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Broken
Lauren Hoffman Lyrics


You're a little bit damaged, I'm a sucker for that
Wanna take you in my hands, wanna bring you back

You're a little bit damaged, I'm a sucker for that
Wanna fill up the spaces, and be everything you lack

You're a little bit jaded, and you're closing the door
And all that you felt then, you don't feel it anymore

I'm the picture that's faded, I'm the love you don't trust
Take the girl out from under glass and she'll always want too much

I know you're just broken
I know you're just broken, you're just broken

You're a little bit damaged , I'm a sucker for that
So in the moment I lost you, I wanted you back

But that's a feeling that's fading, and I'm closing the door
And all that I felt then, I don't feel it anymore

I know you're just broken
I know you're just broken, you're just broken
You're just broken, you're just broken
You're just broken, you're just broken

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: THOM SCHUYLER

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tessa kelly

I take the video to mean that the person is, figuratively, broken. You can interpret this song in the way that suggests they're simply heartbroken, or you can infer that Lauren Hoffman is singing about a person who is depressed, mentally ill, or a combination of both - possibly a schizophrenic.

She talks about how the person is "damaged" (possibly psychologically), "jaded" and "closing the door" (depressed/tired and shutting him/herself out from the rest of the world), and how she is "the love [they] don't trust" (possibly meaning that because of the person's mental state, they have issues trusting anyone). At the end of the first verse, she says that she would "always want too much," possibly meaning that she asked the person of more than they were willing to offer, given their condition. In the second verse, Hoffman talks about how she is no longer in love with the person, and yet again mentions in the chorus that she knows they're "just broken." I think that this song is about her trying to date a mentally unstable person, and in the end leaving him/her because she is unable to cope with being together with him/her, given their state.

This would kind of fit into a theme with her songs. She often seems to sing about people struggling with life (Another Song About the Darkness), or people with strange mental processes or ideas (Solipsist), so I would not put it beyond her to write a song about a psychologically damaged person.

The person in this video is shown as upset (crying into the pillow) and unable to control themselves, much like a mentally unstable or schizophrenic person. He throws himself and other things around the room out of rage and irrepressible anger. I believe that this video was made to illustrate the challenged person Hoffman may be singing about. So, while some of you consider it a wasteful, meaningless clip made just for the hell of it, I personally think that the creator of it understood a deeper meaning of the song that not many others seemed to recognize.

In conclusion, kudos to the maker(s) for creating a wonderful representation of this song - I applaud you.



All comments from YouTube:

MandyyyYo

-"I'll pay you $10 to go crazy on a bed for a few minutes."
-"You've got yourself a deal."

Mohawk Gamer

This song resonates so much with me that it almost physically hurts.

tessa kelly

I take the video to mean that the person is, figuratively, broken. You can interpret this song in the way that suggests they're simply heartbroken, or you can infer that Lauren Hoffman is singing about a person who is depressed, mentally ill, or a combination of both - possibly a schizophrenic.

She talks about how the person is "damaged" (possibly psychologically), "jaded" and "closing the door" (depressed/tired and shutting him/herself out from the rest of the world), and how she is "the love [they] don't trust" (possibly meaning that because of the person's mental state, they have issues trusting anyone). At the end of the first verse, she says that she would "always want too much," possibly meaning that she asked the person of more than they were willing to offer, given their condition. In the second verse, Hoffman talks about how she is no longer in love with the person, and yet again mentions in the chorus that she knows they're "just broken." I think that this song is about her trying to date a mentally unstable person, and in the end leaving him/her because she is unable to cope with being together with him/her, given their state.

This would kind of fit into a theme with her songs. She often seems to sing about people struggling with life (Another Song About the Darkness), or people with strange mental processes or ideas (Solipsist), so I would not put it beyond her to write a song about a psychologically damaged person.

The person in this video is shown as upset (crying into the pillow) and unable to control themselves, much like a mentally unstable or schizophrenic person. He throws himself and other things around the room out of rage and irrepressible anger. I believe that this video was made to illustrate the challenged person Hoffman may be singing about. So, while some of you consider it a wasteful, meaningless clip made just for the hell of it, I personally think that the creator of it understood a deeper meaning of the song that not many others seemed to recognize.

In conclusion, kudos to the maker(s) for creating a wonderful representation of this song - I applaud you.

tessa kelly

+Lauren Hoffman Oh my gosh I am so shocked that you saw my comment!! I honestly did not at all expect this! Reading it again, I sounded totally cocky and arrogant about how I dissected the song (gosh, that was almost two years ago), but I was kind of upset that everyone thought the video was meaningless, so I felt like adding my two cents to the jar. I really really appreciate all that you do by the way, and I'm so glad I didn't misinterpret the whole song (not completely, anyway). I think I was a little too bold and confident about it; I totally made a bunch of assumptions about you, so sorry if I got any of that wrong. I hope I didn't say anything offensive.


Again, thank you for the reply and thank you for the wonderful music!!! I also just saw your comment about the band and I'll be sure to check you guys out!!

Lauren Hoffman

+Tessa Kelly sorry for such an untimely response but i just found your comment and appreciate it so much!! jason is a dancer/choreographer and videomaker who i believe captured the meaning of the song so perfectly. i never expect everyone to 'get' what i write or put out, but it means the world to me when someone 'gets' it as deeply as you clearly do. thank you!!

tessa kelly

(Sorry, didn't finish that last reply) I like to look at videos, poems, stories, etc. like this and try to discover the deeper philosophical meaning behind them. Using my knowledge of Lauren Hoffman's lyric writing style and what I know about mental disorders, I could sort of form an idea of what the creator of the video might have meant to portray - not a random person going crazy on a bed, but a mentally ill person in a difficult relationship. Of course, I'm not claiming that this is actually what the video was meant to be about. Maybe it is just some random person on a bed because the creator if the video thought, I don't know, it would look cool. But I like to see everything in a much more analytical and philosophical way.

As of studying things though, when I graduate high school and head on off to college I plan on majoring in psychology. I'm not quite sure which specific field of it I want to focus on, but psychology in general really interests me. c:

tessa kelly

I'm 16, haha (15 when I wrote that). I do really enjoy analyzing things and breaking ideas down, though. I like to look

alxuria

Do you study literature?

StaticSnow

This and Bloodstream by Stateless are probably the two best songs in the world.

mistressdiz

Why can't I stop listening to this song

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