"You Were Right About Everything" as written by and Erin Mckeown Chris Keup....
You were never broken by ordinary things
You kept holding out for the big mistake
I was fragile, too scared and delicate
You kept trying, I'm the one that quit
Worn out by the baggage that we bring
You were right about everything

There were times your age began to show
You were never more dangerous to know
You passed me running, you caught me standing still
You'd do it all again for the thrill
I was raised you get out before you sink
You were brave about everything

Nostalgia sweet, hindsight so dear
Objects now are smaller than they appeared
The birds of summer, in winter disappear
In spring return new life, new years
Here I am, humble on my knees
Come back to life, come back to everything

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"You Were Right About Everything" as written by Erin Mckeown Chris Keup


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    General CommentAt a show in Portland a couple of years ago, Erin said that the person she wrote this about thought she was being sarcastic. She says no, this is really quite sincere.

    I wonder about the lines "there were times your age began to show / you were never more dangerous to know". They're open to interpretation and not further explained in verse afaict.
    batchmon September 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI have two more things to say to the internet at this time. First, the Lafayette version of "You were right" makes it totally perfectly clear why you have to see Erin McKeown live. Second, songmeanings.net should be ashamed of including *ads* now in their captchas, and captchas have always been stoopid anyway. Ok that's three things.
    batchmon September 30, 2011   Link

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