"Was It You" as written by and John Britt Daniel....
We was walking through the park
Trying to get home before too dark
Who was it that we saw that night
Was it you?

Someone doing something not right
Shocked to see us interrupting their delight
Who was it that we saw that night
Was it you?

Tucked away inside of the wood
Tucked away inside and up to no good
Who was it that was saw that night
Was it you?

And we was cutting through the park
Trying to get home before too dark
Who was it that we saw that night
Was it you?


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"Was It You?" as written by John Britt Daniel

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    General Commentoh what a sweet loving song. He's walking through the park and sees people doing something risque, and can't shake the feeling that it might have been her. Or, I guess, just someone else he knows.
    littlelover403on July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlittlelover403, your comment reminded me of when me and my friends saw a condom in the parking lot of a park near me...
    avs2006on August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like that interpretation. I always thought of it like the narrator is at the police station trying to pick the culprit out of a lineup. I like the idea of someone getting caught being risqué. I find it particularly funny because just today I was driving behind some kid that was getting roadhead from his girl. They thought they were all slick but I knew what was going on. I regret not honking the horn. Oh well. I bet the song is going to remind me of that from now on.
    SomethingCleveron December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't really see it that way. Nothing really indicates the "you" is a cheating sig. other (nothing indicates it isn't either, funny thing about interpreting song lyrics). Combined with the spooky sounding music, it just sounds like someone was caught up to no good in the woods. What the person was up to is anyone's guess, but that's the mystery of the song.

    Oh, and also, there seems to be only one person in question, not two, in the woods:

    Who was it that we saw that night (not who were they)
    Someone doing something not right (not some people)

    as for "interrupting *their* delight" I think a general pronoun was used so that the song could stay very general, not specifying male or female, keeping the meaning ambiguous, not implying that there was more than one person.

    Everyone has their own interpretation, etc, but I think someONE was just caught on bad behavior. I always imagine someone getting caught in a graveyard, doing something nefarious. Why a graveyard? I have no idea. It seems to fit in my head when I listen to the song.
    artsluton March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have two different interpertations of this song. One can only be explained to anyone who was with me on a certain day of my life, so it's not worth typing.

    The other is that this is about anonymous gay park sex. (This song came out when I lived in San Antonio, and for awhile it seemed that all the news focused on was the "anonymous gay park sex problem" the city had... Thus, it seemed to me this song was about that, too.)
    dturgenton September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThen again, I happened to look at this album's cover just after listening to part of this song, and immediately thought of the Big Bad Wolf up to no good in the woods. Who knows? But I'm curious...
    Thogekon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Someone doing something not right
    Shocked to see us interrupting their delight"

    Definitely 2 people in the wood having sex. If he's asking her "Was it you?" then . . .

    "We was walking through the park
    Trying to get home before too dark"

    It begs the question, "who was he there with?"
    artmavenon July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat if you flipped the idea that the narrator is the one seeing someone being risque?
    I'll break it down like this . . .

    "We was walking through the park
    Trying to get home before too dark"
    He says we on this part giving you the idea that he is simply walking in the park with someone else who he does not specify who he is with. What if when he says "home" he means home base? I'm sure everyone knows the bases in sexual terms. Bare with me here.

    He then sings:
    "Who was it that we saw that night
    Was it you?"
    Maybe someone else was walking in the park that night and they got an eyeful of what the narrator is doing with the person he was with in the park with? Maybe it was his significant other.

    "Someone doing something not right
    Shocked to see us, interrupting their delight"
    The someone he refers to could be himself, and if you put a comma between "us, interrupting" then this could possibly be what the narrators girlfriend sees while walking through the park.

    He then asks "was it you?" he's obviously paranoid if she has seen what he was up to.

    "Tucked away inside of the wood
    Tucked away inside and up to no good
    Who was it that we saw that night
    Was it you?"
    The first two lines sound like references to sex. Which, as I said before could be the narrator.

    "And we was cutting through the park
    Trying to get home before too dark
    Who was it that we saw that night
    Was it you?"
    This is a big signifier here. Instead of saying walking through the park like he says in the first line, he now says cutting. Now cutting could be taken two ways, cutting as a slang term for sex, or now that he suspects that he's been caught in the act, instead of walking he is cutting straight through the park to hurry and get home before his girlfriend does so he will look innocent and not get caught.

    Okay, so i know that is kind of out there, but like what is said in earlier posts, its all in how you interpret the lyrics.





    lovinjamesf87on December 03, 2008   Link

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