"Time Turned Fragile" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Justin Pierre Courtney....
Tiny hands, recycled cans, the metal bands, I could not stand
The time you cried and threw your crayons across the floor

These are the things, I think about, when I'm alone without you
I wonder of your whereabouts and hope like hell
You're happy where you are

You used to say that, "You're just fine"
But I still wonder all the time

Hockey games, medical claims, police reports, terrible grade J
I'm so proud of all the things that you've done

These are the things, I think about, when I'm alone without you
I wonder of your whereabouts and hope like hell
You're happy where you are

"I'm alright, I'm alright"
I can see through everything you say, and all the lessons I never learned

You used to say that, "You're just fine"
But I still wonder all the time

Do you still believe in the stories told
To you by my friends and I when you were four years old?
How it got so cold that words just froze
We had to wait 'til summer to find out what was said
One of the best times that we had

I know I say that, I'm just fine
But I hope you wonder from time to time

I was nervous from the start that our muscles might tear us apart
(Are muscles tearing us apart?)
From the words that carve our lives, to the words that take us by surprise
(I was never taken by surprise)

From the sounds that disappear to the changes we begin to fear
(I can hear you clearly)
One day, I'll fail to breathe and all you'll have are memories
(All we are are memories)



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"Time Turned Fragile" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General Commentreally cool how this song switches up at the end wish their new shit was still like this
    JamzXIVon July 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit should be

    Do you still believe in the stories told
    TO you BY my friends and I
    When you were four years old
    sangre_deon March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like it is about his son or a child.
    The Fighteron May 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn another note, it's "Time Turned Fragile". It makes more sense that way. It's a reference to "Julia" by Limbeck.

    My thought: it's a follow up of sorts to A-OK. As far as I know, nobody in the band has kids. Rather, I think it's written from the perspective of one of their parents.

    "i know i say that
    i'm just fine
    but i hope you wonder
    from time to time"

    That section, to me, sounds like he's making a reference to A-OK.
    bubblesmn3on June 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a little brother... not a son.
    "do you still believe in the stories told
    to you by my friends and i
    when you were four years old"
    Not something you would do to your son it seems.
    jbakeron June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its childhood friends, someone he has lost touch with, someone he used to be very close with. Wondering if your best friend from your childhood and growing up is still ok. Just my thoughts.
    Thru7being7Coolon July 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjustin has said that it's written in the perspective of his dad.
    sangre_deon July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah. sangre de is right. they played an instore and he explained it was about his father.

    even without him saying that, it makes sense that it's about his dad.
    the storys oldon July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike I said, a response to "A-OK" (which was written about his dad, presumably from Justin's perspective).

    I'd like to go deeper with this, but honestly, the growth lyrically from that song to this one almost makes it impossible. There's not a whole lot to say about A-OK other than the fact that Justin wrote it to tell his dad that, ultimately, he's fine.
    bubblesmn3on August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song and amazing lyrics. Enough said!
    99tooneon September 10, 2005   Link

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