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►What’s in the Playlist: The Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin

Posted by Mercenary Spark on July 7, 2008

Sorry for not making a playlist article last week, but I’m lazy and procrastinated. I should have done it before the weekend, but I didn’t so I’ll publish it today. The RPG is still in process, but the forum will be open soon for character development. If anyone wishes to participate or submit ideas, post in the correct topic on the Hybrid Mix Forum or contact me. Now on the week’s song, The Diary of Jane, one of Breaking Benjamin’s best songs, and their second best-selling single (Their best-selling (or another great) single will be added later this week, making this BB week*). The song has some heavy drums, guitar riffs and screaming vocals. The lyrics are good but suggestive, they go well with the rhythm. My interpretation of their meaning is the guy likes a depressesd girl (Jane) who won’t tell him what she feels about him. It is then suggested (in the video at least) that she dies by drowning in the bathtub (note she can’t see her reflection on the mirrors). The guy then finds her diary and continues looking for the answer to what Jane felt for him (while contemplating her grave, in the video). I also think the Diary of Jane could be symbolic, representing her heart (feelings).

Rating: 8/10 – A great Breaking Benjamin song. You hear it and you know why it’s a hit. The song is available In the Corner.

Lyrics and Video[Warning: The song contains lyrics referring to death that might be interpreted as suicide by some.]:

If I had to
I would put myself right beside you
So let me ask
Would you like that?
Would you like that?

And I don’t mind
If you say this love is the last time
So now I’ll ask
Do you like that?
Do you like that?

No

Something’s getting in the way
Something’s just about to break
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane
So tell me how it should be

Try to find out what makes you tick
As I lie down
Sore and sick
Do you like that?
Do you like that?

There’s a fine line between love and hate
And I don’t mind
Just let me say that I like that
I like that

Something’s getting in the way
Something’s just about to break
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane
As I burn another page
As I look the other way
I still try to find my place in the diary of Jane
So tell me how it should be

Desperate, I will crawl
Waiting for so long
No love, there is no love
Die for anyone
What have I become

Something’s getting in the way
Something’s just about to break
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane
As I burn another page
As I look the other way
I still try to find my place
In the diary of Jane.

For info on the band and their other songs, visit their website Shallow Bay.

*I have no reason for making it Breaking Benjamin week here, just that I’ve gotten to listen to them more recently. I also changed the color to the originals for no apparent reason. Original Blues and BB... huh

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6 Responses to “►What’s in the Playlist: The Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin”

  1. triforce624 said

    cool

  2. Yeah it is. They have a lot of other cool songs. There’s one that has great sound and rhythm, but I can’t post its name without coming close to breaking one of my rules (it’s not something severe or explicit, but offensive and suggestive to some).

    And I had to change the colors again to blue, because some articles got red or orange colors and only those with blue got the WP headbar.

  3. I only got 2 comments >.<”

    Good article! Song Rocks!! =D

  4. It did get a lot of visitors.

  5. But Collective Soul hasn’t been posted. That just figures.

  6. What do you mean it hasn’t been posted?

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