Why do I do things that hurt you? Intentions start out good, but end up twisted. All of the time I fall away then come running back when hurt. You open your scarred hands to catch me when I fall. Every time it happens you’re right there. I could never repay my debt, but you don’t’ ask me to. That is why I love you. Why must my heart be so corrupt when I can’t stand it? You show your favor on me anyway. Teach me to obey. You open you scarred hands to catch me when I fall. Every time it happens you’re right there. I could never repay my debt, but you don’t ask me to. That is why love you.


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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. It's like the guy is trying to say he's sorry for all the things he's ever done and he'll ever do. She loves him so much that she wants to make it all ok and she'll stand by him no matter what. He's almost saying for her to just let him go but he loves her so much so don't.
    However, it can also be seen in a Christian perspective. The lines "You open your scarred hands to catch me when I fall" in the sence of Jesus's hands being scared from being crucified and also "Teach me to to obey". It's also saying that he'll always be there as Jesus is and that you never owe him anything. It's also similar to how my first love and I treated each other. Alot of the time we would be mean and make each other sad or angry but then come back and never leave each other. My view of the song anyway... It's also a really awesome song and I love it!
    alyndaon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah, one of my favourite slick shoes songs, great message and i think it's obvious a very christian song. to me it is. but i miss the "you always catch me when i fall" part in the postet lyrics.
    nightsinmycaron May 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a song about a guy apologizing to a girl who is one of his friends, and she doesn't want to be anything more but somehow he hurt her because he really does love her.
    ObscureClarity17on October 08, 2004   Link

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