Broken lyrics by Lifehouse, 21 meanings, official 2019 song lyrics | LyricsMode.com
Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
Lifehouse – Broken lyrics
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
×



Lyrics taken from /lyrics/l/lifehouse/broken.html

  • Email
  • Correct
Corrected by mignon27

Broken meanings Post my meaning

  • thererealsugarbaybee
    + 5
    thererealsugarbaybee
    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.
    Add your reply
  • b
    + 5
    buttlow
    "I took a trip out to Nashville, Tenn. This was actually the last song to make it on the record. I flew out to Nashville with no other intention than to see my friend, who is on a dialysis machine everyday. He basically needs another kidney. He’s going through a second kidney transplant. It broke my heart to see him like that and basically inspired me all at the same time. I hung out with him that day, and I went back to my hotel room, and I was really restless. I just couldn’t sleep. It was one of those songs I really look forward to writing, because it almost wrote itself. I woke up at three in the morning, and I just got out the hotel paper, and I just started writing. It basically happened in 15 minutes, and I hadn’t written a song like that, that happened that fast, since Hanging by a Moment." -Jason Wade.
    That's what the song means. As the writer said himself.
    Add your reply
  • x
    + 4
    xoxosweethang1203
    This song right here explains alot. I'm a girl so I've had my heart broken before. But I tell myself that it wasnt worth the pain going through. Right now my life is the best ever because I left my past and moved on to my future. This is one of my favortie songs ever. You see all of these young teenagers walking down the halls of school with alll of these sad faces and just think whats going on inside of them. They have a broken heart. I try my best to live my life to the fullest and move along. But there is a million songs out there that actually breaks me down into tears. This is a really good song and I love it.
    Add your reply
  • i
    + 3
    ilovejasonvaritek33
    Kay so this song means everything tooo meee, no joke, it explains everything. Guys realize what you have. Just know you can't get everything. Love what you have, and for you girls don't go crying over a guy becyase they arent worth your tears and when you find someone that is, they wont make you cry [: seriously though, guys arent worth your tears just know, your better than to do that. And hes dumb for doing that to you[: and that your beautiful, I don't care what everyone says about you girls, every single indivual one of you are beautiful. Theres always something about someone that makes them pretty or beautiful, you don't have to impress every guy in the girl or impress any guy but you are beautiful and don't let anyone tell you other wise, because theyre stupid, and you don't just have to be drop dead gorgeous but you can be beautiful on the inside too. But just know keep your head high and that you are a beautiful in atleast one type of way.[:
    Add your reply
  • k
    + 3
    Key10KeyDough
    "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 (:
    Add your reply
  • s
    + 2
    sheree
    I could easily relate with this song because of my experience since my boyfriend left me. He died because of a car accident. It was 7 years ago but still, I could not afford to open my heart for someone new. I don't know why. All I know is that I still love him and I still live for him. I am keeping all our promises until now. I hope someday I could see myself moving on from the past.
    Ivan, I know this message will be brought to you by the angels above. I just want you to know that you will always be in my heart wherever I go. You're still the one. I love you sweetheart.
    Add your reply
  • U
    + 1
    Unregistered
    The day my mom died December 2nd 2008. I got into my car after leaving her hospital room for the last time. I was barely able to walk let alone breathe & this song came on right at the beginning. I felt as if my Mom was trying to comfort me & let me know that I was going to be ok. In the years that have followed I have always referred to this song as "my Mom's song". At different times over the past 7 years things have happened & right afterwards this song comes on the radio & I feel like it's her saying I'm here watching over you & I won't let anything hurt you. I still cry every time I hear it & have to check with my immediate family members to make sure that everyone is ok. But it definitely comforts me. Even my husband who doesn't believe in "signs" admits that it has happened too many time to be a coincidence.
    Add your reply
  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    I lost a close friend suddenly last week. He was very young and he was an amazing person. I've always loved this song, but it's taken on a whole new meaning since his passing. It's me, broken, trying to hang on so I dn't totally fall apart. My heart is broken, but it's still beating, and it hurts. In the pain, there is healing. In his name, I find meaning. I've never listened to this song in this context before; but then again, I haven't lost a dear friend before either.
    Add your reply
  • m
    0
    mmadcat18
    To me this song is about hurting. To me it's saying that sometimes, you just have to hurt to move on. And sometimes you can't and you'll never be able to.
    It's songs like this that make you feel something, something that's bigger than you, and felt by everyone. You feel that kind of hurt, but it's that kind of hurt that makes you smile as you cry
    thererealsugarbaybee, I understand what you're saying, because that's exactly how I view this and how I feel.
    Add your reply
  • y
    0
    yourbaby
    I think this song talks about broken relationship that you wished it never happened. About love. That you still want it and yet you fight it. Because you're confused. Because love is not enough reason to stay. Because you have doubts and you fear that it will never be the same again. So you just fight your feelings. And so u'll just walk away. Even if you want to stay.
    Add your reply
  • r
    0
    redberry
