The Good Left Undone Lyrics - Rise Against

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In fields where nothing grew but weeds,
I found a flower at my feet,
Bending there in my direction,
I wrapped a hand around its stem,
I pulled until the roots gave in,
Finding there what I'd been missing,

But I know...
So I tell myself, I tell myself it's wrong.
There's a point we pass from which we can't return.
I felt the cold rain of the coming storm.

All because of you,
I haven't slept in so long.
When I do I dream of drowning in the ocean,
Longing for the shore where I can lay my head down,
I'll follow your voice,
All you have to do is shout it out.

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Inside my hands these petals browned,
Dried up, fallen to the ground
But it was already too late now.
I pushed my fingers through the earth,
Returned this flower to the dirt,
So it could live. I walked away now.

But I know...
Not a day goes by that I don't feel this burn.
There's a point we pass from which we can't return.
I felt the cold rain of the coming storm.

All because of you,
I haven't slept in so long,
When I do I dream of drowning in the ocean,
Longing for the shore where I can lay my head down,
I'll follow your voice,
All you have to do is shout it out.

All because of you...
All because of you...

All because of you,
I haven't slept in so long.
When I do I dream of drowning in the ocean,
Longing for the shore where I can lay my head down,
Inside these arms of yours.

All because of you,
I believe in angels.
Not the kind with wings,
No, not the kind with halos,
The kind that bring you home,
When home becomes a strange place.
I'll follow your voice,
All you have to do is shout it out.




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My friend | Reviewer: Pretender | 6/8/14

As it usually happens, the meaning I see in the song reflects my own situation. My friend and I had this increidible friendship, we were both in bad situations in our lives and kind of saved each other. We started dating, because we started feeling more than a friendship but I ended it, because it stopped feeling like it was "supposed to".
We passed the point of no return and couldn't go back to be friends anymore..
I miss him so badly, I love him, but not in the way he'd want me to. I hear this and I feel like his singing to me to shout and tell him to come back.. I wish I could

My View | Reviewer: Sami Townsend | 4/16/13

I saw some reviews saying this song's about the enviroment. I have to disagree. For me, it's odviously a love song. It's about being in nature, and thinking back to old times and old memories. Looking back on old love, and still feeling the power of it. That's my view, anyway. :)

The earth | Reviewer: Crowsfeet | 12/24/12

This song is about the earth and our how our consumerism and selfishness are destroying it. I'm not confident in what the meaning is behind the chorus', but I think he may be referring to a person who helped him see the error of our human ways and the consequences of our actions. This person is someone who is there for him when everyone else has turned their back on him for his newly found set of beliefs, or the first actual convictions he may have decided on for himself regardless of what he was fed by others and society.

Story of my life | Reviewer: D. | 10/26/12

This song tells the story of my life...
I was married but I wasn't happy. Then "i found a flower", a girl that i fell in love with, "in fields where nothing grew but weeds", in a place where i never thought i would meet someone like her. And she was "bending there in my direction", she was very interested in my, too.

So "I wrapped a hand around its stem", i took the chance and
"I pulled until the roots gave in",I told her how i feel and that there are no need for all of her fears and doubts. Than i was
"Finding there what I'd been missing" - we fell in love and i felt more for here, then i ever felt for my wife.

"But I know...", i knew about the problems we were facing.
"So I tell myself, I tell myself it's wrong." in the beginning, before we became a couple, i tried to tell myself that it's wrong and that it simply is not possible to be with her.
"There's a point we pass from which we can't return." - but after we kissed for the first time, i knew that we passed the "point of no return"...
"I felt the cold rain of the coming storm."
I knew times will be hard and that a "storm" will rise.

After a few months i realised that "Inside my hands these petals browned," that she couldn't stand all the trouble and that she wasn't happy...
"But it was already too late now." because i already had left my wife and we were already in this together.
She realised that she could never have the relationship with me that she was dreaming of.
"I pushed my fingers through the earth,
Returned this flower to the dirt,
So it could live. I walked away now." i broke up with her, because i knew she could never be happy and satisfied with me.

"But I know..." that i made a mistake letting her go. But there is no other way and no turning back...
"Not a day goes by that I don't feel this burn." i still can' t get over her...
"There's a point we pass from which we can't return." to much has happend, my feelings for her are to strong to let go.
"I felt the cold rain of the coming storm." because i knew, that i was entering depression and lonliness...

"All because of you,
I haven't slept in so long," i rarely sleep, because my thoughts keep me awake.
"When I do I dream of drowning in the ocean," like i will finally drown in all this sadness.
"Longing for the shore where I can lay my head down," she is the only one who can make it stop and give me peace.
"I'll follow your voice,
All you have to do is shout it out." if she would say, that she want to try it again, i would do it! I know that it's not meant to be, but i never loved a girl like this before... And i would do it all again, going to all the trouble and stuff, because i don't regret anything...

Persistance | Reviewer: who cares | 8/4/12

I don't know the intentions behind this song but somehow i feel like it refers to my situation. I always try to keep everyone of my friends happy and make sure they are well before I look after myself.
It went good for a long time but now they don't realize that i can't do this if they don't care about me too. I am about to break over my kindness and it seems that nobody realizes that. I believe in these Angels without wings and halos but i have to find the one that gives me the love I need because i don't know how much longer I can stand this...

Self-Sacrifice | Reviewer: Atlas | 10/23/11

It's about finding a thing of beauty in a terrible, ugly world, and taking it for your own; but then discovering that you're killing it, corrupting it, ruining its beauty simply by interacting with it. So you put it back, before all of its perfection is gone, in spite of how much it hurts you to do so. Still, you always remember that thing of beauty, and if it ever called you back, you would go without hesitation.
In this context, it's a woman, but I don't see why it couldn't be applied to damn near anything else.

