know who to trust and that is exactly in my opinion what david is saying! He is amazing in this song and his voice creates a powerful yet gentle angel like environment!
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    Throughout the hardships of life, you must give up things that are not helping you move forward, to say goodbye. You cannot wish things to get better, but you must make them better, and you must stay positive to be happy. I think david doesn't want to reveal, or open the eyes and hearts, to the evil in the world. He would rather children stay innocent to the broken world. The rest of the song is just dealing with complications of trying to deal with life and trying to please everyone in a dying universe.
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Seeing in the world so much hurt and so much evil and so much pain. It's a broken world. We try to muddle through, because god promises something better on the other side. He promises eternal life with him where there is no more pain, sorrow, or tears. In a broken world he gives peace. He gives hope. We simply need to endure until that day. The day when he takes us home. This is a beautiful song, I can't wait for the test of the record - as always, awesome job david!

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