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"I thought we’d walk these streets together. Now i’m hoping that i’ll never have to meet you. Step aside from all this anger, And somewhere in between I can feel you." I agree that this song is about a reltionship that ended. He had hoped it would be everlasting, but once it was over he was really hurt and never wants to see her again. He is so mad, yet he misses her.

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I heard that this is going to be Howie's first single released from Australia. I't such a bad ass song, and I'm hoping he'll play it when I see him in Atlanta this Thursday. I'm thinking it's about a relationship that is over, and the memories of what was once haunt you now. "ask me should we try again i’m thinking no y’know, it’s not what i believe in it’s not what i believe in" that line just tells you that sometimes what you want is not what you really need, so you have to make the right decision. All in all it's one of his best songs, I think

i love howie...i heard about him at a band camp a couple years ago, and unfortunately, i couldn't make the concert...but i looked him up and got his "australia" cd...this has to be my favorite song off the cd...i think he's talking of a lost relationship...he wants it back, but then again he doesn't...and he's constantly haunted by the ghost of the relationship...it's like, he wants to be with her again (i wanna taste of love), and yet he doesn't want to see her anymore...his emotions are all confusing to him because he can't figure out exactly what he does want...i think it's about him trying to figure things out...to stay or to move on? that is the question...and if he moves on, can he bear it? or will he constantly be running into the ghost of her?

this one time at band camp ............................

this is my favorite HD song, I have a live version downloaded on my computer, and it's so pretty. He sings it with so much emotion that it makes me want to cry.

I like this song, being that it's Howie. On anyone else's record this song would definitely jump out at me and be great....but Howie's just SO good that this isn't one of my favorite's from him...It's too slow and there's no catchiness too it...I don't know, it doesn't grab me...maybe someday!

it's about how a relationship is broken off by the girl, and he suffers, but she wants him back, yet he's ready to move on. she keeps trying to do things to get him back, and although he does feel it, he's trying his hardest to break away from the relationship completely.

i agree that this song is about someone wantimg to get back together. and he in a way wants to but he knows that he will only get hurt again if he does. it is such a sweet song though. breaks my heart...

such a beautiful song.. and i melt everytime he sings 'ask me should we try again, i'm thinking no' even though i always thought he said 'ask me should we try again, i'm thinking oh, yeah' either way.. it's so touching.

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The Meaning Behind The Song: Collide by Howie Day

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Music has the power to stir emotions and touch our souls like nothing else can. From upbeat and fun songs to emotional ballads, music has the ability to transport us to places and evoke memories we thought were forgotten. One such song that has touched the hearts of millions is “Collide” by Howie Day. The song not only has a beautiful melody, but the lyrics tell a story that resonates with people from all walks of life. In this article, we will explore the meaning behind the song “Collide” and understand why it’s considered a timeless classic.

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The Story behind the Song

“Collide” was one of the biggest hits of 2004, peaking at number five on the Billboard Airplay Chart. The song was written and performed by Howie Day, an American singer-songwriter from Maine. Howie Day wrote “Collide” based on his experiences living in Los Angeles, where he moved to pursue his career in music.

In an interview with MTV, Howie Day explained that the inspiration for the song came from a moment of bliss he experienced while playing music in a courtyard. He looked up and saw the sunset and felt a deep connection to the world around him.

He explained, “I love that moment, that time of day when the sky goes from blue to orange and all sorts of colors, and for some reason, it struck me that moment was incredibly serendipitous. I was touched by the beauty of it all.”

Howie Day took that moment and wrote “Collide,” a song that tells the story of two people who meet by chance, fall in love, and know they were meant to be together.

The Meaning behind the Lyrics

The lyrics of “Collide” are poetic and beautiful, telling a story of love, fate, and destiny. The song begins with the line “The dawn is breaking, a light shining through / You’re barely waking, and I’m tangled up in you.” The dawn breaking symbolizes the start of a new day, a new beginning, and a chance to start fresh. The light shining through represents hope and possibility.

The second line, “You’re barely waking, and I’m tangled up in you,” suggests that the person the singer is addressing is still sleepy and not fully awake, but the singer is already deeply in love with them. The phrase “tangled up in you” implies that the singer has already become entwined with the other person’s life, as if they were meant to be together.

