"Keep Me" as written by and Kristyn Osborn....
This can't really be what life is all about
Learning how to live just to live without
The travesty's the irony and the irony is you
I've traded in my sanctity for a cheaper shade of blue

And as I surrender to this sunken bed
So afflicted by the tenant in my head
Even now, I wonder how you lay her down to sleep
When secretly, I know it's my soul that you pray to keep
But will you really keep me

(Keep me)
On your porch, or on your tongue
(Keep me)
Beating in your chest, or coming undone
(Keep me)
Folded neatly in the corner of your favorite book
(Keep me)
At a distance, in your maze
Fumbling through a contemplative haze
Or tucked away clandestinely, where no one else will look
Where my broken sky reaches to your velvet sea
Will you keep me, will you keep me

Drowning in the bottom of this empty glass
I pray God is good and that this too shall pass
Then from the abyss, maybe I'll find a sweet reprieve
When the echo of your kiss reminds me to believe
That you'll always keep me

(Keep me)
Under God or on your wall
(Keep me)
Behind closed doors, forever after all
(Keep me)
Or headed south on the blacktop ribbon we designed
(Keep me)
On the mantel of integrity
(Keep me)
Investing in something I'll never see
(Keep me)
At thirty-thousand feet or in the windows of your mind
In a corner of you heart, under lock and key
WIll you keep me, will you keep me

Traipsing on hallowed ground
Has brought a lifelong sentence
Now, living without your breath to fill my lungs
Will be my penance
And even as I feel
I hope you feel it just as deeply
And even though you've let me go
Say you'll always keep me
Say you'll always keep me

The melody youmisconstrue
On the ocean crashing into you
Or waiting for the man you'll never have the heart to be
In the fervent strains of this tragic elegy

Will you keep me
Will you keep me
Oh, oh, will you keep me
Will you keep me

Lyrics submitted by sweetkakes419

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    General CommentI really wanna know what other people think this song is about... To me... it seems like she's a mistress or something. i don't know
    shibby_shoeson November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely about an affair. She is struggling with the heartache of having found love but having to live without him. Also wondering how he could possibly keep up the charade at home when he tells her it is she he really wants to be with. She describes the torment of being in love with him and waiting for him when she knows he will probably never leave his wife "investing in something I'll never see". Then in the next part of the song, she describes the penance she pays for having the affair: ultimately not being able to be with him. He lets her go b/c he can't, or doesn't want to, leave his wife. She's asking if he'll keep her for a couple of reasons. One, she desperately wants him to stay with her, of course. She doesn't want it to be over. She doesn't want to lose him. Two, she's asking him to keep her memory, to keep loving her, to not forget her, b/c that would be worse than not having him; to think what they had was nothing, not even a memory, like it never happened or she never existed would hurt far worse.
    Savsmileson May 16, 2008   Link

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