Black Orchid

Album: Argue With A Tree (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about feeling lonely and wondering if any one will care if you commit suicide. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    steve - brooklyn, NY

Comments: 8

  • Valleyjaye from Around Dallas, Txthis is my favorite song by blue october.. justin's book says "wrote this while w/ last wish. i started blue october bcuz of this song. i realized i could talk about the real things and no one could stop me. written on prom night."
  • Lydia from Liverpool, United KingdomI'd love to see them live but I'm pretty sure they're not going to come to England so i will just have to keep on listening. :)
  • Cody from Wasilla, AkThey came up to Alaska a few years ago, and put on the best performance I have ever seen.
  • Landon from Winchester, OhThis has to be the most emotional song I've ever heard. You can tell by the pain in Justin's voice that this must be a real life child experience, hiding a gun in his room and attempting suicide, on the watch to hide from his mother. The line that always gets me is toward the end "But maybe life's not for everyone." Blue October's music is mostly fueled by sadness and depression, but that's one of the reasons I love them! They've always got something good to listen to whenever your down.
  • Cortney from Grand Junction, CoGod this song is so...real and beautiful!its exactly how i feel everyday!i have been to 1 of their concerts and the r really good!i recommend seeing them whenever possible
  • Kathy from Houston, TxThe band members are from Houston so I used to see them play in small local clubs before they became known nationally. Justin's and Jeremy's mother would come to their shows, and would want the audience to really listen to the lyrics and amazing performance because she knows how powerful they are. The audience, especially the ones close to the stage, would watch in awe - mesmerized by their talent. Blue October is one of the best performers I have seen, and I have seen MANY bands. I always thought (and hoped, because they are so deserving) they would make it big - I'm just surprised it took so long!!! Justin's face expresses so much raw emotion when he performs. I highly recommend going to see them anytime you can!!!!! Their shows are worth every penny!!!!
  • Andrew from Evansville, InThis song is so emotional for Justin. Nick, they are amazing live. I haven't been able to catch any actual shows but I have watched the live DVD and online live videos all the time and they never disappoint. Check out Argue With A Tree CD/DVD! Its live and its my favorite album!!
  • Nick from Defiance, Ohpossibly one of the better bands out right now...really good music no matter how you cut it. I'd like to hear them live. Anyone comment on live shows?
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

John Doe of XSongwriter Interviews

With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

Randy NewmanSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.