The chorus of “Collide” is perhaps the most memorable and impactful part of the song. The lines “Even the best fall down sometimes / Even the wrong words seem to rhyme / Out of the doubt that fills my mind / I somehow find, you and I collide” speak to the idea that even when everything seems to be falling apart, love can still bring people together.

The verse “I’m quiet, you know, you make a first impression / I’ve found I’m scared to know I’m always on your mind” reflects the nervousness and excitement of falling in love. The line “I’m scared to know I’m always on your mind” suggests that the other person might be feeling the same way.

The second chorus of the song is similar to the first, with the lines “Even the stars refuse to shine / Out of the back you fall in time / I somehow find, you and I collide.” These lines reflect the idea that even when everything else seems to be failing, love can still prevail.

The bridge of the song is an instrumental section that leads into the final chorus. The bridge sounds like a climax where the emotion of the song reaches its highest point. The final chorus is an outro, a repetition of the chorus with slight differences, and it reinforces the message of the song.

The Significance of “Collide”

“Collide” has become one of the most popular songs of the 2000s and has been covered by several artists, including Boyce Avenue, Howie Day’s friend and fellow musician. The popularity of the song is due to the enchanting melody, captivating lyrics, and the universal themes of love and fate.

“Collide” is a timeless classic that has stood the test of time and continues to touch the hearts of millions around the world. The song has been used in several movies and TV shows, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs,” and “One Tree Hill.” It has become a staple in pop culture and has cemented its place in history as one of the most impactful songs of the past two decades.

Music has a way of connecting people and creating memories that last a lifetime. “Collide” by Howie Day is one such song that has captured the hearts of people worldwide. The song’s poetic lyrics, enchanting melody, and universal themes of love and fate make it a timeless classic that will continue to touch the hearts of people for years to come. As Howie Day said in an interview, “The song is all about the beauty of that moment, when things just come together perfectly. That’s what people seem to really grab onto.” And grab onto they have, as “Collide” has become an iconic song that has impacted millions of lives.

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Lately i've been thinking Lately i've been dreaming with you I'm so resistent to this type of thinking Oh now it's shining through I was alone for the last time Before my nights' vacation with you Alive from the first now i'm denied By the ghost of you Oh you take yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please I know there's little use in crying It's more wide awake and dying than i'm used to I thought we'd walk these streets together Now i'm hoping that I'll never have to meet you Step aside from all this anger And somewhere in between I can feel you Ask me should we try again I'm thinking no yeah It's not what i believe in It's not what i believe in Oh, Won't you take yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please You make yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please No I, wanna taste your love No I... no I No I, just wanna taste your love Oh, no I Standing in your shoes I turn And now you're standing bare in my doorway I only wish that I had been prepared I'm gonna have to go along with your way Just take the plastic camera out It's in the pants you borrowed in the driveway Alive from the first now i'm denied by the ghost of you Make yourself a photograph & laugh at me please Yeah make yourself a photograph & laugh at me please No i want a taste of love no i I was alive from the first now i'm denied by the ghost of you

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Howard Kern Day (born January 15, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter. Beginning his career as a solo artist in the late 1990s, Day became known for his extensive touring and in-concert use of samplers and effects pedals to accompany himself  He self-financed and self-released his first album, Australia, in 2000.  I heard his songs on the radio but it took until 2023 to find his video, featured herein, and start this article. 

Day eventually signed a recording contract with major label Epic Records in 2002 and has since re-released his debut and produced a follow-up, Stop All The World Now. Despite initially sluggish sales, Stop All The World Now was certified gold in early 2005, and has produced several singles, including the hits “She Says” and “Collide”, Day’s most successful to date. “Collide” later became Day’s first platinum single, eventually selling 1.5 million downloads.

After a five-year tour before the release of Stop All The World Now followed by a three-year tour, Day took some time off and focused on writing music. Day released his Be There EP in May 2009 followed by Sound The Alarm, released on September 8, 2009. In December 2014, Day created a PledgeMusic campaign to fund a new album, Lanterns, which was released to pledgers on April 16, 2015. The album was released on iTunes on April 28, 2015—several songs on the album feature Aimee Mann on backing vocals.

