A Thousand Words
Savage Garden Lyrics


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We stumble in a tangled web
Decaying friendships almost died
And hide behind a mask of lies
We twist and turn and we avoid
All hope and salvage now devoid
I see the truth behind your eyes
So take all this noise to your brain
And send it back again
I'll bare the cost shed my skin call
You up and then...
I'll say the words out loud

You could resurrect a thousand
Words to deceive me more and more
A thousand words will give the
Reasons why I don't need you
Anymore

Time manipulates your heart,
Preconceptions torn apart
Begin to doubt my state of mind
But I won't go down on what I said
I won't retract convictions read
I may perplex, but I'm not blind
So take all this noise to your brain
Send it back again
I'll bear the cost shed my skin,
Call you up and then
I'll say the words out loud

You could resurrect a thousand
Words to deceive me more and more
A thousand words will give the
Reasons why I don't need
You anymore

I'll say the words out loud. I'll say
A thousand words or more
Manipulation. Fabricaton.
Conversation. Annihalation.
I'll say a thousand words or more
Domination. Frustration. Elevation.
Procreation.
I'll say a thousand words our more

You could resurrect a thousand
Words to deceive me more and more




A thousand words will give the
Reasons why I don't need you anymore

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Savage Garden's song A Thousand Words speak of a tumultuous relationship rife with deceit, manipulation, and lies. The first stanza describes the decay of a friendship and the buildup of lies, leading to the loss of hope and salvage. The singer sees through the mask of lies and is ready to bare the cost, shed their skin, and speak the truth out loud.


The second stanza explores the singer's steadfastness in their convictions and the doubts that arise in their partner's mind. The singer again reiterates their willingness to speak the truth, even if it may perplex others. The chorus warns the partner against using a thousand words to deceive the singer and explains how those words will provide reasons to move on from the relationship.


The last stanza presents a list of various words that the singer is ready to speak, including manipulation, fabrication, conversation, and even procreation. The chorus is repeated, reminding the partner that even a thousand words won't change the singer's mind.


Overall, the song is about the importance of honesty and truthfulness in a relationship and how a lack of these values can lead to a toxic and broken friendship/relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

We stumble in a tangled web
We are stuck in a complex and difficult situation


Decaying friendships almost died
Our friendships were deteriorating and at the brink of ending


And hide behind a mask of lies
We pretend and use deception to cover up the truth


We twist and turn and we avoid
We evade facing our problems and keep changing our approach


All hope and salvage now devoid
We have lost all hope and possibility of saving the situation


I see the truth behind your eyes
I can perceive the reality from looking into your eyes


So take all this noise to your brain
You should process and understand all this chaos in your mind


And send it back again
And respond to it appropriately


I'll bare the cost, shed my skin, call
I will face the consequences, be vulnerable and initiate contact


You up and then...
Reach out to you to talk


I'll say the words out loud
I will speak the truth boldly and openly


You could resurrect a thousand words to deceive me more and more
You could use a lot of words to mislead and trick me even more


A thousand words will give the reasons why I don't need you anymore
Plenty of words will justify why I no longer require your presence or involvement


Time manipulates your heart, preconceptions torn apart
Time can distort your feelings, and new information can challenge old beliefs


Begin to doubt my state of mind, but I won't go down on what I said
You may question my mental state, but I will not retract my previous statements


I won't retract convictions read, I may perplex but I'm not blind
I stand by my previous opinions, and though I may confuse you, I am not ignorant


Manipulation, fabrication. Conversation, annihilation
Communication can include manipulation and lies with a goal of destroying it


I'll say a thousand words or more, domination, frustration, elevation, procreation
I can employ many words, emotions, and motives- domination, frustration, elevation or procreation




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DANIEL JONES, DARREN HAYES

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