Someone else’s life

7-Day Music Challenge Day 3!

Someone else life by Joshua Radin


Lyrics

Somehow
I’m leading someone else’s life
I cut a star down with my knife

And right now
I still see the way the moon
Plays this tune
Though our lights died.

My hands shake
My knees quake
It’s every day
The same way.
Cos then came you.
Then there’s you.
I keep your picture
In my worn through shoes.
Then there’s you.
Then came you.
When I’m lost,
I look at my picture of you.

And somehow
I’ll make tonight our own
I’ll show you every way I’ve grown
Since I met you

And right now
I’ll be the boy in your next song
I’ll learn the parts and play along
If you let me.

My hands shake
My knees quake
It’s every day
The same way.
Cos then came you.
Then there’s you.
I keep your picture
In my worn through shoes.
Then there’s you.
Then came you.
When I’m lost,
I look at my picture of you.

If you let me,
I’ll show the world to you.
Yes, if you let me,
I’ll know just what to do.

Cos then came you.
Then there’s you.
I keep your picture
In my worn through shoes.

When I’m lost
In your eyes
I see a way for me


Interpretation

This song tells the story of a heartbroken man, who has regret because he has been rejected by his love. He unsure why he misses the love he once felt. Emotionally numb he finds himself leading someone else’s life. He is pretending everything is ok compartmentalizing his feelings to deal with the dismissal of the affection he thirsts to feel.

This man is so sad, he longs for the love of someone who does not understand that their affection is a bloodline for him. So intense he has to look in their eyes to understand his own identity.

How could he grow to be dependent on another person to know himself?

A man who is so vulnerable he has allowed another human to define his soul.

Sad to learn, that a fate like this only ends in hurt.

A man’s cry for love goes unheard.

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