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Goo Goo Dolls – Iris lyrics

And I'd give up forever to touch you,
Cause I know that you feel me somehow.
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be,
And I don't want to go home right now.

And all I can taste is this moment,
And all I can breathe is your life,
And sooner or later it's over,
I just don't want to miss you tonight
.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am
.

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming,
Or the moment of the truth in your lies.
When everything feels like the movies,
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive.

And I don't want the world to see me,
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.



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    Unregistered
    "And I'd give up forever to touch you, Cause I know that you feel me somehow. You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be, And I don't want to go home right now." He's married/committed but he doesn't care, he wants the girl so badly, he'd rather not go home to his wife. "And all I can taste is this moment,.
    And all I can breathe is your life, And sooner or later it's over, I just don't want to miss you tonight. " The affair is so intoxicating, all he could care about is this moment with her. Sooner or later, they'd have to end it, but tonight, he'd do anything and give up anything to be with her tonight. "And I don't want the world to see me, Cause I don't think that they'd understand. When everything's made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am. " He doesn't want people to find out about the affair because he believes no one would understand. Promises, and even marriage vows, can be broken; but still, he wants the girl to know he truly cares for her, despite their predicament. It might be hard for everyone else to understand and believe that he indeed loves her, but he wants her to understand and believe in that.
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    carebare313
    To me it says, I want to show you who I am, but I don't know if I can. I want to be with you but it could kill me, I want to tell you everything but you'd never believe me if I did. I want to give everything up for you and love you. But it would mess things up so badly because of the way the world is. I wish I could feel you but the laws of reality won't let me unless I give up every single thing I have.
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    debstar
    Its extremely poetic, its almost as if a poem has been out to music. For me its a mixture between wanting to show the person you love the most in the world exactly who you are, feeling so comfortable with that one person that you don't want to cover any of your faults up. But also I feel this song is about life and the loss of it, "when everything's made to be broken", for me its talking about how preciuos every single day is becuase we don't know when it will be our last, afterall we as humans are made to be broken - no-one lives forever!
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    hendrixisgod
    Its not about doping at all. Its a mixture about alll you guys said accept for doping. Its about a guy who is an invisble identity and hides himself because he is afraid that world wont understand him. He finds love in a girl. But he loses her (no she doesn't die) and just want to open himself to her cuase she the only good thing he has ever expierenced in his life. Its about have multiple sides to your self and your true self beign the one you usaually keep inside.
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    Randolph Domingo Jr.
    The song describes a protagonist who is willing to lose something important in his/ her life in order to be with someone he or she loves as their feelings of each other are mutual. The proof comes from the fact that the vocalist of the band Goo Dolls wrote this song in the angle of view of the protagonist in the movie "City of Angels". The protagonist further describes his feelings as "closest to heaven" to put his admired one on top of a pedestal. You put anyone you love ahead of you. This is the feeling that we can observe from people who are in love. This is the intensity of his/her feelings for his/her loved one. Hence, he/she does not have the desire to leave him/her. This one is very obvious in couples. The willingness to always stay together and to see each other is seen. Couples usually message each other, do skype video calls with each other in all periods of the day.
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