Time, you should set aside some time for yourself
Time for just you and no one else,
time to figure out what's for the best,
for both of us

Home, home is where I always want to be,
home is there for you and is for me,
home is where I never want to leave

And don't you know

Nothing gives me pleasure like you do,
nothing has the strength to pull me through,
nothing gives me pleasure like you do,
I've always been the one to follow you

In town to see this man,
he asks me how I've been,
he can see I'm out of frame,
a wish that never came

This vehicle is stalled,
the engines not that strong,
I wait to be picked up,
you grace me with your touch

And don't you know

Nothing gives me pleasure like you do,
nothing has the strength to pull me through,
nothing gives me pleasure like you do,
I've always been the one to follow you

You, you're so sure
and I, I want to be sure

And don't you know

Nothing gives me pleasure like you do,
nothing has the strength to pull me through,
nothing gives me pleasure like you do,
I've always been the one to follow you


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    General CommentI heard Josh discussing the "Under Cold Blue Stars" album on KCRW, saying it was a concept album about a middle-aged married couple deciding to uproot themselves from their hometown to move to the southern U.S. and the resulting excitement and uncertainty that ensue. This is the opening track on the album - with the above explainer in mind, this song seems to chronicle the initial uncertainty that one of the spouses has about moving. At first there is no desire to leave the certainty of home as they say "home is where I never want to leave" but later this is tempered by the desire to follow the lead of the other spouse. I really enjoy this song because of the lingering doubt that is raised by one partner; but underlying this doubt is a faith in the other person that pulls one beyond their limitations. It is about the sense of completion that a person can give to another which allows them to move beyond their fears and into unchartered territory.
    tubesockson May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song fills me with such hope someone could possibly make you feel that way. It aint happened to me yet but its obvious from this track that its happened to Josh.
    campbcon June 05, 2006   Link

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