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Lately i’ve been thinking Lately i’ve been dreaming with you I’m so resistent to this type of thinking Oh now it’s shining through I was alone for the last time Before my nights’ vacation with you Alive from the first now i’m denied By the ghost of you Oh you take yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please I know there’s little use in crying It’s more wide awake and dying than i’m used to I thought we’d walk these streets together Now i’m hoping that I’ll never have to meet you Step aside from all this anger And somewhere in between I can feel you Ask me should we try again I’m thinking no yeah It’s not what i believe in It’s not what i believe in Oh, Won’t you take yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please You make yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please No I, wanna taste your love No I… no I No I, just wanna taste your love Oh, no I Standing in your shoes I turn And now you’re standing bare in my doorway I only wish that I had been prepared I’m gonna have to go along with your way Just take the plastic camera out It’s in the pants you borrowed in the driveway Alive from the first now i’m denied by the ghost of you Make yourself a photograph & laugh at me please Yeah make yourself a photograph & laugh at me please No i want a taste of love no i I was alive from the first now i’m denied by the ghost of you Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Howie Day Ghost lyrics © Round Hill Works

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Howie Day is a rare talent. His feel for melody and structure coupled with the poetry that comprises his lyrics prove this point over and over, 11 songs running. Even amid, or perhaps thanks to, tastefully straightforward production, Day’s brilliance comes through. And seeing as he was 19 when he made Australia, he’s just getting started. His are the songs that stick in listeners’ minds and ears for days on end, even after only one listen. Dive a little deeper and one gets to the heart of his intimate storytelling, and they’ll be awfully glad they did. Just pick a tune, any tune. From “Sorry So Sorry” and “She Says” to “More You Understand” and “Morning After” or any point in between, these are great songs one and all. They are not the work of a teenybopper. Rather, Day falls more in line with Fiona Apple in terms of the maturity and depth of songwriting craft that surprisingly comes from such a young upstart. Indeed, he’s an old soul who just happens to have blonde spiky hair. Those who love the smart pop offered by folks like Jonatha Brooke, Neil Finn, and Sheryl Crow will, from the opening groove box rhythm, be hooked on this wunderkind. And his live performances are just as mesmerizing. It’s no wonder Australia sold over 10,000 copies before any of the big boys even had a chance to take a meeting.

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If I was to ask 100 random people on the street who is Howie Day, I would hazard an educated guess that 7 would know he’s a musician, and singer-songwriter hailing from Bangor Maine. If were to ask the same random people, do you know the song “Collide”, and play it for them, on my handy dandy electronic pocket-sized device, 87 people out of 100 would be familiar with the song. Fantastic track, one of my favorites. In the style of John Mayer or Jason Mraz, famously labeled WGWG, white guy with a guitar.

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Lately I've been thinking Lately I've been dreaming with you I'm so resistant to this type of thinking Oh, now it's shining through I was alone for the last time Before my night's vacation with you Alive from the first Now I'm denied by the ghost of you You take yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please I know there's little use in crying It's more wide awake and dying then I'm used to I thought we'd walk these streets together Now I'm hoping that I'll never have to meet you Step aside from all this anger And somewhere in between I can feel you Ask me should we try again I'm thinking no You know, it's not what I believe in It's not what I believe in You take yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please You make yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please No I, wanna taste you, love No I no I No I, just wanna taste you, love Standing in your shoes I turn and now You're standing bare in my doorway I only wish that I had been prepared I'm gonna have to go along with your way Just take the plastic camera out It's the pants you borrowed in the driveway Alive from the first Now I'm denied by the ghost of you Make yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please You make yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please No I, wanna taste of love No I I was alive from the first Now I'm denied by the ghost of you

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Howard Kern "Howie" Day (born January 15, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter. Beginning his career as a solo artist in the late 1990s, Day became known for his extensive touring and in-concert use of samplers and effects pedals in order to accompany himself. He self-financed and self-released his first album, Australia, in 2000. more »

