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11/16/03 at 22:59:21
 
I know this has probably been asked before but i looked on a  few pages and couldn't find the answer. What is the true story behind "you are not alone?"
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Reply #1 - 11/17/03 at 08:29:27
 
Trixie Belden!  I read a few of those back in the day.  
As for the song, I think I read it's from the perspective of a woman looking down from heaven at her grieving husband.  I'm not sure if it's taken from a real story.
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Reply #2 - 11/17/03 at 12:30:35
 
Somewhere on here, I've read that it is based on actual events. Possibly a murder at a Boston area Planned Parenthood? I looked around briefly and couldn't find any information.
 
What a song. So sad and so perfect.
It is better than a painting.
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Reply #3 - 11/18/03 at 16:04:35
 
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Reply #4 - 11/19/03 at 12:15:20
 
Holy Smokes, Roy. I always loved this song but never thought much about the story behind it. What a powerful, chilling depiction of this terrible event. I really do think your theory makes a lot of sense.
 
Thanks for sharing it.
 
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Reply #5 - 11/19/03 at 15:21:33
 
It's very interesting how Patty gets inspiration for songs --for instance, on the Nashville radio show from 1996 (I believe), she prefaces CAIN by saying she got the idea from reading the story in Rolling Stone about the boys in Wisconsin. I would love to read that article now and see how Patty turned that into Cain. As a writer myself, I really get off on how non-fiction events are transformed by the subconscious into art.
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Reply #6 - 08/31/05 at 10:55:07
 
I think that this song is about a man trying to move on and learn to love again after pain and devastation from a loss of a loved one. Also complete helplessness of the new love trying to take the hurt away and wanting so much for him to move on from his past.  
 
“She sees him laying in the bed alone tonight
The only thing a touching him is a crack of light”
 
 
His new love seeing him alone thinking about the past. He is looking
“for any sign of her that lingers” a flashback to his love being killed.  
 
 
 
“And she says you are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight”
I think this chorus is the new love pleading with him to forgive the past and move on, and heal. To open up to her and trust that he isnt alone but that she is there to help him heal.  
 
 
 
Throughout the song to me it is him going back and forth between the past and the future. This is the guy thinking back to how she was killed.  “One of them bullets went straight for the jugular vein
There were people running , a flash of light
Then everything changed
Nothing really matters in the end you know  
All the worrys sever
Don't be afraid for me my friend, one day we all fall down forever”
   
 
"The wedding date was June just like any other bride
She loved him like no one before and it was good to be alive
But sometimes that can slip away as fast  
As any fingers through your hands
So you let time forgive the past and go and make some other plans”
 
He is moving on with the new love and trying to forgive although the memories of the past can come back and haunt at anytime. But at the end when time is so short and precious he realizes that the only thing that can really be done is to forgive and try to make other plans and find happiness again.  
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Reply #7 - 09/19/05 at 20:23:34
 
I don't know but this is one of my favorite lyrics
 
Nothing really matters in the end you know  
All the worries sever
Don't be afraid for me my friend
one day we all fall down forever
 
Ah!  Great stuff to say the least
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