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Changing places | Reviewer: iron cowboy | 3/23/11
When I heard this song from Kate Bush it really spoke to me about a love that was lost in a tragic motorcycle accident. I wished to also have an opportunity to change places with my dear Martha, and still, 38 years later, the "bullet" is still there-that sense of loss is never diminished by time.
the best song in the world | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/7/11
I first heard this song when it came out in the 80s. Kate Bush was already important, after Wuthering Heights, and of all the most unlikely people, was a bit of a pop princess. I still think this song has the best of pop in its principles, but has what we would now call an indie narrative in its longing, sad, unrequited feel. or that could be folk. Everything we love about Jonie or Carole King is in this song. But most of all, I've never met a good hairdresser who didn't love Kate. And those boys make the world go round
The OC and the song | Reviewer: Lizzie | 1/24/11
i first heard this song on The OC, season 4. It was the aftermath of Marissa's death, and it was with the other characters, especially Ryan, her lover, mourning. The couple had broken up recently, before her death. He was the only one there when she died; he held her in his arms as she died. It was obvious that they still loved each other, and that they belonged together. They had been through so much together. It was heartbreaking, watching Ryan's heartbreaking. The song fit the situation perfectly and i couldn't stop crying. Sooo sad. Beautiful song to go with a beautiful show. Definitley recommend both....
Shawn Michaels | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/23/11
For me, this song symbolizes the end of the great Shawn Michaels' wrestling career. I make this association because this was the song used by WWE to make a promo about his career being ended at Wrestlemania. This song brings back very sad memories for me, and every time I hear it, I can still see the Undertaker dropping Michaels straight on his head with a devastating Tombstone Piledriver, and then covering him covering him to end not only one of the greatest matches of all time, but also the most historic career in WWE history. Undertaker may have won, but HBK is still the best. No questions asked.
Darkness in the Soul | Reviewer: Sheylonna Frazier | 1/15/11
To me this song is about being unrequited in love. The person in love just wants the other to just feel their passion if only for a moment. Maybe then they could understand it. If not the world is not worth living and it drives a bullet through the person’s heart. It brings pain, unyielding and unmerciful. It kills you inside and tears you apart. It makes you bleed and turns your soul black.
what i thought | Reviewer: angelicXglitter | 1/2/11
to me this song simbolizes, someones lover has died and they wish to get them back, they search high (up a hill perhaps?) and low (a bend) eventually they want to swap places, and ask god, i found this song sad and moving... i think im a babbling 15 year old :D
make you feel | Reviewer: bev | 12/3/10
when i first heard the song, i felt a deep connection with the lyrics. it clearly states the desires of my heart that if i could only let my loved one take my place, i could also make him feel the anguish and pain in my heart that i can't fight for him no matter how i truly cared for him. I couldn't help as well to think that it [the thought] has a resemblance to the song "stigmatized" by the calling. for me it's just about two people who found their places within each other's hearts and everything could have been perfect if not because of the force they can't defy. the persona speaking was also pleading to forget everything even just for that single moment and to make the other party feel that everything they had is for real and something that matters. if you were able to feel the way of wanting something or someone so badly yet you can't have, you surely can relate and feel the connection i'm telling.
A cry for help | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/19/10
I believe the words in this song are a cry for help by someone who is so emotionally drained that other than ending it all, this is the only way they can make the other person involved feel what they are feeling. A way to express your emotions without totally saying what you are feeling inside. It's about two sexes, one wanting the other to know how it feels to be in their shoes, to live their life and to go through what they are feeling because other than changing places, the other person will never know how they are feeling. How hurt they are feeling, how rejected and unappreciated, yet the other person doesn't mean to be hurting them, they probably don't even realise they are doing it. They're not doing it intentionally but the pain lies so deep and if they could just get pass this pain everything would be alright. Running up that hill, road and building are obstacles in life which are hard to overcome and you feel like you are struggling to get to the place you want to be. I think that they feel their last hope is for God's help as they've begged and pleaded for a change to the person in question but nothing has changed and only God can make them see what they are going through by swapping places, but will it be too late in the end :(
The real meaning of the song... | Reviewer: amorailuv | 8/31/10
As everyone knows, this is a cover of a Kate Bush song. Kate Bush said that the meaning of the song, according to her, is more about the battle between the sexes rather than mourning a loved one. If a man and a woman could swap places, then they can understand each other better. That's all it means, really, but a lot of people misinterpret it. Even though this is really what the song is supposed to signify originally, I think I also prefer to think of it as a mourning song...I just got introduced to Placebo and I can't quite get used to their style yet, but they do pretty good on this cover =D
my opinion^^ | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/30/10
If I only could make a deal with god and get him to swap our places - For me, it's a song about two lovers, one of them is dead. And the other one wants to swap their places. He wants the other one to live and not to be dead. He would die for his love just to see him alive.
Gutters | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/7/10
this song reminds me of a story i read where the end of the world has come, and they have to travel through a lot of crap to try and find their family. to me, this song is the older of the two singing to his young companion because of the fist verse and how it talks about trading places. he's sick, and the other is hopelessly worried for him.
it's such a beautiful, but sad song and seeing the two in my head just makes me cry. in a good way. :)
My opinon.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/19/10
It makes me think of my boyfriend wh recently completed suicide, he listened to Placebo a lot, and he had so much to offer the world, but felt hopeless, and now without him so do I..And I think this song entwines hopelessness and hopefullness in a beautiful way ''There's a thunder in our hearts, baby.'' makes me think of how fast my heart would beat if I were anywhere around him.
death | Reviewer: anonymous | 6/15/10
To me this song has always been about two lovers, one of whom is either ill, or has been in an accident and is dying, or is attempting suicide. The singer thus wants to trade places with the other party to take away their pain.
It's about hurting the one you love and loving the one you hurt | Reviewer: Sally Mitchell | 6/3/10
This song is about hurting the one you love and loving the one you hurt. The writer has hurt someone so deeply in some way (possibly through lies or cheating), and what they are feeling is regret and guilt because they still love the person that they hurt. When I think of this song I envision a scene of a person divulging a deep dark secret to their lover. Their lover doesn't respond very well to this secret, As they watch their lover fall apart, they pray to god (literally or metaphorically) to make all of their lover's pain go away, even if they have to take that pain into themselves to do so.
Schizoid | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/10/10
I believe the writer of this has some schizoid tendencies. This song for me sounds like the inner dialogue between the split-ego selfs of schizoids, borderliners, pre-psychotic schizophrenia, etc. basically ALOT of personality disorders. He wants to make a deal with God so the two egos can switch places and he can display his inner self to the outer world and so forth. @yoonix
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