"Several Arrows Later" as written by and Matthew Morris Pond....
Orange streetlight picks up when the summer sun goes
On tops of buildings red remains
It's the differences in light that gets our minds, that gets our minds
Give waking up for never fading

And I walked up to you
Holding on to the arrows I find
My intentions proved
I thought I would go further
Several arrows later will be fine

I am listening
I'm hearing every single word
I see breath and sighs and changing minds
I told myself not to remind me of the things I could've been
I told myself not to remind me

And I walked up to you
Holding on to the arrows I find
My intentions proved
I thought I would go further
Several arrows later will be fine

You should not want to sound they like do
You should want to sound like you
You should not want to sound they like do

And I am listening
I'm hearing every single word
I see breath and sighs and changing minds
I told myself not to remind me of the things I could've been
I told myself not to remind me


Lyrics submitted by IceCuban06, edited by abortions4all

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about being rejected/let down. the whole first section is about how light can play tricks on your mind, like how girls can play tricks on you. He's really nervous to tell this girl how he feels about her. When you're nervous, your senses become heightened ("I am listening, I'm hearing every single word"). The "sighs and changing minds" means that he gets rejected. The title, Several Arrows Later, is talking about how cupid shoots arrows. He thinks everything would be fine if he could just give her some magical love arrows.

    This is just what I got from this, I could be completely off...
    margaux121589on January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome. i think you may be on to something marqaux121589 =)

    "it's the differences in light that gets our minds" is a beautiful line that fits very well right now with all springfeelings...
    vicketon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like this.
    redandbluejeanson July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis doesn't seem to be at all about relationships. I think it's more about being who you are and letting that carry you through tough times.
    HopeSoForYouon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that it's saying that the anticipation got to him...he was so hopeful and when he finally got the chance to ask her, sure that she'd say yes, she said no. and he's basically talking about how SURE he was that she was the one."you should not want to sound they like do
    you should want to sound like you
    you should not want to sound they like do" here, they is all of the women who've come before her, who rejected him. he's saying that things with her should be different. also, several arrows later hints at desperation. it's talking about how he has waited his whole life and gone through lots of letdowns and he's just sooooooo ready for something to work.
    hstands4honeston December 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about a break up.

    though the day turns to night the city keeps the streets well lit. i think this could be an analogy that she is like the day time, old fashioned and ready for something serious while he is still into the night life. he wants more of her and wants to tell her that. he gets drunk and talks to his girl who has decided a long time ago that she doesn't want him any more.

    the brilliance of the song are the arrows.... each arrow represents some one new. it will take a while to get over her. probably a few girls and relationships later.
    hendowankenobion August 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh shit, my point on why she wants to break up.

    shes changing, when they first met they were very much the same but he is just the same dude while she is career driven. watch "hi fidelity" for this point.
    hendowankenobion August 19, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWasted potential, and the pitfalls of idolatry. Sometimes others say what you don't think you can, or they say it better than you think you can. But, you shouldn't doubt your potential and borrow from others because you lose yourself that way. And, then, the other layer: wanting to pursue someone and not going as far as you thought, so wasted potential in love, too. At the same time, the song is still hopeful and reminds to have self-confidence and keep trying, because "several arrows later" you just may arrive where you thought you'd never be.
    asSTARSfallxon December 26, 2012   Link

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