"I Tried To Rock You But You Only Roll" as written by and Leona Naess....
Hear me now like you did back then
With an underground feeling and a solid goal -oh
So feel me now like you did back then
With an overgrown healing tried sealing my soul
Got so scared got so tired
Doin everything wrong doing everything right
Got two guitars to play my songs
Got many rights to kill my wrongs
Got a smile that'll knock you down
I got friends who will follow me
And I don't own responsibility
And I know what I am
And I know that I'm right
Yeah yeah yeah
My arms are reachin out to let you go
I tried to rock you but you only can roll
The ink you spilt across my skin (yeah)
Is sinkin deeper within
I was wrong to put you up there
With a ton of dead heroes
And a ton of dead songs
But you came to me like a casual dream
Slow to begin
Put a smile on my skin
Got a head full of new ideas
I got music bleeding from my ears
And people who believe in me
I got miles and miles of things to see
Nothin relates to you and me
And I know what I am
And I know that I'm right
Yeah yeah yeah
My arms are reachin out to let you go
I tried to rock you but you only can roll
The ink you spilt across my skin (yeah)
Is sinkin deeper within
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
(1 2 3 4)
My arms are reachin out to let you go
I tried to rock you but you only can roll
The ink you spilt across my skin (yeah)
Is sinkin deeper within
(repeat)


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"I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll" as written by Leona Naess

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    General CommentGreat song! And it's come into my life just when I needed to hear it. It's about finally realizing why you shouldn't be with a person and why you definitely deserve better... it's about realizing you can live without them and that they're not as cracked up as you've made them out to be.
    Alielon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo way! It's keen. It wants loving and it likes boys who can't be rocked down but who only roll with the good times. "You came to me like a casual dream"? Happy! The perfect song to listen to when nice boys send you mixtapes.
    _ellieon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmmm, I think its more of a positive, looking forward song - she's realised she's better than what she thought when she was with the person that she has now let go.

    Actually, I just read the lyrics again and I really don't know - my interpretation wasnt all that great. Hahahaha. I'll just leave it as it is a great song like many of Leona Naess's.
    Lead2BurnedHopeon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentleona naess is brilliant as a song writer. my interpretation of the song is along the lines of the others above. i believe the song is about letting go of someone, dispensing yourself of grief and thoughts of one who broke your heart. dwelling on the past with that person is no longer a matter in your life. essentially, it's about moving on and leaving it all behind. and by moving on, that person feels a sense of renewal and relief, as implied in the song.
    yesitscalleddesireon December 24, 2005   Link

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