Trigger - Phillip Phillips


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The Experience: Phillip reveals a new and dark side to his folk-rock style. His song deals with those who go unloved, the tears and the mockery, and the pain as "You start to pull the trigger." 
Official Video: Still waiting


The Meaning of Phillip Phillips' Trigger is about suicide, trying to stop it from happening, wishing it wouldn't happen. Phillip hears and tries to help the person debating suicide. She says "I need someone to hold my heart, like it felt when I was just a kid." The mockery of her tears, trying to be alone so no-one can hurt you, but  loneliness is the worst pain of all... Phillip tried to help, but "It was too late to give you love." And "you start to pull the trigger."

Ask Yourself: How would I help the one in this song's situation, someone who "start(s) to pull the trigger"?


LYRICS:
I heard the words come out of your mouth again
So quietly you said
"I need someone to hold my heart again
Like it felt when I was just a kid"

Will you take me far away
From this fear that pulls me near?
Will you take it out?
What's inside of my mind, what's screaming out

Inside your hand it holds 
The question to it all
You start to pull the trigger, 
You start to pull the trigger
Inside your mind it goes 
Where no one really knows
You start to pull the trigger, 
You start to pull the trigger

I saw the tears roll down from your eyes again
So softly they fell
I reached to you to wipe them off your chin
But you stopped me and said

"Please just leave me be.
I feel as though no one knows 
What goes on inside of me"
Then I turned to see 
It was too late to give you love
But it was too late to give you up

Inside your hand it holds 
The question to it all
You start to pull the trigger, 
You start to pull the trigger
Inside your mind it goes 
Where no one really knows
You start to pull the trigger, 
You start to pull the trigger

And I saw how it all went down
You picked it up and threw it out
I saw how it all went down again

Inside your hand it holds 
The question to it all
I start to pull the trigger, 
I start to pull the trigger
Inside my mind it goes 
Where no one ever knows
I start to pull the trigger, 
I start to pull the trigger

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