Iris Lyrics - Goo Goo Dolls



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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 cant 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 dont 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.



Label: Warner Bros. Records
Format: CD single
Producer: Rob Cavallo , Goo Goo Dolls
3:35 (radio edit)
Length: 4:50 (album version)
Writer(s): John Rzeznik
Released: April 1998
Genre: Alternative rock, post grunge
Recorded: 1997

"Iris" is a song by American alternative rock band the Goo Goo Dolls. Originally written for the soundtrack of 1998 film City of Angels, the song was later included on the band's sixth album Dizzy Up the Girl. "Iris" has contributed greatly to the band's success.


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the one that sliped away | Reviewer: cheryldine | 1/28/13

i loved this song its put so well together.it reminds me of the one person i loved with every breath,but for some reason we couldnt find a way to be together.so if you may read this one day just you will always be in my heart and soul.

when everything's meant to be broken | Reviewer: aayesha | 1/24/13

i was in a relationship...n i really love'd the him until i knew his intentions....with the part "when everything's meant to be broken" i feel that everything really end's up one day,no matter how hard we try to fix them, or the other....so it's better not to take hard feelings..

Wishing | Reviewer: Hailey | 11/29/11

The lyrics in the song are beautiful. I've never felt something close to love, although I pretended I did, and pretending can't fill in the fact that it was really just a fast, young relationship that had the potential for love, but never came in sight of reaching it. So now I'm wishing that one day something as powerful as the meaning of this song will come along and when it does, that I'll be smart enough to realize it and hold on tight

Living with a broken heart | Reviewer: encswsm | 10/17/11

This song reminds me of My wife and soulmate who I lost to Cancer earlier this year. She loved alternative music and loved the goo goo dolls.. I miss her terribly and would give everything up to Touch her one more time like the song says,to hear her voice and kiss her lips... I am heartbroken and sad... This song is awesome

I just don't wanna miss you tonight... | Reviewer: Stacey | 9/11/11

"I know you can feel me somehow." I know you can. I know because of the way we speak to each other through lyrics or quotes or other indirect ways. I know because you know me like the back of your hand the same way I know you like mine. I know because I have him, and you have your life, and all I can do is know because it'd be wrong for either of us to ever admit it aloud. I don't regret these past 3 years, but those couple of years we were together would've been better if we were older. ...we always said it would be, right? I love you, I'm in love with you, and I'll never, ever tell you.

How I feel | Reviewer: djlc | 8/25/11

This song describes the way I feel about one of my best friends. We've known each other for years and sadly the feelings haven't been so mutual. I've been in love with her since we were kids, and I would still do anything (now in our mid and late 20's) to be with her. I would literally give up the rest of my life just to spend one day with her. I know that sounds ridiculous (it does to me, too), but I absolutely love this girl more than I am capable of putting into words.

My only love! | Reviewer: Veronica | 6/17/11

every time you looked into my eyes, i felt like you were the only person who could see right through my soul. It wasn't in the words that were left un-said but rather in your deep long dreamy gaze that said so much..
if we could turn back time, the feeling would still be the same, strong, deep, intense..the only thing different is that you would still be here with me...ill always love you my love!

Another sob story | Reviewer: Mark | 6/6/11

about one year ago, i was in an online chatroom. the first person i met became my best friend...we talked for months and i never even thought to ask her for her e-mail address. right after we went back to school she never came back on...about three months later, one of her friends came on and i was just about to get the girls e-mail from her friend, when my internet went out at that exact moment. i guess the universe didnt want me to tell her how i felt... now when i hear this song, it reminds me of what i lost, and still hope to find. now, its more of a race against the clock to talk to her again before 1 year passes. if it does, i'll know that she's forgotten me and i'll give up... thank you for this song...

this song.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/9/11

honestly, ive known this song for a while.. just never really looked into the name or the exact lyrics, just always heard it on the radio and loved the deep lyrics and whatnot. but um, today i heard the line "bleed just to know you're alive" and its what made me look these up. hit close to home, i dont cut or anything -.- but sometimes it feels like the only feeling i really hv is the feeling of pain.

Hope you'll see this | Reviewer: Somebody | 3/30/11

We just met each other this school year. I've known you for 9 months and I tried my best to get to know you. You were always mad at my short replies before...saying, "You don't know me at all". As time passed by, we got along very well and you started to say, "You know me when it comes to these things". When you shared to me your problems, you started to reflect yourself on this song. I bet it really means a lot to you, guess what? It means a lot to me too. I've been hiding my feelings for you because I was afraid of rejection, I never liked a person this much. But for now, let's just let things be and be glad that we'll see each other again in a University we both planned to enter to :) Let God choose what our destiny may be.

iLoveYou. | Reviewer: Prince | 3/3/11

about 3 months ago i was in a pretty bad car accident, i almost lost mah life, its been hard coping with all da physical damages i went thru in da accident shattered lots of bones in mah body. Just when i thought mah life had completely fallen mah girlfriend of 2 years stood by me with open arms & a great heart, she showed me that theirs more ta life & im glad i survived this song really helped me thru mah recooperation process, made me cry here & there but aye who can blame da song.

another bestfriend story | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/9/11

when i got to college this year i was really shy, as i had been my whole life, but soon enough i opened up to a guy, and now we are like bestfriends. except that i am in love with him.
i really feel a connection to this song because he is one of the only people with whom i have ever been truly unafraid to be myself. i talk to him about everything, and he knows who i am.
ironically, this is his favorite song, which makes the connection 2-fold.
this song resonates in my soul.

Memories of my dad | Reviewer: Leslie | 1/14/11

I first heard this song right after my dad died in an accident...it made me think about how I felt I didn't get to have enough time with him and really wanted to see him just one more time. Every time I hear this song, my thoughts go straight to my dad and how much I still miss him all these years later. I love that music has such a powerful ability to comfort, remind and help me heal.

in love with my bestfriend | Reviewer: mike | 1/6/11

i just 'accidentally' fall in love with my close friend.. for 5 years we've been together, one day i confess to her about my feeling.. but she said we better become friend, someone tell me that she's afraid to become my girlfriend cause i am type of her husband not type her boyfriend.. but after that day we don't talk for almost 2 years.. and suddenly at the end of 2010 she called me and say that she miss me a lot, we spend time together again and yes i'm still in love with her.. in the next day she met with one of my friend. then she tell me that she love him and neither does he.

i just hope that she is my future wife.

sorry for my bad English.

You know who you are | Reviewer: J. | 12/10/10

We fell apart after I realized I was in love with you, I never got to tell you; instead I hurt you and I see you all the time and it only hurts me more that we pass without so much as a Hello. I hope you are truly as happy as you seem to be and that you can understand that I am truly sorry and hope I find the courage to "truly" move on and let you know face to face how I feel and how foolish I was for destroying a great friendship that could've been more had I not acted the way I did.


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