1-27-13 When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am.

Iris-Live

When I’m listening to Pandora, this live version of Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls comes on and I’m always reminded how seeing and hearing the song live is practically a religious experience.

At the end of 2011, on the last day of their tour, I had been up 30 hours when I decided I wanted to go to the concert. I had been listening to Boyce Avenue for sometime, and saw that they had Alex Goot as a pre-act. (Also Green River Ordinance, which at the time I didn’t know I had heard of.) The whole show was completely amazing, as expected. It was in Ann Arbor, MI, a small venue. We took this with a cell phone. My dumb husband realized the battery was going to die and missed the very end, the best part, after the crescendo. At least I managed to get this.

For anyone who has ever had depression, or have self harmed, this song is… a bible. I can’t really put into words how well it describes my feelings. I truly believe this will be a song long remembered, especially by my generation.

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
When 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 truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah, you’d 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

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