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  • They say that opposites attract. That's the case in this song: the guy seems to be falling in love with a girl whose personality is opposite of his. Howie Day wrote the song with Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin, who told us the meaning behind it: "That song lyrically is about people who come together despite being different, and this song, 'Collide,' is about a person who is kind of closed off and insular and not a gregarious person, coming together with someone who is. And that despite being two different types of people, you still come together and find a common ground. And then literally colliding into one another and how life has a way of doing that." (Here's our full Kevin Griffin interview .)
  • A big influence on this song is Bruce Springsteen's 1995 track " Secret Garden ," which is about a woman who keeps a part of herself hidden, much like the closed-off character in this song. There are also some musical similarities. "You can hear that descending chord progression and that high G that sustains over the chord changes," Kevin Griffin told us.
  • Kevin Griffin had the title for this song long before he hashed it out with Day. "I just loved the way 'collide' sounds when you say it and you sing it, so I knew it was a great title," he told us. "Sometimes a great title can also be troublesome, because you've got to make the music and the melody live up to the great title. This was an instance of that, where I could not come up with a song that was as good as the title. I did a rock song and then something else that I can't remember exactly what it was. Then I was writing with Howie and I started playing this kind of descending chord progression, the one from the 'Collide' we all know. I had most of the chorus melody, that main, 'Even the best fall down sometimes.' Howie heard that and was like, 'Oh, hell yes, I'm in.'"
  • Shortly after singing the line, "Even the wrong words seem to rhyme," Day sings, I somehow find You and I collide Notice that "find" and "collide" don't really rhyme, but then again, sometimes the wrong words seem to rhyme.
  • This is the only Hot 100 entry for Howie Day. Born and raised in Bangor, Maine, he grew a fan base in New England and released an independent album called Australia in 2000. Signed to Epic, he released Stop All the World Now , which contained "Collide" as well as "Perfect Time of Day" and "She Says," which each got modest airplay on adult contemporary radio. He released one more album on Epic before once again going the independent route in 2011 with an EP called Ceasefire .
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  • Jennie from Nc Love love this song and can’t believe it only made it to #20!? Downloaded into my song list and listen to it all the time.
  • Elcidofzen from Austin, Tx This song triggered my first Kensho. It became a song about self and ego, instead of two separate people.
  • Lashan from Tulsa I love how this song talks about two people coming together
  • Lisa from Harrisburg, Ne this song means speaks so true for this man I once knew. we were never together, but we both agreed we were "complete opposites that were entirely too alike" even though we haven't seen each other in seven and half years, and haven't spoken in almost 3, i will always love him...this song reminds me that although life may take us down different paths, and different loves...that there's still that one person who truly completes you. and eventually, some day, in some way, we'll find each other again.
  • Quatro from Valparaiso, In This song is about two people whose lives are opposite/different, but found each other because they share the same thoughts, likes and has common interest. The girls is falling inlove with the guy and the guy also has feelings for this girl but the guy is reluctant to tell her that he loves her because he wants to protect her from the world of judgement. He cares about her and that is why his silence is his power that protects her and so she won't get hurt by the world that judge. But it doesn't matter love is stronger.
  • Hope from Naperville, Il Aww, I love this song. Love it. Not only because it was the song that played during my first slow dance and during a dance with the sweetest boy, but it's like the theme song to my camp. No dance at Shaw is complete without it and when I listen to this song late at night I cry remembering all the good times I can connect to this song. "I worry I won't see your face, light up again."
  • Ln from :), Qc 'I find Im scared to know im always on your mind..' I ♥ love this line :)
  • Anna Begins from Johannesburg, South Africa This song is strangely representative of a relationship that exists in my own life! I see it as a guy and girl who've always known each other, but never managed to get to a point where they can actually admit their love. When it does finally happen, it's this incredible moment, with the dawn breaking...etc. Of course there is the history between them, how different they are, the doubts they have, etc. And, there is the fear when they finally are together, that he has of always being on her mind. I believe this song is up there with the perfect songs representing one way in which real love manages to manifest itself - especially when you do eventually get to the point when you finally manage to collide with The One. Should things work out with that significant other in my life that this song denotes, this will be the song to which we open the dance floor at our wedding!
  • Victoria from Compton, Ca The first time i heard this song was on the show, "One Tree Hill". I watched 1 episode from the show because Chad Micheal murray was in it. And the only reason why i have a crush on him because his in my favortie movie, "A Cinderella Story". So when i heard this song i was like who sings this? That was 3 years ago... now this song is my ringtone everytime someone texts me. Half of my friends knows the words to it. that explains how many times people text me. But anyways, i freakin love this song!!!
  • Michelle from Scranton, Pa I thought-and kind of do still think-that this song is about a guy and a girl who love each other but can't seem to work out their relationship...that's why he says 'you finally find, you and i collide'. Throughout the entire song he says 'you' referring to the girl.
  • Priscilla from Taft, Ca i really thought it was about a relationship where they are having problem and that they never expected. :D well i guess not
  • Amy from Portland, Me actually, howie day is from bangor maine and NOT new zealand.
  • Shanise from Slough, England This song is so beautiful. It is the perfect song for Lindsay and Danny in CSI:NY!!! I hope they DO get together though...xxx
  • Matt from Ny, Ny Love this song.Really beautiful lyrics and music.
  • Jess from Melbourne, Australia This song tells a story of a guy who he likes but she does like him. He is upset and has only just realised that she doesn't. He has been seeing/feeling things that aren't real e.g "I wont see your face light up again".