    This song speaks what I'm feeling now. I've been msging this guy for over 7 months now. I think that I like him but I can't coz I know there isn't any future between us. At the same time, I want to be with him. His msges are what makes me look forward to waking up every morning. N its been almost a week since he last msged. Waiting is so painful. All I'm doing now is holding on.
    Enayenseewhy, I totally get what you mean.
    Add your reply
  • d
    0
    DairyQueen
    If this song is about Christ ("in your name if find meaning"), why not be direct & honest about it? I'm not sure if it is, but I see some of you interpret is as such. So many of these artists with a "gospel/Christian past" hide Christianity in their songs b/c they don't want to be labeled. I thought if you're a Christian you're not supposed to hide it.
    Add your reply
  • s
    0
    sheree
    I could easily relate with this song because of my experience since my boyfriend left me. He died because of a car accident. It was 7 years ago but still, I ciuld not afford to open my heart for someone new. I don't know why. All I know is that I still love him and I still live for him. I am keeping all our promises until now. In hope someday I could see myself moving on from the past.
    Add your reply
  • l
    0
    Luffi_04
    Wow erik, it is what I was about to say! When I heard this song when I was in my pc, I almost cried bec. I remembered myself that I promised to wait for my love and she rejected me bec. Of my religion. It totally hurts when I try to remember it. My heart is not healing. Its still bleeding. Well this song cheers me up and the other Lifehouse songs. These songs painted my life. It supported me when I was in love, sad, and heartbroken. Lifehouse songs gives inspiration to ones lives. These band rocks on these subject. May suggest other bands? Nickelback, this band is pretty good too. Try there songs: Savin me and Photograph are some of my favorites. Try them. Especially photograph. The others if they read this cheer up! Its not the end of the world;)! Take care all of you!
    Add your reply
  • l
    0
    lisa1213
    Almost 10 months have gone by since the sudden tragic death of my mom who was a very young 62. I never thought I could feel a broken heart like this over my mom. A broken heart always meant to me over a relationship with a significant other. I heard this song on the radio and it brought tears to my eyes because it describes how I feel over the loss of her. It hasn't gotten any easier yet and I am wondering when it will.
    Add your reply
  • m
    0
    mikulo
    Hmmm. That's gud erik1979. Seems like I wud say. Join the club. Were broken hearted after all. Actually after I broke up with my gf, this song immediately pop up from thin air. I just can't imagine. I began to like the song, somehow I cud still remember the past.
    It seems like its really good to sing this in front of the crowd, not knowing that ur ex is watching within. And there you are singing with all your feeling lifting you up. The song is great. At first I thought it seems like the partner is dead but basically I agreed with erik. Hey bro. Move on. Cheers.
    Add your reply
  • s
    - 1
    sarah99
    I'm writin this to the person like 3 or 4 below me. I think this song should b 100% 4 god. Ill tell you y ur family member could help you fell better or ur friend but in the long run god is the only one who will help you get to where you need to be in life he is the only one who can make you feel better soo yea I got more.
    Add your reply
  • b
    - 1
    bulletsucks
    There's this guy hu has my heart but is actually crazy over someone else. Dey are goin steady for three years now. Knowing everything dat's going on wid dem and how he fails to treat me lyk he used to b4, I am still holdin' on to him. Pity overwhelms me most of d tym. Bleeding and broken, I stil hope one day he'l realize how I mean to him and things wil b ok between us again.
    Bulletsucks.
    Add your reply
  • m
    - 1
    M463
    I think this song fits perfectly with my girlfriend and I. First, it wasn't going on too well after the brake I decided to take. One month after we came back, she broke up telling me this: 'If I don't want to lose you completely, I have to go until we find the passion to be together again maybe for one month maybe for one year or more. ' and since the last few weeks I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing. With a broken heart that's still beating. It seems that in the pain there is healing so if I wanna be with you again. I will do what it takes.
    Add your reply
  • c
    - 1
    CJM
    For me, this song is about losing someone, whether by break-up or a death and still hanging on to that person as if they are still here. Still listening to words said by the person lost and wanting and living life the way you thought they wanted for you. Knowing you have to let go and need to let go but scared of what the future holds "without" them in your life.
    Add your reply
  • n
    - 3
    nena3323
    Wow, its so touching to see the effect and different meanings this song has. This song was recently played on an episode of General Hospital. It was a tearjerker. One of the characters Nikolas was saying good bye to his dead wife, Emily, who had been appearing to him. She has been dead since about November. Though its a soap and alot of people think they're a waste of time. Its amazing how it can heal. One can relate to loss. Thank you jewelofthenight for posting the info about why it was written!
    Add your reply
    View 16 more meanings

    Write about your feelings and thoughts about Broken

    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
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!

    Top meanings Post my meaning

    • thererealsugarbaybee
      + 5
      thererealsugarbaybee
      I real love this song it majes me cry. It was in the time travler's wife movie (in the trailor) at... Read more →
    • b
      + 5
      buttlow
      "I took a trip out to Nashville, Tenn. This was actually the last song to make it on the record. I... Read more →

    official video

    Featured lyrics

    0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z