"Thankful" as written by and Damon E/mason Thomas....
Forgive me this sin
I'm falling over
Flashing tin grins
And rolling in clover
So ready to get out
And eager to please
Well, it's late in the day in the middle of a life
But it's early in the century
I never got it, I never got it before

Hey, hello, how do you get on
With so much undone, it's like it was before
We've both got a lot to be thankful for
We've both got a lot to be thankful for

Forgive me my tongue
It doesn't know what it's doing
It used to get washed out
Now it's undisciplined and crude
I'm losing my language
And calling a truce
And the shape of the thoughts in my head
Aren't right for the words I've got to use

I got it never, never it got I before

Hey, hello, how do you get on
With so much undone, and still you shine like a sun
We've both got a lot to be thankful for
We've both got a lot to be thankful for

White dwarf, red giant
It's empty in space
And where there's matter there's violence
I never got it, I never got it before

Hey, hello, how do you get on
With so much undone, and still you shine like a sun

We've both got a lot to be thankful for
We've both got a lot to be thankful for
We've both got a lot to be thankful for
We've both got a lot to be thankful for

We've both got a lot to be thankful for


Lyrics submitted by planetearth

"Thankful" as written by Jill Phillips

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    General CommentNo idea. Anyone?
    Bravuraon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Forgive me my tongue
    It doesn't know what it's doing
    It used to get washed out
    Now it's undisciplined and crude
    I'm losing my language
    And calling a truce
    And the shape of the thoughts in my head
    Aren't right for the words I've got to use'

    i think its about someone who hasnt dated in a long time because of a 'bad' breakup/relationship. they dont know how to act or what to say around new people or maybe their past relationship was controlling and now they dont know how to act without the other.

    'Hey, hello, how do you get on
    With so much undone, and still you shine like a sun'

    I think this part is about seeing an ex and they act like nothing relationship-wise happened between them. according to him they have some unresolved issues from the past
    Mitchious05on May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the previous comment is completely wrong about the meaning.
    reytimon July 11, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI would agree Mitchious05 is off on the meaning. I don't hear that at all.

    What I hear has more to do with the state of the world and us as temporary creatures here. This particular section gives the most evidence to my interpretation:

    White dwarf, red giant
    It's empty in space
    And where there's matter there's violence
    I never got it, I never got it before

    The protagonist is constantly coming to terms with what it all means, existentialism, and speaks out against his (and all of our) eventual fate in dying. His language ultimately fails him in this case because who can possibly explain the complexities of life, death, and why we're even here?

    Although having said all of that he comes to the not so bitter conclusion that "we have a lot to be thankful for". It's a bit tongue in cheek maybe, but also very true if you consider his ability to live before dying.
    planetearthon August 08, 2013   Link

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