I blew it
And if I knew what to do, then I'd do it
But the point that I have, I'll get to it
And forever for her is over for me
Forever, just the word that she said that means never
To be with another together
And with the weight of a feather it tore into me
Then I knew it
All the work that it took to get through it
On the wings of a feather that flew it
Fell onto my shoe it cut up into me

Well, everybody's reaction is changing you
But their love is only a fraction of what I can give to you
So let's do it, just get on a plane and just do it
Like the birds and the bees and get to it
Just get out of town and forever be free
Forever, I wonder we could stay together
It could change if you want for the better
Just turn down my shirt and lay down next to me

I blew it
And if I knew what to do, then I'd do it
But the point that I have, I'll get to it
And forever for her is over for me
Forever, just the word that she said that means never
To be with another together
And with the weight of a feather it tore into me

Well, everybody's reaction is changing you
But their love is only a fraction of what I can give to you
Well, let's do it, let's get on a plane and just do it
Like the birds and the bees and get to it
Just get out of town and forever be free
Forever, I wonder we could stay together
It could change if you want for the better
Just tug at my shirt and lay down next to me


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Forever For Her (Is Over For Me) song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's about getting married, or at least a very serious committment, and the fear it inspires in many. "Forever, just the word that she said that means never To be with another together And with the weight of a feather it tore into me" meaning that the realization that it is FOREVER EVER, and no one else ever again. And that's a scary thought. "I blew it" suggests a rejection, or hesitation in the relationship.

    "Then I knew it All the work that it took to get through it On the wings of a feather that flew it Fell onto my shoe it cut up into me" seems to be another realization that the relationship was/is worth it, and to throw it all away would be throwing away all the time and effort put into making it work. So there's a decision to try again. But then there seems to be some conflict with the friends/family: "Well, everybody's reaction is changing you [probably they are saying they should not take this person back because they will only do it again] But their love is only a fraction of what I can give to you" which obviously means, who cares what they think, all that matters is that we love each other, etc.

    So then they decide to "just do it, get on a plane [Vegas?] and just do it" which obviously means they're going to make mad monkey love in some seedy Vegas motel as Mr. and Mrs. Whatever. Anyway, Jack told a whole story in like two verses, which is impressive enough, his songwriting abilities are improving. It's not a very original story he told (people write songs about this type of thing all the time), but he did it well. A very well written song musically, and the lyrics aren't stupid. My favorite song on the album as well.
    artsluton June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCompletely 100% agree with DangerAddy. This song is for Renee. Jack is pleading with her to not allow the media and Hollywood influence to call of the relationship. "Get on a plane and get out of Hollywood and be with me" is the point he's trying to make.
    aneda76on April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about leaving a significant other and then realizing you've screwed up and trying to get that person back.

    A couple key passages:

    "I blew it" = the realization you've screwed up.

    "And if I knew what to do, then I'd do it" = If you've ever been in this situation you know exactly what Jack is talking about. You want to fix the situation, but its out of your control and you don't know what to do, nor is there anything you can do.

    "To be with another together
    And with the weight of a feather it tore into me" = the significant other has moved on, is with another person, and just the (weighless) thought of it tears you apart.

    "Well, everybody's reaction is changing you
    But their love is only a fraction of what I can give to you" = If you ever gone through a nastry breakup, the friends and family always console the victim and tell them they will be better of in the long run. After awhile, hear their "reaction" does change your opinion even though it might be a short term fix.


    I dunno I went through a divorce a couple years ago and this just seemed to make sense.

    Someone messed up and instead of moving on they realized what they lost and are trying to get it back.

    Longing for that person to once again "Just turn down my shirt and lay down next to me"
    Tuggy_Bearon May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favourite song on the new album.
    Charlion June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmm.... i thnk this song is pretty much an innuendo... "But their love is only a fraction of what I can give to you
    Well, let's do it, let's get on a plane and just do it
    Like the birds and the bees and get to it"
    and
    "It could change if you want for the better
    Just tug at my shirt and lay down next to me"

    let's do it? birds and bees? lay down next to me?
    ya, sounds like it's pointing to one thing (and if you can't guess it you scare me). oh well. decent song- not the best on the album tho if you ask me
    candycanechild88on June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song, and pretty much every new song on Get Behind Me Satan
    billvmc2000on June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverytime I spin this CD, this song grows on me more and more. It's so dynamic and dramatic. Jack really knows how to build a song and make it an emotional experience.
    TLSpudon June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about really wanting to shag someone, and them either not wanting the same thing or not being ready. Its a very pretty song though :)
    bonginthereggaesongon August 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think artslut is on the right track. It is about committment, the fear of it, and then the realization that he is rejecting someone he shouldn't.

    He "blew it"...she wanted a committment and he said no way. The word "forever" just always meant "never" to him. But then, it hit him, it was right in front of him the whole time, "like the weight of feather it tore into me." What have I done? I really do love this person. Others are saying, don't take him back, but they don't have her best interest mind. Now, he does.

    So, he not only wants her back, he's will to make the committment. And don't read too literally into the birds and bees thing...this is not about "shagging" someone. He's refering to how natural it will be to be with the person forever. He's saying, let's leave the troubled past behind, start over, I'm ready and it's the natural thing for us to do. Forever is no longer an unnatural concept.
    murseon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best track on the new album, although they are all great. Just got my copy of Get Behind Me Satan, and I am so glad I did. I love this song.
    GStickon September 11, 2005   Link

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