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The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though I still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you've already figured out

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I'm an open book instead
And I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for purpose, they're still looking for life

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain is the healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin')
I'm barely holdin' on to you

I'm hangin' on another day
Just to see what you will throw my way
And I'm hangin' on to the words you say
You said that I will, will be ok

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, having forgot my way home

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain, there is healing
In your name, I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin')
I'm barely holdin' on to you
I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm barely holdin' on to you



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  • k
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    Key10KeyDoughDec 11, 2008 at 10:59 am
    "Broken" is more than a song title, it's a feeling that is depicted perfectly. It tells about hardships humans go through periodically throughout their life, while explaining that there will always be someone to put you back together when you're "falling apart." "Broken" doesn't specify who "You" is; this allows your imagination to decipher whether it's God, a family member, or someone you love. As long as it's someone in your life worth "holding on" for, perseverance will not be a dilemma. The remark "The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight" tells us that it's better to fool ourselves into believing that time has stopped rather than to continue being broken. This remark is also used to contrast with the following remark stating "In the pain there is healing. In your name I find meaning" telling us that every cloud if not silver, has at the least a bronze lining.

    Woohoo Lee (:
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    An2n_eDMay 31, 2008 at 1:56 am
    lifehouse' songs are so meaningful.. you can hear it or just read it then you can sense the sincerity of their song specially "whatever it takes"..
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    live2love4dance7Mar 1, 2009 at 2:09 am
    In the pain, there is healing
    In your name, I find meaning
    So I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin')
    I'm barely holdin' on to you
    Basically, it means life is hard, there R always obstacles and things to worry about. tragic things might come by and everything seems to fall apart because it is part of life but in you name (Jesus Christ) there is more meaning to life that keeps us holding on and being strong because God is with us. holding on, we are barely holding on to you (we R tryin to hold on and rely on God even though it is hard but God is soo merciful and patient and forgiving that he is worth holding on to --> life is worth holding on to)
  • b
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    Beatlesfan154Feb 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    This song means a lot to me, and there's way too much to write. But what it means most to me, is that I'm not alone, someone out there knows how I feel.
  • thererealsugarbaybee
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    thererealsugarbaybeeJan 13, 2010 at 1:00 am
    i real love this song it majes me cry...it was in the time travler's wife movie (in the trailor) at the very end whenn clare was like "i wouldn't change one second of our life together" and the thought of waiting and waiting for someone you love to come for you and how crazzy desitney works out...and little did i know that cry were rolling down my face. it's one of those songgs if you just listen to you'll start crying and wont know why...yeah it's just one of those things that make life worthwhile...

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