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    Career At around age 13, Day's interest drifted toward rock music and the electric guitar. His father bought him a Fender Stratocaster and enrolled him in basic vocal training. His parents owned and ran a popular local restaurant, which gave Day a public arena in which to start performing, playing every Friday night for patrons.

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    Howie Day - Ghost lyrics Howie Day Ghost • Australia Original Ghost lyrics Lately i′ve been thinking Lately i've been dreaming with you I′m so resistent to this type of thinking Oh now it's shining through I was alone for the last time Before my nights' vacation with you Alive from the first now i′m denied By the ghost of you

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    Please You make yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please No I, wanna taste you, love No I... No I No I, just wanna taste you, love Standing in your shoes I turn and now You're standing bare in my doorway I only wish that I had been prepared I'm gonna have to go along with your way

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    Now I'm denied by the ghost of you. Make yourself a photograph and laugh with me. Please. I know there's little use in crying. It's more wide awake and dying then I'm used to. I thought we'd walk ...

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    The Meaning behind the Lyrics. The lyrics of "Collide" are poetic and beautiful, telling a story of love, fate, and destiny. The song begins with the line "The dawn is breaking, a light shining through / You're barely waking, and I'm tangled up in you.". The dawn breaking symbolizes the start of a new day, a new beginning, and a ...

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    Lately i've been thinking Lately i've been dreaming with you I'm so resistent to this type of thinking Oh now it's shining through I was alone for the last time Before my nights' vacation with you Alive from the first now i'm denied By the ghost of you Oh you take yourself a photograph and laugh at me Please I know there's little use in crying It's more wide awake and dying than i'm used to I ...

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    Please No I, wanna taste you, love No I...no I No I, just wanna taste you, love Standing in your shoes I turn and now You're standing bare in my doorway I only wish that I had been prepared I'm gonna have to go along with your way Just take the plastic camera out It's the pants you borrowed in the driveway Alive from the first

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    Standing in your shoes. I turn and now. You're standing bare in my doorway. I only wish that I had been prepared. I'm gonna have to go along with your way. Just take the plastic camera out. It's the pants you borrowed in the driveway. Alive from the first. Now I'm denied by the ghost of you.

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    Howie Day Howie Day Follow 1 fan Howie Day Howard Kern "Howie" Day (born January 15, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter. Beginning his career as a solo artist in the late 1990s, Day became known for his extensive touring and in-concert use of samplers and effects pedals in order to accompany himself.

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    Howie Day wrote the song with Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin, who told us the meaning behind it: "That song lyrically is about people who come together despite being different, and this song, 'Collide,' is about a person who is kind of closed off and insular and not a gregarious person, coming together with someone who is.

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