If You Intend – Song and Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘If You Intend’ by 10,000 Maniacs. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of 10,000 Maniacs or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

If you intend to live again,
Then open your eyes and don’t pretend
You’re feeling there’s nothing worth believing.

God, if you persist you’ll die like this,
And wither in the midst of your first season,
Cut down with no reason.
How can you be so near and not see everything?

If you intend to live again,
Then take the outstretched hand of the one that needs you.
It’s been so long, we’ve missed you.
Why do you intend to speed your end?
Lie in the dark and let your limbs grow weaker, sinking low then deeper.
How can you be so near and not see everything?

Feel what might be. See what I see.
Again and again and again and again say you don’t.
You say you don’t, but you will.
How can you be so near and not see?