"I will keep the bad things from you" as written by and Alexander James Dezen....
I will keep the bad things from you
I will keep a straight face honey
you can keep your last name if you want to
and I will give you all my money
I could take a plane right to you
if i could just stop running
what if all this was true?

I will keep the bank from calling
I will keep those bastards from you
I will keep your smile from falling
this time the casualties were few
'cause we kept the bastards brawling
we kept our hearts from view
this time we're problem solving

catch it while you can
its the feel good hit of the summer
catch it while you can
'cause there won't be another

you keep the band names coming
I'll make the jokes real funny
we'll keep the skeptics humming
and someone else will take the money
we'll keep the hamsters running
I'll be the sour in your tummy
who'll wipe the nose that's running

catch it while you can
its the feel good hit of the summer
catch it while you can
'cause there won't be another

I will sleep above the covers
I will love you like no other
I will be your dad and mother
I will give you older brothers
I will feed you fries with steak sauce
I will keep the price below the cost
I will lead the way from all is lost

catch it while you can
its the feel good hit of the summer
catch it while you can
'cause there won't be another... won't be another...

I'll keep the bad things from you...
I'll keep the bad things from you...
I'll keep the bad things from you...


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    General Commentmost amazing song
    gonletitslideon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. He is basically saying that he wants to marry the girl he is in love with "You can keep youre last name if you want too" He says that he will solve all of her problems and keep her happy...How a great marriage should be. I think the "Catch it while you can its the feel good hit of the summer...there won't be another" Means that you may think that this is a fling but if you let this relationship go you are never going to find anything else like this.
    I think its one of the greatest love songs so cute..."I will feed you fries with steaksauce"AW
    singergrl89on August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is perfect and so sweet. What girl doesn't secretly want someone who will protect and love her?
    mcooneyon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmcooney has a good point if a guy said this to me i would probably never want to leave them...ever... i like the line
    "I will feed you fries and steak sauce..." because its just kind of out of place but at the same time sounds so romantic and beautiful... i love the damnwells and bastards of beat is a great CD
    ~IMso good at vanishing~
    imsogoodatvanishingon January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBut what about the line at the end of the first verse: "what if all this was true?" Maybe the song is about what he would do for the right girl if he found her. The whole song seems really sweet, but that one line seems out of place.
    atomic_bombermanon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the "what if all this was true?" line is referring to the fact that he has questioned love before, and he's wondering if it's all real. Before he does it all, he wants to make sure it's worth it.

    Or maybe the person he's talking about doesn't believe it's true, and he's trying to say "hey, i love you...is it really that hard to believe?"
    velmaxcorganon June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess I have a little more cynical interpretation than the rest of you: I think hes trying to find the line between intention and truth by purposefully blurring the two--the way the two (often polarities) function in reality.
    Though his intentions are marked by romantic inclinations, the truth constantly blurs into the lines of intention--both in his obvious inability to act on his promises (I will keep the bank from you--he obviously can't actually do this) and then the fact that his romantic yearnings and inclinations are undermined by this too. Also, many of his promises are contradicted in later lines--those referring to money especially (someone else will take the money).
    Also, I think the summer and "what if all this was true" references further point to my interpretation. Calling it the feel-good hit of the summer truly points out the temporality and impermanence of all of his promises and intentions. Furthermore, "what if all this was true" shows that even he, in the moment, recognizes that there's a certain wishfulness and intentional blindness when making these promises and professing his out-of-this-world love.
    Zoey767on May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAn amazing song by an amaing band...

    "catch it while you can".. if something/someone is standing in front of you dont be afraid to take the risk and reach out and grab it who knows if it will come around twice.
    turnupthebeat363on April 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and agree with everybody above. But I also wonder whether he is singing this song to a child, not a lover, mainly because of the line "I will give you older brothers," but always because of the singer's protectiveness. Anyone else feel this way?
    kadydidon January 27, 2015   Link

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