Interpretation | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/26/11

The last verse of this song hits me most heavily.

"All because of you,
I believe in angels.
Not the kind with wings.
No, not the kind with halos.
The kind that bring you home
When home becomes a strange place.
I'll follow your voice,
All you have to do is shout it out."

I've struggled with depression, self-harm, and suicide throughout my life. My family did little to nothing to help me. They were too busy wrapped up in their own silly lives to think about their dying daughter. Some how, through my own stubborness, or luck, I made it to age 17. Right before I turned 18, a person came into my life that, without a doubt, saved me. He brought me home when my home was no longer home to me. I would follow his voice without hesitation.

I am proud to say that we have been dating for 10 years, have been married for 5 years, and it has been 10 years since I've last cut myself.

There is always hope.

Yup totally | Reviewer: MR flame red sled | 7/25/11

I agree with the top interp. I recently got out of a 4 year long relationship 2 of the 4 I was engaged. I'll never forget her. After all the shit thats happened if she called out for me I would be there because I love her. The story has alot to it more than I'd like to admit is negative on her part. 10 hours feels like 10 years in that senario.

Rise Against is increasingly awesome.

Interpretations | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/8/11

Our interpretations seem to heavily reflect who we are, and it is a bit sobering and peaceful to see others have similar and near totally mutual feelings with what this song sings to me. I love this song. It sounds beautiful and appeals on a deeper level. I had a girlfriend who broke up with me in miserable circumstances for both of us and she did more and more to hurt me, not wanting to, but it was a consequence of actions she took to find herself.

But I found that no matter how much she hurt me, I was clinging to the idea of her and sacrificing more and more for her until that sacrifice became a true love of its own. Sacrificial love is the most powerful, but unrequited, it is also the most miserable. She knew this. I knew this.

I'm past my point of no return to where I can't... not miss her.

So, I feel the burn of the pain in our relationship everyday, but I've come more and more to accept it as more warmth than painful.

The song relates heaviest to me because, though we agreed to part ways, if she called, "shouted out," I would return. But until then, and even if it never happens, I can find peace and reflect, sadly, but also in serenity, on the events that happened and what they taught me.

Because of her, I do believe in angels without wings and halos. Thank you, Rise Against, for this wonderful song.

Based on my experience | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/28/11

It's about finding someone in an unexpected place, like a best friend, and finding comfort in them and their love through a rough time in your life. But eventually you see that it isn't a healthy love, it's a consuming love that just kills you both and to save that person and preserve your feelings, you have to pull away. However, even though you know it isn't healthy in the long term, you always remember what that person did for you and meant to you. And you wish that it could have worked out.

my thoughts | Reviewer: That guy | 2/19/11

this guy, with nothing in his life suddenly meets someone who became his flower,leaning towards him, wanting to actually care for him.
so he lets his guard down, falls in love, finding what he has been missing, but he knows the girl cannot give the same back, and he knows its wrong, but he cant get them out of his head, his dreams, he needs to be with this person always, all she have to do is call and he will be there for her, he will come running, he loves this person and cannot show his true feelings, he doesnt know how she feels for him either. before it goes too far he returnes his flower to the earth, becomes the man he always was before his fate had guided him to her. but every day he thinks about her dreams about her still, he has past the point in which he can just forget her. he is alone again cold out in the storm, but his memorys of her still keep him awake at night, and maybe that is enough for him, because of her, he has relised that not everything in this world are weeds, there ARE flowers out there, but he waits, hopes to hear her call, and he will come running....

hope and it will happen | Reviewer: Lizbeth | 1/29/11

this song is a song dat I can relate 2 bcuz I waz goin out wit a guy and wen we were goin out for about 7 months and I waz doin alot of mistakes and when I tried to save our relationship it waz already too late bcuz while we were goin out he started giving a girl love notes & later he broke up wit me :'(!!! 3 months of me being depressed....then later he breaks up wit his gf bcuz she waz lying 2 him dat she loved him and she never wanted to be wit him & bcuz he never stopped loving me and he never stopped thinking bout me!!! Sooo he finally asked me out :) I LUV JB *Drake Rockz*

Great song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/11/11

I believe the song is about someone who held on too tightly to something he had and didn't enjoy it while he had it. Now he misses it and knows he will never have it again. So he tries to move on and forget about her and not put her down because he wants the best for her. This is true love.

love | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/4/11

this song realy relates to me, i had a girlfriend that i was deeply in love with, she broke it off after 2 months for a guy 4 years older (she was 15 he was 18) she used me as comfort 4 times till the dude asked her out. during those stages i became extremly ill, anxiety, depression, heart problems. i said to her, docters cant help me, you can, you are the only one who can fix me... in the song where he says "drowning in the ocean", where someone can save him, in my case she can mend my illness, but this song realy relates to Dried up and fallen to the ground, in a sense. after she destroyed me, i lost my friends, they turned against me. this song helps me to gain another piece of my shattered life .....

Great Song! | Reviewer: Flamel | 12/30/10

I saw many reviews about this song, and I also think, that any interpretaion will be good.
For me it's song about love, and not a bad love after all. I agree, that the man felt sad: "Inside my hands these petals browned,
Dried up, fallen to the ground
But it was already too late now.", but the part of drowning in the ocean isn't that sad, because there is a person who can save him.
The last is very happy to me. Guy believes that there's someone, to whose arms he can fell, when his live will go ruin.

That's my personal opinion, maybe the state of love, in which I am now, is altering it, but this is what I think.
I think about girl that I love, everytime I listen to this. Rise Against is the best! 5/5 of course


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