New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Maybe we,
Why don't we
Sit right here for half an hour
We'll speak of what a waste I am

And how we missed the beat again!

I swear we need to find some comfort
In this run down place
To bridge the gap of this
Conscious state that we live in
And I'm short on time

How come you try
(To place us all)
And fit the shape of
(And I pray for)
What they tell you
(You to move on, move on! )
But mostly what they show you
(At this rate we can't give up)
I'm takin back all the things I've said
We're takin back all the things I've said
(But I sure can't just sit still)
Keep me filled in and I swear I'll come

We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
We walk alone
Back home
Alone back home

You're almost gone and I'm okay
(I still see your shadow)
To give you time to be afraid
(But never your face again
I remember your presence)

I hope to God you come down
I hope to God you feel this now
I hope to God you come down
I hope to... God

I know there must be some way out of here
And all of them will be waiting there.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/u/underoath/writing_on_the_walls.html

Correct | Report

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • b
    +1
    BeccalovesyouJan 8, 2010 at 8:32 am
    I think this song us talking about maybe how a couple and maybe his gf has passed on and he blames himself for her death and wants, wishes, and hopes that she will come back cuz perhaps they got into an argument before she passed. I mostly think this cuz if the line that says "I still see your shadow" but idk I could be wrong, I'm just saying what I interpret from this song, it can mean numerous things and takin into many perspectives. :)
  • c
    +1
    CassaroleApr 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    I dont think thats what it means.
    I think it is about a guy who's been with a girl,
    they broke up,
    but he loves her kindof thing.

    But she's never there.
    And he blames himself.
    Idk.
    Thats just me.:D
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredJul 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Dude this song is about a guy, who's girlfriend said he was a shitty boyfriend and he's kinda wollowing in his own self pitty.

    "why don't we sit right here for half an hour and speak of what a waste i am" totally means what it sounds like. Lets sit down and talk about our relationship and how "much of a waste of a boyfriend" i am.

    "i swear we need to find some comfort
    In this run down place
    To bridge the gap of this
    Conscious state that we live in
    And i'm short on time"

    Means we need to find some common ground in the bad spot of the relationship that we are, to try to bring me from being this shitty boyfriend, before it's too late.

    "how come you try , (to place us all), and fit the shape of, (and i pray for), what they tell you, (you to move on, move on! ), but mostly what they show you
    (at this rate we can't give up) , i'm takin back all the things i've said
    We're takin back all the things i've said, (but i sure can't just sit still)
    Keep me filled in and i swear i'll come"

    How come you always try to mold me into something i'm not, based on what your friends are always telling you, (to move on) but mostly what they show you (that he's no good for her). He's taking back all the bad things he said, both of them are doing it, but he just can't sit around and without her talking to him and expect him to understand.

    Basically the end of the song means they pretty much breaking up, he still sees her but she doesn't really feel for him anymore, he won't see her face anymore but he'll still remember her presence.
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredFeb 14, 2012 at 5:58 am
    I love this song, it meens alot too me on account of its been forever sence ive been back home, and when i do go back home im going to end up walking alone. Nobody too help me thru, just me,.
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredFeb 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    Hes talking to his ghost friend after she killed herself. Catchin up on recent events. He thinks shes still alive so he tells her to be who you want and dont listen to negative comments and all that. To stay strong.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    u
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×