won't you come away with me
and begin something we can't understand
i'm as lonely as the Irish Sea
i'm as willing as the sand

could it be so wrong, so wrong?
could it be so wrong, so wrong?

won't you come unbury me
could you light me up like a lemon grove
i'll save you from this dreamy life
to the hardest love you could ever know

could it be so wrong, so wrong?
could it be so wrong, so wrong?

but don't cry baby,
please don't cry baby
i'll be tender til the day i die

this love i have for you is terrible and true
how this sheltered loveless life
fades into the weakest shade of blue

its ruinous and true
how this sheltered loveless life
fades into the weakest shade of blue
weakest shade of blue

could it be so wrong, so wrong?
could it be so wrong, so wrong?

but don't cry baby,
please don't cry baby
i'll be tender til the day i die

this love i have for you is terrible and true
how this sheltered loveless life
fades into the weakest shade of blue

weakest shade of blue...


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    General CommentWhen I worked at Old Navy, this song was on the store's soundtrack during the Christmas time, and I LOVED it. Recently, I was watching a rerun of the Gilmore Girls, and RORY WAS LISTENING TO IT. I pretty much felt awesome =)

    About the meaning; unrecquitted love?
    A tough-ish guy/someone who's unfamiliar with love/romance falls for a girl, but she, of course, is hesitant to be with him. Now, he's kind of "angry" with the emotions he's feeling because it's causing him pain ("it's ruinous and true")--since he's not used to feeling love, and the rejection that often comes with it. I think the weakest shade of blue just represents a terrible, glum feeling (i.e. feeling blue?=sad). He's sad and is trying to convince her that he can be a good partner/lover/whatever, ("i'll be tender until the day I die"); she's not buying.

    Ze end.
    mmkg_28on June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI may have heard this used in a TV commercial for Sherwin Williams paint. Since I was on the other side of the house, I can't be sure what I was hearing coming out of the TV, but I swear it sounded very Pernice. It's a kinda odd choice for a paint commercial, even though it IS a fine song by a great band. Sure got my attention.
    artmavenon April 12, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI love this song. It's so cute (:
    DestinyOnToaston April 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationGuy wants girl to be with him. He tells her that a relationship wouldn't be wrong at all. His love is genuine, he'll take care of her and all those sad feelings (the blues) will fade into a weakest shade of blue if she accepts him into her heart.

    (Heard it in a paint commercial too).
    Benioffon September 15, 2009   Link

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