Rapt, in “Star Wars” sheets,
with my hand across your belly,
we waded through the watercolor.
And drunk in your parents house,
junk coming out of your mouth,
we were buried in the ice sculpture,
and you said

“I would be anything that you wanted me to be,
but how could I change my body?”

I love the picture that your mother stole;
dad holds out the tiny piece he’ll release from his soul -
before he flew up in the helicopter,
before he swooped down as a door gunner,
before God gave him the favor
that meant he isn’t getting others.

He said “I would be anything that He asked me to be.
I would be anything that He asked me to be.”
In the line of duty, you can see into me.
Do you want the new me?
Do you want to get inside me?
And how could I change my body?


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    General CommentI saw them in concert. Before this song, Will said "This song is about being a kid and being in love with your best friend."
    Kabukistaron April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgod i love you jane, this is almost as beautiful as you
    BillyPilgrimon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is perfect.
    it is the beautiful definition of never feeling good enough, but hoping you can be.
    discothequeeeon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those tearjerkers for sure.
    spacegameon June 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentrobert im going to miss you every day now. see you soon my godless fearless friend.
    OHDARLINon September 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmy favourite line is ''but how can i change my body?"
    the desperation and emotion in will's voice is incredible
    tildson January 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentanyone else suspect this song details the same narrative as It Was My Season?
    CrayonPrinceon August 22, 2013   Link

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