Tonight I watch the lights go out in your house
Wondering how I could get so deep
And you could still get sleep
In vain I blame my trembling on the cold air
And I can't hide that I've relied on you
Like yellow does on blue

And you're my good feeling, I'm kneeling
Inside her room she paints me blue
And you are my reason for breathing
Inside her room she paints me blue

Atlanta started raining on me
And teenage love was underground
Tonight I break the surface
Atlanta started raining on me
But no young girl was claiming me
And naming me
And destiny get nervous and

You're my good feeling, I'm kneeling
Inside her room she paints me blue
And you are my reason for breathing
Inside her room she paints me blue, again

And you're my good feeling, I'm kneeling
Inside her room she paints me blue
And you are my reason for breathing
Inside her room she paints me blue, again

Atlanta started raining on me
On me
Atlanta started raining on me
On me


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    General Comment"Tonight I watch the lights go out in your house
    Wondering how I could get so deep
    And you could still get sleep "
    these lines totally capture the feeling of getting in over your head in something and quesitoning how the other person is dealing with these same emotions.
    the "destiny gets nervous" line is truly poetic. he used destiny to comment on how the two are destined to be together, but the nervousness is both of them in the beginnning realizing that they should be together, realizing their destiny.
    Why all the references to atlanta tho??
    Tarak162on May 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Andrew's girlfriend Kelly, and how much he loves and their relationship in general, so sweet, i love him for it
    socostar782on April 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSoCo is amazing, especially for songs like these. How many people can write a song that includes the words, "And you're my good feeling" and actually pull it off? Also, "And destiny gets nervous" is definitely one of the best lines ever.
    musicchick44on April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSoCo is amazing, especially for songs like these. How many people can write a song that includes the words, "And you're my good feeling" and actually pull it off? Also, "And destiny gets nervous" is definitely one of the best lines ever.
    musicchick44on April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrue enough! also 'you are my reason for breathing'. *sigh*
    spidergirlon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonce shy, twice bitten
    BrandNewBoardshortson April 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat's the deal with the blue and yellow? This song means alot to me because my boyfriend used it to tell me how he feels when we first starting dating...so it really bothers me that after all this time i've spent listening to the song, i still can't figure out what the central metaphor in it means? Yellow relying on blue? Painting someone blue? ::Confused::
    SongPrincess127on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat line "I can't hide that I've relied on you, like yellow does on blue..." is awesome. SongPrincess, what I get from it is like the 3 primary colors are red, yellow and blue, and so to make other colors you need these ones, like for example yellow and blue would mean green, 7th grade art all over. So anyway, I think it's just a reference to the colors and how they go together or "rely" on one another, but I'm sure there are other ways to take it
    Running_On_Emptyon May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentObviously the song is about his girlfriend of two or so years, Kelly (as it says "For Kelly" on the CD). He's basically just telling her how much he loves her and needs her, and how much he misses her. She paints him blue because while he's away, he thinks about how much he wants to be with her- and that saddens him because he can't. The yellow-on-blue simile could have to do with primary colors. Or it could also mean, well- yellow and blue are two somewhat contrasting colors that play off one another. You wouldn't expect them to look good together, but they do. Like those really ghey (I mean...awesome) Abercromie and Old Navy shirts that are dark blue with yellow stripes. Maybe what he's saying is that they are perfect for each other, even though at first glance they seem to be incompatible.
    ThinkingOfTheSummeron May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJust talk to him about Kel, he just lights up. It's so sweet. :sheepies: Andrew said the Yellow on blue can be many things, My friends and I said the primary thing, and How he likes Van Gogh, Well In Van Gogh's Later paintings...a lot of the Yellows were complimented with Blue..He smiled and said Anything goes. Fun stuff
    Pink_duckieon June 05, 2004   Link

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