No More
Brian D'Arcy James Lyrics

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No more questions
No more tests
Comes the day you say, "What for?"
Please, no more

We disappoint
We disappear
We die but we don't


They disappoint
In turn, I fear
Forgive, though, they won't

No more riddles
No more jests
No more curses you can't undo
Left by fathers you never knew
No more quests
No more feelings
Time to shut the door
Just no more

Running away, let's do it
Free from the ties that bind
No more despair
Or burdens to bear
Out there in the yonder

Running away, go to it
Where did you have in mind?
Have to take care
Unless there's a "where"
You'll only be wandering blind
Just more questions
Different kind

Where are we to go?
Where are we ever to go?

Running away, we'll do it
Why sit around, resigned?
Trouble is, son
The farther you run
The more you'll feel undefined
For what you have left undone
And, more, what you've left behind

We disappoint
We leave a mess
We die but we don't

We disappoint
In turn, I guess
Forget, though, we won't

Like father, like son

No more giants
Waging war
Can't we just pursue our lives
With our children and our wives?
'Til that happy day arrives
How do you ignore
All the witches
All the curses
All the wolves, all the lies
The false hopes, the goodbyes
The reverses
All the wondering what even worse is
Still in store?

All the children
All the giants

No more

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Brian D'Arcy James David Patrick Kelly's song "No More" capture a sense of weariness and disillusionment, expressed through a desire to escape from the complexities and challenges of life. The repeated plea of "no more" conveys a feeling of overwhelm and exhaustion with the relentless nature of existence. The singer seems to be reaching a breaking point, where they long for respite from the endless questions, tests, disappointments, and uncertainties that come with living.

The song touches on themes of disappointment, mortality, forgiveness, and the weight of familial legacies. There is a sense of resignation as the lyrics acknowledge the inevitability of human failings and the inability to escape one's past. The mention of fathers and the idea of leaving messes behind suggest a generational cycle of shortcomings and regrets that is difficult to break free from.

The act of running away is presented as a tempting solution to evade the struggles of life, to break free from the ties that bind and find a sense of freedom. However, the lyrics also caution against this impulse, warning that running away may lead to feeling lost and undefined, and ultimately facing the consequences of unfinished business and the ghosts of one's past.

The song culminates in a longing for a simpler existence, free from the turmoil and challenges that plague everyday life. The imagery of giants waging war and the plethora of obstacles and sorrows that one must confront serve as a metaphor for the harsh realities of the world. The singer yearns for a day when peace and contentment can be found in the domestic bliss of family life, away from the struggles and pain that surround them. The repeated refrain of "no more" seems to emphasize a desire for solace and tranquility in a world fraught with hardship and strife.

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Stephen Sondheim

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