"Hands" as written by James Brown, Fred Wesley, John Starks, Terri E. Robinson, Herb Middleton, Mark South, Joe Howell, Randy Ryan and Sean Combs....
I don't know how to say to make you understand that
When I turn my head to look I wanna see your hands.

You used to care.
In the beginning, it felt like you'd always be there.
Now I see that winning's not easy.
It's something that needs to be held the right way.
In the beginning, feels like we're going to win.
But somewhere you caused this to end.

I don't know how to say to make you understand that
When I turn my head to look I wanna see your hands.

I need space too.
Would of wanted it with you.
I need time to think too.
But all I seem to think about is me minus you.
In the beginning, feels like we're going to win.
But somewhere you caused this to end

I don't know how to say to make you understand that
When I turn my head to look I wanna see your hands.

In the beginning, feels like we're going to win.
Now it's the end and we start to pretend.
Somewhere you caused this to end.

I don't know how to say to make you understand that
When I turn my head to look I wanna see your hands.


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"Hands" as written by Fred Wesley James Brown

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    General CommentI can relate so much to this song.

    To me, it's about a relationship. The speaker wanted this relationship to continue forever ("In the beginning, felt like you'd always be there"), and expected a lot out of it. The person being spoken to made a mistake that caused the end of this relationship, and in doing so, lost the affection for the speaker. This is the speaker's lonely plea.

    The chorus is the speaker's way of showing the other person's ignorance to his feelings and pain ("I don't know how to say to make you understand"). The second lyric shows that the speaker wants to see the other person's open arms, waiting to accept them.

    Of course, this is just how I interpreted this song after a breakup very similar to the one described. Nonpoint could've intended a different meaning entirely. ;P
    TranceRufuson July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNonpoint is one of the greatest bands. i must say they do great jobs creating their lyrics and also singing them. and this is also a great song.

    Keep Rockin!
    Sirk156on July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdope song...this whole cd is a definate maturing for Elias's singing and he stands out on this track as well as many others.
    Finchon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. It's something about the way it all comes together, I really kind of melt to it.
    Maliejandraon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is a great song it is one of my favorites on the cd... elias's voice has changed so much from the last cd and it is so much better.... keep it goin guys
    JAckHOle88on August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. I have no clue what it means, only speculation, but all I'm really gonna say is this is probably one of the most melodic songs I have ever heard. Oh, and it's great.
    CINCWorldon May 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song about him wanting to be whit the girl, but she don't want to be whit him no more
    phenomenon2006on January 20, 2009   Link

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