"I Will Sing You Songs" as written by and Jim James....
I will sing to you of greater things...
Money, gold, and diamond rings
Just don't make it last any longer than it has to

Stories of the greater things...
Fill your heart and soul with tears
Just don't make it last any longer than it has to

I will sing to you of greater things...
Money, gold, and diamond rings
Just don't make it last any longer than it has to

Stories of the greater years...
What's in here won't disappear
Just don't make it last any longer than it has to


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"I Will Sing You Songs" as written by Jim James

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    General CommentOK, I too signed up just to comment on this song. I use this site all the time for lyrics and song meanings, so I'm glad I finally got around to doing it so I can comment too.

    To me this song seems like he's totally into this girl but he realizes the relationship might not be working. He is insecure about the relationship/feels the end is coming but things arent what they used to be (stories of the greater years). He wants to hang onto this relationship and those memories forever but he acknowledges things arent working and doesn't want her to stick around just so she doesnt hurt him. He is basically admitting he would be there for her forever so if she wants to be done with it, shes gonna have to do it, not him, he will continue to love and sing to her of greater things for all of time.

    i dont know, i'm still drunk from last night
    SpiritThumbon October 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...pretty self explainitory. saw them 4 times live. all in philly. INFUCKINGCREDIBLE.
    SalPARADlSEon February 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible live.
    Spacecowon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful and relaxed songs I've ever listened to.
    I'm not sure what its about, reads like the start of a bedtime story or something.
    LucyLu_ison December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsigned up to write my thoughts on this song... Both my wife and I have been fortunate to see these guys live... they are incredible...

    My wife is now pregnant with our first child and this is on our "baby's playlist" and it's perfect... while the song plays like a lullaby... the "Just don't make it last any longer than it has to" makes this perfect for an expectant mother... My wife is in her third trimester now and she has to agree with this statement whole heartedly... If anything this song is a lullaby to the baby in the womb... and the hallow echos playing throughout the song give the acoustics of what sound might sound like in the womb as well... great song!
    elio2675on October 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Stories of the greater years...
    Fill your heart and soul with tears"

    Is it actually the word tears and not the word beer. I have seen it written both ways. Beer doesn't make too much sense (unless you use the beer to drown your past). Fear works, but I haven't seen that used by any lyrics places. Most the lyrics places I have seen have it written beer and then tears is written in parenthesis. Anyone got any insight on this at all?
    Comebakatzon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn the Okonokos live album the lyric is "Stories of the greater years.. Fill your heart and soul with cheer"
    I would assume that it's the same lyric on other versions, anyways this song and this band are from Heaven! I love the music.
    LoveAllOneon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love the whole idea of this song

    but what i think is kind of funny, is the whole "just don't make it last any longer than it has to"... and then the song is 9:18. hahaha. okay no, it's not at all too long, it's perfect and they should always just jam, but it's a funny idea. they're totally drawing it out.

    i see them live in 3 days squee.
    lschoeson June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like SpiritThumb summed it up pretty well, nicely done. If this description is accurate then in that line "Stories of the greater years fill your heart and soul with cheer/tears" I think either makes a fair amount of sense. Cheers in the case of nostalgia in the good ol' days and tears if the relationship is soon to end. Regardless, good song...
    SadLoveon January 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about feeling sad when thinking about things you can't have like diamonds and gold or memories of old that you can't have back. Basically it's okay to go there, to a place of sadness, to go through it but just don't make it last any longer than it has to. Come back to the present or to reality and live your life now is what I think it is saying.
    Indigirlon August 14, 2013   Link

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