• Devin Gackle

Songblog: Crashed


"Crashed" written by Devin Gackle, Fall 2013

I chose this song this week because I haven't played it in a while.

It's about being sort of stuck in that place between an ending and a beginning. It's that moment of wondering how to move forward, or if it's even worth the risk.

It's a time where you're just kind of sitting and waiting. For something to happen, for someone to pull you out. For whatever is tugging on the other end of that line to let go.

Maybe you start to think, "I could just stay here forever."

But is living an inbetween life really living? It's easy to be conflicted about where to go with your life when other things in life end. Sometimes we don't even realize we're just sitting and waiting. We might develop a routine that fools us into thinking we're moving on with life.

Personally, my problem with living an inbetween life is I end up fooling myself into believing I'm slightly happy. Sometimes that can be a good thing, and sometimes it can be a bad thing.

Somehow we just get stuck; we just crash, and we use that as an excuse not to move forward.

No matter how you got there, I think it's time to get moving.


Lyrics:


Somehow I got stuck in the middle (X3)

So many conflictions tugging at my heart

Being pulled in too many directions, it's like I'm feeling my way in the dark

I'm staring at this double edged sword, way in over my head

Can't hold on, but I can't let go- how long before I start seeing red

If I could sever the tethers that bind me here

Somehow I got stuck in the middle (X3)

Somehow I just crashed in the middle (X3)

I don't want to start all over again- what will be left of my heart in the wreck

I know I can't do nothing at all, but I don't see a way out of this mess

If I could break through the waves to find the answer

Somehow I just crashed in the middle (X3)

It hit me when I wasn't looking

Somehow now it's all or nothing

And somehow I just crashed

And I'm falling, falling, falling, falling down, down

When will you find me here

When will you find me here

Somehow I just crashed in the middle (X3)

It hit me when I wasn't looking

Somehow now it's all or nothing

And somehow I just crashed

I just crashed

Somehow I just...