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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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    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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    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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    Unregistered
    I honestly really love this song. I have for a while but after watching the sleeping with sirens cover I fell even deeper, it's my favorite song at the moment. The line that hits me the hardest every time is "When everything feels like the movies, Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive." I have several friends who struggle with depression and self-harm so to me it's not just a love song, it's a song about someone who struggles with those things and they don't want to tell the world just to be rejected and sent to therapy or rehab. Unfortunately, they're deeply in love with someone and really want that person to understand what they're going through. The begging of the song talks about how perfect the other person is but then it starts picking at its own flaws and the horrible thought that everything ends and everyone dies. It's very bittersweet in that way.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    It's about smoking meth. Honestly it really is. Watch the video again and note how he bounces back and forth from the pipe shaped "telescopes"which are there to represent the meth pipe... Just listen to the chorus again with this in mind "And I don't want the world to see me, cause I don't think that they'd understand".... Also take note of "And all I can taste is this moment, And all I can breathe is your life" which is describing the sensation and taste of taking a hit and how it overloads your senses while doing as such, and it's emotionally descriptive relation of how taking a hit feels.

    I get that this song connects a lot of people to a strong emotional memory from the past - or ties to something or someone they love(d) when they heard it back in the day. A memory for most I'm sure that's probably not related to drugs... and that's ok, let it be that for you if it is. ...But meth's addiction is just like a love story while high and crashing out of it. With all it's ups and downs. it's simply that powerful.
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  • Darkangel1232112
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    Darkangel1232112
    I love the movie "City of Angels"
    The song makes me cry beacuse of that movie. The ending just makes me cry. Harder than titanic. So beautiful.
    It also realates to me. I'm kind of the loner due to the fact I'm not like everyone else and have my own set of problems and I have one close friend that I'm in love with. (i have friends but this one is the one I love).
    This song describes everything.
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    SOLDIERGirl
    Idk what the meaning of this song is, but I love it. It makes me sad. Because it reminds me of someone I've lost. "And I don't want the world to see me, Cause I don't think that they'd understand, When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..." that's the best part of the whole song. It's the part where I lost it and just started crying. Heh "...I just want you to know who I am..." whoa, it reminded me of something I though and wanted to say, but didn't have the courage to say. And now I wish I had.
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    kutiepie727
    Well that's easy! This is about a person with an invisible identity who no one understands. Then, he finds true love. He wants his true love to know that he exists and that she is the only person in the world who can understand and love him - hence the last line, "I just want you to know who I am." The title means this is how I see you and me and everyone.
    Um. Good meaning description.?
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    HiddenHeart
    Carebare313, you explained it perfectly on how I feel in this song. This song is my life right here. I can never get enough of it. And at the worst of times I drown the world out with it's sad melody.
    Iloveedwardcullen, yes it does explain Edward and Bella's relationship. Plus, omg I love thoes books. Amazing. Can't wait for the movie and the forth one to come out. Yay. Although the end of the third one, made me bloody cry.
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    random_inlove
    The lyrics to this song really hit home for me. It really explains my relationship with my boyfriend. I want him to except me for me and vice versa. Sometimes I feel like hes the only one who gets me. We learn more and more about eachother each day. And when it gets bad (ie: you bleed just to know your alive) at least we have eachother to lean on.
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    I think the song is all about having found the person you are meant to be, the one who can truly understand you.

    You find solace in that person because with her you can be yourself even if you are scared and tired of the world constantly judging you and not measuring up to their standards, by having her you have already found the meaning to all of your struggles and even if all the rest is bad, or even if you had to walk through hell to get there, you are completely happy at the moment because you have found the one person who completes you and makes you whole.

    Even then, you are accustomed to loss. So much. You know that when everything has been taken from you before, this could very well be no different, even the one that gives your life meaning can be taken away due to cruel circumstances or the interference of some other people in order to hurt you, her, or both or just because they can. You know it may not last forever because your happiness never does, but still you have her in that moment and so you treasure it, because you can make her happy too and give her your everything, because even if you are broken inside and try to put on a front for others, you are able to be yourself to her, be strong for her. The rest of the world may see you as the villain, or as weird, but she knows your true self and that is all you need... But at the same time it terrifies you because why would she stay when she could have so much more?

    So you give everything and hope that is enough, and you grow, and you become better, always wishing that, this time, it might be enough, that this time she might not be taken away from you... And you hope. You hope your light remains. Because she makes you better, and you know it.

    It think that is the point with the song: That you found the one that finally is able to get you to make sense of everything... And you are blessed for it.
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    Unregistered
    We have thought about this song and concluded that it, in fact, it can related to a girl with hard nips. The scene is the girl works at a circus because she is considered a "freak". He falls in love with her because she is funny and weirdly hot. The end.
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    Apuckett3
    When the world doesn't understand or accept the artist he goes to the person who will take him. When your depression gets too deep and you bleed just to know your alive, he's saying his life feels like a nightmare and needs to hurt them self so that it will overwhelm the mental pain. He's spilling everything so when he does get in a bad spot and he doesn't want the world to see him she'll know why he's acting the way he is.
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    Unregistered
    Loving sum1 from a distant, is painful. This song says dat sum1 is loving sum1 frm distant n he or she just gives up n dosen't hope to touch him or her sumday. But he or she knws exactly da same way his or her lover feels. So this tragedy is like a movie he or she feels. N da way he or she becomes, da people around them can't understand. Coz he or she feels closest 2 da heaven by loving so deeply. N feels like da world is getting ruined n demolished 1 day, n dat day he will prove 2 her, who he is.
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    katrinajoye
    I like the first line of this song "And I'd give up forever to touch you,.
    Cause I know that you feel the same now" i have watch the OST of this song "city of angels" it made me thought that life is unfair. But in the end it made me realized that " If you learned to love you must be prepared for the consequences of it. And loving without asking anything in return".
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    funeral-tears
    No one could understand a person in a special situation. He just wants to hold her in his arms again, to touch her, and she feels him inside, and he feels her and in that night (illustrated in the song) he feels that girl deeply and nothing and no one could change it. And if the world will see him, no one could understand what happend to him and what he feels.
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    Unregistered
    I listen to this song all the time but. Its like a guilty pleasure. Whenever I'm in love I play this song cuz it always works up my nerve to ask her out. Then I get utterly rejected. Its pathetic I know but that's why I like the song. I hide myself from the world because they just couldn't understand me for me. That's why I torture myself with this song. Its like suger and sionide (poison).
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    metalizta213
    Well, when I had my girlfriend (Lorielyn), I started to like this song very much. It's a description of our love story. Sort of Romeo and Juliet or Beauty and the Beast tale. No one has ever imagined that we'd end up together. Everyone finds it hard to believe because we're total opposites. Some people even despise the feelings that we have for each other. That's why I really like the lines "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." Awww. It really gives a pinch to the heart.
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